The Boston Foundation
The board of The Boston Foundation has recently approved $1.4 million in single and multi-year discretionary grants. The grants will be dispersed in January 2014, covering community improvement and development, the arts, and youth empowerment. Twelve organizations were chosen to serve the greater Boston area.
According to the Foundation, new figures presented at the December meeting show the first quarter of the 2014 fiscal year was an active one for the Boston Foundation and its donors – the Foundation distributed $22.0 million in grants and scholarships in the July-September quarter, including $14.5 million from the Foundation’s donor advised funds.
The most recent round of grants fund programs that strengthen inner city neighborhoods, promote the Arts, and serve youth and young adults – with a focus on innovations in education.
The following youth serving organizations’ received approval of grants in December 2013:
Teach for America, New York, $150,000/two-year general operating support grant to Teach for America, an organization that works to eliminate educational inequality by enlisting high achieving young leaders to teach for two years in high-need schools, to support its expansion in the Greater Boston area and the relocation of its Summer Institute to Lawrence, Massachusetts.
Posse Foundation, Boston, $100,000/one-year grant for Posse Boston, a cohort-based college success program for under-represented students with academic and leadership potential, to support its work with 300 Boston scholars and over 300 local alumni, and to support the improvement and expansion of its career programming.
Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Medford, $150,000/one-year payable to Trustees of Tufts College for the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, an academic institution whose mission is to bring together biomedical, social, political, and behavioral scientists to conduct research, educational, and community service programs to improve the nutritional health and well-being of populations throughout the world, for the “Moving to Academic Success” research partnership between Tufts University and the Boston Foundation, which will promote physical activity for children’s health and academic success.
Greater Four Corners Action Coalition, Dorchester Center, $35,000/one-year to the Four Corners Action Coalition, Inc., an organization that promotes neighborhood stabilization in the Four Corners neighborhood of Dorchester through resident organizing, positive youth development opportunities, promotion of economic development and collaboration with others, for general operating support as a supplement to three-year grant awarded by the Boston Foundation in October, 2011.