Recent Awards

Asian Women for Health

Somerville

*Multi-year Grant

Asian Women for Health is a peer-led, community-based network dedicated to advancing Asian women’s health and wellbeing through education, advocacy, and support. Asian Women for Health will work to strengthen its internal capacity to promote and sustain systematic solutions towards accessible, affordable, and equitable healthcare practice. It will also identify software and purchase technology and/or platform that will enable it to measure institutional progress more effectively over time.

Brookview House

Dorchester

*Multi-year Grant

Brookview House is a Black and Latinx women-led community-based agency working for justice, equity, and systemic change for low-income families. Through a two-generation, culturally responsive approach, Brookview provides housing with on-site programs to improve health, educational achievement, and economic stability. Brookview House will enhance its advocacy capacity and build a cohesive framework for direct service and social justice in health, enabling the organization to serve as a voice for low-income families. It will also provide professional development opportunities to all staff to expand their vision of the agency’s work to include health advocacy, creating a cohesive framework for both direct service, health, and social justice, and enhance their advocacy skills.

Brookview House is funded by our partner, the CareQuest Institute for Oral Health.

GreenRoots

Chelsea

*Multi-year Grant

GreenRoots bridges the intersection of environmental justice and public health by engaging the most impacted residents in the highly industrial neighborhoods of Chelsea and East Boston - uplifting their voices and empowering them – through innovative campaigns to improve the collective health in its communities. GreenRoots will expand its health advocacy capacity to address and improve health disparities in Chelsea and beyond. It will also identify and purchase data analysis software to track outreach and connections.

GreenRoots is funded by our partner, the Rx Foundation.

La Colaborativa, Inc.

Chelsea

*Multi-year Grant

La Colaborativa is a trusted partner to Latinx immigrants in Chelsea and surrounding areas with a mission to empower community members to enhance the social and economic health of the community and its people; and to hold institutional decisionmakers accountable to the community. La Colaborativa will build on its distinct, culturally relevant, community-based approach to promote community health and advocate for systems change. It will also provide additional trainings to leverage its 10 promotores de salud – grassroots, bilingual health outreach workers – to engage the community in future healthcare advocacy work.

Legendary Legacies, Inc.

Worcester

*Multi-year Grant

Legendary Legacies provides case management, mentoring and skills development, and re-entry services for young men of color, particularly fathers, previously incarcerated or gang-affiliated individuals, to help them to develop the necessary skills to succeed in life and become productive citizens. Legendary Legacies will enhance its organizational capacity for health care advocacy to give voice to the inequitable outcomes of the current healthcare system it sees every day to create real and lasting change. It will also identify and purchase a donor management platform to build capacity to communicate with a variety of stakeholders as it takes on this enhanced role in health advocacy.

Pioneer Valley Workers Center, Inc.

Northampton

*Multi-year Grant

Pioneer Valley Workers Center builds collective power its constituents through grassroots organizing. Pioneer Valley Workers Center will enhance its capacity to lead campaigns for racial justice and worker access to good health and health care. It will also purchase (in combination with other funds) training on supervision and mentorship, meeting facilitation, new workplan system. It will strengthen three-year organizational plan for campaigns and membership development and will train and improve bilingual systems of financial oversight for Board and staff.

Somali Development Center

Roxbury

*Multi-year Grant

The Somali Development Center helps to develop the capacity of individuals and families to be self-sufficient through educational and social services. The program will equip the Somali Development Center to catalyze a new stage of growth by enhancing capacity to build campaigns and advocacy tools to advance racial justice in health. It will hire a consultant to help develop a strategic plan with the aim of building up and implementing a health advocacy and equity initiative to fully support the needs of the individuals and families it serves.

Somali Development Center is funded by our partner, the CareQuest Institute for Oral Health.

The Welcome Project, Inc.

Somerville

*Multi-year Grant

The Welcome Project builds the collective power of immigrants to participate in and shape community decisions through programming for youth and adults that develops leadership skills, builds civic engagement, and strengthens immigrant voices. The Welcome Project will deepen its ability to advocate to key decision-making systems that shape community health and quality of life. It will also hire a consultant to help build a stronger organizing and leadership development model that better integrates constituents into organizing efforts.