The Cummings Foundation in Woburn, Massachusetts, has awarded grants totaling $10 million to thirty Boston-area nonprofit organizations through its recently established Sustaining Grants program, Wicked Local reports.
Through the program, each organization will receive annual grant installments of between $20,000 and $50,000. The new program builds on the foundation's $100K for 100 program, which annually awards multiyear grants of $100,000 each to a hundred nonprofits based in and primarily serving Essex, Middlesex, and Suffolk counties. Recipients of the new "sustaining" grants include Elizabeth Stone House, For Kids Only Afterschool, the New England Home for the Deaf, Minuteman Senior Services, and Second Step.
"Long-term financial support is rare for nonprofits, making fundraising a constant and time-consuming task," said the foundation's deputy director, Joyce Vyriotes. "The Sustaining Grants are intended to provide some relief, allowing these organizations to focus more of their time and energy on delivering and enhancing their important services."
(Photo credit: Second Step)