2009 Grants

Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation
Allston, MA
$50,000 for community planning on issues related to local institutional expansion.

Alternatives for Community and Environment
Roxbury, MA
$40,000 for environmental justice initiatives in low-income communities of color.

Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth
Boston, MA
$25,000 for community organizing and social justice work with GLBT youth.

Boston Community Capital
Boston, MA
$100,000 for developing loan products that address the foreclosure crisis and provide renewable energy financing for affordable housing.

Boston Natural Areas Network
Boston, MA
$35,000 for local citizen councils developing major parks and open spaces in Boston.

Boston Parent Organizing Network, Third Sector New England
Jamaica Plain, MA
$45,000 for organizing activities to empower parents and students to be leaders and advocates for change in the Boston Public Schools.

Boston Tenant Coalition
Boston, MA
$45,000 for organizing campaigns by a grassroots tenant coalition seeking to increase affordable housing, promote tenant rights and address the foreclosure crisis in Boston.

Boston Workers’ Alliance, Center for Labor Education and Research
Dorchester, MA
$25,000 for advocacy campaigns by a worker center serving low-income residents.

Boston-area Youth Organizing Project
Boston, MA
$25,000 for youth-driven community organizing campaigns to improve public schools and transportation.

Center to Support Immigrant Organizing, Third Sector New England
Boston, MA
$25,000 for developing strong immigrant worker centers in Massachusetts.

Central Square Theater
Cambridge, MA
$40,000 for programs that increase connections between professional theater and the community and promote civic engagement among residents.

Centro Presente
Somerville, MA
$50,000 for leadership development and community organizing efforts of Latino immigrants.

Chelsea Green Space and Recreation Committee
Chelsea, MA
$40,000 for Chelsea Creek Action Group’s environmental justice work.

Chelsea Neighborhood Developers
Chelsea, MA
$30,000 for coordinating a series of “neighbor circles” that help residents take action to improve the quality of life in their neighborhoods.

Chinese Progressive Association
Boston, MA
$40,000 for organizing activities to empower and stabilize the working class core of Chinatown.

Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association, Inc.
Boston, MA
$50,000 for affordable housing education and outreach in Boston-area suburbs.

City Life/Vida Urbana
Jamaica Plain, MA
$50,000 for a city-wide tenant union that addresses the foreclosure crisis.

Civic Engagement Initiative, The Boston Foundation
Boston, MA
$20,000 for efforts to give nonprofits the tools to engage their constituents as voters and leaders.

Commonwealth Seminar, Third Sector New England
Boston, MA
$40,000 for training and networking that increases the diversity of leadership in Massachusetts public service positions.

Community Labor United
Boston, MA
$50,000 for efforts by the Green Justice Coalition to bring green jobs and community energy savings to low-income communities in Massachusetts.

Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation
Dorchester, MA
$80,000 for the community organizing component of a major transit-oriented development initiative along nine miles of commuter rail line in Boston.

East Boston Ecumenical Community Council
East Boston, MA
$25,000 for parent organizing efforts to improve the public schools in East Boston.

Fenway Community Development Corporation
Boston, MA
$30,000 for community organizing in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood.

Fenway Health
Boston, MA
$150,000 for a capital campaign to build a new health care center serving the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.

Franklin Park Coalition, Inc.
Boston, MA
$25,000 for Franklin Park stewardship, advocacy and outreach.

Greater Boston Interfaith Organization
Dorchester, MA
$60,000 for interfaith organizing campaigns that develop local leadership to fight for social justice.

Greater Four Corners Action Coalition, Inc.
Dorchester, MA
$25,000 for community organizing efforts in Boston’s Four Corners neighborhood to improve public transportation and address the foreclosure crisis.

Hyde Square Task Force
Jamaica Plain, MA
$45,000 for a youth-led organizing campaign to include health and fitness education in the curriculum of the Boston Public Schools.

Initiative for Diversity in Civic Leadership, The Boston Foundation
Boston, MA
$50,000 for an initative to develop the next generation of leaders of color committed to public service.

Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation
Jamaica Plain, MA
$50,000 for community organizing related to neighborhood revitalization and major housing developments in Jamaica Plain.

Jewish Organizing Initiative
Boston, MA
$45,000 for a one-year community organizing fellowship program for young adults.

Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance
Dorchester, MA
$35,000 for a homebuyers union that trains graduates of homebuyers classes how to advocate for more affordable housing in suburban Greater Boston neighborhoods.

Massachusetts Alliance of HUD Tenants
Jamaica Plain, MA
$30,000 for the Save Our Homes campaign to preserve HUD-assisted multifamily housing.

Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations
Boston, MA
$50,000 for increasing the involvement of Massachusetts community development corporations in advocacy efforts that expand resources for housing, economic development, and community revitalization.

Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center
Boston, MA
$35,000 for independent research and analysis of state budget and tax policies affecting low- and moderate-income people.

Massachusetts Census Equity Fund, Third Sector New England
Boston, MA
$75,000 for activities to ensure an accurate count of undeservered populations in Massachusetts during the 2010 census and promote a transparent and fair state redistricting process.

Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health
Dorchester, MA
$30,000 for organizing for safe, secure jobs and healthy communities.

Massachusetts Immigrant & Refugee Advocacy Coalition
Boston, MA
$65,000 for immigrant organizing and civic engagement activities.

Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance, Citizen’s Housing and Planning Association, Inc. 
Boston, MA
$50,000 for smart growth policy reforms at the state level in Massachusetts.

Massachusetts Voter Education Network, Inc.
Boston, MA
$105,000 for efforts to increase voter registration, education and participation in underrepresented communities.

Merrimack Valley Project
Lawrence, MA
$25,000 for an interfaith organizing campaign that addresses the housing foreclosure crisis in the Merrimack Valley of Massachusetts.

Metropolitan Interfaith Congregations Acting for Hope
Framingham, MA
$30,000 for interfaith organizing campaigns that develop local leadership to fight for social justice.

Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts Education Fund
Boston, MA
$60,000 for campaigns to reform the state’s Criminal Record Offender Information (CORI) system and increase public and private investment in green jobs and energy programs that benefit low-income communities.

Northeast Action
Jamaica Plain, MA
$25,000 for training and capacity building activities on behalf of Massachusetts civic engagement organizations.

Boston, MA
$40,000 for the Despierta program to promote civic engagement and leadership development in the Latino community.

On the Move, Greater Four Corners Action Coalition
Dorchester, MA
$20,000 for an advocacy campaign to address the debt crisis of the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority.

Public Policy Institute, Inc.
Boston, MA
$25,000 for coalition building and trainings that increase the involvement of citizens and organizations in issues related to tax and budget policy.

Save the Harbor/Save the Bay
Boston, MA
$50,000 for waterfront advocacy groups working to protect Greater Boston’s public beaches.

Somerville Community Corporation
Somerville, MA
$40,000 for community planning to extend a public transit rail corridor in Somerville, Massachusetts.

Student Immigrant Movement of Massachusetts, Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts Education Fund
Boston, MA
$20,000 for organizing immigrant students in Massachusetts to address the problems in their communities.

Voice and Future Fund, Inc.
Boston, MA
$35,000 for organizing and leadership development activities for low-wage workers.

WalkBoston, Inc.
Boston, MA
$40,000 for training and engaging community organizations in planning, education, and advocacy efforts that promote safe and walkable cities.