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Mid-Sized Capital Grantees

Community Teamwork
2019-2020
$250,000
For construction and related costs associated with launching a service center in Lowell for young people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. This safe space will provide basic necessities (food, laundry, showers, computer access), peer support, and staff coordinators will connect youth to a wide range of services, including housing, offered by Community Teamwork and other partners.
 
More Than Words
2017-2019
$1,000,000
A challenge grant for construction costs related to the expansion of the agency’s Boston site. More Than Words empowers youth who are in foster care, court-involved, homeless, or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a robust bookselling business. The expansion will double its space and inventory, allowing it to serve 60% more youth and dramatically increase earned revenue.
 
St. Francis House
2017-2018
$500,000
A challenge grant for construction costs related to the build-out of a new dog grooming/dog daycare social enterprise (as part of the agency’s redevelopment of its 48 Boylston Street building), which will increase job and life skills training opportunities for its clients. St. Francis House is a nonsectarian daytime shelter open every day of the year to help adults who are experiencing homelessness and poverty meet their basic needs and achieve renewed lives of dignity and self-determination.
 
Boston Parks & Recreation Department
2016-2019
$3,000,000
For construction costs associated with the creation of a universally accessible park and playground at Children’s Wharf, adjacent to the Boston Children’s Museum, in honor of Martin W. Richard, the youngest victim of the Boston Marathon bombings. Martin’s Park at the Smith Family Waterfront as designed by award-winning landscape architecture firm Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc. will transform an underutilized public space into a world-class park to benefit children and families for generations to come.
 
Y2Y Harvard Square
2015
$500,000
For construction and related costs associated with the conversion of the basement of First Parish in Cambridge to an overnight shelter for homeless young adults ages 18-24. Y2Y Harvard Square, an initiative out of Phillips Brooks House Association, employs a youth-to-youth model to provide a safe and affirming environment for young adults experiencing homelessness. Y2Y guests have opportunities to collaborate with service providers, other young adults experiencing homelessness, and student volunteers to create sustainable pathways out of homelessness and develop skills for long-term success.
 
Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy
2015
$500,000
A challenge grant to help bring a monumental, aerial sculpture by world-renowned artist Janet Echelman to Boston as the signature contemporary art installation in the Greenway Conservancy’s Public Art Program. The knotted-fiber sculpture was suspended hundreds of feet over the central section of the Greenway from May to October 2015.
 
Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston
2014-2016
$2,500,000
For capital costs associated with renovating the former Mattapan Library into a new stand alone Club for teens.
 

Mid-Sized Capital Grantees