Committed to improving the quality of life in Greater Boston.

Small Capital Grantees 2019

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lowell
$40,480
For security upgrades (including interior and exterior doors, intercom system, buzzer system) to improve safety from potential intruders/fire threats and to improve emergency communications among staff.
 
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South
$44,184
To purchase a refrigerated cargo van to support the agency’s daily nutrition program which provides more than 100,000 meals each year to children at its Clubs and camp.
 
Budget Buddies
$20,000
For tablets and laptops to improve delivery of the agency’s mentoring and financial literacy programming for underserved women/teen girls and to support program expansion.
 
Catie’s Closet
$50,000
For equipment and technology to improve processes at the agency’s two warehouses which will allow more students who are homeless or living in poverty to access clothing and other basic necessities.
 
East Boston Ecumenical Community Council
$18,940
For technology and equipment such as projectors, speakers, and phones to equip two classrooms and a conference room at the agency’s new Meridian Street Library site which will double its space and increase its capacity to serve Latino immigrants of all ages with enhanced programming.
 
Economic Mobility Pathways
$50,000
To repair an accessible ramp at the agency’s emergency shelter where it provides services to families experiencing homelessness.
 
Express Yourself
$23,720
For renovations to the agency’s headquarters (including creating dedicated offices) in preparation for additional space expansion which will enable the agency to improve programming and increase the number of youth served each year.
 
Family & Community Resources
$18,300
To replace and reposition an accessible ramp at the agency’s headquarters and mental health building in Brockton where it provides services to individuals and families impacted by trauma, including domestic violence.
 
Fathers’ UpLift
$30,530
To purchase a passenger van so that the agency may assist fathers recently released from incarceration with transportation needs as the fathers work to overcome barriers that prevent them from remaining engaged in their children’s lives.
 
Future Chefs
$27,500
To purchase a walk-in cooler/freezer for the agency’s new kitchen and headquarters in Roxbury as it grows its social enterprise and work-based learning program for teens.
 
Girls Inc. of Lynn
$26,500
To purchase a passenger van which will provide critical transportation enabling girls ages 5-18 to participate in the agency’s programs.
 
Health Care for All
$35,000
For computers and related upgrades to the agency’s technology infrastructure to significantly improve the direct service provided by its HelpLine, which receives an average of 20,000 calls per year.
 
HMS MEDscience
$50,000
To purchase an interactive patient mannequin (STAN) for the program’s new simulation room which will enable it to double the number of students served from Boston Public Schools as it works to address the gap in STEM education.
 
Little Sisters of the Poor
$35,684
To install a sprinkler system meeting critical safety needs at the agency’s Jeanne Jugan Residence and Pavilion in Somerville, which serves the elderly poor of every race and religion.
 
Lynn Shelter Association
$38,670
To purchase a pickup truck with a snow plow attachment to be used by the agency’s facilities crew in the management and maintenance of seven sites (including three family shelters, an emergency shelter, and 112 units of permanent supportive housing for the formerly homeless).
 
MAB Community Services
$24,776
For assistive technology equipment such as video magnifiers, a low vision headset, handheld media players, and computers to support the agency’s Massachusetts Association of the Blind and Visually Impaired division.
 
Massachusetts Children’s Alliance
$12,314
For a video conferencing system and related office space modifications to improve the agency’s work as a membership organization that promotes an integrated, multidisciplinary team response to child abuse.
 
Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO)
$41,118
For technology, furniture, and equipment to create a computer lab at the agency’s new headquarters in Roxbury, increasing access for its students.
 
Project Hope
$50,000
To install new vinyl siding on the agency’s family shelter in Dorchester where it works in partnership with women and families on their journeys up and out of poverty and homelessness.
 
RESPOND
$13,500
For repairs at the agency’s emergency shelter where it provides critical support to survivors of domestic violence.
 
Thom Child and Family Services
$21,400
To purchase devices such as Chromebooks for use by the agency’s Early Intervention clinicians operating out of Lowell to enhance communications and increase support for children’s healthy development.
 
ZUMIX
$27,384
For facility and technology upgrades to the agency’s main performance venue and headquarters where it serves as the largest youth arts organization in East Boston.