Past Grants

2016

Artists For Humanity, Inc.
Boston, MA
$10,000 to support paid apprenticeship and leadership programs in the visual
arts and creative industries for teens in Boston.

Asian American Civic Association
Boston, MA
$10,000 to support graduates of AACA's skills training programs and help
clients retain jobs.

BUILD-Greater Boston
Boston, MA
$10,000 to support a youth entrepreneurship program in Boston.

Career Collaborative, Inc.
Boston, MA
$10,000 to support unemployed and underemployed adults to get and stay in
jobs that will lead to careers.

English for New Bostonians, Inc.
Boston, MA
$10,000 to support a re-granting program that funds ESOL programs
integrating job readiness, technology skills and career-specific English
language instruction.

Families First Parenting Programs, Inc
Cambridge, MA
$10,000 to support a parent education program to increase resilience and
health of vulnerable children and families.

Family & Children’s Service of Greater Lynn, Inc.
Lynn, MA
$10,000 to support parent education classes and support groups to promote
children’s academic, social and emotional development.

International Institute of Boston, Inc. d/b/a International Institute of New
England
Boston, MA
$10,000 to support job training and placement services for new immigrants
and refugees in Lowell, Massachusetts.

Jewish Vocational Service
Boston, MA
A special grant commemorating ACRF 100th Anniversary to support organizational capacity
building initiatives that support workforce development in the Boston area.

Malden YMCA
Malden, MA
$10,000 to support the Early Learning Readiness program working with
informal caregivers to ensure the children in their care enter kindergarten
ready to learn.

Justice Resource Institute, Inc. d/b/a STRIVE Boston
Boston, MA
$10,000 to support chronically unemployed, low-income adults and older
youth find and keep jobs.

New England Center for Arts and Technology
Boston, MA
$10,000 to support a culinary arts training program for adults.

Operation A.B.L.E. of Greater Boston, Inc.
Boston, MA
$10,000 to support a career center that offers job training, job placement, and
post-employment support for unemployed and underemployed individuals
over the age of 45.

Parent-Child Home Program
Garden City, NY
$10,000 to support the Lynn chapter of a home-visiting program that
combines parent education and early childhood literacy.

Project Hope
Roxbury, MA
$10,000 to support a healthcare job training, placement, and support program
for low-income women in Boston.

Raising A Reader MA
Boston, MA
$10,000 to support a child literacy program to help families in Lowell increase
reading practice in their homes.

RAW Art Works
Lynn, MA
$10,000 to support an arts-based micro-enterprise and youth development
program in Lynn.

The Salvation Army, Massachusetts Division
Boston, MA
$10,000 to support a culinary training program for adults.

Sociedad Latina
Roxbury, MA
$10,000 to support a STEAM-focused (science, technology, engineering, arts
and math) afterschool program for middle school students.

South Boston Neighborhood House
South Boston, MA
$10,000 to support low-income parents in South Boston as they learn the
skills and gain confidence to support their children’s literacy development.

YMCA of Greater Boston
Boston, MA
$10,000 to support Boston’s recent immigrant population through a continuum
of services starting with ESOL classes through job skills training, employment
and career growth.

YouthBuild Boston
Boston, MA
$10,000 to support an architecture exploration program for high school
students.

2015

American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts
Cambridge, MA
$10,000 to support scholarships for low-income students in the Medical Education Training program for nurse assistants and home health aides.

Artists For Humanity, Inc.
Boston, MA
$10,000 to provide paid apprenticeship and leadership programs in the visual arts and creative industries for teens in Boston.

Asian American Civic Association
Boston, MA
$10,000 to support graduates of AACA’s skills training programs and help clients retain jobs in the long-term.

BUILD-Greater Boston
Boston, MA
$10,000 to support a youth entrepreneurship program in Boston.

Career Collaborative, Inc.
Boston, MA
$10,000 to support unemployed and underemployed adults to find, secure, and stay in jobs that will lead to careers.

English for New Bostonians, Inc.
Boston, MA
$10,000 to support a re-granting program that funds ESOL programs integrating job readiness, technology skills and career-specific English language instruction.

Families First Parenting Programs, Inc
Cambridge, MA
$10,000 to support a parent education program to increase resilience and health of vulnerable children and families.

Family & Children’s Service of Greater Lynn, Inc.
Lynn, MA
$10,000 to support parent education classes and support groups to promote children’s academic, social and emotional development.

Family Nurturing Center of Massachusetts, Inc.
Dorchester, MA
$10,000 to support a home visiting program that serves 95 low-income families in Boston.

Groundwork Lawrence
Lawrence, MA
$10,000 to support a youth leadership program that engages teens in environmental and public health projects that teach basic work skills and college/career awareness.

International Institute of Boston, Inc. d/b/a International Institute of New England
Boston, MA
$10,000 to support job training and placement services for new immigrants and refugees in Lowell, Massachusetts.

Jewish Vocational Service
Boston, MA
$10,000 to support the growing population of unemployed and underemployed refugees in Boston who need to develop English fluency and job search skills.

Lazarus House, Inc.
Lawrence, MA
$10,000 to support an education and job training program in Lawrence, MA.

Operation A.B.L.E. of Greater Boston, Inc.
Boston, MA
$10,000 to support a career center that offers job training, job placement, and post-employment support for unemployed and underemployed individuals over the age of 45.

Parent-Child Home Program
Garden City, NY
$10,000 to support the Lynn chapter of a home-visiting program that combines parent education and early childhood literacy.

Press Pass TV
Boston, MA
$10,000 to support a program to train youth to become freelance media producers and connect to related employment opportunities and career paths.

Project Hope
Roxbury, MA
$10,000 to support a healthcare job training, placement, and support program for low-income women in Boston.

Raising A Reader MA
Boston, MA
$10,000 to support families in Lowell to build and sustain literacy routines in their homes.

RAW Art Works
Lynn, MA
$10,000 to support a mural creation program and arts micro-enterprise for youth to create art and acquire arts-based job and life skills.

The Possible Project
Cambridge, MA
$10,000 to support high school students learning how to start their own businesses.

Sociedad Latina
Roxbury, MA
$10,000 to support a STEAM-focused (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) afterschool program for middle school students.

South Boston Neighborhood House
South Boston, MA
$10,000 to support low-income parents in South Boston as they learn the skills and gain confidence to support their children’s literacy development.

Wellspring House, Inc.
Gloucester, MA
$10,000 to support the MediClerk program, a healthcare job training program for low-income families that includes an internship and job placement assistance.

YMCA of Greater Boston
Boston, MA
$10,000 to support Boston’s recent immigrant population through a continuum of services starting with ESOL classes through job skills training, employment and career growth.

YouthBuild Boston
Boston, MA
$10,000 to support an architecture exploration program for high school students.

2014

American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts
Cambridge, MA
$10,000 for a nurse assistant and home health aide training program.

Asian American Civic Association, Inc.
Boston, MA
$10,000 to provide two-year post-job placement and retention services for graduates of the organization’s job training programs.

Career Collaborative, Inc.
Boston, MA
$15,000 to help unemployed and underemployed adults get and stay in jobs that will lead to careers.

CitySprouts
Cambridge, MA
$10,000 to develop public school gardens for children to learn where food comes from and experience hands-on, outdoor learning.

Congregación León de Judá f/b/o Boston Higher Education Resource Center
Boston, MA
$10,000 to provide workforce development services for Limited English Proficient Latino Boston residents. 

Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative
Roxbury and North Dorchester, MA
$10,000 to build youth skills in decision-making, teamwork, and critical thinking through employment opportunities that contribute to the success of the local community.

English for New Bostonians
Boston, MA
$15,000 to fund career-focused English for Speakers of Other Languages classes for Boston’s adult immigrants.

Families First Parenting Programs, Inc.
Cambridge, MA
$10,000 for parenting education workshops and professional trainings that promote healthy child development, school readiness and positive family relationships.

Family and Children’s Services of Greater Lynn, Inc.
Lynn, MA
$10,000 to support parenting education and family support programs in Lynn, Massachusetts.

Family Nurturing Center of Massachusetts
Dorchester, MA
$10,000 to support expansion of the Parent-Child Home Program, providing parents with age appropriate resources to promote school readiness and academic success for their young children.

Groundwork Lawrence
Lawrence, MA
$10,000 to provide part-time employment and training focused on the environment and public health for Lawrence high-school-aged youth.

International Institute of Boston d/b/a International Institute of New England
Boston, MA
$10,000 for job training, support, and job placement services for new immigrants and refugees in Lowell, Massachusetts.

Jewish Vocational Services
Boston, MA
$10,000 to provide employment and vocational services, including English for employment and industry-specific training, to unemployed and underemployed refugees in Boston.

Lazarus House, Inc.
Lawrence, MA
$10,000 to provide classroom education, pre-employment skills classes, job training and ongoing mentoring that helps families and individuals move out of poverty and homelessness.

Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries, Inc.
Boston, MA
$10,000 to support a comprehensive job training, placement, and support program for over 500 unemployed and underemployed individuals in the Boston area.

Operation A.B.L.E.
Boston, MA
$10,000 to provide accessible skills training and employment services, combined with support services needed by mature workers to reenter the workforce.

Parent-Child Home Program
Garden City, NY
$15,000 to support the Lynn chapter of a home-visiting program that combines parent education and early childhood literacy.

Project Hope
Roxbury, MA
$10,000 for a healthcare job training, placement, and support program for low-income women in Boston.

Quest Adventures, Inc.
Boston, MA
$10,000 to fund transformative service learning trips for under-served students in Boston.

Raising a Reader MA
Boston, MA
$10,000 to help families in Lowell, Massachusetts strengthen the culture of reading at home to close the school readiness gap and prepare children for academic success.

Sociedad Latina
Mission Hill/Roxbury, MA
$10,000 to support afterschool and summer STEM and Arts project-based activities for youth ages 11-13, including tutoring, mentoring and career exploration.

The Food Project, Inc.
Dorchester, MA
$10,000 to employ youth in the DIRT (Dynamic Intelligent Responsible Teens) Crew to build leadership and job skills and build youth knowledge of diversity, social justice, and sustainable agriculture.

The Possible Project
Cambridge, MA
$10,000 to support the Youth Entrepreneurship Program an entrepreneurship education program that empowers Cambridge high school students with the skills to achieve personal and professional success.

YMCA of Greater Boston
Boston, MA
$10,000 to support Training Inc., which provides adult immigrants a continuum of job training services, including ESOL classes and job placements.

YouthBuild Boston 
Boston, MA
$10,000 to support The Designery a hands-on urban architecture exploration program for high school students that explores careers in the building industry.

 

2013

American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts
Cambridge, MA
$10,000 for a nurse assistant and home health aide training program.

Artists For Humanity
Boston, MA
$10,000 to support an arts and microenterprise based leadership development program for Boston-area youth.

Asian American Civic Association, Inc.
Boston, MA
$7,500 to provide two-year post-job placement and retention services to graduates of the organization’s job training programs.

Boston Employment Services (STRIVE)
Dorchester, MA
$10,000 to support STRIVE’s education, job training and placement programs.

Career Collaborative
Boston, MA
$15,000 to help unemployed and underemployed adults get and stay in jobs that will lead to careers.

Combined Jewish Philanthropies f/b/o Jewish Vocational Services
Boston, MA
$25,000 to support employment services for immigrants and refugees including English classes, technical training for specific industry sectors, case management, and job placement services.

Crossroads for Kids
Duxbury, MA
$7,000 to support year-round academic enrichment programs for youth.

English for New Bostonians
Boston, MA
$10,000 to support the Pre-Vocational ESOL Program that grants funds to English as a Second Language Programs supporting their English classes and skill building workshops

Families First
Cambridge, MA
$10,000 for parenting education workshops and professional trainings that promote healthy child development, school readiness and positive family relationships.

Family and Children’s Services of Greater Lynn
Lynn, MA
$10,000 to support parenting education and family support programs in Lynn, Massachusetts.

Family Nurturing Center of Massachusetts
Dorchester, MA
$10,000  to support expansion of the Parent-Child Home Program, providing parents with age appropriate resources for their children.

International Institute of Boston
Boston, MA
$10,000 for job training, support, and job placement services for new immigrants and refugees in Lowell, Massachusetts.

Parent-Child Home Program
Garden City, NY
$15,000 to support the Lynn chapter of a home-visiting program that combines parent education and early childhood literacy.

Press Pass TV
$10,000 to support training youth to become freelance media producers and connect them to related employment opportunities and career paths

Project Hope
Roxbury, MA
$10,000 for a healthcare job training, placement, and support program for low-income women in Boston.

Raising a Reader
Boston, MA
$10,000 to help families in Lowell, Massachusetts build and sustain literacy routines in their homes.

Raw Artworks
Lynn, MA
$10,000 to support arts programs for high school youth.

The Possible Project
$10,000 to support the Youth Entrepreneurship Program, an entrepreneurship education program for Cambridge high school students

YMCA of Greater Boston
Boston, MA
$15,000 to support Training Inc., a workforce development program that includes English classes and job training and placement services for immigrants in Boston.

 YouthBuild Boston 
$10,000 to support The Designery, a youth internship program that explores the study of and careers in the building industry.

2012

American Red Cross of Eastern Massachusetts
Cambridge, MA
$20,000 for a nurse assistant and home health aide training program.

Artists For Humanity
Boston, MA
$10,000 to support an arts and microenterprise based leadership development program for Boston-area youth.

Asian American Civic Association, Inc.
Boston, MA
$7,500 to provide two-year post-job placement and retention services to graduates of the organization’s job training programs.

Associated Grant Makers
Boston, MA
$2,500 to support general operations.

Boston Employment Services (STRIVE)
Dorchester, MA
$10,000 to help the chronically unemployed and hard-to-place individuals find jobs and stay employed.

Career Collaborative
Boston, MA
$15,000 to help unemployed and underemployed adults get and stay in jobs that will lead to careers.

Chelsea Education Foundation
Chelsea, MA
$6,000 to support family literacy programs in Chelsea.

Combined Jewish Philanthropies f/b/o Jewish Vocational Services
Boston, MA
$25,000 to support employment services for immigrants and refugees including English classes, technical training for specific industry sectors, case management, and job placement services.

Crossroads for Kids
Duxbury, MA
$7,000 to support year-round academic enrichment programs for youth.

Discovering Justice
Boston, MA
$10,000 to expand of the Mock Trial Civics Education Program in Lowell and Lawrence.

English for New Bostonians
Boston, MA
$10,000 for the Pre-Vocational ESOL Program, a pooled funding initiative that grants funds to English as a Second Language Programs allowing them to offer English classes and skill building workshops that help individuals prepare jobs in specific industries.

Families First
Cambridge, MA
$10,000 for parenting education workshops and professional trainings that promote healthy child development, school readiness and positive family relationships.

Family and Children’s Services of Greater Lynn
Lynn, MA
$10,000 to support parenting education and family support programs in Lynn, Massachusetts.

Family Center, Inc.
Somerville, MA
$10,000 to support a series of parenting workshops and educational programs designed to help parents in the Boston area increase awareness of the past and present factors that influence their parenting practices, enhancing their parenting skills.

Family Nurturing Center of Massachusetts
Dorchester, MA
$10,000 to expand the Parent Child Home Program, a home-based family literacy initiative designed to promote school readiness and academic success by strengthening parent-child verbal interaction and reading and play activities at home.

Hyde Square Task Force
Jamaica Plain, MA
$10,000 to launch a new teen-led Youth Literacy Theater program that promotes reading and literacy skills among elementary school students through interactive skits, short plays, and other activities.

International Institute of Boston
Boston, MA
$10,000 for job training, support, and job placement services for new immigrants and refugees in Lowell, Massachusetts.

Julie’s Family Learning Program
South Boston, MA
$10,000 to support a comprehensive adult education program for low-income women and a high-quality preschool for their children.

Parent-Child Home Program
Garden City, NY
$15,000 to support the Lynn chapter of a home-visiting program that combines parent education and early childhood literacy.

Project Hope
Roxbury, MA
$10,000 for a healthcare job training, placement, and support program for low-income women in Boston.

Raising a Reader
Boston, MA
$10,000 to help families in Lowell, Massachusetts build and sustain literacy routines in their homes.

Raw Artworks
Lynn, MA
$10,000 to support arts programs for high school youth.

SkillWorks
Boston, MA
$10,000 towards a workforce development funder’s collaborative designed to support workforce partnerships in specific industry sectors that train low to moderate income adults in the Boston area.

Sociedad Latina
Roxbury, MA
$6,000 to provide afterschool programming for all three Mission Hill public middle schools and a college preparation mentoring program for high school students.

Strong Women, Strong Girls
Boston, MA
$6,000 for a history-based community service and mentoring program for elementary school girls.

West End House Boys and Girls Club
Allston, MA
$6,000 to support a peer education program for high school students.

YMCA of Greater Boston
Boston, MA
$10,000 to support Training Inc., a workforce development program that includes English classes and job training and placement services for immigrants in Boston.