Photo by Cindy Weisbart.
In June 2022, the Cambridge Community Foundation (CCF) launched CAMBRIDGE WINS, Sports Equity Grants—a summer pilot initiative aimed at empowering young athletes throughout the city and supporting summer programming that keeps Cambridge youth healthy and active.
According to the 2021 Cambridge Teen Health Survey, white and Latinx Cambridge Public Schools students are most likely to report being physically active five or more days a week, compared to just 20% of their Black and Asian peers and 6% of Native American students. The survey also found that nearly half of all CRLS students have suffered from poor mental health, reporting feeling tense, nervous, or worried every day for more than two weeks in a row.
Created in partnership with Cambridge natives and sports enthusiasts, Joe Bradlee and Matt Meyersohn, the CAMBRIDGE WINS summer initiative in 2022 infused $18,000 in CCF funds to help address these inequities and make enriching activities accessible to all youth, regardless of socioeconomic status.
Read the announcement about our inaugural WINS grants >>
Watch a video featuring WINS grants recipients >>
How to apply
The 2023 application will open in April. Please check back soon!
Stay in touch with the Foundation to learn about future grant opportunities through CAMBRIDGE WINS.
Eligibility: The Foundation accepts grant applications from coaches, athletes, and leaders of recreation programs who are providing summer programming to youth in Cambridge, MA who might not be able to participate due to financial or family constraints. Grants are up to $500 for individuals and $1,000 for nonprofits and city agencies.
Have questions or would like to get involved with this initiative? Please email us at [email protected]