NEWS AND EVENTS 2019-02-20T22:55:30+00:00

Nonprofits offer social supports for top tier needs

March 21st, 2019|

An essential aspect of ensuring social equity is the focus on individual, family and community well-being.  It is about asking if we have the policies, systems, structures and social supports to buffer the stresses [...]

Job Opening: Marketing & Development Associate

February 26th, 2019|

Marketing and Development Associate The Cambridge Community Foundation (CCF) seeks a full-time Marketing and Development Associate to join our growing team. The Marketing and Development Associate will be responsible for supporting CCF’s marketing efforts, [...]

In the spirit of Martin and Coretta: equity, justice and power

February 21st, 2019|

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his wife Coretta drove a movement that elevated the people. On February 9, 2019 at the 33rd Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Brunch, a power-house [...]

Family Independence Initiative: Trusting and investing in families

February 21st, 2019|

A group of FII families meet to support one another to achieve their goals. By Jessica Taubner As a society, we’ve come to view government and the social sector as the experts on the [...]

Through the Bob Shea Memorial Fund, a friend’s memory lives on

February 20th, 2019|

Bob Shea, a homeless man, lived on the streets of Cambridge for 30 years. He served three tours of duty with the army in Vietnam. He suffered from alcoholism and possibly neurological conditions. He [...]

Housing crisis grips Cambridge

February 20th, 2019|

Cambridge’s growing housing crisis is putting a financial burden on many people in Cambridge, and renter households in particular. From low-income to moderate and middle-income families, everyone is feeling the squeeze. The cost of [...]

The fight against hunger in Cambridge

January 15th, 2019|

Cambridge is home to hundreds of families with million-dollar annual incomes AND hundreds of families facing hunger year-round. The statistics on food insecurity in the area are startling; according to the 2017 Cambridge Needs [...]

Philanthropy Spotlight: Charlotte Wagner on justice and philanthropy

December 21st, 2018|

Since 2005, Charlotte Wagner has honed the mission of the Wagner Foundation to focus on justice through economic mobility, health equity, cultural transformation and institutional fairness, including criminal justice reform. Its motto: Just and [...]

Civic Leadership Spotlight: The comprehensive way to address domestic violence

December 5th, 2018|

Domestic Violence is hard to talk about and deeply personal. It’s also pervasive and universal, affecting people of all backgrounds, including Cambridge residents. While the executive director of Transition House, domestic violence was Risa [...]