Investing in shared prosperity, social equity, and cultural richness is core to the Cambridge Community Foundation’s work. Solving big issues and finding solutions requires collective action.
The Foundation utilizes a portion of its Community Fund to proactively support projects connected to scaled or systemic change related to foundation strategic goals, important community needs or opportunities for impact. We also bring together donors, the public, and philanthropic partners who are passionate about these issues and use co-investment and collaborative decision-making to create collective community impact.
Grantmaking for Initiatives is by invitation only, but recognizing the skills, capacities, and knowledge inherent in our community, the Cambridge Community Foundation welcomes input, and brief letters of interest to explore strategic investments.
Our most recent Initiative grantees are:
- Cambridge Nonprofit Coalition
- Cambridge Volunteer Clearinghouse
- My Brother’s Keeper Cambridge Taskforce
- Philanthropy Massachusetts
- The Work Force Youth Program
To learn more about Initiatives or submit a letter of interest, please contact Christina Turner, Director of Programs and Grantmaking, at [email protected].
Our Grantmaking and Nonprofit News
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Cambridge WINS to kick off a second season of youth sports grants.
WINS supports coaches and programs working to create an equal playing field.
Bob Moses Fund for Education and Organizing awards $180,000 in grants to movement builders.
The new fund has supported four grassroots movement builders who embody the late civil rights leader's values and spirit.
Philanthropy is for everyone, especially our youth.
For a third year, Cambridge youth leaders raised funds for our community.