IMPACT & GRANTMAKING, 2015-2012 

SPRING 2012 – ROUND 14, COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

City Mission Society $10,000 to launch "Public Voice Project," a series of coaching workshops to teach and promote effective speaking and story-telling skills. Includes $100 stipend for those that successfully complete program and additional $35 speaking fee per event.

Dudley Square Main Streets – $10,000 to support for partnership with Greater Grove Hall Main Street and Computer Learning Center to provide technical assistance and training in financial management system (Quick Books) to ten new small businesses.

Greater Boston Interfaith Organization – $15,000 to support for ‘Moving from Debt to Assets ‘financial literacy program targeted at the Muslim and Cape Verdean communities in Roxbury.

Madison Park Development Corporation – $5,000 to support for ‘New Voices-New Leaders’, a leadership development program to develop 60 grassroots leaders (30 adult/30 youth) in the Dudley Square and Lower Roxbury communities.  Activities include voter outreach, voter registration and mobilization in collaboration with RoxVote.

MassVOTE –  $30,000 to Collaborative funding and support for voter outreach, registration and mobilization efforts in collaboration with the NAACP (Boston Branch), Elm Hill Family Service Center/ABCD, Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative (DSNI) and Project RIGHT.

Neighborhood Network Center –$10,000 to support ‘Youth Adult Leadership and Economic Development Initiative (YALEDI)’ targeting young adults ages 18-23 for participation in career and leadership training, including voter outreach, registration and mobilization.

Oiste? –  $10,000 to support for 'Voter Mobilization and Education Outreach Project' which incorporates civic leadership component on methods used in non-partisan voter registration, education and mobilization within two of La Alianza Hispana’s English as a Second Language classes.

Paige Academy – $10,000 to increase enrollment capacity in after school and summer day camp programs; provide staff training and ‘wellness of living’ workshops for parents and staff, including building and grounds beautification project.

Sisters-At-Work Youth Program – $10,000 to support for summer youth employment, job training in carpentry/construction, academic enrichment and mentoring support for women and girls/ ages 14-24.

Tobin Community Center – $10,000 to support for ‘One Step Ahead’ re-entry program to work with  men and women ages 17-24 to re-engage them in the community once released from the penal system and help to decrease recidivism rate.

FALL 2010 – ROUND 12, COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

African Community Economic Development of New England (ACEDONE) - $10,000 for parent and student organizing for school reform to reduce drop-out rates for East African refugee students in Boston Public Schools through organizing, advocacy, case management, training and tutoring.

Freedom House - $29,500 to hire a Program Director for the Snowden Center for Civic Engagement and Action Freedom House Forums and Annual Conference on topics ranging from educational reform, technology equity, civic engagement/ civil rights/voting rights and Communiversity/UMass Boston partnership reaching 50-75 youth participants and 125-150 adults.

Massachusetts Senior Action Council - $20,000 for a Housing and Civic Engagement Campaign to expand community organizing, advocacy and leadership development work on affordable housing, voter empowerment and leadership development in Roxbury and hire a part time organizer. Specific campaign includes Subsidized Housing Safety and Security for Seniors Project.

Nuestra Comunidad Development Corporation - $15,000 to support the Homeownership Center foreclosure prevention counseling (145 new clients) and First Time Homebuyers classes (110 new enrollees), with new 1:1 pre-purchase and post-purchase counseling, along with new website to promote home buying in Roxbury.

Self Esteem Boston - $15,000 for Vocational readiness programming to Roxbury adults with disabilities through "Skills for Vocational Success" group employment skill mentoring programs in partnership with Mass Rehab Commission Vocational training program.

Sociedad Latina - $15,000 for the Health Careers for Youth workforce readiness Program serving 45 youth in partnership with 7 local hospitals.

Somali Development Center - $15,000 to support the ESOL Citizenship Program and Capacity Building Leadership Program for 15 students (pay salary for staff assistant).
United Neighbors of Lower Roxbury - $20,000 for a summer Youth Employment Program for 8 teens, community meetings and events for 100 residents and hiring of fundraising consultant.

Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts - $20,000 for workforce development programs for 150-160 individuals in customer service and sales, fund accounting prep and Boston carpentry preparedness. 85-90 program grads expected to get quality jobs.

Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry - $10,000 for the Community Youth Leadership Program for 30 high school students (mostly from Roxbury) to learn about civic engagement through seminars, direct engagement with elected officials, conducting surveys, attending community meetings, GOTV/voter registration and organizing their own community forum for Highland Park residents, forming a youth council and develop and lead a campaign on a salient community issues.

Vine Street Community Council - $25,000 to start up an 8 week T-Shirt business training program for 15 -20 youth – develop job and marketing skills, entrepreneurship; to pay a consultant (WeResource) to provide job readiness and computer training, stipends for youth, $2,500 for 1200 t-shirts and $10,000 for equipment.

SPRING 2010 – ROUND 11, YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY SERVICES

$15,000 to support an Assistant Coordinator position and 3 music instructors in order to expand its Hamilton-Garrett Music and Arts Academy (Academy) music instruction programs from 30 to 50 youth.

Alternatives for Community & Environment – $15,000 to support stipends for 6 Youth Leaders and to implement an Environmental Justice Curriculum within 2-3 Roxbury schools.

Brookview House, Inc. – $15,000 to hire teen interns during the summer; and for stipends for its year round civic engagement campaign participants.

Center for Community Health and Education Research and Service, Inc. - $15,000 to support Community Voices, a seven-week summer employment program jobs for 30 students; and to support the programs year-round after school activities which include mentoring, workshops, presentations and activities to educate and raise awareness of disparities within the community.

Charles Street AME Roxbury Renaissance Center – $15,000 to support an Assistant Coordinator position and 3 music instructors in order to expand its Hamilton-Garrett Music and Arts Academy (Academy) music instruction programs from 30 to 50 youth.

City Mission Society of Boston, Inc. – $10,000 to support the Youth Empowerment Program, a youth leadership program model where youth within the Humbolt neighborhood engage in leadership activities to reduce violence and address challenges.  Funding would support evaluation activities.

Crispus Attucks Children’s Center, Inc.– $10,000 for its Early Childhood Development Program, which includes staffing for key positions and key program related costs.

Ecumenical Social Action Committee (ESAC) – $10,000 to expand GED Services for 100 Roxbury youth.

Friends of Boston Community Centers, Inc. – $15,000 to provide youth employment for 15 Roxbury girls who would work to increase the quantity and quality of programming at Roxbury BCYF sites.

La Alianza Hispana – $15,000 to build capacity for its Family Counseling Program to hire a new Masters level Clinical Services Manager to increase their capacity to provide family support and mental health services to Roxbury children.

National Black College Alliance – $15,000 for the salary of its mentoring program coordinator and fields trips to support 30 mentor relationships.

Roxbury Community College Foundation – $10,000 to support its Mentoring for Success Program, an effort to increase support for Roxbury students to enable them to improve academic performance, increase retention, graduation and matriculation to 4-year institutions.

YMCA of Greater Boston (Roxbury Branch) – $15,000 to expand its services to 250 Roxbury teens, providing structured programs that provide services to high risk youth, create a college-bound culture within the organization and to establish mentoring programs that increase youth access to positive adults.

The Home for Little Wanderers – $10,000 to support the Roxbury Villages Program, an effort to provide support to youth (young adults) that are aging out of care from its other residential programs.

Whittier Street Health Center – $15,000 for the Connecting Youth to Care Project, an initiative to identify and impact barriers that keep youth from seeking or addressing appropriate healthcare needs.

YouthBuild Boston, Inc. – $10,000 to support the Designery Program, an effort to expose high school youth ages 14 to 18 to careers within the design (architecture) industry.

FALL 2009 – ROUND 10, COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

Boston Community Development Corporation – $15,000 to support stipends for 27 youth enrolled in its "Breaking the Chain" Global Trade Program.

Boston Workers Alliance – $30,000 to support member organizing and leadership development efforts around CORI; and to launch a new "CORI Friendly” staffing agency to support the chronically unemployed.

Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative – $20,000 to support civic engagement and voter mobilization efforts in Roxbury.

Dudley Square Main Streets – $30,000 to support a collaborative effort amongst the Dudley Square Main Streets and Greater Grove Hall Main Streets organizations to build the capacity of Main Street businesses.

Franklin Park Coalition – $10,000 to outreach, recruit and train community volunteers to be advocates on behalf of Franklin Park.

Green Beginnings Youth Corps – $15,000 to launch and provide operating support to pilot a new "Green jobs" skills training program for chronically unemployed youth and adults.

Madison Park Development Corporation – $30,000 to support Arts, Culture & Trade Roxbury (Act Roxbury), an economic development program to promote arts and tourism in Roxbury.

Nexus Alliance – $10,000 to support civic engagement programs that engage minority business owner members in service projects.

Oiste – $10,000 to support the Roxbury Outreach and Education Initiative which seeks to provide civic and leadership training workshops for constituents of member groups.

Project RIGHT – $20,000 to support its civic engagement activities and organizing campaigns in Grove Hall.

South End Technology Center – $15,000 to support the Roxbury Unseen Success Project , a video project designed to counteract negative media images by presenting in broadcast video business and personal success stories and images of Roxbury.

SPRING 2009 – ROUND 9, YOUTH DEVELOPMENT & FAMILY SERVICES

Action for Boston Community Development – Elm Hill Service Center – $7,000 for the Summer Employment and Enrichment Development Series Program (SEEDS) to support enrichment programming for “tweens”, youth ages twelve and thirteen.

Discover Roxbury – $20,000 to research and develop “ Right Here in Roxbury”, a Roxbury History Curriculum for schools, after school and summer programs.

Freedom House – $25,000 to support work and internships for 15 students through Project Listen , a year-long leadership program targeting Roxbury youth.

Generation Inc. – $20,000 to improve literacy skills of elementary aged youth through the Reading Coaches Program at 4 Roxbury sites (Emerson Elementary School, Yawkey Boys & Girls Club, Blackstone Elementary School and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church After School Program).

Higher Education Resource Center (HERC) – $20,000 to support the participation of Roxbury youth in the Passport andMentoring Programs, which prepares youth for higher education.

Teen Empowerment, Inc.– $15,000 to support the Egleston Square Youth Organizing Initiative which engages youth in leadership efforts within their community.

United Neighbors of Lower Roxbury – 10,000 to support UNLR's Summer Youth Pilot, an effort to organize and engage Roxbury youth in constructive activities.

Vine Street Community Center – $20,000 to support new outreach staff to work with and engage 20 youth in service projects on behalf of the community.

Washington Heights United Circles – $15,000 to identify and create jobs for Roxbury youth through the “Youth Builders” Program.

Witherspoon Institute, Inc, – $20,000 to support the BEL Program, a leadership and etiquette program for youth ages 7 – 17.

FALL 2008 – ROUND 8, COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

Earthworks Projects – $28,100 for community greening projects in Central Roxbury.

Massachusetts Senior Action Council – $20,000 to increase civic engagement of seniors and people with disabilities around issues of safe and affordable public housing.

Sociedad Latina – $30,000 for year-round job training and career development in the health care sector, for youth ages 16 to 21.

Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts – 29,000 capacity-building grant to increase unrestricted funds through individual gifts, memberships and board contributions.

WAITT House – $29,488 to deliver Adult Diploma programming.

SPRING 2008 – ROUND 7, YOUTH DEVELOPMENT & FAMILY SERVICES

Alternatives for Community & Environment – 15,000 to provide leadership development, youth engagement and environmental justice awareness to Roxbury youth.

Brandy’s FitKidz – $30,000 for family fitness programming if certain funding conditions are met.

Boston Urban Youth Foundation – $30,000 to address chronic truancy and improve education outcomes at Dearborn Middle School.

Center for Community Health, Education, Research & Service – $18,875 to encourage high school students of color to pursue health careers, and to raise public awareness of racial/ethnic health disparities in Roxbury.

Children’s Services of Roxbury – $30,000 to develop, operate and evaluate a pilot program for summer youth employment in partnership with Dudley Main Streets Revitalization Corporation and Roxbury business owners.

Crispus Attucks Children’s Center – $15,000 to teach pre-schoolers healthy behaviors that enhance family and community well-being by reducing violence.

Families First – $10,000 to provide parenting workshops to foster families in Roxbury.

Friends of Rafael Hernandez School – $15,000 to support the cost of fundraising that will expand and sustain youth development services.

 La Alianza Hispana – $30,000 to re-open the outpatient clinic of the Latino Family Counseling Center.

OrigiNation – $15,000 to increase its capacity to provide innovative and culturally relevant programming to Roxbury youth.

 Phillips Brooks House Association – $10,000 to provide a summer camp experience in Roxbury for youth who reside in Orchard Gardens and Academy Homes.

Yawkey Boys & Girls Club of Roxbury – $15,000 to support the Teen Employment Opportunity program and to employ Roxbury youth as Junior Counselors and Young Leaders.

FALL 2007 – ROUND 6, COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

Generations, Inc. – $30,000 to promote inter-generational literacy in Roxbury schools.

Caribbean Foundation of Boston – $25,000 to provide health care job training to Spanish speakers.

Human Resource Development Institute of Massachusetts – $30,000 to provide entrepreneurship training to individuals in recovery.

The Home for Little Wanderers – $14,000 to engage residents of Roxbury House in neighborhood improvement activities.

Vine Street Community Center – $22,000 to provide a variety of youth, family and community engagement activities.

Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, in collaboration with Madison Park Development Corporation – $50,000 to increase voter turnout in Roxbury neighborhoods.

Oisté? – $30,000 to promote increased civic advocacy and leadership development among Latinos in Roxbury.

Freedom House – $30,000 to promote increased parent engagement in Boston Public Schools.

SPRING 2007 – ROUND 5, YOUTH DEVELOPMENT & FAMILY SERVICES

Boston Higher Education Resource Center – $13,099 to provide mentoring, tutoring, SAT preparation and college preparatory services to Roxbury youth.

Hattie B. Cooper Community Center – $17,070 to provide after-school activities that teach children how to use computers, and also promote academic success through creative projects.

Discover Roxbury – $10,000 to provide a historical walking tour of Roxbury to young people, with free or low-cost tours to Roxbury schools.

Massachusetts Association of Minority Law Enforcement Officers, Inc. – $28,808 to provide an after-school and summer program that promotes positive relationships between youth and police as they learn about cultural cuisines and traditions, and healthy lifestyle choices.

Sociedad Latina – $12,000 to provide an after-school and summer program that helps middle-school children improve their academic and creative skills.

We’re Educators: A Touch of Class (WEATOC) – $29,305 to provide performances at community institutions by peer educators that involve young audiences and help teens to avoid self-destructive choices.

FALL 2006 – ROUND 4,  COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

Boston Neighborhood Network – $30,000 to provide an expanded range of broadcast features and community access to digital audio and video programming.

Friends of Rafael Hernandez School – $12,000 for a teen summer job project that will restore the landmark Jigsaw Puzzle mural on the exterior wall of the school.

Hawthorne Youth and Community Center – $14,500 to develop craft and entrepreneurial skills for teens who will build, market and sell durable park benches.

Roxbury Multi-Service Center – $15,000 for a community-wide outreach and support team for female victims of assault.

Union of Minority Neighborhoods – $15,000 to organize Black men in Roxbury to participate in civic activities, and to increase positive images of Black men.

United South End Settlements – $30,000 for non-partisan voter mobilization and community involvement at multi-family housing in Lower Roxbury.

Veterans Benefits Clearinghouse – $30,000 to train Roxbury residents in health care jobs, and to provide counseling, referrals and case management.

SPRING 2006 – ROUND 3, YOUTH DEVELOPMENT & FAMILY SERVICES

Boston Centers for Youth and Families – $10,000 for female peer leaders at Roxbury community centers, and to support staff training.

The Home for Little Wanderers – $10,000 to train adolescent residents of Roxbury House (a residential facility located near Dudley Square) to operate a lawn care business.

Project HIP-HOP (Highways into the Past – History, Organizing and Power) – $15,000 to provide leadership development activities and popular education for youth in the Dudley Square area.

La Alianza Hispana – $30,000 to support the Latino Family Counseling Center.

Roxbury Community College Foundation (RCC) – $30,000 to purchase books and materials that will enable the College Library to expand the range of culturally relevant materials, and to market the availability of RCC Library materials to the Roxbury community.

Roxbury YMCA – $30,000 to expand and enhance youth development programs.

FALL 2005 – ROUND 2, COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT & CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

Dimock Community Health Center – $25,000 to build outdoor classrooms and improve an undeveloped lot on the Dimock campus that abuts residential property, using a Roxbury contractor that is certified as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE).

Project RIGHT (Rebuild and Improve Grove Hall Together) – $20,000 to organize a public safety campaign against human trafficking and drug trafficking, utilizing a combined community policing/community organizing approach that includes alliances among resident associations, property owners, and community service providers.

Madison Park Development Corporation – $20,000 to organize a voter mobilization strategy that would increase voter turnout in the 26 precincts of Roxbury by 10% over the previous year.
Discover Roxbury - $20,200 to provide training for Roxbury residents to lead cultural and historical tours of Roxbury.

SPRING 2005 - ROUND 1, YOUTH DEVELOPMENT & FAMILY SERVICES

Alternatives for Community and Environment – $15,000 to advance the Roxbury Environmental Empowerment Project, developing environmental justice leadership among Roxbury youth.

The EdLaw Project – $20,000 to advocate for income-eligible children who are in danger of not receiving appropriate education services.

Brookview House – $10,000 to provide a holistic continuum of housing, skills training, and support services for homeless families.

Boston Black Women’s Health Institute – $20,000 to advance the Well Women Project, providing weekly nutrition, exercise, activities and workshops that promote healthy lifestyles.

Roxbury Multi-Service Center – $20,000 to provide counseling and developmental enrichment activities to adolescent girls.

United South End Settlements – $10,000 to provide counseling and developmental enrichment activities to adolescent girls.

National Black College Alliance – $15,000 to support college access and leadership development among high school students.

Our Place Theater Project – $10,000 to support Youth Players and Dancers Project with hands-on experience in script writing, production, stagecraft, monologues, auditions and performances.

St. James Education Center – $20,000 to provide paid, on-the-job training to parents and students to work in their Head Start and after school programs.

Generations, Inc.– $10,000 for stipend payments to Roxbury elders who mentor and tutor elementary school students.

Roxbury Boys and Girls Club – $10,000 to support the Roxbury Teen Leadership Initiative, providing job readiness, paid work experience and educational support through involvement in Club activities.

Friends of the Rafael Hernandez School – $15,000 for after school academic and social enrichment.

Sociedad Latina – $15,000 for after school academic and social enrichment.

Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts – $15,000 for after school academic and social enrichment.

Freedom House – $29,500 to hire a Program Director for the Snowden Center for Civic Engagement and Action.