Committed to improving the quality of life in Greater Boston.

Small Capital Grantees 2017

826 Boston
$44,000
For equipment to create mobile publishing labs for student authors in the agency’s Writers Room programs in high-need schools.
 
Boston Area Gleaners
$50,000
For the purchase of a 14-foot box truck to expand the agency’s food rescue and distribution operations across Eastern Massachusetts.
 
Boston Education, Skills and Training Corp. (BEST)
$48,819
For computers, server, projectors, phone system, and other technology and equipment to create a mobile computer lab for the agency’s hospitality training program students and to improve staff communication across its two sites.
 
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell
$49,966
For demolition, renovation, furnishings, and equipment which will enable the expansion of the Club’s teen program spaces.
 
Casa Myrna
$29,182
For computers and furniture to upgrade the agency’s aging office infrastructure, ultimately enhancing its work with survivors of domestic violence.
 
Catie’s Closet
$49,400
For the purchase of a van to support the agency’s expansion into Boston Public Schools, where it will open new locations providing access to clothing, toiletries, and basic necessities free of charge to students living in poverty/homelessness.
 
Chelsea Collaborative
$38,100
For a new server, computers, and other technology to establish a computer lab to meet the growing needs of community members, particularly for youth job training, ESL, and citizenship classes.
 
CommonWealth Kitchen
$25,000
To purchase kitchen equipment, specifically a semi-automatic tray sealer machine, which will help its member businesses (70% are low-income, women, and/or minority-owned) efficiently scale operations and increase revenue.
 
Girls Incorporated of Lynn
$17,935
For new laptops for its middle school and teen programs, which will enable the agency to provide innovative computer science programming and a valuable schoolwork resource to its members, many of whom do not have computer access elsewhere.
 
Greater Boston Nazarene Compassionate Center
$11,509
For technology and furniture to upgrade the agency’s computer lab which is used for its workforce readiness programming in Mattapan.
 
Hale Reservation
$50,000
For basement renovations and upgrades to the heating system in one of their buildings which will make it useable year-round, enabling the launch of the agency’s semester-long Intrepid Academy in partnership with Boston Public Schools.
 
Health Law Advocates
$30,050
For a new server, computers, and other IT infrastructure upgrades to keep pace with the agency’s needs as it increases its number of pro bono legal cases representing low-income residents, particularly in Middlesex and Suffolk Counties.
 
Mill City Grows
$23,046
For laptops, monitors, desks, chairs, and other technology hardware and equipment to upgrade the agency’s IT and office infrastructure as it expands its work to improve physical health, economic independence, and environmental sustainability in Lowell.
 
Mujeres Unidas Avanzando (MUA)
$17,468
For equipment to create a phlebotomy laboratory for the agency’s new job training program which will help women attain jobs with family-sustaining wages.
 
Peer Health Exchange
$13,050
For projectors, speakers, tablets, and other technology hardware and equipment to improve curriculum delivery by the agency’s health educators (college students) to 9th graders at under-resourced high schools in Boston, Malden, Lynn, and Revere.
 
Prevent Blindness (Children’s Vision Massachusetts Coalition)
$46,858
For vision screening devices to be used by school nurses in public preschools and kindergartens in Boston, Brockton, Chelsea, Fall River, Lawrence, Lowell, Lynn, New Bedford, and other nearby communities in Eastern Massachusetts.
 
Project Citizenship
$14,632
For computers, copiers, desks, chairs, and other technology and equipment to help the agency meet the growing demand for services at its Citizenship Center.
 
Resilient Coders
$26,372
For IT hardware (CISCO homelab kits, CPUs, video cards, etc.) which will allow the agency to teach a broader set of skills to its students, supporting its mission to spread code literacy to young people from traditionally underserved communities and ultimately help them secure internships and jobs with area technology companies.
 
SquashBusters
$45,000
For a 14-passenger van the agency will use at its Lawrence site to transport middle and high school students to daily practice, competitions, community service projects, college visits, and other enrichment trips as it prepares students to enroll in and graduate from college.
 
Trinity Boston Foundation
$31,481
For laptops, tablets, printers, projectors, and other technology hardware and equipment to support the agency’s Trinity Boston Counseling Center program, which provides low-income urban youth with clinical social emotional/mental health support through direct services and by embedding clinicians at partner youth-serving organizations.
 

Small Capital Grantees 2017