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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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 a handicapped 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.
 
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.
 
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.