Committed to improving the quality of life in Greater Boston.

Small Capital Grantees 2015

Beyond Soccer, Inc.
$40,000
For the purchase of a 15-passenger van to transport participants in its youth travel soccer program in Lawrence.
 
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston
$35,750
For the purchase and installation of IT equipment and infrastructure at the agency’s Boston office, in support of its work to provide one-on-one mentoring and enrichment programs for girls ages 7-20.
 
Brookview House
$20,850
For desktop and laptop computers for the technology labs and Teen Media Lab serving homeless mothers and their children.
 
Center for Women & Enterprise
$12,890
For a new office phone system and other IT upgrades in support of the agency’s work to provide opportunities for women entrepreneurs and women in business to increase professional success, personal growth, and financial independence.
 
Coalition for a Better Acre
$28,000
For renovations to the Home Preservation Center in Lowell to provide enclosed meeting spaces for private financial coaching and for a handicap accessible restroom.
 
Community Art Center, Inc.
$7,000
For the purchase of computers and sound equipment for the agency’s out-of-school time programs for youth ages 5-19 in Cambridge.
 
East End House
$50,000
For renovations to the agency’s kitchen, a core facility at this community center which has been serving the neighborhood of East Cambridge since 1875.
 
The Forsyth Institute
$30,460
For the purchase of mobile X-Ray equipment for use in the ForsythKids School Oral Health Program, which will expand the program’s capacity to provide comprehensive dental care to children in Lynn and Boston.
 
Girls Incorporated of Greater Lowell
$30,000
For renovations and equipment, including microscopes, laptops, dissection kits, etc., for a STEM lab for girls ages 5-18.
 
The Haven Project, Inc.
$10,335
To make improvements to the exterior of the Haven Café in Lynn, a social enterprise providing employment training for homeless young adults.
 
Homeless Empowerment Project/Spare Change News
$15,000
For office technology to support the production of Spare Change News, a source of employment for homeless men and women and a voice for social change in the Greater Boston community.
 
Lowell House, Inc.
$35,000
For the purchase of kitchen equipment and furniture for the agency’s expanded Recovery House in Tewksbury supporting adults in early recovery from addiction.
 
New Repertory Theatre
$30,500
For the purchase and installation of an assistive listening system to benefit patrons with hearing impairments at the agency’s main theatre in Watertown.
 
Parenting Journey
$24,000
To replace rotting piping in the boiler room at the agency’s headquarters in Somerville.
 
Playworks Massachusetts
$20,000
For improvements to and the purchase of equipment for the agency’s new office in Boston, in support of its work to increase opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play for kids.
 
Royall House and Slave Quarters
$10,000
For improvements aimed at making the historic building in Medford fully wheelchair accessible year-round to visitors of all ages and abilities.
 
Veterans Transition House
$30,000
For building renovations to create a new apartment for homeless veterans in New Bedford.
 
YWCA Southeastern Massachusetts
$25,000
For repairs and the purchase of new furniture in the women’s single room occupancy housing units owned by the agency in New Bedford.
 
ZUMIX
$45,705
For the purchase and installation of a radio antenna to broadcast a Low-Power FM radio station recently awarded to this East Boston youth arts agency.
 

Small Capital Grantees 2015