In this op ed, Geeta Pradhan and Michael Monestime call on the community to take action to help protect our local arts ecosystem.
The Cambridge Community Foundation distributes $200,000 in grants to nonprofits through MA COVID-19 Relief Fund
The Cambridge Community Foundation (CCF) has distributed $200,000 in new grants to nine nonprofits providing support for basic needs and mental health to vulnerable individuals and families in Cambridge, Somerville, and Medford.
On May 16, at the age of 91, Patricia Ross Pratt, the Cambridge Community Foundation’s President Emeritus, passed away, leaving a legacy of community engagement and civic action that shaped Cambridge and the Cambridge Community Foundation as we know them today.
The Cambridge Community Foundation distributes $265,000 in grants to nonprofits through Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund
Thanks to a grant from the Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund, this round of nonprofit grantmaking builds on the Foundation’s COVID-19 relief and recovery response.
June 26, 2020 | Cambridge, MA Relief...and recovery Three months ago, we couldn’t have predicted how widespread the pandemic’s impact would be, but we, like so many of you, knew we needed to respond quickly. For an organization that does its work squarely within the nonprofit sector, that meant stepping outside the box. We began awarding cash grants directly to individuals, families, and artists in crisis, while continuing to partner with nonprofits to give small grants to people in their circles. We also provided grants to arts organizations who took an enormous hit with the loss of audiences and early closures. The results are eye-opening. A new point of view The process has given us a fresh, first-hand view of our community and its needs. One of the biggest privileges of our COVID-19 relief work has been connecting with people from all corners of the city and hearing from them directly. We've also witnessed the incredible creativity and tenacity of our nonprofits, who met community needs despite their own financial pressures. By the numbers As of June 25, we allocated 1,162 cash grants to individuals, families, artists, and small businesses. We’ve also helped hundreds more through our support [...]
A letter from our president Geeta Pradhan in support of the movement for racial justice and equity.
Find here: resources from books and articles to film and podcasts to educate ourselves about antiracism; organizations to support, follow, and donate to as they lead critical efforts for racial justice and equity; and, ideas for local action we can each take. This is an evolving list.
An update from the Cambridge Community Foundation's Geeta Pradhan.
How our Feeding Our Hometown Heroes initiative came to be, starting with inspiration from our board member Marla Felcher and turning into a whole community effort.
Our new initiative, Feeding our Hometown Heroes, launched in partnership with the Boston-founded start-up Off Their Plate, will fund daily deliveries of local, nutritious restaurant meals in May to frontline hospital staff in three Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) Hospitals (Cambridge, Somerville, Everett) and Mount Auburn Hospital.