Cummings Foundation Awards $10 Million to Boston-Area Nonprofits

Cummings Foundation Awards $10 Million to Boston-Area Nonprofits

The Cummings Foundation in Woburn, Massachusetts, has announced grants totaling $10 million to a hundred Boston-area nonprofits through its $100K for 100 program.

Now in its eighth year, the program awards grants of $100,000 over two to five years to nonprofits that are based in and primarily serve Middlesex, Essex, and Suffolk counties. Selected from nearly six hundred applicants, this year's recipients include Beyond Conflict (Boston), in support of the organization's efforts to reduce racism by measuring misperceptions of the racial wealth gap and designing inclusive interventions for change; the Coalition for Occupied Homes in Foreclosure (Dorchester), which works to stabilize households and neighborhoods by acquiring bank-owned properties and converting them into permanently affordable community-controlled housing; and DEAF, Inc. (Allston), which enables deaf adults and those age 55 and older with age-related hearing loss to access services and technology that supports their continued independence, health, and safety.

Other grantees include the South Boston Neighborhood House (South Boston), in support of its "Welcome Baby" home visits for low-income mothers and their infants; the Steppingstone Foundation (Boston), which helps underserved students apply to and complete college; and the Woburn Fire Department (Woburn), in support of equipment and technology upgrades.

For a complete list of grant recipients, see the Cummings Foundation site.

"2019 $100K for 100 Grant Recipients." Cummings Foundation Webpage 06/10/2019. "Cummings Foundation Announces $10 Million in Grants." Wicked Local Woburn 06/11/2019.