Feeding Our Hometown Heroes: A message from Geeta Pradhan

April 30th, 2020|

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.  

Updates on our emergency grantmaking from our president

April 15th, 2020|

Dear friends, The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the fragility of our community. More people in Cambridge are struggling with food and housing insecurity. Families who previously made ends meet are now in crisis with no contingency funds to fall back on. This pandemic has also revealed the precariousness of our  nonprofits. The very [...]

The Cambridge Community Foundation fuels local nonprofit sector with $456,181 this spring

March 31st, 2020|

This April, the Cambridge Community Foundation will infuse $456,181 into the nonprofit sector in Cambridge through its annual spring grantmaking cycle, which is allocating funds on schedule despite the COVID-19 crisis. The Foundation is allowing Community Fund grant recipients to use their programmatic funding flexibly so that, at a time of great uncertainty, nonprofits can allocate the money where it’s needed the most.

Cambridge nonprofits step up in a time of crisis

March 30th, 2020|

We’ve seen first-hand how our community mobilizes to support those in need during times of crisis. Many of our nonprofit partners have already dug into the front lines, and this month, we’re spotlighting some of their critical work in these uncertain times.

Nonprofit FAQs: Giving funds to individuals during COVID-19

March 27th, 2020|

By Brad Bedingfield and Eleanor A. Evans The impact of COVID-19 on our communities is only just starting to come into focus. It's not just the health risks - millions are likely to find [...]

Two new funds launched in response to COVID-19

March 19th, 2020|

With support from generous donors and the City of Cambridge, the Cambridge Community Foundation launches the Cambridge COVID-19 Emergency Fund and the Cambridge Artist Relief Fund.

CCF’s 2020 “Imagined in Cambridge” Social Innovation Award

March 5th, 2020|

APPLY FOR THE 2020 SOCIAL INNOVATION AWARD Help us find people working on innovative ideas in Cambridge The application deadline for this year's award (August 26) has passed and the application is [...]

Cambridge celebrates 20 Cultural Visionaries

February 27th, 2020|

We honor and remember Elsa Dorfman and Tunney Lee, two of our Cambridge Cultural Visionaries who passed away this year. **The We are Cambridge Celebration has been postponed until 2021.** The [...]

Nonprofit partners promote artistic healing, wellness, and expression

February 24th, 2020|

At the Cambridge Community Foundation, we are committed to fostering the arts in our community, both as an investment in our fascinating cultural landscape and as an outlet for enrichment, wellness, and healing for [...]

Don’t call us a bubble: We are Cambridge

February 21st, 2020|

Photo of HONK! parade passing through Porter Square in October 2019 The LA Times recently ran an article called “Wealth and struggle in a liberal bubble that Elizabeth Warren calls home.” The article captured [...]

How to support your favorite nonprofits with a donor advised fund

February 18th, 2020|

"Nonprofit Row," home to the Foundation and nearly a dozen other Cambridge nonprofits. Giving is an impactful way to benefit your community, but it’s important to consider how you give. There are numerous [...]