Discretionary grants were awarded to eleven organizations working in the areas of youth development, nonprofit investment, and workforce development. They include a grant of $300,000 to the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University to expand its ChildObesity180 initiative and bring its Active Schools Acceleration Project to every elementary school in the Boston Public Schools district; a three-year grant of $275,000 to the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network to provide advocacy, public awareness, and capacity-building support to the state's nonprofit sector; and a grant of $50,000 to the Massachusetts Public Health Association in support of its advocacy, public education, community organizing, and coalition-building efforts.
The foundation also approved a series of grants through its Success Boston initiative, a collaborative effort to improve college completion rates whose partners include the City of Boston, Boston Public Schools, the Boston Private Industry Council, and dozens of colleges and education organizations. Grants ranging from $75,000 to $200,000 were awarded to the American Student Assistance Corporation, the Boston Private Industry Council, Bottom Line, Freedom House, Hyde Square Task Force, uAspire, and West End House.
For a complete list of this quarter's grants, visit the Boston Foundation Web site.