Boston Foundation Announces $10 Million in Grants to Area Nonprofits

At its September 26 meeting, the board of directors of the Boston Foundation, one of the nation's oldest and largest community foundations, awarded more than $3 million to eighty-three nonprofit organizations in the Boston area.

A total of $3,338,635 was awarded to groups promoting citizenship, the arts, strong communities, education, health, housing, immigration services, job development, and nonprofit capacity building. Donor-advised funds held by the foundation accounted for an additional $6,750,769 disbursed in the quarter.

The foundation also awarded $75,000 to support both the immediate and long-term needs of the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon: $50,000 to the September 11th Fund, which was established in the days after the attacks by the United Way of New York City and the New York Community Trust, and $25,000 to the American Red Cross of Mass Bay, which has devoted the bulk of its efforts to assisting Boston-area families and individuals affected by the tragedy.

"Nonprofit Organizations Receive Over $10 Million this Quarter from the Boston Foundation" Boston Foundation Press Release 09/28/2001.