Thanks to co-investments from fundholders, we expanded our Community Fund grantmaking's impact this spring.
Our newest grants help nonprofits meet community needs for technology, food, housing, emergency childcare, and bills.
The BSU and CYC successfully raised the funds with support from 100+ community donors and a $5K match from CCF.
Just a few of the Cambridge nonprofits that provide great resources for learning about local Black history - and create pathways for our next generation's future. Join us in learning from them.
Learn about our Community Fund and how Cambridge nonprofits may apply for grants this spring.
Learn about the local nonprofits we're supporting this fall.
This week, the Cambridge Community Foundation awarded 11 grants to local food pantries, community fridges, and other efforts to alleviate food insecurity.
Educators connect with nature and one another through Our Fire Collective. At the close of the 2021 school year, one national study said one in four teachers was considering quitting, citing pandemic-era stressors: remote learning for teachers and students, technology glitches, and concerns about COVID-19 exposure. And in our community, Our Fire Collective, a 2020 Imagined in Cambridge! Social Innovation Award winner, was there to help them. This young organization has been offering healing retreats for K-12 educators who work in high-needs communities and struggle with second-hand trauma and burnout. Prior to the pandemic, creators Naqibah Al-Kaleem and Jesse Leavitt saw their teacher friends struggling, and developed overnight nature retreats for educators. With the pandemic the program evolved. It now offers a six-month-long series of fully outdoor, daytime retreats for educators, offering individual healing and the opportunity to develop deep connections together. "Educators are so bogged down with schedules and the rigor of their work, they don't have time for "extra" - but self-care shouldn't be extra. If you keep giving, giving, giving, you have to have moments to heal as well. The pandemic has allowed a lot of educators to say, 'It's part of sustaining our work to take care of ourselves,'” said Naqibah. Thank you, Naqibah and Jesse, for giving local educators space where they're [...]
As our search continues for the next Imagined in Cambridge! Social Innovation Award winners, we caught up with 2019 awardee, Sisters Unchained.
Through the new Imagined in Cambridge! Fund, we've awarded $14,000 in microgrants to local social innovators, thanks to generous seed support from Verizon and a local family.