Past Grants

2016 Grants

The Boston Education Development Foundation
f/b/o Boston Public Schools

$35,000 in support of expanding the Parent-Child Approaches to Learning Initiative to engage families and build parenting skills

Breakthrough Greater Boston
$20,000 to expand the Breakthrough program to serve middle and high school students at the Dorchester Campus, and implement two new programs for early high school students

Care Dimensions
$50,000 in support of the organization’s Complementary Therapies Program to provide non-invasive, holistic care to nurture the body, mind, and spirit of patients and family members

Children’s Trust, Inc.
$25,000 in support of parenting education programs, including Parenting Education and Support Programs, Nurturing Fathers groups, and the Father and Family Network

The Conversation Project
$100,000 in support of the Conversation Project and its citywide public media campaign in Boston to encourage family discussions regarding end-of-life preferences for aging family members

Courageous Parents Network
$29,000 to support parents of children facing life-threatening illnesses, pediatricians in training who care for those families, and to demystify difficult conversations to promote communication between parents of seriously ill children and pediatricians through videos and an interactive guide

Crossroads for Kids, Inc.
$25,000 in support of the “Grow-Build-Lead” long-term empowerment program to empower youth to think independently, make informed and healthy choices, set challenging goals, and engage in services of others

EMPath
$40,000 in support of the expansion of the Intergenerational Mobility Project to improve low-income child and family outcomes through this intergenerational intervention

Families First Parenting Programs
$35,000 in support of the Neighborhood Bases program, focused on continuing to build the program in the high-need communities of East Boston and Roxbury, and carry out and evaluate new parenting programs at partner sites in Roxbury

The Food Project
$15,000 in support of the organization’s food donations and Seed Crew program for hunger relief agencies in Greater Boston and on the North Shore

Friends of the Children- Boston
$25,000 in support of the organization’s long-term, professional mentoring for Boston’s highest-risk children and youth

Julie’s Family Learning Program
$35,000 in support of the organization’s adult and children’s services, including family support and education programs committed to the development of strong, stable, healthy family functioning

Nurtury
$20,000 in support of a family engagement program based at the organizations Learning Lab in Boston and serving 800 families annually

Parent-Child Home Program
$25,000 to bridge the preparation and achievement gap for children and families in need in Greater Boston and the surrounding gateway cities

Parenting Journey
$26,000 in support of Parenting Journey Groups designed to create resilient families by supporting over 300 parents in developing life skills and networks of resources

President and Fellows of Harvard College
f/b/o The Family Van

$25,000 in support of the Family Van’s general operation to bring mobile healthcare, wellness initiatives, and workshops to Boston’s most underserved communities

Raising a Reader
$15,000 to support the delivery of early literacy services to children and families in metro Boston

Raw Art Works
$25,000 to support the Family Focused Creative Youth Development program, providing free arts programming for over 560 underserved youth

Roca, Inc. $25,000 in support of the High-Risk Young Mothers Program, which provides intensive case management, parenting education, life skills, alternative education, and workforce development for young mothers

South Boston Neighborhood House
$35,000 in support of expanding the Welcome Baby program, a home visitation program for families in South Boston

Year Up, Inc.
$10,000 in support of an expansion effort designed to increase the organization’s work placement and college access program for young adults in Boston

Total Competitive Grants: $640,000

2015 Grants

Bethel Institute for Social Justice
$16,000 in support of the Fatherhood Program, a twelve-week parenting training and discussion program for court-involved fathers

The Boston Educational Development Foundation
f/b/o Boston Public Schools, Parent University
$35,000 in support of expanding the Parent-Child Approaches to Learning Initiative to engage families and build parenting skills

Breakthrough Greater Boston
$30,000 to expand the Breakthrough program to serve middle and high school students at Dorchester’s TechBoston Academy

Brookview House
$15,000 in support of programs that help mothers and children break the cycle of homelessness and poverty

Care Dimensions
$50,000 in support of the organization’s Complementary Therapies Program to provide non-invasive, holistic care to nurture the body, mind, and spirit of patients and their family members

Children’s Trust, Inc.
$25,000 in support of the Parenting Education Programs, enabling 400 parents to learn new skills, connect with peers, and increase use of community resources

The Conversation Project, Inc.
$100,000 in support for the Conversation Project and its citywide public media campaign in Boston to encourage family discussions regarding end-of-life preferences for aging family members

Crossroads for Kids, Inc.
$35,000 in support of the Leadership Coaching Program, an intensive year-round mentoring program serving youth from grades 3 to 12

Families First Parenting Programs
$35,000 in support of the Neighborhood Bases program, focused on expanding services to serve 750 parents in the high-need communities of East Boston and Roxbury

The Food Project
$20,000 in support of the organization’s food donations program for hunger relief agencies in Greater Boston and on the North Shore

Friends of the Children-Boston
$25,000 in support of the organization’s long-term mentoring for 141 of Boston’s highest-risk children and youth

Housing Families
$15,000 in support of the organization’s Whole Family Homelessness Prevention project, focused on eviction protection, direct financial assistance, and therapeutic and academic support services for youth and families

Julie’s Family Learning Program
$35,000 in support of the organization’s adult and children’s services, including family support and education programs committed to the development of strong, stable, health family functioning

More than Words, Inc.
$10,000 in support of the organization’s graduate program, to facilitate successful transitioning from the More than Words employment model to adult independence

Nurtury
$35,000 in support of a family engagement program based at the organization’s new Learning Lab in Boston and serving 800 families annually

Parent-Child Home Program
$25,000 to expand program capacity in the Greater Boston area, to enroll 25 multiple-risk families in the organization’s school readiness program

Parenting Journey
$26,000 in support of the organizations six programs designed to create resilient families by supporting parents in developing life skills and networks of resources

President and Fellows of Harvard College
f/b/o The Family Van
$45,000 in support of the Family Van’s general operation to bring mobile healthcare, wellness initiatives, and workshops to Boston’s most underserved communities

Raising A Reader (RAR-MA, Inc.)
$25,000 to support the delivery of early literacy services to children and families in the community of Lynn, Massachusetts

Raw Art Works
$25,000 to support the Family Focused Creative Youth Development program, providing free arts programming for 500 underserved youth

Roca, Inc.
$25,000 in support of the High-Risk Young Mothers Program, which provides intensive case management, parenting education, life skills, alternative education, and workforce development for 125 young mothers

South Boston Neighborhood House
$35,000 in support of expanding the Welcome Baby program, a home visitation program for families in South Boston

St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children
$10,000 in support of the organization’s intensive clinical support for young and homeless families, particularly focused on guiding 17 teen mothers through a healthy pregnancy and preparation for raising a healthy child

Year Up, Inc.
$20,000 in support of an expansion effort designed to increase the organization’s work placement and college access program for young adults in Boston

Total Competitive Grants: $717,000

 

2014 Grants

Associated Early Care and Education
d/b/a Nurtury
$35,000 in support of a family engagement program based at the organization’s new Learning Lab in Boston and serving 800 families annually

Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston, Inc.
$50,000 in general operating support for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston and its programming for 15,000 children and teens throughout 11 clubs in Boston and Chelsea

Breakthrough Greater Boston
$30,000 in support of expansion of the Breakthrough program to serve middle and high school students at Dorchester’s TechBoston Academy

Brookview House, Inc.
$35,000 in support of programs that help 350 mothers and children each year learn the skills necessary to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty

The Conversation Project, Inc.
$100,000 in startup support for the Conversation Project and its citywide public media campaign in Boston to encourage family discussions regarding end-of-life preferences for aging family members

Crossroads for Kids, Inc.
$25,000 in support of the leadership coaching program, an intensive year-round mentoring program serving youth from in grades 3 to 12

Families First Parenting Programs
$35,000 in support of expanding the Families United with Schools for Education and Neighborhood Bases programs, focused on developing partnerships among parents and schools to ensure academic success for all children

The Food Project
$25,000 in support of the organization’s food donations program for hunger relief agencies in Greater Boston and on the North Shore

Housing Families, Inc.
$30,000 in support of the organization’s Whole Family Homelessness Prevention project, focused on eviction protection, direct financial assistance, and therapeutic and academic support services for youth and families

Julie’s Family Learning Program
$35,000 in support of the organization’s adult and children’s services, including family support and education programs committed to the development of strong, stable, healthy family functioning

More than Words, Inc.
$10,000 in support of the organization’s graduate program, to facilitate successful transitioning from the More than Words employment model to adult independence

Museum of Science
$50,000 in support of the Hall of Human Life exhibit dedicated to revolutionizing how people understand their own biology

Parenting Journey
$26,000 in support of the organization’s six programs designed to create resilient families by supporting parents in developing life skills and networks of resources

President and Fellows of Harvard College
f/b/o The Family Van
$45,000 for the addition of a new community site in Boston for the Family Van’s mobile health services program

Raising A Reader (RAR-MA, Inc.)
$50,000 to support the expansion of the Raising a Reader home reading program to Lynn, Massachusetts

Raw Art Works
$25,000 for strategic space and program expansion for the organization’s youth arts and education programming

St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children
$20,000 in support of the organization’s intensive clinical support for young homeless families, particularly focused on guiding 12 teen mothers through a healthy pregnancy and preparation for raising a healthy child

WGBH Educational Foundation
$50,000 divided between general support for WGBH and programming for the American Experience television history series

Year Up, Inc.
$20,000 in support of an expansion effort designed to increase the organization’s work placement and college access program for young adults in Boston