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Small Capital Grantees 2018

ACT Lawrence
$11,685
For furniture, technology, and equipment to help the agency activate its new space and better serve more clients through its financial education and training workshops.
 
All Dorchester Sports & Leadership
$10,058
To upgrade the outdated electrical system at the agency’s headquarters, where it provides year-round sports and leadership programs for hundreds of youth.
 
Boston Center for the Arts
$32,874
For audiovisual system upgrades in Martin Hall, a rehearsal and performance space, including the installation of state-of-the-art assistive listening devices for audience members with hearing impairment.
 
Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester
$24,027
For renovations and equipment to upgrade the agency’s new early education center in Dorchester’s Harbor Point neighborhood.
 
Bread and Roses
$20,000
To replace the flooring in two heavily-trafficked dining rooms at the agency’s headquarters in Lawrence, where free evening meals are served for up to 200 guests each day, five days a week.
 
Breakthrough Greater Boston
$46,641
For computers, audiovisual equipment, translation equipment, and other technology infrastructure needed to support the launch of the agency’s college access and teacher training programs in Somerville Public Schools.
 
Brookview House
$37,038
For a server, computers, and other technology to equip the Learning Center at the agency’s newest affordable housing development in Dorchester for families experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The center’s programs will be available to residents as well as other community members.
 
Cambridge Family & Children’s Service
$29,850
For renovations and equipment to upgrade the kitchen at a residential group home for women ages 16-21 who are in foster care and preparing to transition to independent living.
 
Coalition for a Better Acre
$28,380
For laptops, a server, and other upgrades to the agency’s technology infrastructure which will build capacity for its programming and services to increase economic opportunities for residents of Greater Lowell.
 
Community Economic Development Center
$11,860
To upgrade the agency’s phone and computer systems to accommodate the high volume of calls and appointments for its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) free tax preparation program in New Bedford, which generated more than $3 million in refunds and saved clients over $300,000 in preparation costs last year.
 
Epiphany School
$50,000
For outdoor playground equipment that will support development for the infants, toddlers, and preschoolers at the school’s new Early Learning Center in Dorchester.
 
Families First Parenting Programs
$17,983
For laptops, speakers, projectors, and other technology/equipment to support delivery of the Power of Parenting program as the agency seeks to triple its impact over the next three years.
 
Family & Children’s Service of Greater Lynn
$18,000
To replace the agency’s aging telephone system, a critical infrastructure component as it continues to grow its programs and launches new center-based services in Chelsea.
 
Groundwork Lawrence
$31,942
For furniture to help activate program spaces at the agency’s new site where it works to engage community-based partners in programs centered on youth education, job training, fresh food access, environmental awareness, healthy living, and community engagement and stewardship.
 
Hyde Square Task Force
$30,799
For laptops, a server, and other technology hardware to upgrade the agency’s IT infrastructure as it grows to engage more youth in arts and civic issues in Boston’s Latin Quarter and provides them with mentoring and academic support.
 
Immigrants’ Assistance Center
$23,008
For laptops, furniture, and other equipment to establish a technology-based classroom in which the agency and its partners will conduct a citizenship and workforce readiness program for legal permanent residents of New Bedford.
 
Lawrence Community Works
$30,000
To upgrade the agency’s laptop workstations as it works to bring together community planning, organizing, and asset-building efforts with high-quality affordable housing and commercial development to create vibrant neighborhoods and empowered residents.
 
Merrimack Valley Food Bank
$37,770
For a cargo van to pick up and deliver food and transport other supplies as needed as the agency works to address food insecurity for more than 63,000 individuals each month.
 
Operation Delta Dog
$50,000
For a vehicle to transport rescue shelter dogs that are trained as service dogs for veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and related challenges.
 
Project Place
$10,900
For laptops, a charging cart, and other technology and equipment to support the agency’s work training program for homeless and low-income individuals.
 
Raw Art Works
$33,500
For renovations to bathrooms and visual arts studios at the agency’s facility in Lynn, which provides youth with opportunities to participate in visual and expressive arts groups, film school classes, leadership development, and employment and college access/career exploration programming.
 
REACH Beyond Domestic Violence
$34,000
For window blinds and furniture for the living spaces and staff offices at the agency’s emergency shelter, which provides a dignified, comfortable, and well-maintained home for survivors of domestic violence.
 
Veterans Transition House
$33,535
To purchase a passenger van to transport veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness to VA Medical Center appointments, shopping, job training, and other program-related activities in Greater New Bedford.
 
Youth Development Organization
$46,150
For a 15-passenger van the agency will use to transport 3rd-12th grade students from across Lawrence to and from after school and summer educational programs focused on STEM, the arts, and leadership development.