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FY22 grants from our Community Fund
Name of OrganizationDescriptionGrant size
About Fresh IncIncreasing healthy food for Fresh Connect cardholders in Cambridge through retail partnership development and integration. $10,000.00
Adbar Ethiopian Women's AllianceThe Get Connected Clinic is a computer clinic that offers beginner-level and advanced training, and free refurbished, high-quality, donated computers for people who are experiencing homelessness, poverty, and other challenges such as language and cultural barriers or severe social isolation during COVID-19. $5,000.00
Adolescent Consultation ServicesDirect, mental health services to children and their families who are involved with Cambridge Juvenile Court or at risk of becoming court-involved. $7,500.00
African Television Network of New EnglandA weekly television program that addresses cultural, political, and practical issues, including proactive COVID-19 vaccine education and outreach activities help boost vaccination rates in Greater Boston. $1,500.00
Agassiz Baldwin Community*In process of changing name. Their scholarship program helps make afterschool programs (including their arts afterschool) and summer camp accessible to a diverse group of families. $7,500.00
Ballet Theatre of Boston, d/b/a José Mateo Ballet TheatreOngoing programs in education, outreach, and presenting. $5,000.00
Big Sister Association of Greater BostonSupport for Little Sisters in their positive, one-to-one mentoring relationships with Big Sisters, to keep them engaged and connected during this isolating time. $3,000.00
Boston Area Rape Crisis CenterFree, confidential services to over 80 Cambridge residents and training for approximately 200 people in Cambridge in sexual violence education and prevention each year. $5,000.00
Boston Comic Arts Foundation LimitedThe Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE) and its associated Mini-Grants program annually support local cartoonists by providing a marketplace to build their audiences, grants to support the development of new work, and educational programming to grow a public awareness of the knowledge and skills behind every graphic work. $1,500.00
Boston Dance Alliance, Inc.Operating expenses associated with outreach to artists and dance lover memberships which lapsed during COVID. $3,000.00
Boston Symphony OrchestraEight Youth and Family Concerts at Symphony Hall, which will bring age-appropriate musical experiences with positive youth development messages to hundreds of Cambridge students and families. $2,500.00
Boston Taekwondo ProjectFinancial support to low- and mid-income families for movement arts education through the martial art of taekwondo. $2,500.00
Brattle Film FoundationYear-round film programming at The Brattle Theatre celebrates film as a popular and fine art form with cultural and historic importance that excites, educates, and inspires community. $1,500.00
Breakthrough Greater BostonComprehensive programming that supports low-income students of color in Cambridge on their path to, and through, college. $25,000.00
Breaktime United, Inc.Working to end young adult homelessness through purposeful transitional employment and financial empowerment. This funding will help launch transitional employment partnerships with nonprofits in Cambridge. $5,000.00
Bridge Over Troubled WatersEngaging with homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth living on the streets to find a path home through Bridge’s services. $7,500.00
Brookline/Cambridge Community Center for the Arts, Inc. (BCCA / CCCA)Increased programming and community collaboration in 2022 and important upgrades to nonprofit software for institution, artist, educator, and student management, arts and culture programming, and collaboration. $1,500.00
Cambridge Art AssociationCAA exhibits quality works of art and seeks to enrich lives and engage art enthusiasts and collectors. CAA also provides educational opportunities to its members and others to enhance their skills as artists and promote the appreciation of visual art. $2,000.00
Cambridge Bike Give BackGiving away free bikes to people who need them, while also promoting healthy, convenient, and affordable transportation options for people of color in Cambridge. $5,000.00
Cambridge Camping AssociationDay and overnight summer camp, school-year programming and workshops for families and caregivers who work with children impacted by trauma or disability. This grant will help cover day camp costs and support scholarships for youngsters to attend overnight camps throughout New England. $20,000.00
Cambridge Center for Adult EducationSupport for Cambridge CCAE’s priorities to: 1) enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion practices; 2) keep programs accessible by expanding our scholarship program; 3) renew and reinvigorate community partnerships that were interrupted by the pandemic. $5,000.00
Cambridge Children's Chorus, div. of Boston City SingersRebuilding impact, severely diminished by the COVID-19 pandemic. $3,000.00
Cambridge College, Inc.Technology support to diverse, working adult students through the College’s Laptop Loaner Program. $5,000.00
Cambridge Community CenterThe Strengthening Families Together Project is an ongoing effort to address social-emotional and mental health needs of Cambridge youth. $15,000.00
Cambridge Community ChorusThe chorus provides an opportunity for people of all ages, racial and social backgrounds, religions and political philosophies to sing together and to bring music to the entire Cambridge community. $1,500.00
Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee, Inc.General operating expenses including cash grants, housing/utility supports, language justice and other needs that come up during the year. $25,000.00
Cambridge Families of Color Coalition Community events for families of color that provide resources, skill-building opportunities, leadership opportunities, a sense of community, and social emotional support through spaces that are created by and for families of color in Cambridge. $7,500.00
Cambridge Family & Children's ServiceHigh-quality support and advocacy for children, adults, and families to develop and nurture safe, permanent relationships and maximize individual growth. Grant funds will support general operating costs related to our provision of social services to Cambridge residents, predominantly clients of our Developmental Disabilities program. $5,000.00
CAMBRIDGE FORUMCambridge Forum hosts free public discussions that inform and educate, so people can better explore the varied issues and ideas that shape our complex world, with an upcoming series highlighting Cambridge’s Black history. $2,000.00
Cambridge Health Alliance FoundationThe Sibling Support Program addresses the mental health of the siblings of children who are admitted to a psychiatric facility. $2,500.00
Cambridge Jazz FoundationThe annual Cambridge Jazz Festival returns in person this year and expands from a one-day event to a two-day. $5,000.00
Cambridge Local FirstA nonprofit network of locally-owned, independent businesses in Cambridge with a focus on equitable support for minority- and women-owned businesses. $5,000.00
Cambridge Neighborhood Apartment Housing Services, Inc. (CNAHS)Expanding access to key programs such as food security, housing stability, economic resiliency, and youth programming for all residents including an increase in access to translation/interpretation. $7,500.00
Cambridge NeighborsA membership-driven organization dedicated to helping low- to moderate-income adults age 60 and older in Cambridge stay in the homes and neighborhoods they know and love for as long as they are able. $3,000.00
Cambridge School Volunteers, Inc.This grant will support students who need academic support by providing them with a tutor in one or more areas, primarily: before-school drop-in math, the after-school Tutoring Center, the College & Career Mentor Program. $7,500.00
Cambridge Symphony Orchestra, Inc.The Cambridge Symphony Orchestra’s mission is to make great music accessible to diverse audiences and to harness the power of music to forge lasting relationships with our community. The CSO’s annual Family Concert will be performed on January 23, 2022. $2,000.00
Cambridge Volunteer ClearinghouseCVC’s mission is to strengthen civic life in Cambridge by championing local volunteer opportunities and supporting an effective and inclusive volunteer corps. $20,000.00
Cancer Education and Research Institute, Inc.To ensure low-income cancer patients, immigrants and non-immigrants, receive high-quality care and effective cancer education through the CERI Personalized Patient Program and multi-language, simplified education programs. $1,500.00
Casa Myrna Vazquez, Inc.Casa Myrna delivers solutions to end domestic and dating violence through intervention, awareness, and prevention. This grant is for emergency assistance to domestic violence survivors and their families in Cambridge who continue to experience negative impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. $2,000.00
CASPAR, Inc.The Emergency Services Programs provides lifesaving help and hope to the homeless residents of Cambridge. $15,000.00
Center for Women & EnterpriseAn inclusive economic empowerment organization helping women business owners and aspiring female entrepreneurs launch and grow their business by providing greater access to the resources, tools, and support they need. $5,000.00
Central Square TheaterFunding will support the theater during an ongoing recovery period extended into Season 2022-23 which includes a Main Stage program of four productions; a community collaborative project; and a youth development touring program. $10,000.00
Charles River Conservancy, Inc.Connecting Cambridge community members to the natural resources along the Charles River through education and volunteer opportunities. $3,500.00
CitySprouts IncExpand afterschool and summer Young Leaders Program to a 3-year progressive leadership development experience, prioritizing the engagement of Cambridge youth ages 11-14 from historically marginalized and low-income communities. $5,000.00
Community Action Agency of Somerville (CAAS)The purpose of the program is to formalize CAAS’ commitment to training parent volunteers as substitutes in the classroom and to introduce them to early education and care as a viable career path. $6,000.00
Community Art Center, IncVital support services including childcare, education, food, and community development to families who live primarily in public housing in and around Cambridge’s Port neighborhood. $13,500.00
Community Conversations: Sister to SisterEngaging diverse stakeholders within the underserved Black community in creating ongoing, multigenerational cross-sector dialogue that transforms the healthcare conversation and explores innovative and sustainable change to improve health and health provision at the individual, family, and community level. $7,500.00
Community Dispute Settlement Center, Inc.A mediation and training center dedicated to providing an alternative and affordable forum for resolving conflict that’s accessible to the community. $10,000.00
Community Servings, Inc.Providing nutritious, home-delivered, medically tailored meals to Cambridge residents impacted by poverty and critical or chronic illnesses. $6,000.00
Compass Working CapitalExpanding access in Cambridge to the Compass Family Self-Sufficiency program in Cambridge, a voluntary program for families who live in federally subsidized housing to build financial stability and get ahead. $8,000.00
Cradles to Crayons, Inc.The Everyday Essentials program will provide at least 13,000 instances of service to children (birth-12) living at or below 200% of the FPL in Cambridge, through local service partners to mitigate clothing insecurity and to promote school readiness. $3,000.00
Dance in the Schools LLCAn innovative resource committed to bringing dance-based education to all Cambridge Public Elementary School classrooms. $4,500.00
De Novo Center for Justice and HealingFree civil legal assistance and affordable psychological counseling to low-income people. $12,500.00
DISCOVERING JUSTICE - JAMES D STCLAIR COURT PUBLIC EDUCATION PROJECT INC -In partnership with Cambridge Public Schools, Discovering Justice will provide a culturally responsive, rich, inquiry-based civics curriculum to all K-3 teachers and students in the district, that supports and enhances social studies, literacy, and social emotional instruction with an equity-centered, social justice lens. $1,500.00
East End House, Inc.The East End House provides essential and basic human services to under-resourced and vulnerable residents of Cambridge. $25,000.00
EMERGE A MENS COUNSELING SERVICE ON DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INCThe Covid-19 Counseling Scholarship Fund enables Emerge to increase capacity to serve unemployed and low-income men and women and to help them to address experienced domestic violence. $4,000.00
Enroot, Inc.Immigrant high school students at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School (CRLS) and high school graduates in the College Success Program benefit from mentoring, post-secondary planning, job readiness training, internship opportunities, leadership development seminars, college success coaching and tutoring, and social-emotional support in a robust, 4–7-year wraparound model. $15,000.00
Fenway Community Health CenterFenway Health advocates for and delivers innovative, equitable, accessible health care, supportive services, and transformative research and education. This grant’s purpose is to assist Youth on Fire in providing services to homeless and unstably housed youth. $7,000.00
First Parish-Paine FundA wide range of high-quality, personalized services to Cambridge elders and their families, regardless of their financial means. $7,500.00
FLETCHER MAYNARD ACADEMY PARENT TEACHER ORGANIZATION INC.Honoring and celebrating the stories and contributions of Black people throughout Black History Month by sending two books home to every scholar at Fletcher Maynard Academy in the month of February. $3,000.00
Food For FreeSupporting access to healthy food for low-income Cambridge residents through programs that reach people directly as well as those that support existing community food programs. $15,000.00
Found in TranslationTheir flagship Language Access Fellowship Program provides free Medical Interpreter Certificate training, direct job placement, and ongoing career development to low-income, bilingual women in Cambridge and Greater Boston. $5,000.00
Friends of the Community Learning CenterThe College Success Initiative Campus-Based Coaching Program provides individualized coaching support to CRLS and Community Learning Center students who enroll at Bunker Hill Community College or UMass Boston. $15,000.00
Furnishing Hope of Massachusetts, Inc.The Cambridge Families Initiative provides families with the furniture, home goods, and moving services they need to create a safe and comfortable home as they transition from shelters into stable housing. $2,500.00
Gallery 263, IncOngoing strategic planning work with a focus on expanding DEI initiatives, and to continue our process of updating our website to support staff workflow and visitor accessibility. $2,000.00
GenUnitySupporting 100 diverse adults to build civic engagement skills through our 3-month, 2-3 hour/week community leadership programs. Members then translate their learning into sustained action and systems change as part of our lifelong community of practice. $1,500.00
Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS)Prevent evictions during the ongoing public health crisis and to provide housing and financial stability for low-income families and individuals living in Cambridge and Somerville. $10,000.00
Green CambridgeOperational support for the new Canopy Crew program that pays CRLS students to plant trees on private property and to the Wildlife Arts program that engages school-aged children in the local environment through art. $2,500.00
Hale Reservation, Inc.Reuniting stakeholders who were part of the Maria L. Baldwin School Equity Team and Outdoor Learning Design Team in School Year 2021-2022 to reflect on new learnings and next steps at a late summer/early fall 2022 retreat at Hale Education. $2,500.00
Harvard Square Churches Meal Program, Inc.Preparing and serving a weekly evening meal while attempting to meet the growing daily needs of our guests. $4,000.00
Heading Home Inc.Their mission is to enhance the outcomes of housing sustainability for families and individuals experiencing homelessness in Greater Boston. $5,000.00
Hildebrand Family Self-Help Center, Inc.Hildebrand partners with children and families experiencing homelessness while they are in shelter, receiving supportive services, searching for new homes, and working to remain stably housed in permanent, supportive housing. $5,000.00
HomeStartHousing support services for low-income Cambridge residents and families. $10,000.00
Horizons for Homeless Children Inc.Children living in Cambridge shelters have the opportunity to engage in vital developmental play and their parents receive the tools to help them learn. $3,000.00
HRITo preserve the homes of low to moderate homeowners to allow the restoration and renovation so families can remain in the communities they love and thrive. $11,000.00
Improvisation Center of BostonComedy performances, community outreach programs, executive coaching, corporate trainings, comedy school, and youth programming, where students from all walks of life learn the power of “Yes, and…” while training in the theater’s signature form of improv, stand-up, and sketch comedy. This funding is for high-school outreach programs. $5,000.00
Innovators for PurposeA multifaceted program for high-potential young people, especially those from underrepresented groups, to discover their passions, develop innovative mindsets and cultivate the skills to solve the problems they care most about. $10,000.00
JazzBostonA new Cambridge program, Jazz All Ways, is designed to deliver a true Jazz nightclub experience to new audience members who normally wouldn’t have access to hear live Jazz. $1,500.00
Jean Appolon ExpressionsHigh-quality, accessible dance, movement, literacy, and social justice education to the Cambridge community, especially for BIPOC and immigrant individuals and families. $15,000.00
Just A StartEducation and training programs for low- to moderate-income youth and adults — Career Connect (Biomedical and IT Careers Program), YouthBuild, and the Financial Opportunity Program. $15,000.00
Kendall Square OrchestraKendall Square Orchestra (K2O) is a Cambridge, MA, based volunteer community orchestra founded in 2018 with a mission to connect science and technology professionals through music to spark innovation and support causes related to healthcare, education, and equity. $1,500.00
LEAP Self-Defense Inc d/b/a Girls' LEAPFunding for a new School Day or Advanced LEAP programs serving 15-20 youth in Cambridge. $2,500.00
Longy School of Music of Bard CollegeThe School promotes vibrant and inclusive programs impacting Cambridge and beyond by providing music to vulnerable populations, partnering with professional arts organizations, and presenting high-quality, accessible arts experiences including free public concerts and academic programming. $10,000.00
Lovin' Spoonfuls, Inc.Lovin’ Spoonfuls will use this grant to rescue fresh, healthy food and distribute it to families and individuals experiencing food insecurity in Cambridge. $7,500.00
Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese SpeakersCambridge-based Immigrant Integration Services (IIS) and Elder Services Programs (Cambridge Senior Center). $9,000.00
Massachusetts Audubon SocietyFree, drop-in nature programming for the Cambridge community at Magazine Beach Park. $5,500.00
Massachusetts Production Coalition, Inc.Increasing professional and workforce development opportunities in the film, television, and media production industries. $1,000.00
Metro Housing|Boston (legal name Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership, Inc.)A colocation site serving Cambridge, Medford, and Somerville residents through Mount Auburn Hospital. $10,000.00
Midday Movement SeriesGeneral operating funds for all programs: weekly dance classes; mentoring sessions and consultations for teachers and community members (free for BIPOC community dance artists); community assistance (connecting artists to resources and information); and local arts advocacy work. $3,000.00
Multicultural Arts CenterLearning from the COVID-19 era to rebuild and reshape the Multicultural Arts Center guided by the needs of the community, through accessible, inclusive, and antiracist visual and performing arts, and cultural experiences. $7,000.00
My Brother's Keeper Task Force, Inc.My Brother’s Keeper Task Force (MBK Cambridge) is committed to disrupting and eradicating the chronic social, mental, economical, and educational barriers for youth, young adults, parents and caregivers. $50,000.00
Nananke LLCWith a mission to share in solving longstanding community problems using technology, Nananke aims to build micro houses and sustainable stationary housing using upcycled plastics and other recyclables. $2,000.00
Navigation GamesEducational and healthful outdoor experiential programs for children and families based on map navigation. $2,000.00
New England Bangladeshi American Foundation Inc.A new, special English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program designed for immigrant community members from Bangladesh and its neighboring countries. $2,500.00
New School of MusicTo provide support for scholarships, performances, and COVID-19 supplies. $1,500.00
On The ROn The RiseiseSupport for their day shelter (Safe Haven) and housing retention services (Keep The Keys) for women and trans/nonbinary individuals moving through and recovering from homelessness. $6,500.00
Philanthropy Massachusetts, Inc.An annual contribution to Philanthropy Massachusetts’ Summer Fund, which amplifies and redistributes the dollars to engaging summer experiences for Cambridge youth and children that prevent summer learning loss and foster social emotional health. $20,000.00
Phillips Brooks House Association Inc (PBHA)Cambridge Youth Enrichment Program, a six-week, in-person summer camp, will leverage these funds to hire Cambridge youth as counselors and supply campers with home learning/wellness kits. $3,500.00
Playworks Education EnergizedThe TeamUp program at the Fletcher Maynard Academy in Cambridge to support equitable access to play while building on the foundational health and social-emotional needs of vulnerable elementary school students, helping them heal from trauma, reconnect in school, and recover lost learning. $5,000.00
Project CitizenshipFree, high quality legal services to permanent residents in Cambridge to become U.S citizens. $5,000.00
PROJECT MANNAWeekly meals from the soup kitchen and groceries via the food pantry. $5,000.00
Prospect Hill Academy Charter SchoolPHA’s STEAM Saturday program seeks to close the opportunity gap by providing fun and engaging, out of school time, enrichment classes to over 250 K-8, under-resourced students. $2,000.00
Reach Out and Read, Inc.The Read Aloud Mentoring Program at the King Open School in Cambridge gives over 25 students access to one-on-one mentoring and literacy support. $4,000.00
Read to a Child, IncThe Read Aloud Mentoring Program at the King Open School in Cambridge gives over 25 students access to one-on-one mentoring and literacy support. $1,000.00
Rescuing Leftover CuisineIncreasing necessary food assistance for people with zero or low income of all ages, races, cultures, religions, and backgrounds who are experiencing homelessness and food insecurity, as identified by service agencies and schools in Cambridge. $5,000.00
Rian Immigrant CenterImmigration legal services to Cambridge immigrant youth and families and education on navigating immigration policies for them and the educators and staff who work with them. $10,000.00
Riverside Community Care, Inc.Innovative and compassionate behavioral healthcare and human services, using technology to improve access to quality care and expand impact. $7,500.00
Science Club for Girls, Inc.Fostering excitement, confidence, and literacy in STEM for girls from underrepresented communities by providing free, experiential programs and by maximizing meaningful interactions with women-in-STEM mentors. $8,000.00
Second Chances, Inc.Delivering free and empowering clothing, shoes, accessories, and gift cards to homeless and low-income community members. $2,500.00
Self Esteem Boston Educational Institute, Inc.“You’re Worth It” at the CASPAR/Baycove Womanplace transitional residential recovery program in Cambridge helps clients build skills and confidence to foster a successful transition to employment and education/training programs. $3,000.00
Shelter Music Boston, Inc.Supporting the performance, recording, livestream, and production costs for its classical music concert programming for men, women, and children who are homeless or affected by substance misuse. $3,000.00
Solutions at Work, Inc,Breaking the cycle of poverty and homelessness by providing individuals and families with resources and opportunities to strengthen their self-confidence, achieve self-sufficiency, and participate in helping others. This grant supports their Children’s Clothing Exchange. $6,000.00
Somerville-Cambridge Elder ServicesTo expand current transportation options for older adults and younger adults with disabilities; to offer free taxi rides to medical appointments and beyond, so that the population we serve can access veterinary appointments, grocery stores, meal sites, banks, hairdressers, and social engagements. $10,000.00
South Asian Workers' Center- BostonDedicated to the economic and social growth of immigrant communities in Boston, SAWC will use this grant for basic resource distribution (food drive, grocery gift cards) as well as to build a more robust organizational framework, increase marketing, and expand our educational sessions on mental health, technology, and income generation. $4,000.00
Startup Mentors, Inc. dba Women Of Color Entrepreneurs (WOCE)Support for Cambridge-based women of color entrepreneurs who are building great businesses and want help to scale, by providing long-term mentorship combined with tailored programming, peer support, and curated access to potential lenders and investors. $6,000.00
Sustainable Business Network of MassachusettsSupport for the Passport to Black-owned Businesses event in Cambridge and Somerville on Small Business Saturday, as well as to the administrative costs associated with building the capacity of the Cambridge-Somerville Black Business Network as it grows and provides more resources to its members. $5,000.00
Tech Goes HomeTech Goes Home partners with local schools and community organizations to advance digital equity by offering Cambridge residents digital skills training, new computers, and if needed, one year of internet services. $6,000.00
The Cambridge Math CircleMath enrichment for K-8 students, focused on the children of Cambridge from groups underrepresented in STEM, with a goal to encourage students to enjoy solving challenging problems, and to be able to go into STEM-related careers when they get older. $2,500.00
The Carroll Center for the BlindVision services that empower the blind and visually impaired to lead independent, fulfilling lives. $2,000.00
The Dance ComplexThe Dance Complex seeks more efficacy and impact for our community, furthering its own journey as a more nimble and reimagined organization, as they continue to learn from the COVID-era, dialogue with our communities, and organization-wide antiracism work. $15,000.00
The Loop LabEmpowering Womxn and People of Color in the media arts to develop careers in audio/video through job training and job placement. This grant supports the Loop Lab Media Arts Apprenticeship in 2022 for young people of color, with a focus on Cambridge residents. $10,000.00
The Margaret Fuller HouseIntegrated services to individuals and families to empower them to overcome challenges, reach their potential and achieve their goals. The funding will bring high-quality math enrichment to elementary and middle-school students in Cambridge from underrepresented groups. $10,000.00
The Massachusetts Federation of Farmers' and Gardeners' Markets Inc. (Mass Farmers Markets)Growing food access and market operations for Cambridge residents through year-round access to the Central Square Farmers Market. $10,000.00
The Nature ConnectionThe Nature Connection’s mission is to improve the wellbeing of individuals and communities through the therapeutic use of nature. Goals are to improve participants’ psychological and social wellbeing while fostering environmental responsibility and an understanding of the human-nature relationship. $2,500.00
The Outdoor Church of Cambridge, Inc.Distributing sandwiches, drinks, snacks, socks, and other sundry items at least four times per week to approximately 300 unhoused, homeless, and low-income community people. $1,000.00
The Young People's ProjectPrograms offered to Cambridge students include YPP’s Flagway League, Math & Computational Thinking Lab, Student-Designed Math Playbook, and Organizing and Building Capacity for Math Literacy Work. $10,000.00
Transition House, Inc.High-quality, housing continuum services and community partnership programming for as many as 1,000 survivors of domestic violence and service-providers. $10,000.00
Tunefoolery Music, Inc.Free or low-cost music workshops, groups, and private lessons for Tunefoolery musicians in mental health recovery. $3,000.00
Tutoring Plus of Cambridge, Inc.Free tutoring and mentoring programs as we support students and families during the COVID-19 recovery. $15,000.00
Urbanity Dance, Inc.Dance With Parkinson’s Program at Youville House Assisted Living in Cambridge is a free, weekly class for residents living with Parkinson’s Disease to engage in the joy of movement in a fun, welcoming, and safe environment. $1,500.00
Veterans Legal Services, Inc.Free, high-quality civil legal aid for economically disadvantaged military veterans in Cambridge. $3,500.00
Victoria L. Awkward DBA VLA DANCEOperating support for VLA DANCE to pay administrators and company dancers while working towards a new dance theater epic at Hibernian Hall in September 2022; and to support the initiation of a new youth initiative spanning across Cambridge and Boston starting January 2023. $7,000.00
VNA Care Network, Inc.The program, Removing Barriers to Health for Cambridge Home Health Patients in Need, addresses social and economic concerns for vulnerable Cambridge home health care patients with characteristics that result in a disproportionately high disease burden such as inadequate insurance, low income, cultural/linguistic barriers, or housing instability. $3,000.00
Women's Educational Center, Inc. (d.b.a. Cambridge Women's Center)A free, low-barrier-to-access, drop-in respite, with emotional support, computer access, food, survival supplies, resource referrals, workshops, and community to women seeking support and connection. $4,000.00
World Music Inc. d/b/a Global Arts LiveContinuing to present outstanding and diverse music and dance from around the world in the most COVID- safe manner possible, supporting additional artists, and deepening community engagement efforts. $7,500.00
Y2Y Network, IncThe purpose of this award is twofold: (1) to build resilience for Y2Y Harvard Square amid the ongoing effects of COVID-19, and (2) to incorporate programmatic learnings from COVID and continue to build innovative and impactful programming. $6,500.00
YWCA CambridgeThe expansion of youth leadership programming, made up of the GOLD youth leadership development program and the Gender Expansive Youth focus group. $7,500.00

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