CHA Work Force invests in Cambridge youth

January 24th, 2020|

Two high school juniors participate in Work Force's annual mock interview event. How do you break the cycle of intergenerational poverty? In Cambridge, there’s one program with proven results that takes the approach [...]

How the SECURE Act changes may affect your charitable giving

January 22nd, 2020|

By Brad Bedingfield Giving from Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) is one of the most tax efficient ways to support charity. At the end of 2019, however, by way of the SECURE Act, Congress changed [...]

Five ways to give back to your Cambridge community in 2020

January 15th, 2020|

Photo courtesy of Cambridge School Volunteers. Could one of your New Year’s resolutions be to more actively participate in the community? In a big world with many challenges, taking local action is a [...]

The United Legal Defense Fund for Immigrants supports immigrant rights

December 20th, 2019|

Immigrants with legal representation have a vastly higher chance of achieving a favorable outcome in court — but only 37% secure legal representation in removal cases. Between 2018 and 2019, the Cambridge Community Foundation [...]

Preserving nonprofit space

December 18th, 2019|

A feature story from our 2019 annual report.

Celebrating our nonprofits

December 17th, 2019|

A feature story from our 2019 annual report. 

Convening civic leaders

December 17th, 2019|

A feature story from our 2019 annual report. 

Hunger exists in Cambridge. These nonprofits are working to squash it.

December 11th, 2019|

In a city as prosperous as Cambridge, an astounding one out of seven residents lives in poverty and 12% of households are enrolled in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), a federal food assistance program. [...]

Remembering a beloved community leader, Betty Bardige (1950-2019)

December 11th, 2019|

With heavy hearts, we share the news that Betty Bardige, our former board chair at the Cambridge Community Foundation, passed away on November 24. We remember Betty as a wonderful leader, community member, and [...]

Rooting immigrant students in community, college, and career paths

November 25th, 2019|

Being a high school student is a challenge, given academic expectations, social-emotional development, and planning for college or a career. It’s even tougher if you aren’t born in this country, [...]

Meet Geeta Pradhan, President of the Cambridge Community Foundation

November 21st, 2019|

Q&A with Geeta Pradhan, President Can you tell us a little about your background and what brought you to CCF? GP: My career in Boston spanned 30 years, with work ranging from community development [...]