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100 Ways of Giving Corp

100 Ways of Giving is a 501(c)(3), tax exempt non-profit organization whose mission is to give back to less fortunate, underserved communities. Our organization aims to inspire and unite young adults of color by spearheading a movement, amongst millennials, that promotes a domino effect of philanthropic and charitable acts within their own communities.

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1647 Inc.

1647 prepares educators to engage all families in equal partnerships that are essential to student success.

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Accion East, Inc.

Accion East empowers small business owners through access to capital and financial education.  With economic opportunity, these entrepreneurs--often minorities and women--can build assets, better provide for their families, create employment and strengthen their communities.

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ACT Lawrence Inc.

ACT Lawrence is a Latina-led non-profit Community Development Corporation (CDC). Our mission is to work to achieve social and economic justice by empowering low to moderate-income populations in Lawrence, Massachusetts, and through shared values of inclusiveness and collaboration, to reclaim a voice for Lawrence and advocate self-determination for its residents through community development initiatives such as affordable housing, financial coaching, and youth leadership programs.

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Action for Boston Community Development

The mission of Action for Boston Community Development, Inc. (ABCD) is to empower low-income people by providing them with the tools to overcome poverty, live with dignity, and achieve their full potential.

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Action, Inc.

The mission of Action Inc. is to create opportunities that promote a thriving Cape Ann for all.

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African Cultural Services Inc.

To promote cultural awareness of the beauty and diversity through story, dance, music and celebrate the artistic heritage of Africa. We serve low income immigrant families with mentoring programs that help them adjust to American life, job creation and serve the schools in the west suburban communities in Massachusetts.

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African Television Network of New England Inc.

African Television Network of New England (ATNNE) is an independent 501(c)(3) organization first established in 2004 to provide linguistically appropriate and culturally sensitive Television Program for the Greater Boston African community especially to those facing language or cultural gaps.

At the African Television Network of New England we believe that a community thrives when its disparate groups are supported in maintaining vibrant cultural identities as they are provided with the information and skills that will allow them to join their larger community as respected and productive members. Founded with this mission in mind, ATNNE endeavors to increase the visibility, and promote understanding, of the African community of greater Boston by providing a weekly television program called “The African Television Network.”

Since its inception in 2002, the show has expanded from one local access television station to four, and has served as a forum for social change and political involvement within the African community. Each hour-long program addresses a cultural, political and practical issue relevant to those linked by birth, family, or affinity to the continent of Africa. Among the expansive scope of themes and problems addressed include immigration, radicalization, mental health, suicide, housing, English language acquisition, and advice on starting a small business. Programs for youth, with representatives from the Ethiopian, Eritrean and Somali and West African community are an important and growing part of our schedules, as are a variety of cultural programs featuring African music and dance. Guests have included the US Ambassador to Ethiopia, Boston City council President Michelle Wu, as well as area doctors, professors, attorneys, church leaders, and other professionals. Currently, ATNNE is the only in-depth source of news and information for the area’s growing African community and the only showcase of African cultural, social and political issues consistently available to the larger community.

Perhaps a television show might be perceived as a luxury with no real community impact. We strongly disagree. This medium can be a powerful force for change (which is one reason why oppressors who wish to strangle dissent attack independent media first). It is very empowering for people in the greater Boston African community to be able to access programs in their native language, to hear from community role models, to witness their culture showcased: giving this community this voice helps create a strong cultural identity, which can become a powerful instrument in the fight against the divisiveness and damage of racism.

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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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All Hands Volunteers, Inc.

All Hands Volunteers is a US-based, 501(c)3 non-profit organization, that addresses the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters by engaging and leveraging volunteers, partner organizations and local communities. We aim to demonstrate the power and value of volunteerism through the tangible work done, the hope it brings to suffering communities, and the transformative experiences it provides for volunteers.

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Allston Brighton Comm Development Corp.

Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation builds a stronger, more stable community by representing and supporting the expressed interests, positive engagement and leadership of Allston Brighton's local communities, institutions, individuals and families of all incomes.
 
Allston Brighton CDC's role will change as individual and collective voices respond to the myriad of economic, social, civic and environmental forces impacting Allston Brighton. Our work may include providing and protecting affordable housing, developing community leaders, building family economic self-sufficiency, and fostering community cohesion.  

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Alray Taylor Second Chance Scholarship Fund Corporation

The Alray Scholars Program is a grassroots nonprofit that fulfills a critical but otherwise unmet need in the Boston area. Combining scholarships with one-on-one mentoring, we help graduates of Boston Public Schools who started but stopped college return to school to earn their degree.

While there are many good programs that help launch Boston students into college, and some that work to keep them enrolled, the Alray Scholars Program is alone in focusing on the reality faced by the many students who have left college before earning their degree. The unfortunate truth is that, because of debt issues, low-income students who start college but fail to graduate are usually worse off than those who never started at all.

The Alray Scholars Program is delivering results by helping promising students change the trajectory of their life. Our scholars are earning their post-secondary diplomas and gaining the added earning power that comes with that achievement. And after they graduate, they’re paying it forward by mentoring new students coming into the program.

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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 Student Assistance (Massachusetts Higher Education Assistance Corporation)

To assist students and parents in accessing and completing a program of higher education financing and repayment

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Apprentice Learning Inc.

Apprentice Learning provides real-world work experiences for middle school students. We leverage career exploration to teach skills and to nurture dreams.

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Archaeological Institute of America

The Institute is dedicated to the greater understanding of the record of the human past, to the protection and preservation of the world’s archaeological resources and the information they contain and to the encouragement and support of archaeological research and publication. 

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Art Connection

The Art Connection enriches and empowers under-served communities by expanding access to original works of art. We help artists and other donors make available original works of art to those who may not have the opportunity to experience the transformative possibilities of art in their lives.

Description: The Art Connection identifies and recruits local artists and collectors who wish to donate their work, catalogs this work, and then helps nonprofit agencies select, frame, and install the appropriate work in their facilities. These works of art become the permanent property of the agencies. In their new environments, art stimulates dialogue, creativity, learning and healing among both low income clients and nonprofit
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Asian Community Development Corp

The Asian Community Development Corporation, a community-based organization, is committed to high standards of performance and integrity in serving the Asian American community of Greater Boston, with an emphasis on preserving and revitalizing Boston's Chinatown. The Corporation develops physical community assets, including affordable housing for rental and ownership; promotes economic development; fosters leadership development; builds capacity within the community and advocates on behalf of the community.

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Associated Grant Makers Inc.

AGM's mission is to promote the practice and expansion of effective and responsible philanthropy to improve the health and vitality of its region.

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Babson College

Babson College educates entrepreneurial leaders who create great economic and social value—everywhere.

Babson wants to be the preeminent institution in the world for Entrepreneurial Thought and Action®—and known for it. We want to expand the notion of entrepreneurship to embrace and celebrate entrepreneurs of all kinds. We want to put the power of entrepreneurship as a force for economic and social value creation in as many hands in the world as we can.

Babson’s core values are: Integrity, Diversity, Innovation, Collaboration, and Excellence.

 

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Ballet Theatre Of Boston, Inc.

Ballet Theatre of Boston d/b/a Jose Mateo Ballet Theatre’s Mission is to create new ballets of excellence that are stimulating and culturally relevant to diverse audiences, to create an innovative approach to ballet training that welcomes diversity and ensures unanimous participation and achievement by all students, and to create sustainable, inclusive and engaging outreach programs that make ballet accessible to participants of all racial, cultural and economic backgrounds. 

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Beaverbrook STEP Inc.

Beaverbrook STEP, Inc. is a private, non- profit, SOMWBA certified organization that provides a comprehensive array of progressive, community based residential, day, employment and support services to adults with intellectual, developmental and related disabilities in Eastern Massachusetts.  Our mission and philosophy focus on empowering individuals and their family members to make their own personal choices and decisions about their lives in order to achieve full community inclusion.  We focus on helping individuals to realize their dreams and live meaningful lives as productive and active community members throughout the life cycle.  We currently provide services to over 170 individuals and 200 family members.

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Beyond Conflict

Our mission is to promote peace and reconciliation by connecting, inspiring, and empowering diverse communities and leaders.

We create powerful new frameworks to address the persistent societal challenges of conflict, repression, and difference engaging the shared experience of global leaders and effectively applying innovations in science, culture, and media.

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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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Black Economic Justice Institute

The Black Economic Justice Institute (BEJI) mission is to educate, advocate, and assist Boston's communities of color in securing sustainable jobs, and/or creating our own businesses.We envision the existence of generational wealth by creating good jobs standards, and building schools to teach our culture, history, and civic engagement as part of the curriculum.  We want to see lifestyles of home ownership and safe neighborhoods.

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Bold & Beautiful Women Circle

Our mission is to increase the level of community engagement amongst women in the community, in turn facilitating their personal, creative and entrepreneurial growth.

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Boston Alliance for Community Health, a program of Health Resources in Action

The Boston Alliance for Community Health unites public, private, and non-profit partners in neighborhood-based, data-driven health planning and improvement to influence policy-making, program development, service delivery, and resource allocations that protect, promote, and improve the health and well-being of all Boston residents.

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Boston Arts Academy Foundation Inc

The Boston Arts Academy Foundation (BAAF) was established to raise essential funds for Boston Arts Academy, our city’s only public high school for the arts. BAAF raises 35% of the school’s budget from private sources to pay for the arts teachers, programming, and student wellness initiatives not covered by the school district. Without such support, our city’s young people, living in one of the cultural capitals of the world, would not be able to attend a public arts high school.

Boston Arts Academy (BAA) provides Boston's low-income students with access to an arts and academic education not otherwise available to them. BAA prepares a diverse community of aspiring artist-scholars to be successful in their college or professional careers and to be engaged members of a democratic society. Students of all levels of academic ability attend BAA through our academic-blind admissions process. An average of 94% of BAA graduates are accepted to college - most the first in their families to do so.

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Boston Arts Festival Inc.

The Boston Arts Festival, Inc. will support, encourage, promote, and publicize Boston area artists by providing exhibition opportunities, business advice and assistance, and limited financial assistance. The corporation will support artists across various artistic disciplines, such as performing arts, visual arts, and fine crafts. The corporation will also support the development of community art-related education projects and opportunities. Promotion of artists and musicians will include physical exhibitions and digital means. The corporation will engage in other activities related to educating the public about art, promoting Boston artists, and providing art to Boston's communities.

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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 Cardiac Foundation (BCF)

"Helping One Heart At a Time"
 
Boston Cardiac Foundation (BCF) is a non-profit organization that brings medical technologies and services to less developed countries around the world. It is our mission to provide advanced medical technologies and cardiac care to  indigent patients around the world. In addition we aim to carry on educational and ancillary activities related to cardiac care for the indigent. 
 
The BCF team is made up of physicians, nurses and technologists and performs cardiac procedures such as pacemaker implantation free of charge for patients who otherwise would not be able to afford it. Many of these individuals would not survive without these life saving operations. Team members have been traveling around the globe on charitable missions for over 22 years. It is our mission to provide quality healthcare, to those in need, free of charge and better their lives forever.

 

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Boston Celebrations, Inc. (First Night Inc.)

Boston Celebrations, Inc. celebrates Boston's rich diversity of culture, art and maritime history through two major citywide festivals that focus on community engagement: First Night First Day and Boston Harborfest in order to foster community relations, economic development and provide safe, family friendly activities to celebrate two major holidays: New Year's and Independence Day.

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Boston Community Access & Programming Foundation, Inc.

BNN’s mission is to connect, inform and empower those who live, work and study in Boston through distinct and diverse community media programming, education and services. 

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Boston Dance Alliance Inc.

BOSTON DANCE ALLIANCE builds capacity for dance by identifying and creating shared resources, information, and productive partnerships to help dance flourish across the Boston community and New England region. We are an independent service organization representing dancers, choreographers, teachers, presenters, allied arts and cultural professionals, arts journalists and scholars, wellness and health providers, and dance enthusiasts brought together across dance genres and geographies. BDA strives to increase cultural equity and access to dance for diverse communities, build dance audiences, and promote quality and sustainability.


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Boston Debate League

To integrate argumentation and competitive debate into public schools in Boston to develop critical thinkers ready for college, career, and engagement with the world around them.

 

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Boston Gay Men’s Chorus (Bay State Performing Arts, Inc. )

The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus creates musical experiences to inspire change, build community and celebrate difference.

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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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Boston Network for International Development (BNID)

BNID's purpose is to serve as a point of connection for groups and individuals in the Boston area who are concerned with issues of international development and global justice.

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Boston Tax Help Coalition

The mission of the Boston Tax Help Coalition is to broaden pathways from poverty to financial empowerment by maximizing the impact of the Earned Income Tax Credit and other tax credits through quality, free tax preparation, financial education and economic stability opportunities.

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Boston Ten Point Coalition Inc

The Boston TenPoint Coalition’s mission is to “serve as an ecumenical group of Christian clergy and lay leaders working to mobilize the community around issues affecting youth, especially youth at high-risk for violence, drug abuse, and other destructive behaviors.”

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Boston University Arts Initiative

The BU Arts Initiative ensures the integral role of the arts in the educational experience of every BU student, making sure the arts are deeply embedded within the cultural and intellectual fabric of the University. We work to:

Raise the visibility of and bring recognition to the breadth and excellence of the arts at BU

Increase student access to and engagement with the arts at BU and in the Boston area, so that BU students develop an active and participatory role in the arts as a meaningful element of their BU experience

Support integration of the arts into the curriculum and faculty development of high quality, interdisciplinary, inclusive arts programming

Support student and staff initiatives that build community by engaging individuals in the practice of, participation in, and intellectual dialogue around art and art making

Encourage meaningful opportunities for the BU community and the Boston area community to connect via the arts

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Boston Women's Fund, Inc.

The Boston Women’s Fund supports community-based organizations and grassroots initiatives run by women and girls in order to create a society based on racial, economic and social justice.



Core Values of the Boston Women’s Fund:

1. We believe that change starts at the grassroots level, and systemic change is necessary to achieve racial, economic and social justice

2. We believe that power and wealth must be redistributed to attain equity and systemic change

3.We believe that the fight for women’s rights is an integral part of a larger struggle to end oppression based on race, class, gender, age, religion, ability or sexual orientation

4.We believe all movements must combat racism by being racially and culturally diverse in both membership and leadership if progressive change is to occur

5.We believe that women and girls of color as well as those of extremely low-income must and can be leaders within all movements if progressive change is to occur

6.We believe that educating and organizing a diverse donor base is a critical strategy for amassing broad support for social change movements

7. We strive to reflect our commitment to shared leadership, equity and cultural diversity in all aspects of our operations

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Boston's Higher Ground

Higher Ground is dedicated to achieving excellent outcomes for children, youth and their families in Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan, by connecting residents with existing programs and services, by helping to improve the outcome of service providers, and by encouraging the establishment of new partnerships that will ensure that needed opportunities and better services are available to all residents of the target communities.  

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BostonAPP/Lab

BostonAPP/Lab's mission is to incubate new collaborations on behalf of the arts in Greater Boston's public places -- collaborations at a variety of scales that engage artists;  communities; and the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Informed by an emphasis on civic engagement, these cross-sector and cross-disciplinary efforts are aimed at creating or strengthening civic spaces within Greater Boston's multiple and diverse neighborhoods, thereby activating an expanded, inclusive, and participatory vision of the possibilities of art throughout those neighborhoods.

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Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston, Inc.

Our mission is to help young people, especially those who need us most, build strong character and realize their full potential as responsible citizens and leaders.
 
We do this by providing: 
  • a safe haven filled with hope and opportunity
  • ongoing relationships with caring adults
  • and life-enhancing programs

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Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts Inc.

The mission of the Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts is to create a better future for brain injury survivors and their families through brain injury prevention, education, advocacy, and support.

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Brazelton Touchpoints Project Inc

The Brazelton Touchpoints Project, Inc. (d/b/a Brazelton Touchpoints Foundation) was incorporated to raise and receive philanthropic resources to support the work of the Brazelton Touchpoints Center. Together with families, providers and communities, the Brazelton Touchpoints Center develops and applies knowledge of early childhood development to practice and policy through professional and organizational development, evaluation, advocacy and awareness and serving as a resource for proven practices. The vision of the Brazelton Touchpoints Center is that all children grow up to be adults who can cope with adversity, strengthen their communities, constructively participate in civic life and nurture the next generation to be prepared to do the same.

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BREAD: Boston’s Racial Economic Activated Dialogue

BREAD focuses on the belief that our community is more than sufficient and capable of becoming prosperous, serving and benefiting ourselves. We believe it is possible to name the strengths we do have and to share these strengths in a mutually beneficial way to help each of us grow and prosper, but only if we create space to collectively nurture our human connections.

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Building Impact Inc

Building Impact's mission is to strengthen communities by providing individuals and companies the knowledge and opportunities to volunteer, donate, and connect in the buildings where they work or live. Building Impact makes giving back convenient by bringing volunteer events and donation drives to participants in office and apartment buildings. In channeling 100% of this volunteerism and giving toward nonprofits, service gaps within local communities are filled. Additionally, Building Impact supports it’s nonprofit and community partners by raising awareness and understanding of the impact that volunteers can make within their operations enhancing their ability to be a community resource.

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Business of Doing Good

We are a social entrepreneur program for middle school kids.  Our mission is to inspire kids to discover what is truly meaningful to them, and to empower them with the skills to put their ideas into action.

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CACHE in Medford Inc. (The Coalition for Arts, Culture, and a Healthy Economy)

CACHE in Medford, Inc. is a non-profit organization made up of a coalition of over 20 different cultural institutions in Medford. Formed in 2011, CACHE collectively advocates for the arts in Medford and strives to make our community a more vibrant place through events, projects, and collaborations with local businesses. 

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Calling All Crows

Calling All Crows is a service organization that partners with musicians and fans to create change through hands-on service and activism.

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Cambridge College Inc

To provide academically excellent, time-efficient, and cost-effective higher education for a diverse population of working adults for whom those opportunities may have been limited or denied.

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Cambridge School Volunteers, Inc.

Founded in 1966, Cambridge School Volunteers is an independent non-profit organization supporting the academic and personal success of Cambridge public school children.  CSV develops programs that match caring and competent adults with students of all needs and levels. 

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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 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 to Support Immigrant Organizing

CSIO supports and develops the work of individuals, groups, and communities dedicated to organizing immigrants around the issues that affect their lives. Our goal is to help immigrants in the forefront of community and workplace struggles to develop their power and leadership not only to succeed in their immediate context, but also to contribute to the broader effort to build a more just and democratic society.

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Centerboard Inc.

Centerboard is a community based organization that supports families and young people through housing, access to employment and education, and financial empowerment. We work with parents and teens to achieve independence by providing trauma informed care and case management. In addition, we work with local residents, businesses and elected officials to increase economic opportunity in the community. Through these efforts, we serve over 1500 people each year.

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Centro Presente Inc.

Centro Presente is a member-driven, state-wide Latin American immigrant organization dedicated to the self-determination and self-sufficiency of the Latin American immigrant community of Massachusetts. Centro Presente struggles for immigrant rights and for economic and social justice. Through the integration of community organizing, leadership development and basic services, Centro Presente strives to give our members voice and build community power.

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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.

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

Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA) focuses on a unique mix of science, advocacy, and law to guide our approach to restoring the Charles River. Our strong science and engineering research and advocacy promote smart environmental policies while informing CRWA's green infrastructure and urban design projects. Combined, CRWA's work promotes resilient communities and healthy river ecosystem. 

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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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Chinatown People Progressive Association Inc.

The  Chinese Progressive Association (CPA), originally founded as the Chinatown Peoples Progressive Association, is a grassroots community organization which works for full equality and empowerment of the Chinese community in Greater Boston and beyond, to improve living and working conditions, and to involve ordinary community members in making decisions that affect our lives. The CPA particularly targets the immigrant, working class sector of the Chinese community.

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Citizen Schools Massachusetts

Citizen Schools partners with public middle schools to provide a proven combination of academic support; high school, college and career readiness activities; and ten-week, hands-on apprenticeships led by corporate and community volunteers. Our mission is to close the cyclical opportunity gap facing many of our students – the gap that increasingly restricts learning opportunities, mentors, and experiences of success along socio-economic and racial lines. By mobilizing a “second shift” of educators at each school, we generate moments of discovery among our students, and connect those sparks with concrete steps that students can take, starting now, to pursue their dreams.

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Citizens For Safety, Inc. - LIPSTICK

Citizens for Safety (CFS) is a 501c3 nonprofit mobilizing the power of grassroots action to stop the flow of guns to criminals and create safe communities where every child can thrive without the fear of getting shot.
 
Operation LIPSTICK--Ladies Involved in Putting a Stop to Inner-City Killing--is a program of CFS that reduces the willingness of women to provide guns to people who can't get guns legally. LIPSTICK has been proven to reduce gun crimes by women.
 

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City Life/Vida Urbana (Urban Revival, Inc.)

City Life/Vida Urbana is a grassroots community organization committed to fighting for racial, social, and economic justice and gender equality by building working-class power. We promote individual empowerment, develop community leaders and build collective power to effect systemic change and transform society. Throughout its 44-year history, City Life has largely expressed its mission through organizing Boston residents in order to prevent displacement and promote tenants' rights and affordable housing throughout Boston and beyond.

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City Mission Society of Boston Inc

Adopted by Board of Directors, February 11, 2014

City Mission Society of Boston catalyzes action to root out poverty in our neighborhoods by means of programs and activities that embody the following guiding principles:

Empowerment - CMS inspires and equips participants to directly effect change in their personal lives and to take action for systemic change;

Education - CMS educates and provides participants with the necessary resources to make informed decisions, confront challenges, and understand the larger context of complex social issues;

Partnership - CMS creates and nurtures connections across disparate groups to broaden understanding and create meaningful, respectful, and mutually beneficial relationships.



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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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Code for America Labs - Boston

Code for America believes government can work for the people, by the people, in the 21st century. We build open source technology, and organize networks of people dedicated to making government services simple, effective, and easy to use.

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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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College Advising Corps - Boston University (CAC-BU)

College Advising Corps – Boston University (CAC-BU) works to increase the rate of college enrollment and completion among low-income, first-generation college and underrepresented high school students from the Boston area. To deliver on this mission, CAC-BU places well-trained, recent college graduates from Boston University and other Boston-area institutions of higher education as full-time advisers in every Boston Public high school and KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate.

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College Application Education Project Inc

The mission of the College Application Education Project, Inc.(C.A.E.P.), is to build and maintain an institutional and community structure whereby middle, high school, and GED students of all cultures can receive direct college and/or vocational preparation. C.A.E.P. assists them with continuing education, college preparation, admission, and financial application, and career development.

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CommonWealth Kitchen Inc.

At CommonWealth Kitchen (formerly CropCircle Kitchen), we believe that a resilient and equitable regional economy requires closing Boston's growing wealth divide.  
 
To realize this vision, we operate greater Boston's only nonprofit food business incubator and food manufacturing social enterprise.  We provide shared kitchens with integrated business assistance to promote inclusive entrepreneurship and create jobs with few barriers to entry, with a focus on people who have been impacted by racial, social, or economic inequality.
 
In addition, we leverage our commercial kitchen infrastructure to improve healthy food access for low-income families and strengthen our regional food economy.

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Community Call

Community Call believes that civic engagement is critical to developing citizenship and in providing a voice for marginalized youth to be empowered to make a difference in their communities and their lives. Our program works within Boston Public Schools and with community based programs over the school year as an in-school program for high school and opportunity youth. Our organization has been recognized by the Boston City Council, the Boston Youth Services Network, Harvard University, Boston Latin School, and the City of Boston for outstanding programming.

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Community Change, Inc.

The mission of Community Change is to promote racial justice and equity by educating, mobilizing, and organizing white people to challenge structural racism. CCI was founded in 1968, born out of the Civil Rights Movement and the Kerner Commission, which named racism "a white problem."

 

CCI exists because the United States has deeply-rooted systems of privilege for white people at the expense of people of color. Interlocking systems of institutional racism are largely invisible to the white community. CCI does what few organizations are willing to do: shine a spotlight on the roots of racism in white culture to deal with racism at its source and with racism’s impact on communities of color.

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Community Day Center of Waltham

The Community Day Center of Waltham provides day shelter and support services to adults who are experiencing homelessness. We strive to create a safe, judgement-free culture that is grounded in hospitality, compassion, and mutual respect. 
 
At the Community Day Center of Waltham, we believe that all people, no matter where they are on their life journey, deserve to be treated with dignity. We hold true to the basic tenets of hospitality where the host welcomes the guest with goodwill; and we expect that the guest returns the same level of respect to the community.
 

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Community Education Project Inc.

The Community Education Project works towards social and economic justice by contributing to the development of a capable, informed, and self-determining Latino Community in greater Holyoke/Springfield, Massachusetts. Our work is carried out through adult literacy and language education programs as well as through grassroots organizing and action initiatives that encourage our students and others:

·  to respect human dignity with its rights and responsibilities;

·  to live in solidarity with others, aware of our interdependence;

·  to seek the well-being of all;

·  to value all forms of work and creativity;

·  to increase awareness about social and economic inequalities

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Community Foundation for Nantucket

 

Our mission is to strengthen Nantucket now and for future generations through informed philanthropy and community leadership.

In pursuit of this mission we act as a:

Steward – by creating and managing funds to ensure a legacy for charitable solutions

Grant Maker – by awarding grants through the Nantucket Fund™ and donor-directed funds that respond to pressing needs

Charitable Resource – by maintaining in-depth knowledge of the non-profit sector, and by providing resources for donors, non-profits, and the community

Catalyst – by mobilizing community leadership to affect collaborative solutions for Nantucket’s most critical issues

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Community Giving Tree Inc.

Community Giving Tree recycles children's clothing and baby equipment, and provides these and other basic essentials such as school supplies and toiletries to low income, under housed, and new immigrant families living in Essex County Massachusetts.

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Community Labor United Incorporated

The organization's mission is to move strategic campaigns combining the joint power of community-based organizations and labor unions in order to protect and promote the interests of low and middle-income working families in the greater Boston area. Through a program of coalition building, research and policy development, public education and grassroots mobilization, CLU will move forward policies that promote quality jobs, secure healthcare and affordable housing for all of the Boston area's working people.

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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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Community Resources for Justice, Inc.

We change lives and strengthen communities by advancing policy and delivering individualized services that promote safety, justice, and inclusion.

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Conexion Inc.

A leadership and executive mentoring program for mid career Latino professionals. One of the few leadership programs for Latinos of its kind in the country. Our goal is to transform mid career Latino professionals into strategic and innovative executives who lead organizations that can harness the positive impact of the expanding HispanicLatino demographic.  Create a national network of exceptional leaders who understand the impact of the nexus between the rising HispanicLatino
demographic, the sustainability of the US economy and our quality of life.   To engage with forward thinking organizations to provide an innovative approach to talent management, i.e. identifying, retaining talent and succession planning; to increase access to and visibility with the expanding HispanicLatino population.

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Cradles To Crayons, Inc. - Massachusetts

Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive - at home, at school and at play. We supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need.

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Design Studio for Social Intervention (DS4SI)

The Design Studio for Social Intervention (DS4SI) is dedicated to changing how social justice is imagined, developed and deployed here in the United States. We are creating a design studio for the progressive arm of the nonprofit sector in order to support the sector’s ability to create new forms of effective social intervention and the exploration of new ways to be interventionists.

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Disability Law Center Inc.

The Disability Law Center provides legal advocacy on disability issues that promote the fundamental rights of all people with disabilities to participate fully and equally in the social and economic life of Massachusetts. 

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Discovering Justice (The James D. St.Clair Court Public Education Project)

Discovering Justice is a nonprofit leader in civic education whose mission is to prepare young people to value the justice system, realize the power of their own voices, and embrace civic responsibility by connecting classrooms and courtrooms.

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Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation

Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation acts to build a strong, thriving, and diverse community in Boston's Dorchester neighborhoods.  Working closely with neighborhoods, residents, businesses and partners, we access resources to:
  • Develop and preserve home ownership and rental housing across income levels;
  • Create and sustain economic development opportunities for businesses and individuals; and
  • Build community through organizing, civic engagement, and leadership development.

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DOTWELL (Health Services Partnership of Dorchester Inc)

DotWell was created as the partnership of Codman Square Health Center and Dorchester House Multi-Service Center, two Federally Qualified Health Centers located in Boston, Massachusetts that represent geographically contiguous neighborhoods and serve residents of Dorchester and nearby communities.  Our mission is to provide integrated clinical and community services that meet the needs of Boston's largest, most diverse and most economically-challenged section of the city. Both health centers are committed to reducing health disparities due to race, socioeconomic status, or nationality. To achieve this, we employ a three-pronged approach: reducing barriers to access by hosting essential services on-site; addressing the root causes of poor health by creating programs that reach up the causal chain to address the social determinants of health and supporting the community with a commitment to hiring staff with linguistic and cultural backgrounds reflective of the community. 

 

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Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, Inc.

DSNI's mission is to empower Dudley residents to organize, plan for, create and control a vibrant, diverse and high quality neighborhood in collaboration with community partners.

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Dudley Vision SkyLab Inc.

Our vision is to generate an innovation-based economic and cultural renaissance in Roxbury, Massachusetts. SkyLab will provide educational and hands-on opportunities for the residents of Roxbury to learn about and use the latest technologies, strategies, and business skills required to launch new ventures or sustain existing ones. Deeply rooted in the community, SkyLab connects the people who live and work here, existing businesses, and the high growth tech industries that surround them. By providing these groups with established training, technical resources, and providers, we aim to create a continuum of services and supports from high school to successful business.

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Dudley-Charlton Education Foundation Inc

The Dudley-Charlton Education Foundation, Inc. ("DCEF") promotes continued educational excellence by strengthening community support for public schools in the school district and by funding programs that encourage innovation and enrichment.

The DCEF is governed by a board of directors comprised of business, community, and parent volunteers interested in the advancement of public education in the district. The DCEF is independent of municipal boards, committees, and school organizations. 

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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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Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)

EDC is a global nonprofit organization that develops innovative programs to solve some of the world’s most urgent challenges in education, health, and economic development. EDC manages 250 projects in 30 countries.

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Elder Resource Center Inc.

At Elder Resource Center, we know families are overwhelmed by the many facets of care for an aging loved one: health care, safe home environments, transportation needs, legal, financial and asset planning and insurance just to name a few. These services can be hard to access, unaffordable and even intimidating.  At Elder Resource Center, we offer an affordable way to "connect the dots" for private and public resources for aging citizens through brief one on one consultations. We hope to offer a one stop shop for families who need guidance, references  and an attentive ear to help them solve their loved one's problems.

Complementing the services offered in many local towns in their senior centers, our programs will be housed in convenient locations such as libraries, assisted living communities and schools so that a wide variety of people can access information without an extra trip. We will also offer referrals to private as well as public resources.
 
Mary Roque, the founder and Executive Director is in an unique position to spearhead this effort. She has an expertise in trusts and estates and elder law and an extensive background in real estate development for senior housing.

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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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Emmanuel Gospel Center Inc.

Emmanuel Gospel Center's mission is to strengthen Christian leaders to serve urban communities.

Through teaching, training, tools and resources, we help leaders understand complex social systems (such as homelessness, human trafficking, urban education, and the refugee crisis), build fruitful relationships and take effective action within their ethnic and geographic community.

By working with and through churches and community partners, EGC seeks to build a community that supports and cares for the spiritual and physical needs of all individuals throughout the city.

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Emmanuel Music Inc.

Emmanuel Music is dedicated to enriching the life of the community through the transformative power of music. Expanding on a 47-year tradition of presenting weekly Bach cantatas in a liturgical setting, we perform concert repertoire from baroque to contemporary in large and small ensembles, inviting audiences to explore and discover familiar and unfamiliar masterworks. The commitment and discipline of performing together more than 50 times a year nurtures a core of established and emerging musicians and fosters unparalleled artistic excellence. In our outreach we are committed to training the next generation of musicians, mentoring young students, and inspiring broad audiences in free concerts, lectures, and master classes.

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Encore Boston Network Inc

Encore Boston Network strengthens our communities by engaging the talent of adults 50+. 

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End Mass Overdose Inc.

Mission Statement: To provide innovative healthcare, education, and social services that engage, empower, and transform the community

Background: End Mass Overdose, Inc. is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that provides pharmacy-based strategies and solutions to improve access to care, optimize patient outcomes, and modernize the way we approach substance abuse and addiction in the United States.

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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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English for New Bostonians Inc.

 

ENB’s mission is to invest in the future of our region by creating opportunities for English language learners to pursue their educational, economic and civic aspirations.

 

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Enterprise Development Trust Corp.

The EDTC mission is foster community economic development through programming to train entrepreneurs and professionals to build local small businesses in their own marginalized communities. Fulfilling on this mission therefore produces economic self-sufficiency for individuals and community "buy-in" for local small business owners as it simultaneously supports small business growth and job creation. In order to deliver on this mission, we execute the following goals: 
-To build successful small business enterprises that are self-sustaining, are able to employ others, build capacity and exploit economies of scale without taking out a loan that is more than 20% of their monthly cash flow.
-To train people in search of job to career pathways in the skills needed to support small business development, and provide technical services in their communities.
-To support the initiatives of community–based organizations and institutions dedicated to economic development through workforce training and small business growth. 
 

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Entrepreneurship For All Inc

Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) is accelerating economic and social impact through inclusive entrepreneurship in under-served, mid-sized cities.

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EqualHealth

The mission of EqualHealth is to inspire, empower, and support the development of leaders among Haiti’s next generation of health professionals.

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ESC of New England, Inc (Executive Service Corps of New England)

ESC's mission is to enhance the overall impact of the nonprofit community by enabling organizations to operate more effectively to meet the needs of their constituencies.  ESC accomplishes this through the provision of high-quality, high-impact, affordable management consulting and related services by senior level executives and professionals from the private, nonprofit, and public sectors who donate their time and expertise.
 
Diversity and Inclusion
ESC is dedicated to promoting a culture of diversity and inclusion where differences are recognized, understood, and appreciated in ways that enable each constituency to create a positive impact within the communities we serve.

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Essex County Community Foundation

Essex County Community Foundation’s mission is to promote philanthropy and strengthen nonprofits serving the people of Essex County, Massachusetts.

ECCF collaborates with individuals, families and businesses to match their charitable interests with our community's needs. We strengthen nonprofits through grants and supportive resources. ECCF incubates new ideas and bring leaders together to address our community's most pressing needs.  

ECCFs goals include

· Managing a robust set of permanently endowed funds that will help donors and support the community.

· Grow our total assets by $15 million

· Create a premier donor services organization.

· Re-work our business model

· Provide a strategic focus for our community leadership activities. 

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Essex National Heritage Commission, Inc.

The mission of the Essex National Heritage Commission is to preserve and enhance the historic, cultural and natural resources of Essex County, Massachusetts.

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Evan Foundation

The Evan Foundation is a 3 year-old 501 C 3 foundation in Massachusetts that is laser-focused on community education and awareness related to the drug epidemic that the President spoke about at a White House ceremony in October 2017. In the declaration he signed, he called the opioid epidemic a national public health emergency, urging us “to be the generation that ends the epidemic." The Greenes' mission is to spread the message so no other parents live through the horrific death of a child.

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Family Continuity Inc (FCP Inc)

Family Continuity's mission is to support family success in every community by empowering people, enhancing their strengths, and creating solutions through partnerships to achieve hope, positive change and meaningful lives.

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Family Independence Initiative - Boston

FII’s mission is to:

· Create an opportunity-rich environment that invests resources in low-income communities based on the strengths and initiative they demonstrate towards improving their lives and others' lives in their communities; and

· Test and advocate for a new set of policies and practices that support community initiative while still protecting the current needs-based system for those in crisis.

FII-Boston (1) promotes family-led transformation of low-income communities in Boston and (2) provides a model for FII’s national systems change agenda. FII-Boston partners with families in Boston’s low-income neighborhoods, who take action to improve their lives and their communities, producing compelling evidence that low-income families can flourish when they are in environments that support self-determination and mutual support, and where access to resources is determined by strengths, not deficits. The resulting data informs key influencers about how systems can support, rather than hinder, families’ success

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Family Nurturing Center of Massachusetts Inc

The mission of the Family Nurturing Center of Massachusetts (FNC) is to work with others to build nurturing communities where children are cherished, families are supported and healthy development is promoted by all. 

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Fenway Community Development Corporation

Fenway Community Development Corporation (Fenway CDC) exists to build a future which is economically vibrant, culturally diverse, and holistically healthy for all residents of the Fenway neighborhood.

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Filmmakers Collaborative, Inc.

Filmmakers Collaborative (FC) encourages and supports the making of great films and media projects by people of all ages and experience levels. We offer grants management, mentoring and workshops to a diverse and national community that includes award-winning PBS documentarians, first-time producers and directors, and young people just discovering the power and potential of visual media.

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First Literacy, Inc.

First Literacy’s mission is to ensure that adults with low-literacy or limited English proficiency have high-quality educational opportunities that enable them to thrive as individuals and as family members, in their workplaces, and in their communities.

We accomplish our mission by

  • offering best practice professional development workshops for teachers and other adult education professionals; 
  • encouraging, supporting, and disseminating innovative practices and resources through the First Literacy Lab initiative; and
  • awarding scholarships and providing peer support for adult learners who are starting college or advanced skills training.

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Flower Angels USA Inc.

Flower Angels USA is a Massachusetts 501 (c) (3) charity that repurposes donated flowers from local markets and wedding venues into beautiful small bouquets.  These bouquets are delivered to the residents of 28 Hospice and Nursing Homes across Cape Cod, MA who deserve love and kindness.  Many of these wonderful people rarely have visitors. " Delivering Random Acts of Love...Recycling Flowers.....Warming Hearts" is our mission.

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Fort Point Theatre Channel Inc.

Fort Point Theatre Channel is dedicated to creating and sustaining new configurations of the performing arts. We bring together an ensemble of artists from the worlds of theater, music, visual arts, and everything in between as a forum for collaborative expression while enriching our communities.

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Foundation for MetroWest Inc.

Foundation for MetroWest connects philanthropic opportunity with demonstrated need in Metrowest. We promote philanthropy in the region, help donors maximize the impact of their local giving, serve as a resource for local nonprofit organizations, and enhance the quality of life for all of our citizens.

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Fourth Presbyterian Church

We are called to bear witness to the Good News of new life in Jesus Christ by praising God, growing together in the Spirit, and serving our neighbors in love. Through the blessing of the Holy Spirit, we seek to glorify God and shine as a beacon of hope in the community with open doors, eager hands and caring hearts.

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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 Fenway Studios Inc

FoFS supports Fenway Studios by:
• helping to ensure its preservation as a Boston and National Historic Landmark;
• promoting the cultural enrichment and education of the public and the Fenway artists' contributions to art;
• safeguarding affordable studio space for working artists today and for future generations.
 
 

 

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Friends of Northshore Education Consortium Inc.

The Friends of the Northshore Education Consortium was formed to provide support to the Northshore Education Consortium, the largest provider of services to children with special needs North of Boston.  Its mission to raise funds to support the mission of the Northshore Education Consortium, one of the Commonwealth's special education collaboratives that includes 20 North of Boston public school districts. 
 
NEC MISSION STATEMENT:  The Northshore Education Consortium supports its member districts by providing high quality, cost-effective public programs, support services and resources to ensure meaningful and successful learning experiences for a wide spectrum of students and staff. The Consortium will be a leader in influencing the development of public policy and building coalitions between and among districts in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and solving the challenges faced by its member districts.

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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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Full Frame Initiative Inc.

The mission of the Full frame Initiative (FFI) is to change systems so that people and communities experiencing poverty, violence and trauma have the tools, supports and resources they need to thrive.

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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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Gedakina Inc.

Gedakina is a multigenerational endeavor to strengthen and revitalize the cultural knowledge and identity of Native American youth and families from across New England, and to conserve our traditional homelands and places of historical, ecological and spiritual significance.

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Generations Incorporated

Generations Incorporated (GI) strives to improve the literacy skills of young children through Grade 3. We also provide meaningful opportunities for older adults who serve as literacy volunteers in our partner schools and after-school programs in low-income communities.

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Gifts of Hope Unlimited Inc.

To support and assist individuals affected by relationship violence gain access to resources for a safe and empowered future.

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Global Potential: Boston Office (Globalhood Inc.)

Global Potential (GP) empowers high potential urban youth from low-income communities around the world to energize each other through education, international service work and cultural exchange in order to enable youth to affect positive change in their lives, communities and the global community.

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Gloucester Education Foundation

The Gloucester Education Foundation drives innovation, encourages creativity, expands student opportunities and empowers educators to strengthen teaching and learning in the Gloucester Public School District.

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Grameen America Inc. - Massachusetts

Founded by Nobel Peace Prize recipient Muhammed Yunus, Grameen America (GAI) is a not-for-profit 501 (c) 3, dedicated to helping women who live in poverty build small businesses to create better lives for their families. We offer microloans, training, and support to transform communities and fight poverty in the United States.

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Grameen Research, Inc.

i. Grameen Research Inc. (GR) is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to provide research, health care services, training and other support in the field of microfinance. Grameen PrimaCare Boston (GPCB) is a project of GR that was established to improve the health and well being of low income families served by sister microfinance organization Grameen America (GA) in the Boston area.

i. GR accomplishments for 2014:

1. Worked to recruit and hire Andrea Jung, former CEO of Avon as a new CEO for GA

2. Grameen PrimaCare (GPC) opened its first medical practice in Jackson Heights September 6th, 2014. The opening event for the community was a great success, and we started providing immigrant women with primary care services and health promotion programs on September 15, 2014.

3. At the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, Secretary Hillary Clinton recognized GA’s exciting expansion to Harlem. Professor Yunus and Andrea Jung were fortunate to join her on stage for the announcement.

a. Clink her for the press release: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/hillary-rodham-clinton-announces-grameen-americas-commitment-to-invest-50-million-in-women-owned-businesses-in-harlem-277049121.html

4. Researched the continued health needs of Boston’s low-income population.

5. Researched sites and prices for space around Boston that is close to public transportation.

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Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center Inc

Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center (GBCGAC) is a non-profit agency that provides multiple services to Chinese-speaking seniors age 60 and over. Its mission is to safeguard the well-being and maintain the independence of Chinese-speaking elders, enabling them to "Age in Place".

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Greenlight Fund Inc.

The GreenLight Fund transforms the lives of children, youth and families in high-poverty urban areas by creating local infrastructure and a consistent annual process to:

· Identify critical needs

· Import innovative, entrepreneurial programs that can have a significant, measurable impact, and

· Galvanize local support to help programs reach and sustain impact in the new city.

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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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Growing Places Garden Project, Inc.

At Growing Places (GP), we believe in the power of gardening to improve lives. We help individuals, families, and communities realize the many health, economic, and social benefits of gardening by building gardens and the skills to maintain them in low-income communities in central Massachusetts. 

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Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston, Inc.

Habitat for Humanity Greater Boston builds strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. We bring people together to build homes, communities, and hope by revitalizing neighborhoods, building sustainable and affordable housing solutions, and empowering families through successful homeownership. Since 1987, we have partnered with families with limited incomes and volunteers to build affordable homes and strengthen communities in the Greater Boston area.

Habitat Greater Boston is a Massachusetts nonprofit corporation and an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International.

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Habitat for Humanity Metrowest - Greater Worcester Inc.

The mission of Habitat for Humanity-MetroWest/Greater Worcester is to create simple, decent homes in our communities by working in continuing partnership with God's people in need who are committed and able to become homeowners.  Habitat’s volunteers believe that the greatest means to assist families is in providing a homeownership opportunity.  Simple, decent, and affordable housing can have a profound impact on stabilizing a family, and providing for long-term security.  The Habitat program is one of self-empowerment: ”a hand up, not a hand out.”

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Habitat P.L.U.S., Inc.

To provide interim and transitional supportive, sober housing to veterans with psychiatric disabilities, who would otherwise be homeless. To provide program participants with information and advocacy to access existing service programs. The goal for program participants is to maintain stable housing.

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Health Care for All, Inc.

Health Care For All (HCFA) promotes health justice in Massachusetts by working to reduce disparities and ensure coverage and access for all.

We know we will have achieved this mission when everyone in Massachusetts has the equitable, affordable and comprehensive care they need to be healthy.

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Health Care Without Walls Inc.

Health Care Without Wall’s mission is to improve the lives of women who are homeless or marginally housed through compassionate, high quality health care, education and advocacy. 

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Health Resources in Action, Inc.

Our mission is to help people live healthier lives and build healthy communities through policy, research, prevention, and health promotion.

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Healthy Futures

Healthy Futures is a holistic relationship education program. Our mission is three-fold: to empower teens to enjoy their lives, respect themselves and their bodies and further their dreams; provide relationship education to help teens have healthy, fulfilling relationships; equip middle and high school students with tools and resources to make healthy life decisions.

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Healthy Waltham

To promote healthy lifestyles and well-being for families and underserved populations in Waltham through educational and collaborative programs that engage residents in healthy cooking and gardening, physical activity and involvement in natural open space within the community.

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Heartbeat Crisis Pregnancy Center

Our main mission is to assist needy pregnant women and needy families with young children.  We provide caring support and assistance, based on the specific needs of each family.  These generally include clothing, baby and children's equipment, diapers, toys, delivery to many families, and some food, rental and/or utility bill assistance and transportation.  We provide referrals to other agencies for additional assistance.  Another part of our mission is to provide accurate information and options counseling to pregnant women who call unsure about whether they will parent, place for adoption or abort.  We offer assistance with parenting or placing for adoption if they choose one of these options.

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Hebrew Seniorlife Inc.

Our mission is to honor our elders, by respecting and promoting their independence, spiritual vigor, dignity and choice, and by recognizing that they are a resource to be cherished. As part of our mission, we accept special responsibility for the frailest and neediest members of our community who are most dependent on our care.

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Highlands Coalition

The Highlands Coalition is composed of people who live and/or work in the Highlands neighborhood of Lynn, Massachusetts.  We build gardens and rehab parks and promote healthy living. We train college-age youth to work with school-age youth on health and environmental issues. We work on issues such as voting rights, youth jobs, anti-crime, foreclosure and eviction-prevention.  We assist the Lynn Housing Authority with the Lynn Lead Abatement Program and plan to expand into housing development for low and moderate income people.

 
 

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HILL For Literacy, Inc.

To help schools achieve high literacy rates, particularly amongst high-risk, low-income and English language learners, by developing teacher skills, data collection and analysis, and internal leadership processes that drive long-lasting, whole-school change.

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Homes for Families Inc.

Homes for Families is a statewide advocacy organization committed to ending family homelessness through permanent and emergency solutions. We are a collaborative of families who have experienced homelessness, service providers and advocates. Together we educate, organize and advocate for improved public policies to address the root causes of family homelessness with holistic and community-based solutions.

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Homes for Our Troops

Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) is a privately funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post – 9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives.

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Human Rights Education Associates, Inc. (HREA)

HREA is dedicated to quality education and training to promote understanding, attitudes and actions to respect, protect and fulfill human rights, and to foster the development of peaceable, free and just communities.

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IBA - Inquilinos Boricuas en Acciόn Inc.

Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción (IBA) engages and empowers individuals and families to improve their lives through high-quality affordable housing, education, and arts programs.

 

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Immigrant Family Services Institute (IFSI-USA)

The mission of Immigrant Family Services Institute (IFSI-USA) is to provide targeted academic support and enrichment services, using an holistic approach, that address the unique challenges of immigrant children as a way to maximize their full potential in school and beyond.

In addition, IFSI-USA supports immigrant families through advocacy work during this time of rapidly changing immigration legislation. 

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InnerCity Weightlifting Inc

InnerCity Weightlifting reduces youth violence by connecting proven-risk young people with new networks and opportunities, including meaningful career tracks in and beyond personal training. We use the gym to replace the segregation and isolation caused by systemic racism with economic mobility and social inclusion-- disrupting the cycle that leads to urban street violence

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INROADS Inc: New England Region

The mission of INROADS is to develop and place talented underserved youth in business and industry, and prepare them for corporate and community leadership.

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Institute on Assets and Social Policy at Brandeis University

The Institute on Assets and Social Policy (IASP) is not a separate legal entity, but is a research institute at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.  The information being provided relates only to IASP, although Brandeis will be the legal applicant/grantee.  The Institute's mission is to develop strategies, processes, and policy alternatives that enable vulnerable populations to build resources and access opportunities to live securely and participate fully in all aspects of social and economic life.  

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Interise Inc.

Interise stimulates economic revitalization in lower income communities.

We provide a diverse group of small business owners with entrepreneurial education, new networks, and access to markets. Our network of small businesses creates jobs, grows businesses, and develops community leaders.

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International Institute for Justice and Development Inc

The IIJD's mission is to tackle the root causes of poverty in Africa by providing tools necessary to address systemic institutional weaknesses, reform institutions of governance, build capacity and empower communities.

At the IIJD, we conduct research, consult, educate, advocate, and mobilize major stakeholders to take action and build a stronger institutional foundation to free Africa from oppression and poverty.

Without an independent, strong, transparent and reliable justice system, it is impossible to provide a just and trusted environment for business, research, and human development.

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Inversant Inc. (formerly FUEL Education)

Inversant's mission is to ensure that through parental engagement every low-to-moderate income family has the resources and understanding they need to achieve their goals for higher education.

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Island Housing Trust Corporation

The Island Housing Trust supports a diverse and vital community on the island of Martha's Vineyard by creating and sustaining permanently affordable rental and ownership housing serving low and moderate income residents.

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Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation

JPNDC promotes equitable development and equal opportunity in Jamaica Plain and adjacent neighborhoods through affordable housing, economic opportunity and organizing initiatives that benefit low- and moderate-income residents and create a better community for all.

Our vision is of a vibrant, stable and diverse community in which people from all walks of life enjoy decent housing in a caring neighborhood, good jobs and opportunities to build careers or businesses, political power, and a promising future for our children.

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Jewish Family Service of Metrowest, Inc.

MISSION:

Jewish Family Service of Metrowest (JFS)
provides vital social, health and community services to alleviate suffering, enhance lives and support people in need.
 
Values:
Guided by the Jewish tradition of social responsibility and compassion, we are dedicated to:
  • Supporting people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Treating people with dignity and compassion
  • Helping people achieve and sustain healthy lives and independence
  • Providing culturally relevant services
  • Collaborating with community partners to broaden our impacts

Please see the Annual Report to the Community for snapshots.

 

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Joe Andruzzi Foundation Inc.

The Joe Andruzzi Foundation (JAF) is committed to providing help, hope, and a reason to smile for cancer patients and their families by contributing financial and emotional support when it is needed most.

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Jou Nouvo-New Day

Jou Nouvo-New Day, Inc exists to help the extreme poor in Bon-Repos, Haiti attain independence and whole life improvement through education while retaining the spirit of Haitian culture.

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Junior Achievement of Northern New England

The mission of Junior Achievement (JA) is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.  JA programs provide relevant, experiential opportunities for students to apply their knowledge to real-world situations and understand how to own their economic success.  Through sequential curriculum focused on financial literacy, workforce readiness, and entrepreneurship, JA provides students with the 21st century life skills necessary to become economically confident, career-ready adults.  By partnering with educators and local business volunteers who deliver JA programs to add relevance and inspiration to the student experience, JA works toward the day when every young person feels confident in their ability to navigate their finances and the world of work.  

 

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Junior League of Boston Incorporated

The Junior League of Boston is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

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Lawrence Community Works, Inc.

Lawrence CommunityWorks (LCW) is a community development corporation that weaves together community planning, organizing, and asset-building efforts with high-quality affordable housing and commercial development to create vibrant neighborhoods and empowered residents. By facilitating conversations and action on community priorities, LCW engages partners and a network of youth and adult residents in opportunities to move themselves and the city of Lawrence forward.

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Lawyers Clearinghouse on Affordable Housing and Homelessness Inc

To connect pro bono lawyers with nonprofits and people in need to promote access to justice, strengthen communities, and end homelessness.

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Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice Inc.

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice fosters equal opportunity and fights discrimination on behalf of people of color and immigrants. We engage in creative and courageous legal action, education, and advocacy, in collaboration with law firms and community partners.

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LEAP for Education Inc.

LEAP for Education empowers underserved and first-generation-to-college students to succeed in college, career and life. We do this by teaching students academic and life-skills needed to perform at higher levels in middle school and high school. LEAP also provides ongoing personalized support and community connections to help students graduate from college and create a future based on their strengths and interests.

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Lesson One Foundation Inc

The Lesson One mission is to help children and adults take control of their lives and provide a culture-change in schools, homes and neighborhoods.   We aim to teach children fundamental social and emotional skills such as self-control, resliency, self-confidence, responsibility, critical thinking, problem solving and cooperation in the same sequential and straightforward way that the alphabet and numbers are taught so they can survive and succeed socially and academically.

 

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Life Science Cares, Inc.

Life Science Cares SM organization is a collective effort of the Life Science industry to eliminate the impact of poverty on our neighbors in the greater Boston area. Through uniting the human and financial resources of Life Science companies and industry leaders, we support service organizations that do the best work in fighting poverty in our community.

We improve lives of our neighbors impacted by poverty by providing human and financial resources to the most efficient and effective service organizations in Greater Boston that work in three areas. Survival, Education and Sustainability.


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Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy is an independent, nonpartisan organization dedicated to helping solve global economic, social, and environmental challenges to improve quality of life. The Lincoln Institute uses creative approaches to the use, taxation, and stewardship of land.

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Live, Learn, Act, Inc.

Live Learn Act's mission is to empower American students to learn and act globally: to become international citizens through education and relationship building with students in developing countries and to harness their potential to improve the lives of the world's most vulnerable children.

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Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry Inc

"Loaves & Fishes exists as a mission of love and faith to serve the people of Ayer, Devens, Groton, Harvard, Littleton, and Shirley by providing food and support temporary services, and by advocating for changes by its clients that will promote independence and self-reliance."

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Local Enterprise Assistance Fund Inc. (LEAF)

LEAF's mission is to promote human and economic development by providing financing and development assistance to cooperatives and social purpose ventures that create and save jobs for low-income people.

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Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Boston Chapter

LISC Boston works to address inequality with a focus on helping low and moderate-income community residents transform neighborhoods into healthy, vibrant communities of choice and opportunity for families. We promote comprehensive community development and sustainable communities by partnering with communities to expand investment in housing and other real estate; increasing family income and wealth; stimulating economic development; improving access to quality education; and supporting healthy environments and lifestyles. As part of a national organization, LISC Boston mobilizes a wide range of corporate, government, and philanthropic support for local community development organizations and coalitions.

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Lynn Economic Opportunity Inc.

Lynn Economic Opportunity (LEO) works to alleviate the immediate impact of poverty while providing pathways toward financial security for individuals, families, and for the strength of the greater community of Lynn, Massachusetts and its neighboring towns.

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M Patricia Cronin Foundation to Fight Ovarian Cancer Inc.

The M. Patricia Cronin Foundation to Fight Ovarian Cancer was organized for the purposes of providing support to ovarian cancer patients and their friends and families; increasing public awareness of ovarian cancer; and promoting research into the causes, diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer. 

  1. Providing
         support to ovarian cancer patients and their friends and families;

  2. Increasing
         public awareness of ovarian cancer; and

  3. Promoting
         research into the causes, diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cancer. 

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Madison Park Development Corporation

MPDC's mission is to foster a vibrant, healthy Roxbury neighborhood that supports the well-being and advancement of the community.

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Main Street Partners, Inc.

Main Street Partners' mission is to empower, improve, and support the urban small businesses that create jobs and provide financial security and independence for families in low income areas.

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Making Music Matters! (MMM!)

Our mission is to provide equity of access to excellent instrumental music education to students in the Boston Public Schools, inclusively enrolling children with diverse challenges, talents, and abilities. We believe vibrant music programs changes children’s lives.

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Margarita Muniz Academy Foundation Inc.

The Margarita Muniz Academy is the first dual-language high school in the Boston Public Schools dedicated to preparing citizens and leaders who are fluent in English and Spanish.  Every student will be ready for college and contribute to the community and beyond.  Muniz Academy partners with families and community to realize our mission together

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Mary M B Wakefield Trust 000444 01

The mission of the Mary M. B. Wakefield Charitable Trust is to promote life-long participatory learning using the land and resources of the Wakefield Estate.   Through collaborative partnerships with schools and community organizations, the Trust provides educational opportunities, tours, presentations, workshops, hands-on training, internships and other programs covering a variety of subjects, including local history, ecology, horticulture, agriculture, archival work and historic preservation.

By fostering the connections between people, land and history, the Mary M. B. Wakefield Charitable Trust aims to create a living and accessible landscape that carries on the legacy of Mary ("Polly") Wakefield and her vision for an engaged and knowledgeable citizenry.

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Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance Inc

Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance (MAHA) educates and mobilizes individuals and communities across Massachusetts to break down barriers to affordable and sustainable homeownership.
 

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Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center at Bridgewater State University (The Bridgewater State University Foundation)

The Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center (MARC) is a Center devoted to violence prevention, housed on the main campus of Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts. It is directed by Dr. Elizabeth Englander, who founded the center in 2004. The mission of MARC is to offer free or low-cost bullying & cyberbullying prevention programs to K-12 schools, and to train University students (future educators) in bullying and cyberbullying prevention. MARC develops research-based programming and curricula for students, faculty, parents and communities; engages in cutting-edge research examining bullying and digital behaviors; and develops educational and professional materials for other stakeholders, such as pediatricians, social workers, and law enforcement.

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Massachusetts Alliance for Sober Housing Inc.

The MA Alliance of Sober Housing (MASH) exists to ensure and promote the critical management, operational, and ethical standards of sober homes, as well as promote technical assistance to new and existing sober homes.

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Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers

Our mission is to improve the lives of Portuguese-speaking individuals and families from Massachusetts and help them become contributing, active participants in American society while maintaining strong ethnic identity and a sense of community. MAPS works with and for the Brazilian, Cabo Verdean, Portuguese and other Portuguese-speaking communities to increase access and remove barriers to health, education and social services through direct services, advocacy, leadership and community development.

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Massachusetts Alliance On Teen Pregnancy, Inc.

The Massachusetts Alliance on Teen Pregnancy advocates statewide and mobilizes communities to prevent teen pregnancy, to increase opportunities for youth and young parents and to empower young people to make healthy decisions about relationships, sex, parenting and life.

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Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice

To identify and develop innovative and collaborative solutions to legal problems not currently being addressed by the public or private sectors, such as educating homeless children, keeping kids in school, and reducing the incidence of juvenile delinquency.

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Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations

Community Development Corporations (CDCs) are community-controlled, nonprofit organizations that work throughout the Commonwealth to build more inclusive, vibrant, and productive communities. The Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations (MACDC) is an association of CDCs and other community-based development organizations that are dedicated to working together and with others to create places of opportunity where people of diverse incomes and backgrounds access housing that is affordable, benefit from economic opportunities and fully participate in the civic life of their community. We achieve this by building and sustaining a high performing and adaptive community development sector that is supported by private and public investment and sound public policies.

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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 Budget and Policy Center Inc. (MassBudget)

MassBudget produces non-partisan policy research, analysis, and data-driven recommendations focused on improving the lives of low- and middle-income children and adults, strengthening our state’s economy, and enhancing the quality of life in Massachusetts. Our work addresses how our Commonwealth can achieve these objectives while also maintaining fiscal stability through an adequate, fair, and efficient tax system. We recognize that accomplishing these goals depends on an effective government in which everyone is empowered to participate. Toward this end, MassBudget works towards government transparency and makes our research as accessible as possible, particularly to those who have been left on the sidelines of past policy debates.

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Massachusetts Charter Public School Association Inc.

The MCPSA’s mission is to create and protect the conditions that will enable the public charter sector to thrive, so that the charter sector contributes toward the goal of all Massachusetts children having equitable access to high-quality public schools.

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Massachusetts Children's Alliance, Inc.

The Massachusetts Children’s Alliance is a membership organization that promotes an integrated, multidisciplinary team response to child abuse. MACA is committed to strengthening collaboration and fostering systemic and societal change to protect children. Through support of member organizations, MACA ensures that children and families have access to high quality, comprehensive, specialized and culturally competent services of a Children’s Advocacy Center.

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Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education

The Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education (MCAE) champions the right of all adults to acquire 21st century literacy, English language and numeracy skills leading to economic prosperity, strong families and vibrant communities. MCAE provides leadership, professional development, communication and advocacy to advance quality adult basic education.

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Massachusetts Communities Action Network (Organizing and Leadership Training Center Inc.)

MCAN develops local leadership and power in low-income communities to win racial and economic justice.  Together, we improve the laws and structures that bind our society together, we create a shared public culture rooted in values of equity and justice, and we create access to education and other opportunities for advancement.

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Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition Inc. (MIRA Coalition)

 

The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) protects and promotes the rights and opportunities of immigrants and refugees across the Commonwealth. MIRA advances this mission through education and training, leadership development, organizing, strategic communications, policy analysis and advocacy. Today, MIRA fights for the rights of nearly 1 million foreign born people in the state, who make up 15% of our population and 18% of MA’s workforce.


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Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, Inc.

The mission of the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network is to unite and strengthen the nonprofit sector in the Commonwealth through public policy, public awareness, and capacity building services.

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Massachusetts Parents United Inc.

Massachusetts Parents United is the independent voice of parents in the Commonwealth.
 
MPU was founded around one simple idea: Parents have more to offer the movement to build safer neighborhoods, stable homes and high-quality education than simply running a good bake sale. We are a parent-led organization that brings together the power of parents and families to advocate for the children of Massachusetts.

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MassChallenge

Our mission is to catalyze a startup renaissance. We connect entrepreneurs with the resources they need to launch and succeed immediately. We envision a creative and inspired society in which everyone recognizes that they can define their future and is empowered to maximize their impact.

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massmouth, inc.

The 501c3 Massmouth, inc. is dedicated to promoting the art of storytelling and sharing of stories in everyday life to add mutual understanding and respect in all areas of human and community endeavor. 
 
We execute our mission through:
- educational projects at every level of human experience, working to enable anyone, in any walk of life, to tell their story. Connecting people to their stories to connect communities through story.
- promotion of live, oral storytelling in performance throughout Greater Boston
- personal storytelling, by people of all walks of life through story slams and targeted story sharing projects
- digital media, especially video/audio recordings of  live performance.

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Middle East Media Research Institute Inc.

MEMRI's primary goal is "To Bridge the Gap Between the Middle East and the West." The organization aims to inform and educate journalists, government leaders, academia, and the general public, thus generating awareness of issues in the Middle East. Through translations and research, MEMRI seeks to shed light on important aspects of social, political, religious, and economic issues of the Arab and Muslim world.

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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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Mission Hill Health Movement

The Mission Hill Health Movement strives to improve the health of Mission Hill residents and the community through partnerships, collaborations, education, and health and wellness activities and programs.

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MLPB

MLPB equips the healthcare and human services workforce with upstream problem-solving strategies that address health-related social needs. Leveraging our public interest law expertise, we advance health equity for individuals, families and communities. 

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Mother Brook Arts and Community Center Inc.

The mission of the Mother Brook Arts and Community Center (MBACC) is to serve as a creative driving force, educational resource and economic engine that will improve the Dedham community and stimulate growth and revitalization of the Mother Brook Neighborhood.  MBACC will accomplish this goal by providing multi- and inter- generational arts and music education programs, presenting performances and exhibits, initiating innovative community partnerships, developing and maintaining an attractive, inviting facility and providing work space for artists.

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Mothers for Justice and Equality Inc.

The mission of MJE is to end neighborhood violence by empowering mothers and youth to challenge the normalization of violence and become effective catalysts for change in their homes, schools, and communities. By reclaiming the identity of our communities we restore a sense of hope and purpose for children, youth, and adults.

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Music for Food Inc.

We believe both music and food are essential to human life and growth. Music has the power to call forth the best in us, inspiring awareness and action when artists and audiences work together to transform the ineffable into tangible and needed food resources.

Music for Food is a musician-led initiative for local hunger relief. Our concerts raise resources and awareness in the fight against hunger, empowering all musicians who wish to use their artistry to further social justice.

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musiConnects

Our mission is to model and teach self-expression, peer leadership and community development through the transformative power of chamber music. musiConnects accomplishes its mission by engaging in two central activities:

1. Creating access to outstanding music education to children who would not otherwise have it, through its Residency Programs in schools and community centers in Mattapan, Dorchester and Roslindale. 

2. Creating access to high quality free public chamber music performances in diverse communities, including those who have little opportunity to experience live music.

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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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National Consumer Law Center Inc. (NCLC)

The Boston-based National Consumer Law Center® (NCLC®) works for consumer justice and economic security for low-income and other disadvantaged people, including older adults. Using our expertise in consumer and energy law, we seek positive impact for consumers through policy analysis and advocacy; publications; litigation; expert witness services, and training and advice for advocates, housing counselors, and social services providers.   

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Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts Education Fund Inc

We are the “new majority:” people of color, immigrants, women, and the working class, on a path to liberation.  Our statewide, membership organization is marching to put people and the planet before profit. We counter the fear that causes injustice by building power to transform the institutions that govern our lives. 

In an era of income inequality, environmental degradation, and racism, our chapters are confronting this triple crisis in Massachusetts. We fill the ballot box with our votes. We fill the streets with our voices. We seed the new alternatives that put power and decision-making in the hands of those directly affected. We are certain that a better world is possible and that we are the ones to build it.

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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 Boston Pride Committee Inc

Boston Pride produces events and activities to achieve inclusivity, equality, respect, and awareness in Greater Boston and beyond. Fostering diversity, unity, visibility, and dignity; we educate, communicate, and advocate by building and strengthening community connections.

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New England Sculptors Association Inc.

NESA mission is twofold: 1) to provide artistic support and opportunities for New England's professional, emerging, and student sculptors to exhibit their work, and gain additional knowledge and practical skills to realize their artistic goals; and, 2) to promote public interest in sculpture in its many forms, traditional and contemporary to people of all ages throughout the region through public exhibitions and installations, community programming, discussions, workshops, events, and educational and creative events for New Englanders of all ages.

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New Sector Alliance Inc.

New Sector Alliance’s mission is to accelerate social change by strengthening organizations and developing leaders. Since 2000, New Sector has worked to change lives, organizations, and the world. Through our fellowship programs, early-career professionals develop leadership skills and nurture their commitment to social impact through a comprehensive Social Impact Leadership Curriculum, one-on-one mentoring, and coaching from peers and staff. Fellows are also matched with host site organizations, where they complete high-impact capacity building projects, including impact measurement, program expansion, and technology planning projects. Through this real-world experience, Fellows develop the skills to build long-term careers as leaders in the social sector while helping organizations better meet the needs of communities.

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Newmarket Community Partners

NCP's primary mission is to promote economic/neighborhood development that results in the growth of industrial sector jobs and workforce development in Boston's Newmarket Indust. District. Our goal is to create 1000 local jobs over next 4 years through the attraction of new and growing businesses committed to hiring from target areas.  We actively revitalize vacant/underutilized industrial properties/buildings in the District, we create incentives tied to business commitment to hire from local communities, specifically Fairmount Corridor communities and we are committed to connecting local job seekers with avail. jobs/ and training opportunities.

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North American Family Institute

Creating Diverse and Innovative Services for People

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North Andover Historical Society

 The North Andover Historical Society is a non-profit educational institution, dedicated to preserving, acquiring, teaching, exhibiting and researching North Andover history, which it does mainly through its collections. This institution serves as a repository for artifacts, archival information, and objects made or used in the North Andover area from the 17th century onward. In addition, the North Andover Historical Society supports and promotes the architectural and landscape heritage of the town.

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North Shore Community Action Programs Inc.

Empowering people to achieve social and economic stability through services and education in partnership with the community.

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North Shore Community Development Coalition Inc.

North Shore CDC invests in neighborhoods to create thriving communities. We envision a North Shore where every neighborhood is one of choice and opportunity.

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North Shore Community Mediation Center (NSCMC)

North Shore Community Mediation Center (NSCMC) is a non-profit corporation whose members educate and empower people to transform conflicts into opportunities for mutual understanding, social change, communication, and personal growth.
NSCMC, through collaborative efforts, raises public awareness of the value of Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution methods as vehicles for resolving personal differences and diminishing conflict in society at large.

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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 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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Nuestras Raices Inc

Nuestras Raices (Our Roots), Inc. is a non-profit grassroots organization that promotes economic human and community development in Holyoke through urban agriculture. Nuestras Raices draws its membership and leadership from the hundred and fifty low-income families and individuals that participate in its network of community gardens, businesses and coalitions. The organization was incorporated in 1993 in order to manage the LaFinquita community garden and to develop a greenhouse in downtown Holyoke. Nuestras Raices involves community members in all stages of planning, implementation and evaluation of its projects. The majority members of the board of directors of Nuestras Raices are current or former participants in the projects of the organization. All Nuestras Raices staff members are bilingual and the majority reside in the area affected by the organization's projects.

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Old South Association In Boston

The mission of the Old South Association is to preserve the Old South Meeting House and its rich history as inspiring symbols of free speech and democratic ideals, to uphold its tradition as an active meeting place for the free exchange of ideas, and to be a place where people can connect the issues of the past with the issues of today.  This mission is achieved through the interpretation of the 1729 meeting house and its collections with educational programs, publications, and exhibitions and the continued use of the building as an active meeting place for a broad and diverse audience with a special commitment to people from the local area. The Old South Association is committed to preserving this National Historic Landmark and ensuring it is a haven for contemporary civic dialogue and free expression. 

 



 

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Old Sturbridge Inc.

Old Sturbridge Village, a museum and learning resource of New England life, invites each visitor to find meaning, pleasure, relevance, and inspiration through the exploration of history.

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On With Living and Learning Inc.

·    Amplifying the voices of  previously incarcerated women  to assist their successful transition to  productive citizenship

·     Bringing previously incarcerated women , theatre professionals, and the public together to intentionally engage and foster greater  understanding

·     To contribute  to the social capital of our underserved communities

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One 27 Global

Made in Lowell brings together individuals and non-profits, businesses and government leaders in a structured way to achieve large-scale, sustainable social change.

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Outside the Lines Studio, a program of RHD Boston

Outside the Lines Studio creates a culture of artistic expression where each person’s possibilities extend beyond perceived limits, and where all are inspired together to be productive community members, both within the organization and in the broader world.

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Parent Talk

Parent Talk is a community-based organization helping families with young children connect, learn, play, and grow together. We offer comprehensive enrichment activities designed to help members build relationships as well as educational tools and vehicles focused on child development and parenting. Our membership is comprised of approximately 500 families residing in Needham, Dover, Westwood, Natick and surrounding towns.

Parent Talk members enjoy numerous benefits including playgroups, newsletters, lectures, free access to our indoor playspace, free museum passes, retail discounts, reduced rates on select children’s classes, family activities, and social events for children and parents. In addition, Parent Talk offers clubs and committees designed to engage members in the community and develop life-long friendships.

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Passim (47 Palmer Inc)

The mission of Passim is to provide truly exceptional and interactive live musical experiences for both performers and audiences, to nurture artists at all stages of their career, and to build a vibrant music community.  We do so through our legendary listening venue, music school, artist grants and outreach programs.  As a nonprofit since 1994, Passim carries on the heritage of our predecessors—the historic Club 47 (1958-1968) and for-profit Passim (1969-1994).  We cultivate a diverse mix of musical traditions, where the emphasis is on the relationship between performers and audience and between teachers and students.  Located in Harvard Square, Passim serves Cambridge and the broader region by featuring local, national and international artists.  Our ultimate goal is to help the performance arts flourish and thereby enrich the lives of members of our community.

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People Making a Difference Through Community Service, Inc.

PMD engages individuals in enjoyable, one-time, hands-on projects that meet the needs of local charities and by assisting businesses and charities in developing their own successful volunteer programs.

  • PMD service projects produce appreciable results that help people while conserving recipient groups' limited resources.
  • PMD volunteers develop a sense of community and shared purpose by connecting with the project, the recipients, and each other.
  • PMD educates its volunteers on how their combined efforts make a difference.
  • PMD also provides consulting services for leaders of non- and for-profit organizations to strengthen their volunteer programs
PMD seeks to create a world in which people and businesses are socially aware and engaged in their communities such that they approach volunteerism by learning about problems and needs, volunteering their time, providing resources to address these problems and needs, and carrying out theses activities dependably, safely, and enjoyably.

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Piers Park Sailing Center Inc.

Located on the waterfront in East Boston, Massachusetts, the Piers Park Sailing Center (PPSC) is a community sailing center dedicated to providing recreational, educational and personal growth opportunities for people of all ages and abilities through sailing and education on Boston Harbor.

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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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Preservation Worcester Inc.

To maintain for future generations the sites and structures which are significant to the culture, history, and architecture of the city and to encourage excellence in future design.

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Project R I G H T

Project RIGHT, Inc's mission is to strengthen and coordinate existing services and programs in the Grove Hall areas of Roxbury public safety, crime prevention, electoral advocacy, zoning and housing and economic development issues, through grassroot models of sustainable resident organizing are the main goals of the organization.

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Public Conversations Project, Inc.

Public Conversations Project fosters constructive dialogue where conflicts are driven by differences in identity, beliefs, and values.

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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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Quest Adventures, Inc.

The Quest Adventures experience changes the lives of students from urban settings by empowering them through travel, community service, and increased self-efficacy to realize their fullest potential as contributing citizens of the world.

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Rebuilding Together Boston Inc

Working with skilled labor, volunteer teams and the community, Rebuilding Together Boston provides repair and renovation services for the homes of low-income Boston homeowners and non-profit-owned facilities. We do this at no cost to our recipients. We serve economically disadvantaged Boston residents including veterans, the elderly, the physically challenged, families with children and others in need. Our services also enable the City's non-profits to continue to deliver their much-needed community services.

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Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center Inc.

The Refugee and Immigrant Assistant Center's mission is to promote cultural, educational and socioeconomic development in the refugee and immigrant community.

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Rim Power Inc.

The empowerment of wheelchair users will be accomplished by creating a comic book series about a wheelchair user superhero, Wheelchair Man; a character who is all about hope and whose life is based on the real life story of the CEO of Rim Power- Redefining Normal, a wheelchair user himself. The superhero will inspire and motivate wheelchair users as well as the general public. The primary goal of the comic books is to revolutionize the way people in wheelchairs think and feel about themselves, and to challenge the general public to rethink the way they may feel about wheelchair users. It will be written to raise the general public' awareness of the powers and abilities of wheelchair users and to inspire and provide hope to those users who feel they have lost more than just the use of their legs.

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Rocky Neck Art Colony Inc.

The Mission of the Rocky Neck Art Colony, Inc. is to nurture excellence in the visual arts and to celebrate the artistic culture of Rocky Neck by:

* Encouraging free expression and open mindedness when engaging in creative activity.
* Acknowledging the importance of the traditions upon which the Rocky Neck Art Colony was founded and work to keep them vital in the context of contemporary culture.
* Fostering the economic and cultural vitality of the Rocky Neck community.
* Providing opportunities for educational and professional development in the arts, which might include lectures, workshops, exhibitions, scholarships and residencies.
* Providing space to artists and non-profit organizations for arts and cultural programming.
* Working in partnership with arts institutions, funding agencies, neighbors, businesses and others in the advancement of the Mission of the Rocky Neck Art Colony. 

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Room to Grow - Boston

The mission of Room to Grow is to enrich the lives of babies born into poverty throughout their critical first three years of development.
 

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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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SADD, Inc.

SADD's mission is to provide students with the best prevention tools possible to deal with the issues of underage drinking, other drug use, risky and impaired driving, teen violence and suicide, and other destructive decisions.

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Salem State University Foundation Inc.

Salem State University Foundation, Inc. helps Salem State University meet its needs and goals by raising and distributing private contributions. The foundation invests and manages these contributions in ways that meet the needs of the university community not met through public funding. The foundation directly supports Salem State's mission: To provide a high-quality, student-centered education that prepares a diverse community of learners to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society, and serve as a resource to advance the region's cultural, social and economic development.

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SCM Community Transportation, Inc.

SCM promotes the independence of seniors and persons with disabilities through community based transportation. Our friendly, safe and reliable services help people maintain healthy, mobile and connected lives.

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See A New Sun Foundation, Inc.

The See A New Sun Foundation is dedicated to the prevention of suicide through education and awareness.

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Shirley Meeting House (First Parish Meeting House Preservation Society - Shirley Inc.)

To serve as stewards by preserving the historic character and fabric of the 1773 Shirley Meeting House and by encouraging its continued use for cultural, social and civic activities for all members of the community.

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Sibling Connections, Inc.

The primary goal of Sibling Connections is to support the creation of enduring family relationships and community connections for sisters and brothers who experience foster care.  Our work is accomplished through innovative programs and practices that restore and strengthen the lives of siblings who have been separated when placed in the public foster care system.

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Sight Loss Services Inc.

Sight Loss Services programs are geared toward helping to reduce the fears and isolation caused by the onset of vision loss and toward helping to simplify the mechanics of daily living. We do not charge for any services, and work with low vision as well as legally blind clients.  Based on a "peer support and self help" philosophy, Sight Loss Services aims to foster an individual's sense of self worth and independence and to point the way for him/her to help others.   

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Silent Spring Institute Inc.

Silent Spring Institute's mission is to conduct scientific research on the links between the environment and women's health, especially breast cancer. Since our founding in 1994, we have been on the cutting edge of environmental health research, with a focus on breast cancer prevention. Our studies have created new knowledge about toxic chemicals in our everyday environments and the resulting health risks, specifically breast cancer risk.

As the world's leading scientific research organization dedicated to breast cancer prevention, Silent Spring's work is critical to improving the lives of women and their families. Our work has been published in high-impact peer-reviewed journals and covered extensively by the media. We have also empowered others to extend this work, by producing tools for scientists to more effectively conduct environmental health research, and by working with advocates and policy makers to act in the public interest.

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Sleeping Weazel Inc.

Sleeping Weazel’s mission, under Artistic Director Charlotte Meehan’s leadership, is to bring artists together in conversation with audiences around experimental theatre, music, dance, and visual art that is accessible, dynamic, intriguing, and invigorating. We produce plays and other live performances at various performance venues in Boston and video exhibitions in our online cyber art gallery.

From a core group of Sleeping Weazel's affiliated theatre, visual, and performing artists, we present curated multi-genre performance evenings and full productions of individual work. We aim to cultivate a broad audience base through producing works created by artists collaborating across generations, cultures, and genres.

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Smart From the Start, Inc. (Smart)

Smart from the Start (Smart) is a family support, community engagement and school readiness program that has as its mission to prevent the achievement gap among low-income young children, living in Boston's most underserved communities.
 
Smart empowers children, families and communities with the tools, resources and support they need to break cycles of chronic school underachievement and generational poverty. 

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Smarter in the City Inc.

To fuel economic opportunity in underrepresented communities across Boston through technology entrepreneurship.


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Social Innovation Forum Inc.

The mission of the Social Innovation Forum (SIF) is to create positive social change in greater Boston by engaging leaders, strengthening organizations, and building networks. We do this by:

•  Engaging and informing funders and investors so they can direct resources most effectively.

•  Educating and supporting leaders of nonprofit organizations and social impact businesses so they can deliver the most effective solutions to social issues.

•  Making connections and building relationships across diverse communities so people can help each other to generate significant social change.

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Society of Health and Physical Educators

The Massachusetts Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MAHPERD) is a non-profit organization for professionals and students dedicated to promoting healthy active lifestyles; advocating for quality programs; providing quality professional development opportunities; promoting leadership in each of the disciplines; recognizing outstanding professionals and quality programs; supporting research initiative and disseminating research findings. MAHPERD promotes liaisons with allied organizations and memberships in Eastern District Association (EDA) and Shape America

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Somali American Youth Parents Association Corp (SAYPA)

Somali American Youth Parent Association (SAYPA) is a nonprofit organization, which promotes the social identity that empowers the Somali youth to appreciate their parent's culture and assimilating into their instilled American culture. We aspire to the youth and their parents to have solid group engagement.

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Somerville Community Corporation Inc.

SCC is a non-profit membership organization that provides leadership for sustaining the city of Somerville as a vibrant, diverse and tolerant community. We develop and preserve affordable housing. We offer services and lead community organizing efforts that support low and moderate income Somerville residents to achieve economic and housing stability and to increase civic participation.

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Somerville Local First

The mission of Somerville Local First is to nurture an environment where the independent, local economy thrives. We educate and engage the community, localize purchasing power, and strengthen entrepreneurship.

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South Africa Partners, Inc.

South Africa Partners (SA Partners) builds mutually beneficial partnerships between the United States and South Africa in the areas of health and education. Serving as a catalyst of innovative approaches, SA Partners links people, strengthens communities, promotes social justice and fosters leadership in both countries.

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South Shore Community Action Council Inc.

The mission of South Shore Community Action Council is to eliminate poverty along the south shore by affording everyone in need the opportunities for education, training and work; to live with dignity; to contribute to the full extent of their capabilities; and to participate in the workings of our society. 

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South Shore Habitat for Humanity Inc.

South Shore Habitat for Humanity is a faith-based, 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to delivering simple, decent, affordable homes in partnership with families in need.

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Southwest Boston Community Development Corporation

 Our mission is to develop and preserve affordable housing for low and moderate-income people; prevent displacement of neighborhood residents, particularly elders and those of limited means; and strengthen the commercial base of the neighborhoods. We work to create vibrant and stable communities, through programs and activities that bring long-time residents and newcomers of all ages and diverse backgrounds together.

 

 

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St. Mark Community Education Program Inc.

SMCEP is both an ESOL and a Citizenship program for adult immigrants and refugees, located in an accessible community-based location in Dorchester MA.  Our mission is to improve the quality of immigrants' lives and their social, economic, and educational opportunities -- and thereby improve our entire community.  Through improving English abilities and becoming citizens, our adult students can advocate for themselves and their families, gain better employment, further their educations, participate in the U.S. political process and public life, and negotiate their interactions with immigration, health care, schools, and other U.S. institutions.

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St. Vincent de Paul Society of Woburn (Society of St. Vincent De Paul in the Archdiocese of Boston Inc.)

The St. Vincent de Paul Society of Woburn MA is part of the international Catholic lay organization offering assistance to individuals and families experiencing financial hardship. We assist people regardless of what, if any, religious affiliation they may have. We interact with other community resource organizations in efforts to help clients manage their way out of their current financial need.

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Stand for Children Leadership Center

Our mission is to ensure that all children, regardless of their background, graduate from high school prepared for, and with access to, college or career training.  To make that happen, we:

-          Educate and empower parents, teachers, and community members to demand excellent schools.

-          Advocate for effective local, state, and national education policies and investments.

-          Ensure the policies and funding we advocate for reach classrooms and help students.

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Strategies for Children, Inc.

 Strategies for Children, Inc. (SFC) works to ensure that Massachusetts invests the resources needed for all children, from birth to age five, to access high-quality early education programs that prepare them for success in school and life.

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Strategies for Youth Inc.

Strategies for Youth (SFY) is a policy and training organization dedicated to improving interactions and relations between police and youth and to reducing disproportionate minority contact. SFY achieves its mission by equipping officers with knowledge and best practices for working with youth; and by educating youth on how to peacefully navigate their encounters with police. SFY provides police offices with training that integrates instruction in adolescent brain development and best practices for effectively de-escalating interactions with cutting edge research, develops leadership for adopting trauma-informed policing practices within law enforcement agencies, and educates vulnerable youth about their rights and how to respond appropriately to police.  Strategies for Youth aims to reframe and transform what is too often an adversarial approach to police/youth relations.

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Teach For America - Massachusetts

Our mission is to build the movement to eliminate educational inequity by enlisting our nation’s most promising future leaders in the effort. We recruit outstanding recent college graduates who commit two years to teach in urban and rural areas and become lifelong leaders in pursuing educational excellence and equity. With extensive training and support, these corps members work relentlessly to ensure that students growing up today in low-income communities are given the educational opportunities they deserve. As alumni, they are a powerful force of leaders who act on the conviction and insight they gain from their teaching experience, working in education and all other sectors to effect the fundamental changes needed to ensure that all children have an equal chance in life.

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The American City Coalition Inc. (TACC)

The American City Coalition (TACC) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit public charity working to revitalize urban neighborhoods so that families flourish in safe environments and fully benefit from the economic opportunities of American cities.

Based in the Boston neighborhood of Roxbury, TACC is grounded in an inclusive, comprehensive, and collaborative approach to neighborhood revitalization.

TACC provides technical support and assistance to advance multi-sector and multi-stakeholder partnerships that focus public and private investment to improve the quality of life for Roxbury families.

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The Boston Foundation

As Greater Boston's community foundation, the Boston Foundation devotes its resources to building and sustaining a vital, prosperous city and region, where justice and opportunity are extended to everyone. We fulfill this mission in three principal ways:
 
  • Making grants to nonprofit organizations and designing special funding initiatives to address the community's critical challenges;
  • Working in partnership with donors and other funders to achieve high-impact philanthropy; and
  • Serving as a civic hub and center of information, where ideas are shared, levers for change identified, and common agendas for the future are developed. 

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The Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association of Greater Lowell Inc.

The Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association is dedicated to improving the quality of life for Cambodian Americans and other minorities and economically disadvantaged persons in Lowell through educational, cultural, economic and social programs.

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The City School Inc.

The City School develops and strengthens youth to become effective leaders for social justice.
 
We work with young people ages 14-19 living in Boston and its surrounding suburbs who are emerging leaders and have a passion for social justice. Our community intentionally crosses lines of race, class, gender, and neighborhood. 

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The Food Project

The Food Project's mission is to create a thoughtful and productive community of youth and adults from diverse backgrounds who work together to build a sustainable food system. This community produces healthy food for residents of the city and suburbs, provides youth leadership opportunities,  and inspires and supports others to create change in their own communities. The Food Project has a vision of creating personal and social change through sustainable agriculture. 

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The Forsyth Institute

Forsyth is the world’s leading independent research institute dedicated to improving oral health, and reducing interrelated systemic diseases and conditions.  The Forsyth Institute portfolio includes basic research, translational research, community-benefit programs for underserved populations and Forsyth Faculty Associates, a private dental practice serving Kendall Square and surrounding areas.

Forsyth's mission is to lead the discovery, communication and application of breakthroughs in oral health and disease prevention that will significantly improve the health and well-being of our nation and the world.

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The Massachusetts Institute for A New Commonwealth Inc. (MassINC)

The Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth (MassINC) is an independent think tank and publisher of CommonWealth magazine. Our mission is to stimulate nonpartisan debate, shape policy and advance a public agenda that supports the growth of the middle class. MassINC's impact is achieved through research, journalism, and civic forums.

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The Neighborhood Developers

Recognizing that poverty and neighborhood decline are the result of many complex, multifaceted challenges, the mission of The Neighborhood Developers is to bring its core strengths -- building homes, engaging neighbors, and fostering economic mobility -- to community partnerships that create great neighborhoods where all people can thrive.

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The Open Door/Cape Ann Food Pantry, Inc.

The mission of The Open Door is to alleviate the impact of hunger in our community. We use practical strategies to connect people to good food, to advocate on behalf of those in need, and to engage others in the work of building food security.

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The South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation (SBNDC)

South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation (SBNDC) strives to create, preserve, and manage safe and affordable housing for low and moderate income residents in South Boston. 

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The Workforce Solutions Group

The Workforce Solutions Group (WSG) is a statewide advocacy coalition which brings together business, labor, community, and workforce organizations to advance a clear and unified policy agenda for workforce development.   Working closely with SkillWorks and our partners across the state, WSG is the leading advocate for systems change and alignment among workforce, education, and economic development agencies; and the leading advocate for increased state resources for sector based job training, skills training for low income adults and youth, and employer investment in talent pipelines.

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Theater Offensive, Inc.

The Theater Offensive’s Mission is to present the diversity of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) lives in art so bold it breaks through personal isolation, challenges the status quo, and builds thriving communities.

 

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Timothy Smith Network

The mission of the TSN is to increase the capacity of the Greater Roxbury community of Boston to effectively use and access technology by providing technology-related services and educational programs and resources as well as strengthening and supporting the individual TSN sites.

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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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True Alliance Center Inc.

 True Alliance Center, Inc. is organized and shall be operated exclusively for charitable, educational, and advocacy purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code of 1986. 
 
The purposes of True Alliance Center, Inc. include, but are not limited to, the following:
  1. To assist and help newly arriving immigrants in the city of Boston, and surrounding cities of the state of Massachusetts, navigate the often overwhelming bureaucracy of city and state for needed services that would help them get situated and become productive citizens of this great commonwealth within a reasonably short time frame.

  2. To educate immigrants on civic duties, provide necessary English skills through ESL and ESOL classes, and discuss cultural nuances of their newly adopted country and state.

  3. To guide immigrants looking to transition to better jobs, vocational programs, or traditional schooling.

  4. To promote cultural development and awareness among different immigrant groups within the state of Massachusetts by supporting and promoting cultural and community events.

  5. To advocate for the rights of all legal immigrants within the state of Massachusetts, wherever and whenever they might be infringed upon.

  6. To raise the funds necessary to sustain the foregoing activities and using such funds exclusively for the corporation's charitable and educational purposes.

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Union Capital Boston Inc.

Union Capital Boston's mission is to transform social capital into opportunity by rewarding community engagement. We are an innovative community-based nonprofit that activates volunteerism and participation to build resilient communities. We spark increased resident activity in Boston’s organizations and neighborhoods. Members join our Rewards App to earn financial rewards for their engagement. We train our Network Leaders with transferable skills and they connect members with resources and networks. Of UCB’s 1,200 members (and growing), 95% are non-white, 83% are women, and most qualify for public assistance. Economic tides rise and 87% of members report that “UCB increased my involvement in my community.”

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Union of Minority Neighborhoods, Inc.

UMN was founded by and is run by people of African descent committed to fully engaging communities of color in our democracy. Our mission is to ensure that trained, committed grassroots leaders of color effectively organize on issues of concern in their communities, their regions, and the nation. Our vision is to create a unifying force to address the threats to our civil liberties and to end discriminatory policies and practices that limit our access to political, economic and social power.

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United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley

We unite people to create change that lasts.

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Urban Edge Housing Corp.

Urban Edge is dedicated to strengthening communities and families. Together, we build affordable housing and vibrant, prosperous neighborhoods.

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Urban Farming Institute of Boston (UFIB)

The Urban Farming Institute of Boston's (UFI) mission is to develop and promote urban farming as a commercial sector that creates green-collar jobs for local residents in Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan and engage them in building a healthier, more locally based food system. 

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Values Over Violence Institute, fiscally sponsored by Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries

The mission is to influence youth to consider alternative ways of dealing with aggressive behavior and violence. We acknowledge that economic deprivation is a form of violence and seek means to link youth with jobs, training, or higher education. We teach forgiveness and reconciliation.

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Venture Cafe Foundation Inc.

The Venture Café Foundation’s vision is that every person with an idea can feel empowered to become a successful entrepreneur. The Venture Café’s mission is to connect the innovation community, expand the definition of innovation, and build a more inclusive innovation economy. The Venture Café Foundation enhances and accelerates the innovation process through spaces, programs, and conversations for individuals and organizations to gather and build relationships.

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Veterans Legal Services, Inc.

Veterans Legal Services' mission is to promote self-sufficiency, stability, and financial security of homeless and low-income veterans through free and accessible legal services.
 
You may view a video about VLS's impact here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Vcck5un85M. This video was produced by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly when it presented VLS with the 2018 Reginald Heber Smith Award for Excellence in Legal Services.

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Vietnamese American Initiative for Development Inc.

VietAID's mission is to build a strong Vietnamese American community and a diverse and vibrant Fields Corner neighborhood. Since its founding in 1994, VietAID has worked to promote renewal of the Fields Corner and greater Dorchester communities through stronger civic engagement, development of affordable housing and commercial space, providing small business technical assistance and micro-enterprise, and offering high quality child care and youth programs to serve at risk youth from all segments of the community. 

 

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Vigorous Interventions in Ongoing Natural Settings Inc. (VISIONS, Inc)

VISIONS’ long term goal is to create lasting social change by working across all sectors, training and consulting over 50 organizations and thousands of individuals a year and contributing to create environments where differences are recognized, appreciated, and leveraged for the equitable benefit of all members. The youth in the Legacy Project are at the heart of this vision, as they will be the next generation of leaders and trainers who carry, spread and realize these ideals for the society.


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WalkBoston Inc

WalkBoston makes walking safer and easier in Massachusetts to encourage better health, a cleaner environment and vibrant communities.

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Waltham Partnership for Youth Inc.

The mission of Waltham Partnership for Youth is to identify the needs of Waltham youth and leverage resources to meet those needs. Our vision is that all Waltham youth have access to the services, resources, and supports they need to become happy, healthy, and productive members of the community and the workforce.

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WATCH Inc

WATCH works towards a more just community in the Waltham area by promoting and advancing affordable housing, providing adult education and leadership development and empowering underrepresented residents through civic engagement.

WATCH’s work is underscored and strengthened by community organizing and community building. WATCH connects, convenes and empowers community members in order to accomplish social and economic justice goals.

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White Snake Projects Inc.

White Snake Projects is an entrepreneurial startup whose mission is the creation of original opera of the highest production values combined with social activism. Like our namesake, the legendary White Snake demon who becomes human to live intensely, we transform present day experiences into new opera made in America. Founded by iconoclasts, Charles & Cerise Jacobs, Cerise has continued the mission of the White Snake after Charles' death by investing in American composers musically adept at telling myth-based stories living in our collective imaginations. Part of our credo of social activism is to make our art accessible to all. We open our doors to one and all by committing one-third of all seats to diverse and underserved communities.
 

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William James College Inc.

We are an independent, accredited, nonprofit professional school of psychology that educates culturally sensitive professionals to improve the mental health of individuals and organizations. Emphasizing experiential education, we attract developing professionals eager to become leaders and to advance mental health care.

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Wilson-Kindelan School, Inc.

The Wilson-Kindelan School provides a college-focussed, independent, elementary education using the Wilson-Kindelan Method. We are dedicated to expanding educational opportunities to students living in the Greater Boston area.

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Wily Network Inc.

We strive to improve college graduation outcomes for youth who have no family to support them by establishing the Wily Network on college campuses in the Greater Boston area.

The Wily Network’s mission is twofold:

● To ensure that students who have no family to support them have the tools and networks necessary to thrive in four-year residential colleges.
 
● To empower these Wily Scholars to transition successfully into post-college life and become vibrant members of their communities.

 

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Winchester Multicultural Network Inc

The mission of the Winchester Multicultural Network is to promote the recognition, understanding, and appreciation of diversity; advocate for each and every person’s civil rights; and confront intolerance.The Multicultural Network responds to incidents of bias and discrimination; offers multicultural training workshops; sponsors forums and other events that foster multicultural understanding; offers social events and activities for international residents; and publishes “The Journey,” a newsletter with a circulation of to more than 2,500 households.

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Windhover Foundation Inc.

Windhover’s mission is to offer classes, workshops and performances in dance and related arts to the Northshore community by bringing outstanding artists to teach and perform; to create a nurturing environment where original and creative work can be developed and presented; to continue to forge strong ties to the community by including local artists in all aspects of performances, and promote original works based on community issues and interests.

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Women Encouraging Empowerment Inc.

Dedicated to educating, advocating, protecting and advancing the rights immigrant, refugee and low income women and their families through organizing, leadership development and service delivery.

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Women of Wilmington

The Women of Wilmington (WOW) was founded with the simple yet powerful purpose of helping, however possible, local individuals and families in need.
The Women of Wilmington is organized exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c) (3) of the IRS. WOW shall receive and disburse funds, property and gifts of any kind exclusively for the benefit of the families and residents of Wilmington, as well as those persons and organizations that support families and residents of Wilmington. The organization will focus on family based charitable opportunities to support individuals, children and families, as well as other local organizations that support the community.

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Women’s Fund of the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts

The mission of the Women's Fund of Southeastern Massachusetts is to advance the educational attainment and economic security of women and girls in Southeastern Massachusetts.
 

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Worcester Regional Research Bureau Inc.

The Worcester Regional Research Bureau serves the public interest of Greater Worcester by conducting independent, non-partisan research and analysis of public policy issues to promote informed public debate and decision-making.

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World Boston Inc.

The mission of WorldBoston is to foster engagement in international affairs and cooperation with peoples of all nations. As globalization increasingly shapes every aspect of life on our planet, so does our Greater Boston community increasingly experience, and even help shape, these global trends.

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World Education, Inc.: U.S. Based Programs

World Education, Inc. (WEI) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of the poor through education, and economic and social development. WEI has worked in over 60 countries in Asia, Africa, and the U.S., and currently has projects in adult education, girls’ and women’s education, community development, maternal and child health,  HIV/AIDS prevention and care, and support for AIDS orphans. 

In the U.S., WEI strengthens the effectiveness of educators, organizations, and systems to support adults, older youth, and communities to thrive. WEI provides training, technical assistance, publications, research, and advocacy. Our strengths include providing and evaluating evidence-based professional development (online and face-to-face); designing and implementing demonstration projects; developing practical tools for adult educators to use in instruction, counseling, and program planning; creating and maintaining practitioner networks; and collaborating with local, state, and national adult education administrators and policy makers.

This profile focuses on World Education's work in the United States.
 

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Youthbuild Boston, Inc.

The mission of YouthBuild Boston (YBB) is to empower and assist underserved young people from the Boston area with the essential social, vocational, academic, and life skills necessary to navigate a positive pathway to self-sufficiency and neighborhood responsibility.

Our theory of change:

"Young people, when empowered with the skills and education necessary to improve their quality of life, will realize that they can play a leadership role in strengthening their communities."

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YWCA of Greater Lawrence

YWCA Northeastern Massachusetts is a social services and social change organization whose mission is "eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all people." 

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