Brighton Boston University Hillel Foundation To connect with BU students to learn about their passions, hopes and dreams and empower them to pursue these goals with the encouragement and support of BU Hillel.Irish International Immigrant Center To offer case representation and legal clinics for immigrant and refugee families, including support for homeless women, at-risk youth, and survivors of domestic violence. Joseph of Boston To support, strengthen and expand The Literacy Connection's English literacy and citizenship programs with a view toward future sustainability.
Boston Debate League To increase access to debate for Boston students to help them improve their academic achievement, develop 21st century skills, and become more engaged citizens.
CAIR-MA To provide legal representation to members of the Muslim community in cases of civil rights violations including hate crimes, harassment, and workplace discrimination.
Romani Realities Project To conduct a study exploring the social and economic conditions of the Roma people in the U.
S., with a focus on education, employment, health, and housing.
Through the initiatives described below, it seeks to provide vital funding to mostly local charities that are working to improve the lives of community members through education, healthcare, human services, and social justice programs.
All nonprofits listed below have received Cummings Foundation grants of at least 0,000.Community Resources for Justice To develop and implement an evidence-based Pretrial Justice Program to serve at least 50 individuals and reduce the number of people in pretrial detention.Fenway Community Health Center To develop, pilot, and disseminate cultural competency trainings to multiple audiences to improve health outcomes for LGBT adults, particularly transgender older adults.Brookview House To expand Project Independence, a pre-job readiness program interweaving STEM and behavioral health practices to build confidence and competency for homeless women and children.Daily Table To provide low-income residents in Roxbury with healthy, affordable, nutritious food and prepared meals through its not-for- profit retail food store.Chelmsford Budget Buddies To expand the reach of its financial education and empowerment programs to serve more low-income women, homeless women, and at-risk teens in Eastern Massachusetts.