Cultural Richness

July 2021

June 2021

Celebrating Juneteenth.

2021-06-17T18:13:34+00:00June 17th, 2021|Cultural Richness, Nonprofit Spotlight, Press Release|

Photo by Sam Seidel. “To me, Juneteenth matters because it says: Keep going, the future you want is coming.” (Veronica Chambers, author, 2020) These words resonate with our work at the Foundation, today and every day. Though we our community and country are still working towards true liberation, Juneteenth is a reminder to keep working; keep digging for solutions; and keep fighting for racial justice. With the equitable future we seek for Cambridge within our grasp, we commit to learning and growing both as individuals and as an organization. For this Juneteenth, the first ever observed as a holiday statewide and in Cambridge, we’re sharing our reading list with you as well as community celebrations offered this weekend by some of our nonprofit partners. We hope you’ll join us in celebrating the history abolition in Cambridge and in diving into personal learning and growth! Our team's reading list Adrienne: Barracoon by Zora Neale Hurston Atsede: Zami: A New Spelling of My Name by Audre Lorde Geoff: Stony the Road by Henry Louis Gates Jenny: Jubilee by Margaret Walker Lauren: Caste by Isabel Wilkerson Liz: Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates Michal: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Minjee: Playing in the Dark by Toni Morrison Juneteenth events in Cambridge Thursday, June 17, 6pm: Cambridge Public Library's Celebrating Juneteenth: [...]

April 2021

The Cambridge Community Foundation awards $533,000 in grants to local nonprofits this spring

2021-04-02T12:42:05+00:00April 1st, 2021|Civic Leadership, Community Needs, Cultural Richness, Grantmaking, Nonprofit Spotlight, philanthropy, Press Release, Shared Prosperity, Social equity|

In response to sustained demands on nonprofits in Cambridge, the Cambridge Community Foundation (CCF) increased allocated funds for its spring grantmaking by 50%, supporting nonprofits involved in youth programs and education, housing, hunger, homelessness, elder services, the arts, COVID-19 relief, and racial justice. 

March 2021

A letter from our president: Let’s raise our voices for tolerance and respect.

2021-03-22T21:35:18+00:00March 22nd, 2021|Civic Leadership, Civic Voice, Cultural Richness, philanthropy, Press Release, Social equity|

Dear neighbors, Last week, the voices of eight citizens, including six Asian women, were silenced by a white man with a gun. This devastating act changed the lives of their loved ones, raised fear among Asian Americans in communities across the nation, and elevated, yet again, the ugly face of racism in the United States. In Cambridge, a city that cherishes its diversity, we respect all cultures, religions, ethnicities, and racial groups and honor each for how they enrich our community. We stand with all communities that experience fear and prejudice. We speak out against injustice when we see it. It matters how we treat each other and how we value one another because we are not separate from our community; we are part of its voice and protectors of its values. So, as we move into another week, without those eight voices in Georgia, let’s raise ours through words and deeds. Let’s embrace tolerance and respect for one another. Let’s learn from those with lived experiences and a story to tell. Let’s do the work necessary to combat racism and expand equity in our community. We’re incredibly fortunate to have a community that is digging into this work now. Tomorrow, the Cambridge Public Library Foundation will host [...]

Cambridge remembers Tunney Lee

2021-03-11T20:54:39+00:00March 11th, 2021|Cultural Richness, Gala, Press Release|

Our tribute to a Cambridge Cultural Visionary, Tunney Lee, who dedicated his life to the local Boston/Cambridge community—as a mentor, professor, historian, citizen, and inspiration, particularly to young designers and architects. We’ll long continue to be inspired by Tunney.

February 2021

January 2021

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