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 work on the issue of data and how data is captured by promoting the addition of   more specific race/ethnicity subgroups within data collection to help inform and guide services for communities of color in Massachusetts.

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 promote increased service coordination and integration of behavioral health, substance use, and oral health systems with the long-term goal of expanding access tothose treatments for communities who are marginalized.

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 address health disparities by focusing on food justice, improving indoor and outdoor air quality, and chronic diseases.

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 work on improving access to stable quality and affordable housing to improve the health outcomes of their community.

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  key decision-making systems that shape community health and quality of life. It will engage in meaningful discussions and policy efforts that ensure safe working conditions to improve the health and health care services for immigrant workers.