Recent Awards

Abortion Rights Fund of Western Massachusetts

Amherst

To hire a strategic planning consultant to help expand areas of focus and increase impact.

ACT Lawrence, Inc.

Lawrence

Funding to hire a consultant to provide tools and expertise to expand federal housing eligibility counseling capabilities and maximize operations. This enhancement will increase its capacity to meet emergency housing and foreclosure needs for Latinx people with economic hardships that have been intensified by the pandemic.

This grant was made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Adolescent Consultation Services

Cambridge

To obtain the services of the Institute for Community Health to develop and implement an organization-wide evaluation matrix.

Africano Cultural Services

Waltham

Funding for a consultant to create a program for 30 youth to discuss mental health issues and to reduce mental health stigma in the community.

This grant was made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Backyard Growers

Gloucester

To purchase equipment and accessories to create high-quality and engaging virtual content and to safely and effectively deliver programs and food resources to children and families during the pandemic.

This grant was made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Berkshire Center for Justice

Great Barrington

To hire a grant writer to raise funds to meet increased demand for services due to the pandemic and for outreach activities in accordance with health and safety guidelines for COVID-19.

This grant was made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Boston Arts Academy Foundation

Boston

To provide supplies and coping resources for students engaged in mental health programs due to loss, stress, and anxiety related to the pandemic and racial climate.

This grant was made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Boston Cancer Support

Newton

To hire a strategic planning consultant to help Boston Cancer Support develop a three-year strategic plan.

Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest

Marlborough

Funding to partially support a 10-week, research-based, daily mental health check-in series. The series teaches positive coping strategies and builds cognitive-behavior skills to support youth in pandemic-related healing.

This grant was made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bread of Life

Malden

To provide food delivery for home-bound individuals during the Massachusetts COVID-19 "stay at home" advisory.

This grant was made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Breathing Space, Inc.

Easthampton

Funding to train trauma-informed yoga instructors to become more specialized in serving specific populations including veterans who are incarcerated or in recovery and youth who are in detention or in recovery.

Building Audacity

Lynn

To fund food and basic needs while youth access academic supports and connect with its multi-lingual mental health practitioner.

This grant was made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Community Farms Outreach, d/b/a Waltham Fields Community Farm

Waltham

To ensure safe food growing, harvesting, packing and delivery procedures during the pandemic, enabling them to continue their healthy food access programs, including donations to food banks and emergency nutrition services, a weekly low-income mobile market, half-price farm shares, and a Produce Prescription Rx Pilot with Charles River Community Health Center.

This grant was made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Community Health Programs, Inc.

Great Barrington

To purchase and install a KaVo NOMAD Pro 2 handheld x-ray system to allow the organization to give multiple patients x-rays at the same time.

Community Health Programs, Inc.

Great Barrington

Funding for iPads to ease outdoor patient registration at its mobile health unit and to provide hygiene items (including masks, sanitizer, and COVID education materials) to ensure safe access to care.

This grant was made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

De Novo

Cambridge

To purchase teleworking equipment, a credit card processing system to capture remote co-pays, and a HIPAA-compliant software to support their teletherapy expansion during COVID-19.

This grant was made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

DeeDee's Cry Suicide Prevention and Family Support

Roxbury

Funding to support a 24-week health and wellness initiative for people with low-income. The initiative includes group sessions, nutrition, exercise, and relationship building to address depression, stress, isolation, anxiety, and suicidal ideation in communities of color.

Dismas House

Worcester

To meet increased needs resulting from the pandemic, including for grocery, sanitation, and personal protective equipment.

This grant was made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Exceptional Lives Inc.

Brookline

To translate, critical information related to the coronavirus into other languages for parents of children with disabilities.This grant was made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Fall River Deaconess Home

Fall River

To purchase personal protective equipment, grocery cards, supplies and technology enhancements as a COVID-19 Response project.

This grant was made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Families for Depression Awareness

Waltham

To hire a public health consultant to rapidly assess and modify the organization's teen depression program for the current environment with a focus on serving low-income teens from underserved sectors of Greater Boston disproportionately affected by the COVID.

This grant was made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Farrington Nature Linc

Lincoln

To expand the garden to meet increased demand for healthy food for participating teens with low-income and for their food pantry and for equipment to engage participants in virtual programming.

This grant was made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Found In Translation

Cambridge

To cover implementation costs of transitioning the organization to Jitasa bookkeeping and accounting software.

Heading Home

Charlestown

To offset unplanned items such as food, supplies, cleaning services and increased staff time in response to COVID-19.This grant was made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Health Care Without Walls

Wellesley

To purchase new technology equipment i.e., three laptops and two iPhones that would make it possible for Community Health Workers to be more mobile and efficiently address client needs in real time.

Hospitality Homes

Boston

To hire a trainer and bookkeeper to maximize donor software and integrate it with financial management tools to better manage relationships with donors and hosts remotely in the pandemic.

This grant was made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Just Roots Inc.

Greenfield

To support a 20-week CSA program with weekly distribution of farm fresh food and nutrition/cooking resources providing food security to meet increased demand as a result of COVID-19. JR partners with the Community Health Center of Franklin County through a direct referral program, enrolling food insecure patients into the CSA program. JR also works with affordable housing complexes, offering year-round food access/health equity programming.

This grant was made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Littleton Community Farm

Littleton

Funding to hire a consultant to develop a strategic plan to grow and to increase the organization’s impact in Nashua Valley and Lowell, meeting increased demand due to the pandemic.

This grant was made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Metro Housing Boston

Boston

For an Emergency Assistance Fund to patients at Boston Medical Center including food, furniture, move in costs, diapers in response to COVID-19.

This grant was made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

MetroWest Legal Services

Framingham

To purchase laptops, printers, scanners and licenses for remote video conferencing for use by attorneys and intake staff to work remotely while providing legal assistance to clients.

This grant was made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mill City Grows

Lowell

To fund business planning focused on preparing preserved and value-added products from local produce to support its participant health beyond the growing season.

This grant was made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mission Hill Health Movement

Boston

To hire a grant writer to fundraise for the organization.

Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center

Gardner

To secure the services of a strategic planning consultant to design and implement an effective strategy.

Old Colony Habitat for Humanity

Attleboro

Funding to update its website and technology to better serve an increased number of clients seeking affordable housing as a result of the pandemic and to hire a public relations firm to announce new CEO and help the organization to identify buildable land and homes to rehabilitate.

This grant was made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Paine Senior Services

Cambridge

To redesign the organization's website.

Quincy Asian Resources, Inc.

Quincy

Funding to support increased demand for its services due to the pandemic, including for food access and for application assistance for health insurance, unemployment, and low-income housing.

This grant was made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rebel Cause

Springfield

To customize the exterior, obtain permits, train volunteers, and purchase equipment for a food truck to provide nutritious smoothies for people experiencing food insecurity and homelessness in Boston.

This grant was made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Revitalize Community Development

Springfield

To support operational needs such as hand scanners, tablets, program analysis, and shelving to store basic needs items for clients, as part of its emergency pandemic response.

This grant was made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

RIAN Immigrant Center

Boston

To support an emergency relief fund for immigrant families amid the COVID-19 pandemic.This grant was made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ruth’s Way For Women

East Boston

To provide a Parenting Journey Facilitator training for three Board members who will learn group management and facilitation techniques to help women effectively care for and communicate with their children.

Self Esteem Boston Educational Institute

Jamaica Plain

To hire a marketing consultant to help launch an online curriculum and training center.

Somali Development Center

Roxbury

To purchase four computers that would help with client intake, enrollment and case management and furniture for the organization’s conference room.

The Boston Home, Inc.

Dorchester

To purchase personal protective equipment, cleaning supplies, health screeners, and supporting education administration.

The Community Builders

Boston

To provide supplies for households with young children that are home all day, including diapers, wipes, books, and educational toys and activities due to the closure of early education programs as a result of COVID-19.

This grant was made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Forsyth Institute

Cambridge

To fund a tele-dentistry tool to reach youth who, due to the pandemic, have not had access to dental treatment.

This grant was made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Haven Project Inc.

Lynn

To support immediate health and safety issues facing vulnerable young adults with housing instability during the pandemic, offering basic needs items, along with increased mental and physical health supports. They anticipate continued negative effects on clients’ mental health and are actively building relationships with appropriate providers as well as encouraging active learning and personal growth during this time.

This grant was made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Joint Committee for Children's Health Care in Everett

Everett

To support communications enhancements for the website, social media, newsletters, text, and Zoom, supporting staff to better meet increased demand remotely.

This grant was made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Open Door / Cape Ann Food Pantry, Inc.

Gloucester

Funding for an online food delivery system and fulfillment center that will enhance capacity to meet increased need due to the pandemic. This effort will connect more people to healthy foods of their choosing through safe, socially distanced curbside pick-up or home delivery.

This grant was made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Treehouse Foundation

Easthampton

To support the organization's COVID-19 Safe Thrive Together initiative with the purchase of food and essentials, staff training as well as programmatic activities for the multi-generational, supportive community to succeed while social distancing.

This grant was made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

West Boylston Elder Services, Inc.

West Boylston

Funding to address senior isolation by providing wellness/service visits, accessing and advocating for their technology needs, and providing a conference line for seniors to participate in social activities.

This grant was made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.