FY24 Fall grants from our Community Fund

Organization NameGrant DescriptionGrant Size
Boston Comic Arts Foundation LimitedThe launch of comic workshops for kids ages 13-18 in partnership with Bridges Homeward.$1,500.00
Breakthrough Greater Boston IncThe delivery of programming for low-income, students of color in Cambridge from 7th-grade through college. $15,000.00
Breaktime United, Inc.Expansion into Cambridge for a 3.5-year supported transitional employment program for young adult residents experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity. $5,000.00
Bridges HomewardGeneral operating costs related to the provision of social services to Cambridge residents, predominantly clients of the Developmental Disabilities program.$5,000.00
Cambridge Art AssociationThe expansion of CAA's free professional development programs to all artists in the region; and increase the number of partially and fully sponsored spots in paid programs, including the annual Portfolio Review weekend.$5,000.00
Cambridge Camping AssociationThe 2024 season at Daybreak and Adventure Day camp, which are designed to address equity issues and provide a trauma sensitive, caring, and welcoming community.$20,000.00
Cambridge Community ChorusOngoing operations and activities of the Cambridge Community Chorus.$1,500.00
Cambridge Community TelevisionCambridge Community Television (CCTV) increases arts and civic engagement for young Cambridge residents (ages (14-24) and bridges the gap between youth programs and young adult workforce development programs, all while telling the stories of Cambridge through the eyes of this demographic.$15,000.00
Cambridge Local FirstOperating support to fund outreach and engagement with newly opened local businesses, local businesses owned by women, and businesses owned by BIPOC-identifying individuals.$5,000.00
Cambridge Math Circle, Inc.Sustain after school math enrichment programs, serving Cambridge Public School students, and to continue CMC’s city-wide MLK Day Math Festival.$3,500.00
Cambridge Neighbors, Inc.Subsidize the membership of low- to-moderate income individuals who live alone in Cambridge. $3,000.00
Cambridge School Volunteers, Inc.Providing classroom support for the elementary coding program Scratch, tutors for the BRYT Program at CRLS and evening of tutoring at the main branch of the Cambridge Public Library. $7,500.00
Caritas Communities IncOperating costs for Caritas’ Resident Support Services program in Cambridge. $5,000.00
Casa MyrnaTo provide comprehensive, trauma-informed programming including shelter, housing advocacy, economic stability, counseling, and basic needs. $2,000.00
CASPAR, Inc.Funding to support the program operations of the Emergency Services Center and Shelters in Cambridge, which includes two overnight shelters, a seasonal warming center and the First Step Street Outreach Team. $15,000.00
Center for Women & EnterpriseFree and low-cost programming to increase access to entrepreneurship training for low-income women in Cambridge, MA. $5,000.00
Charles River Conservancy, Inc.Make the Charles River and its parks a well-maintained network of natural urban places that invite and engage all in their use and stewardship while advancing the goals of the 2019-2024 strategic plan.$4,075.00
CitySprouts, IncThe evolution of our Cambridge Young Leaders Program (YLP), a tuition-free Out of School Time program that engages youth ages 10-14 in gardening, science, leadership and community.$5,000.00
Community Art Center, Inc.Child care, after-school arts enrichment, and immersive summer camps.$12,500.00
Community Conversations: Sister to SisterTo address the growing community need for culturally relevant, equity focused health strategies, Community Conversations will assess the community’s evolving health needs; retool their program delivery system to be safe, engaging and robust in a variety of settings and build infrastructure for organizational growth and sustainability.$7,500.00
Community Dispute Settlement CenterTo support our integral work in Cambridge including: mediating with consumers and merchants and landlords and tenants, work with youth in the Cambridge Juvenile Court; conflict coaching with members of the Cambridge community; provision of Conflict Skills Workshops to Cambridge-based groups and work with Cambridge schools and youth groups. $10,000.00
Dance in the SchoolsDance in the Schools enriches academic and creative learning for students in the twelve Cambridge Public Elementary Schools by integrating dance and movement into the curriculum at no cost. $4,500.00
De Novo Center for Justice and HealingFree civil legal assistance and mental health counseling for low-income people.$12,000.00
Discovering JusticeDiscovering Justice will work with Cambridge K-3 teachers to roll out its unique justice-based civic education curricula.$1,500.00
Enroot, Inc.Support for wraparound programming for immigrant high school and college students which includes mentorship, academic tutoring, leadership development, job readiness, post-secondary preparation and access, college success, STEM exposure, and mental health and well-being support. $15,000.00
FENWAY COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER INCOngoing programmatic needs of the Youth on Fire (YOF) drop in center, located in Harvard Square. $7,000.00
FriendshipWorksRecruit and match community volunteers that foster life-giving friendships with isolated older adults in Cambridge through the Friendly Visiting program.$5,000.00
History CambridgeIn Phase 2 of the Indigenous Voices of Cambridge project, History Cambridge will host focus groups and online surveys of Cambridge-based educators, with the goal of gathering information about their level of knowledge and interest in the Indigenous/American Indian history in the place we now call Cambridge, and the challenges and opportunities to sharing this knowledge with their students. $2,500.00
HOMEOWNER'S REHAB INC.Implementation of the Community Investment Plan (CIP). $10,000.00
HomeStart, Inc.To sustain HomeStart's housing search, stabilization and eviction prevention services in Cambridge that help low-income at-risk individuals and families experiencing homelessness and housing crisis get back on the path to long-term housing stability. $10,000.00
Innovators for PurposeBuilding a vibrant and diverse community of emerging artists, designers, scientists, technologists, and other purpose-driven youth. Funding will fuel creative projects and workshops, enabling youth to realize their potential and leave a lasting mark on the world.$7,725.00
JazzBostonThe continuation and expansion of Jazz All Ways (JAW).$2,500.00
Just A StartWorkforce Development Programs for low-income youth and adults: Career Connect - an intensive nine-month training program for low-income adults to enter sustainable careers in the Biomedical and IT industries, and YouthBuild Just A Start - an opportunity for low-income out-of-school-youth to reclaim their education and develop work and life skills to become leaders in their community.$14,000.00
LEAP Self-Defense Inc d/b/a Girls' LEAPImplement the community program in collaboration with a sponsoring Cambridge community partner during school year '23-'24.$2,500.00
Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS)Supporting the Immigrant Integration Services (IIS) Program and the Cambridge Senior Center. $9,000.00
Multicultural Arts CenterThe "Artist in Residence" program will offer emerging artists a six-month residency, with rehearsal space, a stipend, professional development, several workshops to solicit feedback on works in progress, and mentorship from artists and other professionals in the Multicultural Arts Center community.$7,500.00
Paine Senior ServicesServices for clients who cannot pay a fee and who would otherwise refuse needed help.$7,000.00
Playworks New EnglandEquitable safe and healthy play opportunities for students at Fletcher Maynard Academy (FMA) through the TeamUp program.$4,500.00
Project CitizenshipProject Citizenship helps eligible Cambridge immigrant residents to achieve citizenship with free, high-quality, legal services.$4,700.00
Prospect Hill Academy Charter SchoolSTEAM classes on Saturday mornings during the school year to help narrow the opportunity gap by teaching experiential learning classes throughout the year for students who wouldn't normally have access. $2,000.00
Resident Services Empowerment, Inc. -- CHAThe Work Force Youth Program, an after-school educational enrichment, college prep, and work-readiness program annually serves 350 teens and young adults that reside in CHA properties across Cambridge. Uniquely comprehensive in both its manner and duration of support, the program provides participants with sustained networks of learning that prepares them for long-term personal and professional success. $15,000.00
Riverside Community Care, IncThe continuation of direct services led by the Community Services Agency (CSA) in Cambridge.$7,500.00
Science Club For Girls, Inc.The continued expansion of high-quality, hands-on, free out-of-school-time STEM education and mentorship programs for underrepresented girls and gender-expansive youth.$8,000.00
Self Esteem Boston Educational InstituteTo fund 2 cycles of "You're Worth It" at the Caspar/Baycove Womanplace transitional residential recovery program in Cambridge.$3,000.00
Soca FusionSoca Fusion's operational success and the enrichment and empowerment of the myriad BIPOC talents striving to sculpt a brighter, more inclusive future.$2,500.00
Solutions at WorkSupport to inventory managers and van outreach to persons living on the street in Cambridge.$6,000.00
Somerville-Cambridge Elder ServicesIn-home mental health services for older Cambridge adults through the Connect Program.$10,000.00
St James Helping Hand PantryThe Helping Hand Food Pantry supports Cambridge residents experiencing food insecurity with healthy, culturally appropriate food options.$6,000.00
The Loop LabThe Loop Lab serves young people of color in Cambridge through Media Arts apprenticeship opportunities and the pipeline through their Media Arts Youth Program for high school students. $10,000.00
Tunefoolery Music, Inc.Open mics at two sites and monthly live music at two senior facilities in Cambridge.$3,000.00
Tutoring Plus of CambridgeExpansion of the 1-on-1 tutoring program at the Fresh Pond Apartments site.$12,500.00
uAspireSupport to the college affordability program delivered to approximately 500 students from Cambridge Rindge & Latin School during the 2023-2024 academic school year.$5,000.00
WHOLEThrough the Community Groups project, WHOLE will increase free mental health groups, partner with organizations to provide community-based panel discussions, and offer well-being based workshops with local providers. $6,000.00
Women of Color Entrepreneurs, Inc. ("WOCE")To support women of color entrepreneurs through the fifth cohort in 2024.$5,000.00
YWCA CambridgeUpgrading the website and making it more user-friendly.$8,000.00

FY23 grants from our Community Fund

Name of OrganizationDescriptionGrant Size
About FreshTo support the Fresh Connect program via the development of retail partnerships, healthcare partnerships, and Fresh Connect technology. $10,000
Adbar Ethiopian Women's AllianceTo promote and facilitate female-owned and operated cooperative enterprises and the development of economic empowerment as a pathway out of poverty.$5,000
Adolescent Consultation ServicesTo support comprehensive diagnostic evaluations, treatment services, and advocacy for high-risk kids and their families at no cost. $7,500
Agassiz Baldwin CommunityTo support the scholarship program which helps make afterschool programs (including the arts afterschool) and summer camp accessible to a diverse group of families.$7,500
Asian American Ballet ProjectTo support the very first ballet company composed entirely of Asian American artists, which is currently producing its inaugural program at the Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center in July of this year.$2,000
Asian American Playwright CollectiveTo support the 6th annual Playfest, which takes place at Starlight Square and draws not only audiences from the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, but also diverse audiences from Cambridge and the region.$2,000
beheard.worldTo support the development of a performance piece about belonging and "othering" to be performed in two locations in Cambridge. $5,000
Boston City SingersTo support vocal programs that are holistic, culturally representative and diverse, social-justice oriented, and accessible to children regardless of financial, demographic, or spatial barriers.$3,000
Boston Symphony OrchestraTo support nine High School Open Rehearsals and Youth Concerts where at least 312 Cambridge 4th – 12th-grade students from eight schools will be exposed to world-class orchestral music by subsidizing access barriers.$2,500
Boston Taekwondo ProjectTo provide financial support to low and mid-income families for movement arts education through the martial art of Taekwondo.$1,500
Breakthrough Greater BostonTo support the delivery of Middle School and High School Programs that support 7th-12th grade, low-income, students of color in Cambridge on their path to and through college.$15,000
Breaktime United, Inc. To support the launch two cohorts of young adult associates in Cambridge for a 3.5-year supported transitional employment program.$7,500
Bridge Forward FundTo scale critical operations and outreach to serve an increased number of individuals and families in Cambridge in 2023.$2,500
Bridge Over Troubled WatersTo support street outreach, survival aid, and health care services to 300 homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth living on the streets and shelters in Cambridge as part of the Street Outreach/Mobile Medical Van Program.$7,500
Bridges HomewardTo support general operating costs related to the provision of social services to Cambridge residents, predominantly clients of our Developmental Disabilities program.$5,000
Cambridge Art AssociationTo support professional development programs designed to give visual artists the business tools they need to build successful visual arts practices.$2,500
Cambridge Black History ProjectTo support general operations and 2023 projects that include production of a third set of Trailblazer bookmarks, 72 oral histories, and an exhibit of historical photographs collected by members and oral history subjects. $3,500
Cambridge Camping AssociationTo support two day camps designed to close the summer and Covid learning loss gaps, address equity issues around enrichment programs and summer camps and provide a trauma sensitive, caring and welcoming community.$20,000
Cambridge Carnival International, IncTo support general operating in expanding and maintaining staffing and operational capacity to support cultural programs.$7,500
Cambridge Center for Adult EducationTo support hiring new instructors, staff compensation, professional development, and continuing scholarship and community outreach programs.$5,000
Cambridge College, Inc. To support the Laptop Loaner Program to keep low-to-moderate income Cambridge students on their educational pathways, despite heightened financial barriers.$3,500
Cambridge Community CenterTo support the ongoing growth and development of the Resilience Hub initiative. $13,500
Cambridge Economic Opportunity CommitteeTo support regular operating expenses, with a special focus on responding to food insecurity by being responsive to the needs of the communities served at food pantries.$25,000
Cambridge Families of Color CoalitionTo meet the need for greater financial literacy education by and for caregivers of Color who are navigating family and educational finances.$7,500
CAMBRIDGE FORUMTo support website redesign and the connected work to reach a new and wider audience.$2,000
Cambridge Health Alliance FoundationTo support programming, which addresses the mental health of the siblings of children who are admitted to a psychiatric facility. $2,500
Cambridge Historical Society (History Cambridge)To support a project to engage American Indian/Indigenous voices of Cambridge and share that history with the entire city.$2,500
Cambridge Jazz FoundationTo support the production of the Annual Jazz Festival which is now a two-day event that will take place from July 29-30.$7,500
Cambridge Local FirstTo support the development of local incubator activities, including specialized business supports, shaped by and for BIPOC and queer business owners, with the goal of growing and supporting both new and young businesses in the area.$5,000
Cambridge Math Circle, IncTo support a citywide math festival in person after two years online and to recruit and train new teachers who can teach in-person at various CPS schools.$3,500
Cambridge Multicultural Arts CenterTo support improvements to the development and fundraising process in order to secure necessary resources for parallel goals.$7,500
Cambridge Neighborhood Apartment Housing ServicesTo support the Resident Service Department by including robust opportunities for educational support, financial aid counseling, and College Savings Account contributions.$7,500
Cambridge Neighbors, IncTo support Scholarships to low- to moderate-income Cambridge elders who live alone and would benefit from critical practical and social supports.$3,000
Cambridge Nonprofit CoalitionTo support CNC in general operating support to advance the organization as it aims to significantly increase its revenue and staff capacity in order to effectively provide resources for member and non-member nonprofits and serve as a unified, influential and authentic voice for Cambridge nonprofits. ?$50,000
Cambridge Public Access Corp.To create and deploy a mobile media and storytelling lab while continuing to deepen and expand the work at our hub in Central Square.$15,000
Cambridge School Volunteers, Inc.Expanding the Pacesetters Program at the Fletcher-Maynard Academy, adding 5th graders to the Amigos Learning Center, the Fifth Grade Challenge Math Program.$7,500
Cambridge Symphony OrchestraTo support the organization's annual Family Concert, to be performed on April 23, 2023.$2,000
Cambridge Volunteer ClearinghouseTo strengthen civic life in Cambridge by championing local volunteer opportunities and supporting an effective and inclusive volunteer corps.$20,000
Cambridge Women's CenterTo provide free emotional support, computer access, refuge, food, supplies, resource referrals, support groups and workshops, and community connection to women, and those who identify with the signifier woman.$4,000
Cancer Education and Research Institute, Inc. To support the management of incoming patients inquiries and assist with outreach.$1,500
Caritas Communities, IncThe support the CaritasÂ’ Resident Support Services program in Cambridge that provides very low and low-income Cambridge residents the support and resources they need to improve their lives and succeed in permanent affordable housing.$5,000
Carroll Center for the BlindTo support comprehensive vision services to those who live, learn, and work in Cambridge.$2,000
Casa Myrna Vazquez, Inc.To support emergency shelter, housing advocacy and homelessness prevention services, trauma-informed mental health counseling, nutritional assistance, and other basic needs for survivors of domestic violence and their children. $2,000
CASPAR, Inc.To support program operating costs of the Emergency Services Center and Shelters, which spans the street outreach program, emergency shelters, and the winter warming center.$15,000
Center for Women & EnterpriseTo support free and low-cost programming to increase access to entrepreneurship training for low-income women in Cambridge, MA.$5,000
Central Square Business Improvement DistrictTo support the Activating the Edges initiative where BIPOC musicians perform in public spaces not traditionally frequented by buskers.$2,500
Central Square TheaterTo support the organization's productions, community programming, year-long multi-tiered Community & Education Program, and a free community celebration event, Your Town, to launch the season.$10,000
Charles River Conservancy, Inc. To support the advancement of strategic plan goals: Cultivate active engagement with the river; Define the parks as a platform for community and cultural life; Advocate using research and placemaking; and Ensure long term organizational and environmental sustainability.$4,000
CitySprouts IncTo support after school and summer Young Leaders Program (YLP), prioritizing the engagement of Cambridge youth ages 11-14 from historically marginalized and low income communities.$5,000
Community Action Agency of SomervilleTo support training parent volunteers as substitutes in the classroom and to introduce them to early education and care as a viable career path.$6,000
Community Art CenterTo support teaching salaries for child care providers.$12,500
Community BoatingTo support the Environmental Science Program (ESP), which uses the banks of the Charles River as a hands-on classroom to teach children about the ecology of an urban river, the physics of sailing, and weather.$3,000
Community Conversations: Sister to SisterTo support programming that provides a community of Black women with culturally relevant, equity focused health strategies.$7,500
Community Dispute Settlement CenterTo support mediating with consumers and merchants, and landlord and tenants, in the Cambridge District Court with small claims and summary process disputants; work with youth related to their Harassment Protection Orders in the Cambridge Juvenile Court; conflict coaching with Cambridge residents; provision of conflict skills workshops to at least 4 Cambridge-based groups and work with Cambridge schools and youth groups.$10,000
Community ServingsTo support the Nutrition Program for Cambridge Residents Affected by Critical & Chronic Illnesses. $5,500
Compass Working CapitalTo support the expansion of current programming and service to families with financial coaching services.$12,500
Cradles to CrayonsTo support Everyday Essentials, a mission-based program that provides customized packages to children (birth-12) living at or below 200% of the FPL in Cambridge, through local service partners to mitigate clothing insecurity.$3,000
CultureHouseTo support transforming the Harvard Square Kiosk into a space that welcomes diverse visitors, responds to social needs, and acknowledges and celebrates historic iterations of the Kiosk and Plaza.$2,000
Dance in the SchoolsTo provide excellent dance and arts programming in the Cambridge Public Elementary Schools with the goals of increasing the number of participating classrooms, adding new dance teaching artists, and enhancing the scheduling system.$4,500
De Novo Center for Justice and HealingTo support the provision of free civil legal assistance and affordable psychological counseling to low-income people, with services helping the homeless and imminently homeless, victims of domestic violence and their children living in poverty, immigrant and refugee survivors of torture and persecution, and people living with disabilities.$12,000
dynaMITTo support 2 week-long summer STEM programs reaching 80 underserved students in the Cambridge/Boston area, allowing them to explore science and engineering through hands-on challenges.$1,500
East End HouseTo support hiring more staff to provide high-quality, affordable childcare and afterschool care, food assistance, and community involvement to under-resourced populations in Cambridge.$25,000
EmergeTo support the Counseling Scholarship Fund, which enables the organization to increase its capacity to serve unemployed and low-income men and women and to help them to address trauma related to domestic violence.$4,000
Enroot, Inc.To support wraparound programming for immigrant high school and college students which includes mentorship, academic tutoring, leadership development, job readiness, post-secondary preparation and access, college success, STEM exposure, and mental health and well-being support.$15,000
Family Opera, Inc. (North Cambridge Family Opera)To lead 30 to 35 science songwriting workshops in the K-5 Cambridge public schools.$2,500
Fenway Community Health Center, Inc. to support the ongoing programmatic needs of the Youth on Fire (YOF) drop in center, located in Harvard Square. $7,000
First Parish-Paine FundTo support payment for services for clients who cannot pay a fee and would otherwise refuse needed help.$7,000
Fletcher Maynard Academy Parent Teacher OrganizationTo offset the impact of COVID on teachers and families by offering monthly teacher appreciation events, a school-wide barbeque, a moving-on ceremony for 5th graders, and other celebrations of students and their families.$3,000
Food For Freeto support program staff and expenses for hunger relief programs: Food Rescue, Just Eats Grocery Boxes, Healthy Eats (formerly known as Home Delivery), Weekend Eats (formerly the Cambridge and Somerville Weekend Backpack Program), and School Markets. $11,000
Found in TranslationTo support 357 low-income and/or homeless, bilingual women on their path to entering, building, and sustaining careers in medical interpreting.$5,000
Friday Night HypeTo programming that provides safe spaces for our most vulnerable students to participate in educational and therapeutic activities with positive role models/mentors.$5,000
Friends of the Community Learning CenterTo support the College Success Initiative (CSI) Campus-Based Coaching Program which provides individualized coaching to advance the six-year college completion rate of students from groups underrepresented in higher education.$15,000
FriendshipWorks Inc.To support an on-going partnership with Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES) to connect isolated, older residents to volunteers of all ages, faiths, and backgrounds for the Friendly Visiting program.$5,000
Furnishing Hope of MassachusettsTo provide all families and youth referred by Cambridge agency partners with furniture, home goods, moving, and set-up services to create a safe and comfortable home as they transition from homelessness into stable housing.$2,500
Global Arts LiveTo conduct community research and develop a plan for Community Programs at 585 Arts, which will offer affordable rental rates to artists and arts organizations to create, share, and gather.$12,500
Greater Boston Legal ServicesTo support the prevention evictions and to provide housing and financial stability for low-income families and individuals living in Cambridge and Somerville.$10,000
Green CambridgeTo support two main summer programs: Fly, Buzz, & Hop Festival and the Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program (MSYEP).$2,500
Harvard Square Churches Meal ProgramTo support the basic daily needs of guests through a Marketplace and toiletries distribution that would supplement the existing weekly evening meal.$4,000
Heading HomeTo strengthen and deepen the organization's mission and support delivery for 200+ Cambridge-based residents experiencing homelessness.$5,000
Hildebrand Family Self-Help CenterTo support ongoing impact on children and parents experiencing homelessness by providing emergency shelter, supportive programs, community connections and resources, and stabilization services for two years post-shelter. $5,000
Homeowners Rehab Inc.To support the stabilization neighborhoods by offering Cambridge eligible owners low interest rate financial and technical resources to maintain their home.$10,000
HomeStart, Inc. To support people experiencing homelessness and housing crisis in Cambridge find and keep safe, permanent, affordable housing.$10,000
Horizons for Homeless ChildrenTo support the Playspace program, which provides consistent, high-quality play opportunities with trained, caring volunteers away from the stresses of homelessness.$3,000
Innovators for PurposeTo support capacity-building for iFp through the development of two program expansion initiatives: New Futures Lab and Computer Science Integration into iFp Studios.$10,000
JazzBoston, Inc To bring live, world-class music programming to Cambridge residents in a safe, affordable, and welcoming environmment in the heart of the City's designated Cultural District.$2,500
Jean Appolon ExpressionsTo support building an intergenerational global dance community via performances, classes, and education.$12,500
José Mateo Ballet TheatreTo support general operating expenses.$5,000
Just A Start CorporationTo support Career Connect, which provides Cambridge area residents with an educational pathway to sustainable careers in the Biomedical and Information Technology fields. $14,000
Just A Start CorporationTo support Just A Start in its capital campaign and the development and furnishing of Rindge Commons, a new Economic Mobility Hub, to help Cambridge residents have access to stable housing and pathways to financial stability. $30,000
Kendall Square OrchestraTo produce two concerts at a venue in Cambridge to provide cultural experiences for both our players as well as the Cambridge community.$1,000
Longy School of Music of Bard CollegeTo ensure that community members can access LongyÂ’s programming at little or no cost.$6,000
Lovin’ SpoonfulsTo support diverting perfectly good food from the waste stream and providing it, at no cost, to nonprofits that support community members struggling to obtain enough to eat.$7,800
Margaret Fuller Neighborhood HouseTo support the development of Margaret Fuller's programs and program strategy.$5,000
Mass Farmers MarketsTo support year-round management of the Central Square Farmers Market, the establishment of a new market site in Kendall Square, and increased educational outreach and engagement.$11,000
Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese SpeakersTo support Cambridge-based Immigrant Integration Services (IIS) and Elder Services Programs (Cambridge Senior Center). These programs increase access and remove barriers to health, education and social services, and a better life, for our ethnically/racially diverse, low-income, mainly monolingual Portuguese-speaking communities.$9,000
Massachusetts Audubon SocietyTo support free interpretive nature exhibits and nature-based programs out of Magazine Beach Park to engage the community in protecting the wildlife and habitats of the Charles River.$5,000
Material Aid and Advocacy ProgramTo support meeting unhoused community membersÂ’ self-identified immediate needs while working towards long-term solutions.$2,000
Metro Housing|BostonTo support staffing costs for the Mount Auburn Hospital colocation site in FY23 (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023), which provides a direct access point to the organization's portfolio of programs and services for Cambridge residents.$10,000
Midday Movement SeriesTo operationalize equitable practices into programs, administration, and future dance leaders in light of new broad and sector-specific knowledge in tangible racial equity practices exposed during the pandemic.$3,000
New England Bangladeshi American Foundation (NEBAF)To support ongoing and new programming which includes work with new immigrants, senior services, and mental health services for families and young adults.$2,500
On The RiseTo support work that cultivates relationships, assists/advocates for housing, mental/physical health, addiction, poverty, safety, and well-being, for women/trans/nonbinary individuals, currently and formerly chronically homeless.$6,500
Philanthropy MassachusettsTo support the Summer Fund, which aims to positively impact the lives of thousands of underserved youth in Greater Boston through summer enrichment activities provided by direct service nonprofit partners.$20,000
Phillips Brooks House Association (PBHA)To support the Cambridge Youth Enrichment Program (CYEP), a six-week, full-day summer camp that provides academic instruction and summer recreation to low-income children ages 6-13.$3,500
Playworks New EnglandTo deliver safe and healthy play during the school day to students, helping improve physical activity and to develop key social-emotional skills that are proven to help children thrive socially and academically.$4,500
Project Citizenship, Inc. To assist permanent residents achieve citizenship with free, high quality legal services. $4,500
PROJECT MANNATo provide meals from the soup kitchen and supply groceries during the month via the organization's food pantry.$5,000
Prospect Hill Academy Charter SchoolTo support the STEAM Saturday program that provides tuition-free, fun and engaging, out-of-school-time, enrichment classes to K-8 students.$2,000
Reach Out and ReadTo provide books, training, quality assurance, technical support, and evaluation to 5 sites operated by this organization in Cambridge.$4,000
Rescuing Leftover Cuisine MassachusettsTo support feeding people instead of landfills, by propelling the expansion of this organization's mission and impact to support Cambridge residents by meeting their nutritional needs and breaking the cycle of poverty.$5,000
Rian Immigrant CenterTo support the Legal Aid for Immigrant Youth project, which works with Cambridge immigrant youth to significantly increase their potential for success and stability through immigration legal advice and representation.$10,000
Riverside Community Care, Inc. To support critical family services led by the Riverside Community Services Agency (CSA) helping children and families in crisis in Cambridge.$7,500
Science Club for Girls, Inc.To support program expansion to reach more underrepresented girls and gender-expansive youth with impactful, high-quality STEM programming in a combination of virtual and in-person formats. $8,000
Second ChancesTo support organizational capacity to deliver free and empowering clothing, shoes, accessories, and gift cards to homeless and low-income community members.$2,500
Self Esteem Boston Educational Institute, Inc.To support programs at the Caspar/Baycove Womanplace transitional residential recovery program in Cambridge.$3,000
Shelter Music BostonTo support the performance, recording, and production costs of classical music concert programming for men, women, and children who are homeless or affected by substance misuse in Greater Boston.$3,000
Soca Fusion LLCTo support ongoing recovery from the impacts of Covid-19.$2,500
Steps in Time®To support a student internship$1,500
Survivor Theatre ProjectTo support the Healing Through Creative Arts workshop series which promotes public awareness and provides healing resources for survivors of sexual violence.$2,000
Tech Goes HomeTo provide computers, internet, and digital skills training to students, families, workers, and older adults who have been systematically excluded from the digital world, increasing access to critical resources to meet their basic needs.$5,000
The ClickTo support the Dance For All program, which invites adult movers of all identities, economic statuses, and experience levels to explore their creative voices through ballet, contemporary and improvisational dance.$2,500
The Dance ComplexTo support creative, effective programs for participant communities, and the deepening of the organization's EDI framework.$15,200
The Loop LabTo support serving young people of color in Cambridge through Media Arts apprenticeship opportunities and the pipeline through the Media Arts Youth Program for high school students.$10,000
The Outdoor Church of CambridgeTo support the purchase, production, and distribution of sandwiches, drinks, snacks, socks, and other sundry items at least four times per week, reaching 250 unhoused, homeless, and street-involved community people weekly.$1,000
The Sustainable Business Network of MassachusettsTo bolster DEI efforts, build the capacity of CSBBN (Cambridge-Somerville Black Business Network) and to develop the Equity Fund. $5,000
The Young People's ProjectTo expand programs offered to Cambridge students including Flagway League, Math & Computational Thinking Lab, Student-Designed Math Playbook, and Organizing and Building Capacity for Math Literacy Work.$10,000
Transition HouseTo support high-quality housing continuum services and community partnership programming for as many as 1,000 survivors of domestic violence and service providers.$10,000
Tunefoolery Music, Inc. To support monthly live music performances at the Sancta Maria Nursing Facility.$3,000
Tutoring Plus of CambridgeTo support the operations of elementary, middle, and high school out of school time tutoring programming. $12,500
uAspireTo support the Cambridge financial aid advising program that connects College Affordability Advisors to students virtually and in person in schools to educate and advise high school juniors, seniors and their families on the financial aid process. $5,000
Urban Food Initiative, Inc. (Daily Table)To support marketing associated with getting the word out to shoppers who need Daily Table.$6,000
Urbanity DanceTo support a free weekly class for assisted living residents with Parkinson’s Disease to engage in the joy of movement through live music, storytelling, and a variety of dance styles.$1,500
Veterans Legal ServicesTo support access to effective legal assistance for economically disadvantaged veterans in Cambridge when they are facing challenging legal issues.$2,500
VLA DANCETo provide consistent opportunities for professional dancers, build youth’s art skills, and push creativity in the adult community via classes, performances, shows, and publications.$5,000
VNA Care NetworkTo support the Removing Barriers to Health program, which addresses characteristics among vulnerable Cambridge home-based health care patients that result in a disproportionately high disease burden to improve health outcomes.$3,000
Women of Color Entrepreneurs, Inc.To widen the circle of entrepreneurship by supporting women of color entrepreneurs who are building great businesses and want help to scale. We onboard our fourth cohort in 2023.$5,000
Y2Y Network, IncTo support program operations and salaries related to Y2Y Network's Harvard Square shelter.$6,500
YWCA CambridgeTo support and expand internal HR and Finance department capacity.$10,000
My Brother's KeeperTo support strategic planning efforts that will expand and operationalize the Empowerment Program for high school-aged youth.$50,000
Museum of ScienceTo support the Museum’s Community Use Strategy, an effort to annually engage and welcome community organizations seeking complementary programming to help further their work with populations typically underserved in STEM.$20,000