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All Dog Rescue Inc.

To help homeless Massachusetts dogs find new homes regardless of age, health or breed.

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Alternatives for Community and Environment, Inc. (ACE)

ACE builds the power of communities of color and low income communities in Massachusetts to eradicate environmental racism and classism, create healthy, sustainable communities, and achieve environmental justice.

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American Camping Association Inc. New England Section

The American Camp Association, New England enriches the lives of children and families through quality camp experiences.  ACA New England is the region's leading source for all things summer camp.

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American Textile History Museum

An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the American Textile History Museum in Lowell, MA, tells America’s story through the art, history, and science of textiles. ATHM holds the world’s largest and most important collections of spinning wheels, hand looms, and early production machines, as well as more than five million pieces of textile prints, fabric samples, rolled textiles coverlets, and costumes. The Osborne Library contains a rich and comprehensive collection of printed, pictorial and manuscript material of interest to researchers in a variety of fields.

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Animal Rescue League of Boston

The Animal Rescue League (ARL) is an unwavering champion for animals in need, committed to keeping them safe and healthy in habitats and homes.  

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Appalachian Mountain Club

The Appalachian Mountain Club promotes the protection, enjoyment and understanding of the mountains, forests, waters, and trails of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. We believe these resources have intrinsic worth and also provide recreational opportunities, spiritual renewal, and ecological and economic health for the region. Because successful conservation depends on active engagement with the outdoors, we encourage people to experience, learn about, appreciate, and understand the natural world.

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Barnstable Land Trust, Inc.

Barnstable Land Trust is a non-profit, member-supported conservation and land preservation organization. We acquire open space to protect the natural resources of the Town of Barnstable.  BLT holds wildlife habitat, scenic views, wetlands, woodlands, sensitive watershed parcels, forest and other valuable open space in its natural state for the benefit of the community.
 
Founded in 1983, BLT provides a private alternative for land preservation.  As of May 2017, BLT has completed 156 land-saving initiatives and preserved 1,082 acres.

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Beverly Education Foundation Inc.

The Beverly Education Foundation, Inc. provides a public / private partnership to support the Beverly Public Schools. This collaboration is necessary to offset budgetary challenges facing our schools.
 
The Beverly Education Foundation, Inc. shall enhance and support improvements in the educational experience for Beverly Public School students as well as providing professional development for its faculty facilitating greater learning opportunities for our children.
 
Through our activities we shall model for the Beverly Public School students the important and necessary role we all have in our community. We hope to encourage the idea that we make our community stronger because we are not just beneficiaries of the community, but the benefactors.
 
Efforts of the Beverly Education Foundation, Inc. will aid our children and children's children to become more flexible in thought, responsible in deed, and active members of society.
 

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BioBuilder Educational Foundation (TBEF)

The mission of The BioBuilder Educational Foundation is to increase interest, engagement, and understanding of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).  

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Boston Building Materials Coop Charitable & Educational Fund, Inc.

To help low- and moderate-income homeowners and nonprofits repair and care for their homes and buildings affordably, while also benefiting the environment by diverting reusable materials from landfills.

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Boston Children's Museum

Boston Children’s Museum engages children and families in joyful discovery experiences that instill an appreciation of our world, develop foundational skills, and spark a lifelong love of learning. 

 

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Boston Harbor Now Inc.

Boston Harbor Now plans, advocates, and activates a harbor that is environmentally healthy, belongs to all, is resilient to climate change, and fosters economic opportunity.

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Businesses United in Investing, Lending, and Development (BUILD)- Greater Boston

BUILD uses entrepreneurship and experiential learning to ignite the potential of youth in under-resourced communities and equip them for high school, college and career success.

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Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc.

The Buzzards Bay Coalition is a membership-supported nonprofit organization dedicated to the restoration, protection, and sustainable use and enjoyment of our irreplaceable Bay and its watershed. The Coalition works to improve the health of the Bay ecosystem for all through education, conservation, research and advocacy.

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Cape Ann Farmers' Market

The Cape Ann Farmers’ Market (CAFM) connects local residents with healthy food, supports local food producers, partners with and supports local community agencies, and protects and improves the environment in our communities.

* We support local farmers and fishermen who are active stewards of the land and ocean.

* We connect local residents with the highest quality food possible while ensuring that it is affordable for residents who have limited food budgets.

* We work in tandem with others to realize community-wide changes that support more active lifestyles and increase the availability of healthy, affordable foods to help propel Cape Ann into a healthier future.

* We provide a venue and opportunity for local nonprofits to connect with the community to provide education and services.

* We are a home for emerging, small, local food businesses.

 

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Cape Ann Trail Stewards

Cape Ann Trail Stewards helps to maintain existing trails, improve access and promote the responsible and safe use of the Cape Ann trail network and recreational areas.  Our work area includes: Essex, Gloucester, Manchester and Rockport.

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Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team Inc.

The Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team is a non-profit organization dedicated to vernal pond conservation and education since 1990. Our focus is vernal ponds, the issue is preservation of wildlife habitat, which is ultimately about the health of the planet.

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Cape Cod Commericial Fishermens Alliance Inc.

We believe that a healthy marine environment, and therefore, the success of Cape Cod’s fishing businesses depend on a better way of managing our fisheries. Using fishermen’s knowledge we build lasting solutions. The Fishermen's Alliance effects change through public policy, applied science, economic development, and community partnerships and outreach.

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Center for Coastal Studies Inc.

The Center for Coastal Studies conducts scientific research with emphasis on marine mammals of the western North Atlantic and on the coastal and marine habitats and resources of the Gulf of Maine.  We promote stewardship of coastal and marine ecosystems and conduct educational activities that encourage responsible use and conservation.  We collaborate with other institutions and individuals whenever possible to advance our mission.

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Change is Simple Incorporated

Inspire elementary students to adopt lifelong environmental and social values through the use of an innovative sustainability education program.

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Charles River Conservancy Inc

The Charles River Conservancy (CRC) is dedicated to the stewardship, renewal, and enhancement of the urban parklands along the Charles River, working to make this extraordinary public resource more active, attractive and accessible for all.

The Charles River Reservation’s Lower and New Basins include 20 miles of shoreline, from the new harbor locks in Boston to the Watertown Dam, and more than 30 parks and green spaces along the way. The “ribbon of green and blue” of the urban river and its parklands give residents and visitors alike an enduring sense of place and a refuge for recreation, contemplation, and renewal. 

The staff and volunteers of this small but effective public-interest organization work together towards this shared vision of renewing our urban river parklands, which have the potential to be world-class parks. Building on the legacy of landscape architect and visionary Charles Eliot, the CRC focuses on providing what he called a, “democratic common ground for the enjoyment of all.”  

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Charles River Watershed Association, Inc.

"Saving the Charles River since 1965"

Protecting, preserving and enhancing the Charles River and its watershed through science, advocacy and the law. 

CRWA focuses a unique mix of science, advocacy, and law on behalf of the Charles. CRWA has proven again and again that solid scientific data can point to viable, pragmatic solutions for “impossible” problems. 

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Chelsea Collaborative, Inc.

The Chelsea Collaborative’s mission is to empower Chelsea residents and Chelsea organizations to enhance the social, environmental, and economic health of the community and its people. 

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CLF Ventures Inc.

As the non-profit strategy consulting arm of the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF), CLF Ventures bridges the public and private sectors to advance innovative, market-based solutions that further our vision for a thriving economy based on environmentally sound and economically viable principles. Our strong environmental reputation and solid standing with New England communities builds trust with the diverse stakeholders needed to advance projects with economic and environmental benefits. We leverage our multidisciplinary skill sets in business, science, and planning—as well as our relationships, policy acumen, and reputation—to achieve the key outcomes necessary for a healthier and more sustainable society, environment, and economy in the New England region and beyond.

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Climable.org (Environment Economics and Society Institute Inc.)

Climable(formerly EESI.us) is an organization committed to supporting economic and environmental research and demonstrations in the public interest. We are a woman-run non-profit in Cambridge, MA that strives to bridge the gap between scientists and citizens to answer the question of how we, as global and local communities, can understand and respond to the increasing threats of climate change. We connect citizens, advocates, experts, policy-makers and funders to craft programs likely to make real change. Climable.org promotes rigorous, transparent scientific analysis and responsible, well-informed decision-making, and aims to advance policies affecting our environment, society, and well-being.

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Climate Action Business Association, fiscally sponsored by Climate Xchange Education and Research Inc.

Climate Action Business Association works with local small businesses to take targeted action on climate change. 

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Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation

The mission of the Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation (the “NDC”) is to build a better, stronger community in Codman Square and South Dorchester by creating housing and commercial spaces that are safe, sustainable, and affordable, promoting financial and economic stability for residents and for the neighborhood, and providing residents of all ages with opportunities and skills to empower themselves to improve their lives.

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Community Outreach Group Inc.

The Community Outreach Group for Landscape Design (COGdesign) provides pro-bono landscape design services to under-resourced community groups in greater Boston with the goal to create together beautiful, resilient, green spaces which meet neighborhood needs.

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Connecticut River Watershed Council Inc.

We are the voice for the Connecticut River watershed, from source to sea. We collaborate with partners across four states to protect and advocate for your rivers and educate and engage communities. We bring people together to prevent pollution, improve habitat, and promote enjoyment of your river and its tributary streams. Healthy rivers support healthy economies.


 

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Conservation Law Foundation, Inc.

The Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) works to solve the most significant environmental challenges facing New England. CLF's advocates use law, economics and science to create innovative strategies that conserve natural resources, protect public health and promote vital communities in our region. Founded in 1966 and headquartered in Boston, CLF is a nonprofit, member-supported organization with offices in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

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Corporate Accountability International (Infact)

Corporate Accountability stops transnational corporations from devastating democracy, trampling human rights, and destroying our planet.
 
We are building a world rooted in justice where corporations answer to people, not the other way around—a world where every person has access to clean water, healthy food, a safe place to live, and the opportunity to reach their full human potential.

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Courageous Sailing Center for Youth, Inc.

Courageous Sailing transforms lives through sailing programs that inspire learning, personal growth and leadership.

Courageous is a sports-based youth development program that uses sailing, swimming, and related STEM education as platforms for social-emotional growth and out-of-school-time learning. We are committed to making sailing accessible to all and removing barriers that have traditionally prevented marginalized youth from participating in our programs. As our students master sailing skills, they also build self-confidence, resilience, critical thinking, teamwork, and knowledge and appreciation of the natural world—skills necessary for success on the water, in school, and in the workplace. At Courageous, we believe that learning to navigate through the obstacles of busy Boston Harbor helps youth learn to navigate through and overcome life’s challenges. In the words of our founder, “Every child’s perspective is improved 50 yards offshore.”

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Dismas House of Massachusetts Inc.

The mission of Dismas is the reconciliation of homeless former offenders and society through the creation of supportive community.  Through our family-style transitional and permanent housing, and our street outreach (BAR None), Dismas welcomes back former offenders to New England's second largest city.  Through advocacy and innovation, Dismas helps to build a statewide safety net as well, providing assistance in linking the social safety net with energy efficiency.

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Eagle Eye Institute, Inc.

Eagle Eye Institute's mission is to empower urban people from low-income communities, especially youth of color, to play an active role in caring for our environment.  

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EChO - Eradicate Childhood Obesity Foundation, Inc.

EChOEradicate Childhood Obesity Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to ending childhood obesity in the United States. Added sugar is the root cause for the obesity epidemic in the United Statesan epidemic that so far has been only increasing in its numbers. Consequently, seeing that efforts in practice have not reversed this growing trend, our approach is to combat obesity by originating creative, radical projects that shall cultivate awareness about the critical importance of healthy nutrition, and highlight the dangers of added sugars.

In compliance with our mission, we serve the community of Boston, as here we have higher-than-national rates of obesity. We aim to empower children and families of vulnerable populations by bridging knowledge gaps about nutrition and helping to reduce the negative lifelong health outcomes that arise from obesity including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and certain types of cancer.



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EcoLogic Development Fund

EcoLogic's mission is to empower rural and indigenous people to restore and protect tropical ecosystems in Central America and Mexico.

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Ellen M Gifford Sheltering Home Corporation

The mission of the Gifford Cat Shelter is to provide a safe haven for abandoned, stray, abused, neglected, unwanted and injured cats with the goal of re-homing and ending the needless killing of community and companion cats.

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Emerald Necklace Conservancy Inc

The Emerald Necklace Conservancy was incorporated in 1998 with a mission to “protect, restore, maintain and promote the landscape, waterways and parkways of the Emerald Necklace park system as special places for people to visit and enjoy.” The Conservancy brings together the Necklace’s residential neighbors, community and business leaders, park advocates, and government around an agenda to restore this environmental resource and keep the parks healthy and accessible for all. The work program focuses on parks restoration, parks maintenance, volunteer programs, public education programs, youth stewardship and workforce development and reviews of projects proposed in and around the Necklace to ensure that they do not adversely affect the parks, among other initiatives.

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Emerson Umbrella Inc.

Our mission is to enrich lives and build a vibrant community through the arts. We inspire creativity, learning and personal growth through arts education programs, performing and visual arts presentations and community collaborations.

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Energy Consumers Alliance of New England Inc

Energy Consumers Alliance of New England, dba Mass Energy in Massachusetts and People's Power & Light in Rhode Island
 
We are a non-profit organization working to make energy more affordable and environmentally sustainable. Our energy efficiency outreach and advocacy efforts save consumers energy and money across MA and RI. Our green electricity options, New England GreenStart and New England Wind, support local green energy projects. Our Discount Heating Oil Program now serves 13,000 members. Last but not least, our emergency fuel program benefits low-income households and the general public. 
The public can make one-time or monthly contributions to our New England Wind Fund, which helps finance small local wind projects like these: www.massenergy.org/wind 
 
 
 

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Environmental League of Massachusetts, Inc.

Founded over 100 years ago, ELM is a member-based, non-profit organization. ELM is dedicated to protecting the health of our environment and citizenry by safeguarding the land, water and air of our Commonwealth. ELM is focused on environmental advocacy and strengthening the voice and effectiveness of the environmental community. ELM advocates for strong environmental laws and regulations on the broad range of environmental issues, voices the concerns of citizens, ensures that laws are properly implemented and enforced and educates the public.

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Esplanade Association Inc

The Esplanade Association is a privately funded nonprofit organization that works to revitalize and enhance the Charles River Esplanade, preserve natural green space, and build community by providing educational, cultural and recreational programs for everyone.

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Essex County Green Belt Association Inc.

Essex County Greenbelt is a non-profit land trust dedicated to conserving the farmland, wildlife habitat and scenic landscapes of Essex County. Greenbelt has conserved nearly 17,000 acres of local land and has been directly involved in protecting 75% of the acreage conserved in the past ten years.

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Exceptional Lives Inc.

Exceptional Lives (EL) uses technology to close the information gap that caregivers of children with disabilities experience in navigating the web of education, government, and healthcare services and systems designed to support their journey. Their online information platform consists of:
  • Personalized, step-by-step Guides on how to navigate disability-related processes such as early intervention, special education, health insurance, and filing for Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • A comprehensive Resource Directory of disability-related services and providers

EL also provides support for families through a toll-free helpline, email and online chat. All content has been developed using health literacy concepts so that it is easy to understand and act on, engaging and user-friendly.

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FIRST (United States Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)

Our mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership.

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Franklin Park Coalition, Inc.

FPC is a non-profit organization that serves as a voice for Franklin Park: Inspiring others to care for, explore and enjoy the park. We work to ensure Franklin Park is recognized as the "heart of the city" and treated as the crown jewel of the Emerald Necklace, providing a healthy environment for its surrounding communities where neighbors are actively caring for and using their "big backyard."

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Friends of Holly Hill Farm Inc.

The Friends of Holly Hill Farm strives to enhance and preserve the resources and legacy of Holly Hill Farm including its organic farming operation, historic farm buildings, fields, woodlands, and salt marsh meadows. Our goals are to benefit local communities, provide healthy food, and educate people of all ages year-round about the practices of conservation and sustainable farming.

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Friends of Mary Cummings Park, Inc.

Friends of Mary Cummings Park Inc is a recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Mary Cummings Park, whose 210 acres are located in Burlington and Woburn, Massachusetts, is held in trust by Boston. The Friends organization was founded in 2007 for the purpose of helping to keep the park forever open as a public park and playground, to promote recreation consistent with the historic uses of the park, and to promote the protection of wildlife habitat and watershed.

We are the only organization dedicated to promoting this park and to protecting it for future generations.

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Friends of Middlesex Fells Reservation, Inc.

The Friends of the Middlesex Fells Reservation is dedicated to the protection and harmonious use of the Fells, promoting awareness, policies and programs which honor and preserve the landscape and heritage of the 3,400 acre Middlesex Fells Reservation for current and future generations.
 
We sponsor natural and cultural history lectures and recreational hikes year-round to increase public awareness and appreciation of the Fells. We assist local youth groups in community service projects and work with local conservation groups to help develop policies through collaboration with local and state agencies and elected officials.  We sponsor Fells clean up events and raise money to rehabilitate Fells structures.

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Friends of the Public Garden

The mission of the Friends of the Public Garden is to preserve, protect and enhance Boston's first public parks - the Boston Common, the Public Garden and the Commonwealth Avenue Mall - in partnership with the City of Boston's  Parks and Recreation Department.

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Fruitlands Museums, Inc.

Fruitlands Museum seeks to inspire and educate through art, nature and history.

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Gaining Ground, Inc.

Gaining Ground grows organic produce for hunger relief with help from volunteers of all ages and abilities, who work and learn in our gardens.

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Grassroots International

Grassroots International works in partnership with social movements to create a just and sustainable world by advancing the human rights to land, water, and food through global grantmaking, building solidarity across organizations and movements, and advocacy in the US.

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GreenRoots Inc.

GreenRoots works to achieve environmental justice and greater quality of life through collective action, unity, education and youth leadership across neighborhoods and communities.
 
GreenRoots is a community-based organization dedicated to improving and enhancing the urban environment and public health in Chelsea and surrounding communities. We do so through deep community engagement and empowerment, youth leadership and implementation of innovative projects and campaigns.

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Groundwork Lawrence Inc

Mission: “to bring about the sustained regeneration, improvement and management of the physical environment by developing community-based partnerships which empower people, businesses and organizations to promote environmental, economic and social well-being.”

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Groundwork Somerville Inc

Groundwork Somerville strives to bring about the sustained regeneration, improvement and management of the physical environment through the development of community-based partnerships which empower people, businesses and organizations to promote environmental, economic and social well-being.

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Hale Reservation Inc.


The mission of Hale is to offer educational and recreational opportunities that develop self-confidence, inspire a passion for learning, and encourage an appreciation for the natural environment.

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Helping Hands Simian Aides For The Disabled Inc. dba Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers for the Disabled

Established in 1979, Helping Hands: Monkey Helpers for the Disabled is a national non-profit 501(c)3 organization that raises and trains capuchin monkeys to provide daily assistance to people living with spinal cord injury or other mobility impairments. Helping Hands supports each service monkey and his or her human partner during their many years together through interactive mentoring of the placement and close supervision of the monkey's behavioral, nutritional, and veterinary needs. Relying on private contributions, Helping Hands provides these specially trained service animals and their lifetime support free of charge to our recipients.

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Kestrel Educational Adventures

We inspire wonder, understanding and connection to the natural world through playful, outdoor scientific inquiry.

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Learning By Design in Massachusetts Inc., a program of the BSA Foundation

LBD:MA draws on the power of architecture and design to build within each child an essential structure for learning and creating that will inform every endeavor in their lives. Today’s children are the designers of a better tomorrow.

We envision a world in which the design process is integral to the way every child learns, and all children value their connection to the architecture of their world. We fulfill this mission by:

  • bringing design activities focusing on people, places and spaces into the heart of K-12 learning
  • enabling students, teachers and architects to design and learn together, and
  • building a strong community dedicated to K-12 Architecture and Design Education.

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Lovin Spoonfuls Inc.

Lovin’ Spoonfuls is an organization that facilitates the recovery and distribution of healthy, perishable food that would otherwise be discarded. Lovin’ Spoonfuls works efficiently to deliver this food directly to the community organizations and resources where it can have the greatest impact. Lovin’ Spoonfuls is committed to addressing the health, environmental and economic impact that food waste has on our community. Headquartered in Boston, MA, Lovin’ Spoonfuls is a 501c3, non-profit organization.

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Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust, Inc.

The Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust's mission is to improve the quality of life for the people of Lowell through the creation, conservation, and preservation of parks, open spaces and special places.

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Machine Science Inc.

To foster critical thinking and technological competency among underserved and underrepresented young people through hands-on robotics, science, and data exploration.

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Manchester Essex Conservation Tr Inv

To promote the preservation of natural beauty, wildlife and resources in Manchester-by-the-Sea and Essex, Massachusetts, and adjacent communities through the acquisition of real and personal property and interests by gift, purchase and otherwise; through encouraging scientific study of the wildlife and resources therein; through promoting the passive recreational use of walking trails on the land.

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Mass Insight Education and Research Institute Inc

MIE’s mission is to provide leadership in closing the achievement and opportunity gaps for underserved students by focusing on system transformation and student academic success. We seek to dramatically improve student achievement at scale by transforming state and local education systems, structures, and policies.

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Massachusetts Association of Conservation Commissions, Inc.

MACC protects Massachusetts natural resources through education, advocacy and support of conservation commissions.

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Massachusetts Audubon Society, Inc.

The mission of the Mass Audubon is to protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and for wildlife. We serve as a leader and a catalyst for conservation, by acting directly to protect the nature of Massachusetts and by stimulating individual and
institutional action through conservation, education, and advocacy. 

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Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation Inc.

MassBioEd engages teachers, inspires students, and guides the life sciences workforce. Our BioTeach program supports Massachusetts teachers as they work to engage students through lab-centered, inquiry-based learning. Our Job Trends initiative identifies workforce needs and illuminates the pathway from the classroom to careers in the life sciences.

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Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition, Inc.

Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition is dedicated to preventing environmental causes of breast cancer through community education, research advocacy, and changes to public policy.

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Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety & Health, Inc. (MassCOSH)

Founded in 1976, Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (MassCOSH) engages youth and adult community members as leaders in promoting safe, secure jobs and healthy communities throughout eastern Massachusetts. Through education, leadership development and coalition-building, youth and adults gain the skills and support to address dangerous work conditions and prevent work-related diseases and disabilities. MassCOSH has a special focus on immigrants and other lower-income adults, and young people of color who often work in jobs that are the most unsafe and unhealthy.

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Massachusetts Horticultural Society

Massachusetts Horticultural Society (Mass Hort) is dedicated to encouraging the science and practice of horticulture and to developing the public's enjoyment, appreciation, and understanding of plants and the environment.

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Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

The Mission of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals–Angell Animal Medical Center is to protect animals, relieve their suffering, advance their health and welfare, prevent cruelty, and work for a just and compassionate society.

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Math for America Boston Inc.

Math for America-Boston (MfA-Boston) works to improve student engagement, interest, and achievement in mathematics by recruiting, training, and retaining expert mathematics teachers for high needs Boston area public middle schools and high schools. MfA-Boston consists of a Teaching Fellowship program to recruit and prepare new teachers and a Master Teacher Fellowship program to deepen and share the skills of expert teachers - together with extensive professional, mathematical, and financial supports which include graduate tuition, stipends, mentoring, professional development, and an inspiring community of mathematicians, teachers, and educational specialists. All Fellows commit to at least 4 years of teaching in a high needs Boston area public school.

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MathPOWER (Boston Algebra in Middle Schools A I M S Project Incorporated)

 MathPOWER's mission is to transform the lives of urban youth by developing proficiency in mathematics and personal resiliency.

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Medford-Brooks Estate Land Trust, Inc. (M-BELT)

The mission of the Medford-Brooks Estate Land Trust (M-BELT) is to protect and restore the historic Brooks Estate in Medford, Massachusetts, for public benefit. Our main vision is to ensure the future of the Brooks Estate (a permanently protected 50-acre open space and historic property) as a community and environmental asset for the people of Medford and the general public.
 
M-BELT’s main goals are to:
 
1) Completely restore two buildings, the Shepherd Brooks Manor and Carriage House (1880), for public benefit and use;
 
2) Restore the historic landscape, open space and natural habitat to: capture the historic “look and feel” of the property; promote biodiversity; and improve habitat values.
 
3) Create the necessary economic engine to ensure the long-term self-sufficiency of the property.

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Merrimack River Watershed Council, Inc.

To protect, improve and conserve the Merrimack River watershed for people and wildlife through education, recreation, advocacy and science.

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Merrohawke Nature School Inc.

Provide meaningful outdoor education programs ashore and afloat, for all ages, in all seasons, to inspire a deep connection to land and sea, a strong sense of self, and compassion for all.

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Mill City Grows Inc.

Mill City Grows’ mission is to improve physical health, economic independence and environmental sustainability in Lowell through increased access to land, locally grown food and education.

Since 2011, Mill City Grows (MCG) works towards food justice in Lowell, MA using the following strategies and programs: education in and out of schools, supporting community leadership through community gardens, increasing urban agriculture through 5 acres of urban farms, implementing a mobile market, and empowering people to produce their own food. Our Food Access and Food Education programs are rooted in the idea that a well-educated community will make healthier choices.

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MITS, Inc. (Museum Institute for Teaching Science)

The mission of MITS is to promote high quality inquiry-based, hands-on science, technology and engineering education through collaborations of informal and formal education institutions.

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Mount Auburn Cemetery: (The Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery)

Mount Auburn Cemetery Mission Statement:

Mount Auburn Cemetery inspires all who visit, comforts the bereaved, and commemorates the dead in a landscape of exceptional beauty.
 
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery Mission Statement:
 
The mission of the Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery (FOMAC) is to assist in the conservation of the natural beauty and historic integrity of Mount Auburn Cemetery and to increase public knowledge and appreciation of its unique cultural, historic, and natural resources through charitable, scientific, and educational programs. To accomplish these goals, FOMAC raises funds from both public and private sources.

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Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust Inc

Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust protects significant natural, agricultural, and scenic areas and encourages land stewardship in north central and western Massachusetts for the benefit of the environment, the economy, and future generations.

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Museum of Science

The Museum's mission is to play a leading role in transforming the nation's relationship with science and technology. This role becomes ever more important as science and technology shape and reshape our lives and world, and it means we:

  • Promote active citizenship informed by the world of science and technology
  • Inspire lifelong appreciation of the importance and impact of science and engineering
  • Encourage young people of all backgrounds to explore and develop their interests in understanding the natural and human-made world

To do this, we will continue to build our position as a leader in the world's museum community and use our educational perspective as an informal learning institution to help the formal pre K-12 education system.

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Mystic River Watershed Association, Inc.

The Mystic River Watershed is a living system full of fish and wildlife—including the second largest river herring migration in the state. The watershed includes 370 acres of open space and parks along the river that offer countless recreational opportunities. The Mystic River Watershed Association uses science, advocacy and education to ensure a vibrant, healthy and accessible environment.

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Nashoba Conservation Trust

To protect natural resources and wildlife areas in the Town of Pepperell, Massachusetts by acquiring forest, wetland, and other important wildlife habitats (land conservation).

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Nashua River Watershed Association Inc.

"Protecting our water, our land, our communities"
 
Working for a healthy ecosystem with clean water and open spaces for human and wildlife communities, where people work together to sustain mutual economic and environmental well-being in the Nashua River watershed.
 
Founded in 1969, the Nashua River Watershed Association uses a watershed approach to protect natural resources in 32 communities in north central Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire.

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National Education for Assistance Dog Services Inc. (NEADS/Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans)

NEADS/Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans was founded in 1976 to train and place assistance dogs to help people who have disabilities and children who have autism.  NEADS has trained over 1,400 Assistance Dog partners (person and dog) now living and working together across the USA, including assistance dogs to help veterans of our wars with physical disabilities and with PTSD.    
NEADS is the oldest continuing Hearing Dog program in the country and the first program on the East Coast to train a Service Dog.

 

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Naturestage Inc.

Naturestage was founded on the fervent belief that the performing arts can and must serve a central role in reconnecting people with nature and celebrating the intricate interdependence that sustains our planet. We create films, photography exhibits and stage multimedia theatrical concerts to inspire a sense of awe and wonder about the natural world, and build empathy and understanding for other species through the arts and documentary storytelling. Although our work began with live performance we quickly realized that social and attitudinal change comes with reaching more people and that films were the most potent way to do this. The core of our mission is to create a new sense of true kinship with other species alongside us on the planet, and access the wisdom we all have that is often unleashed through the emotional and metaphorical power of the arts. 

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Neighborhood of Affordable Housing Inc

NOAH, the Neighborhood of Affordable Housing, is an East Boston-based community development corporation structured to collaborate with and support residents and communities in their pursuit of affordable housing strategies, environmental justice, community planning, leadership development, and economic development opportunities. NOAH eagerly partners with those residents, neighborhood entities, municipalities or groups that share similar values and goals in order to improve standards of living, build community, and create social/economic opportunities, especially for low and moderate-income persons, families and disadvantaged groups or areas. NOAH's goals and programs are built on a commitment to equality, fairness, diversity and respect for all people.

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New England Aquarium Corporation

The New England Aquarium combines education, entertainment and action to address the most challenging problems facing the oceans. We aim to create a new generation of ocean stewards, while providing regional, national and global leadership in marine conservation. The New England Aquarium is the only Boston-based cultural institution with a mission focused primarily on the environment, promoting the importance of protecting the blue planet through innovative exhibits and educational programs

 

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North Shore InnoVentures

Incubating innovation: saving lives and saving the environment.
 
North Shore InnoVentures is building a culture of innovation on the North Shore of Massachusetts by incubating and accelerating start-up biotech and cleantech companies that tackle difficult problems, open new markets and create jobs

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Northeast Animal Shelter Inc.

Northeast Animal Shelter is a non-profit, no-kill organization dedicated to saving unwanted dogs and cats by placing them in permanent homes.

 NEAS’ innovative programs include Canine and Feline Rescue, Community Outreach, Humane Education.  NEAS is focused on dealing with the problem of overpopulation and humane treatment of animals.

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Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA)

We envisions a built environment in the Northeast that is climate neutral, adaptive and resilient, energy independant, architecturally inspiring, and supportive of connection and community. NESEA hopes to advance the adoption of sustainable energy practices in the built environment by cultivating a community where practitioners share, collaborate and learn.

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Northeastern University

Northeastern University's (Northeastern or the University) mission is to educate students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment and to create and translate knowledge to meet global and societal needs. We provide a world-based approach to education and research. Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global, experiential research university. Grounded in its signature cooperative education program, the University today provides unprecedented experiential learning opportunities around the world. Northeastern’s rapidly growing research enterprise is strategically aligned with three national imperatives: health, security, and sustainability.

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Ocean Alliance, Inc.

Ocean Alliance strives to increase overall public awareness about whale and ocean health, through research and public education. Working with our scientific partners, we collect a broad spectrum of data on whales and ocean life. Ocean Alliance uses this data to advise educators, policy makers, and the general public on the wise stewardship of the oceans, in order to mitigate pollution, prevent the collapse of marine mammal populations, and promote ocean and human health. 

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Ocean River Institute, Inc.

The Ocean River Institute’s mission is to foster greater personal and community involvement in environmental conservation, sustainable stewardship, protecting wildlife and ecosystems.

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Power of Flowers Project

The Power of Flowers Project rescues flowers, repurposes them into beautiful bouquets and delivers them to seniors and others in need in our community to bring moments of joy and to build caring, compassionate relationships, with the help of dedicated volunteers.

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Protection of Animals in Wakefield Society, Inc. (PAWS)

To promote and protect the rights and well-being of all domestic animals and wildlife, and to foster greater understanding of animal welfare and animal rights through education.

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Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER): New England Chapter

Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) protects public employees who protect our environment. We are a service organization for local, state, federal and tribal law enforcement officers, scientists, land managers and other professionals dedicated to upholding environmental laws and values.

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Rockport Millbrook Meadow Conservancy

The mission of the Rockport Millbrook Meadow Conservancy is to develop and support initiatives, such as planning, fundraising, and programs, in partnership with interested citizens, the Town of Rockport, its Department of Public Works, and the Millbrook Meadow Committee, that ensure the restoration and maintenance of Rockport's Millbrook Meadow and Mill Pond as a sustainable landscape for the enjoyment of present and future generations.

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Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy Inc.

The Rose Kennedy Greenway, a roof garden atop a highway tunnel, is a contemporary public park in the heart of Boston. The non-profit Greenway Conservancy operates the 1.5-mile Greenway on behalf of the public.

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Salem Sound Coastwatch

Committed to clean, safe coastal waters and healthy marine habitats, Salem Sound Coastwatch collaborates with residents and municipalities across the Massachusetts North Shore to protect and improve the environmental quality of Massachusetts Bay, Salem Sound and the watershed.

SSCW’s accomplishments include involving local residents in monitoring efforts, promoting and conducting quality environmental science and research, and effectively using scientific data to advise local decision-makers on responsible environmental management.

Our School to Sea program gives students and teachers experiences in their local watershed and coastal waters that strengthen their connection to it while increasing their scientific knowledge. Through these experiences, they become better stewards of the place they call home.

 

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Save the Harbor Save the Bay

Save the Harbor/Save the Bay is a non-profit, public interest Boston Harbor advocacy organization made up of thousands of citizens as well as civic, corporate, cultural and community leaders and scientists.

As the region’s leading voice for clean water and continued public investment in Boston Harbor, the region's public beaches, and the Boston Harbor Islands, our mission is to restore and protect Boston Harbor, Massachusetts Bay and the marine environment and share them with the public for everyone to enjoy.

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Science Club for Girls, Inc.

Science Club for Girls' vision is to catalyze a fully diverse and inclusive STEM community.
 
Our mission is to foster excitement, confidence and literacy in STEM for girls, particularly those from underrepresented communities, by providing free, experiential programs and by maximizing meaningful interactions with women mentors in science, technology, engineering & mathematics.

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Science from Scientists

Science from Scientists’ mission is to teach and inspire the next generation to identify and solve real-world problems by improving STEM literacy. Our vision is to inspire students, ignite interest, and improve STEM competency with the goal of filling the workforce pipeline with talented, competent individuals.

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Second Chances Inc.

Second Chances puts donated clothing to work for our community, diverting clothing, shoes, and accessories from local landfills while helping our neighbors in need take their first steps toward brighter futures.

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Seeding Labs A Nonprofit Corporation

Seeding Labs invests in exceptional scientists in developing countries who have limited resources, but limitless potential. We provide reduced-cost lab equipment and training, and foster professional networks in order to enhance higher education, support vital research, and create a more connected global scientific community.

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Spectoccular Foundation Inc.

Engaging in research and development for early detection of eye and other diseases and assisting low-income individuals with early detection of eye and other diseases and in living with eye disease.

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The New Garden Society LTD

The New Garden Society is run by horticulturists, landscapers and farmers who seek to expand green industry opportunities for our incarcerated and formerly incarcerated neighbors. The need to provide fresh produce for low-income residents in Massachusetts far outstrips current access. It’s a simple idea: incarcerated individuals gain the skills to transform barren prison yards into beautiful, productive food gardens. Community members gain access to healthy food while incarcerated individuals gain vocational skills.

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The Small-Scale Sustainable Infrastructure Development Fund (S3IDF)

S3IDF’s mission is to reduce poverty by applying and disseminating its paradigm-shifting Social Merchant Bank Approach (SMBA). The SMBA bundles business development support, technological know-how, and co-financing to create small-scale enterprises. This support provides energy and other infrastructure services and related productive-use investments that are focused explicitly on the poor and the environment. S3IDF pursues two mission objectives to affect change on both local and global levels:To employ its Social Merchant Bank Approach (SMBA) in India to build micro-, small-, and medium-scale enterprises that positively impact the poor and the environment, To promote, disseminate, and transfer the SMBA to achieve a broader and greater impact within poor communities by enabling other development institutions to leverage both philanthropic and development capital to facilitate local commercial co-financing for micro-, small-, and medium-scale enterprises that explicitly benefit the poor.

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The Wish Project Inc.

Our mission is to provide basic home and baby goods to recently homeless families and other needy clients in order to facilitate their permanent sustainability, while also improving our environment by reducing waste in landfills.

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Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center, Inc.

Through our partnership with Boston’s public schools, each year thousands of students board the Thompson Island Outward Bound ferry to discover who they are and all they can become, on an island classroom that spans 204 acres of salt marshes, woods, campsites, labs, dormitories, and dozens of challenge structures. 

In order to reduce the achievement and opportunity gaps facing Boston middle schoolers, our research-based curriculum features hands-on field science infused with Outward Bound’s unique approach to character development.

Our education programs are provided at no cost to schools or students, funded by a combination of philanthropy and the island’s events business. 

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Three Bays Preservation Inc.

Three Bays Preservation is a not-for-profit environmental organization created to protect, maintain and enhance the aquatic environment and related eco-system in the area of West Bay, North Bay and Cotuit Bay on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and to take action to forestall and minimize threats to the health of the Three Bay system. 

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Toxics Action Center Inc.

Toxics Action Center's assistance provides groups with the strategies, science, and access to resources needed to run an effective grassroots effort. We strive to build the capacity of community groups and develop long-term civic leaders.

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Trustees of Reservations

Founded in 1891, The Trustees of Reservations (The Trustees) is a member-supported nonprofit conservation organization that preserves, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts and works to protect special places across the state.

 

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USGBC Massachusetts Chapter Inc.

“We drive sustainable and regenerative design, construction, and operation of buildings and communities in Massachusetts”

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