Community Servings: $6,000
Providing nutritious, home-delivered, medically tailored meals to Cambridge residents impacted by poverty and critical or chronic illnesses.
Lovin’ Spoonfuls: $7,500
Lovin’ Spoonfuls will use this grant to rescue fresh, healthy food and distribute it to families and individuals experiencing food insecurity in Cambridge.
Rescuing Leftover Cuisine: $5,000
Increasing 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.
Mass Farmers Markets: $10,000
Growing food access and market operations for Cambridge residents through year-round access to the Central Square Farmers Market.
Harvard Square Churches Meal Program: $4,000
Preparing and serving a weekly evening meal while attempting to meet the growing daily needs of our guests.
About Fresh: $10,000
Increasing healthy food for Fresh Connect cardholders in Cambridge through retail partnership development and integration.
Project Manna: $5,000
Weekly meals from the soup kitchen and groceries via the food pantry.
The Outdoor Church of Cambridge: $1,000
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.
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Transition House: $10,000
High-quality, housing continuum services and community partnership programming for as many as 1,000 survivors of domestic violence and service-providers.
Furnishing Hope of Massachusetts: $2,500
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.
Heading Home: $5,000
Their mission is to enhance the outcomes of housing sustainability for families and individuals experiencing homelessness in Greater Boston.
Bridge Over Troubled Waters: $7,500
Engaging with homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth living on the streets to find a path home through Bridge’s services.
Hildebrand Family Self-Help Center: $5,000
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.
On The Rise: $6,500
Support 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.
Metro Housing | Boston: $10,000
A colocation site serving Cambridge, Medford, and Somerville residents through Mount Auburn Hospital.
Y2Y Network: $6,500
The 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.
Cambridge Neighborhood Apartment Housing Services: $7,500
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.
East End House: $25,000
The East End House provides essential and basic human services to under-resourced and vulnerable residents of Cambridge.
Second Chances: $2,500
Delivering free and empowering clothing, shoes, accessories, and gift cards to homeless and low-income community members.
Cradles to Crayons: $3,000
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.
Cambridge Women’s Center: $4,000
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.
Adolescent Consultation Services: $7,500
Direct, mental health services to children and their families who are involved with Cambridge Juvenile Court or at risk of becoming court-involved.
Emerge: A Men’s Counseling Service on Domestic Violence: $4,000
The 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.
Horizons for Homeless Children: $3,000
Children living in Cambridge shelters have the opportunity to engage in vital developmental play and their parents receive the tools to help them learn.
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center: $5,000
Free, confidential services to over 80 Cambridge residents and training for approximately 200 people in Cambridge in sexual violence education and prevention each year.
Cambridge Health Alliance Foundation: $2,500
The Sibling Support Program addresses the mental health of the siblings of children who are admitted to a psychiatric facility.
Urbanity Dance: $1,500
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.
VNA Care Network: $3,000
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.
Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services: $10,000
To 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.
Veterans Legal Services: $3,500
Free, high-quality civil legal aid for economically disadvantaged military veterans in Cambridge.