The Cummings Foundation in Woburn, Massachusetts, has announced grants totaling $10 million to one hundred nonprofit organizations in the greater Boston area.
Awarded through its OneWorld Boston Grant Program, the foundation awarded grants ranging in duration from two to five years — and in a few cases as many as ten — in support of underserved populations, education, access to health care, homelessness prevention, and social justice. Grant recipients include A Better Chance, Citizen Schools, Friends of Boston's Homeless, the Greater Boston Food Bank, North Shore InnoVentures and Woburn Grameen Research. In April the foundation had committed $100,000 to the One Fund Boston, established in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing. Of the grants, 50 percent were awarded to nonprofits in Middlesex County, 30 percent to nonprofits in Suffolk County (including Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, and Roxbury), and 20 percent to nonprofits in Essex County.
"As the primary beneficiary of commercial real estate firm Cummings Properties, the foundation is very committed to the ten communities in which the firm manages buildings, as well as the hometowns of its three hundred and fifty staff members," said Cummings Foundation executive director Joel Swets. "We are delighted to support these very worthy organizations in their admirable efforts to improve our local communities."
For a complete list of grant recipients, visit the Cummings Foundation Web site.