The Brookline Community Foundation (BCF) is proud to announce this year’s Community Grant Program awardees! Combined, BCF will award $287,475 in grant funding to the following organizations.
- 2Life Communities to support Creative Approaches to Healthier Aging in Brookline.
- Black N Brown Club Inc. to support urban outdoor educational programming; put together an Affordable childcare program Committee, and; hire a research team to conduct a study on the cost and negative effects of unavailable affordable childcare on the lives of Black N Brown families living in Brookline.
- Boston Worker’s Circle Center for Jewish Culture and Social Justice to support programming and general operations to enrich life in the Brookline community.
- Breaktime to support vital programming for young adults experiencing homelessness.
- Brookline Arts Center to advance equity both organizationally and in the arts.
- Brookline Asian American Family Network (BAAFN) to support building an Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) book collection for Brookline’s K-8 schools. Fiscal Sponsor: the Brookline Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Relations.
- Brookline Council on Aging/Brookline Multi-service Senior Center Corporation to fund Tech Buddies, which provides a free tablet and/or Internet service, along with individualized, personal technical support, to vulnerable low-income seniors and adults with disabilities living in Brookline.
- Brookline Improvement Coalition (BIC) to establish a low- and moderate-income incentive program that leads to homeownership to help close the racial homeownership gap by assisting BIPOC residents in becoming homeowners in Brookline.
- Brookline Interactive Group (BIG) to support programming aimed at advancing technological equity and organizational diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
- Brookline Symphony Orchestra to support Hymn for Everyone: Encouraging Diversity in the Brookline Arts Space.
- Brookline Teen Center to expand their first ever afterschool program for middle school youth; expand the Be Ready program for teens, and; underwrite staffing and operational support for both programs.
- Caritas Communities, Inc. to improve the safety, accessibility, functionality, and longevity of their affordable housing residence at 1876 Beacon Street in Brookline.
- Carroll Center for the Blind to provide orientation and mobility services to blind and low-vision individuals who live, learn, and work in Brookline.
- Emerald Necklace Conservancy to provide tree care, support programs, and increase accessibility in the Emerald Necklace.
- FriendshipWorks to continue providing Friendly Visiting, Friendly Helping, and Medical Escort programs to older adults in Brookline.
- Heart of a Giant Foundation to provide blood pressure screenings and health education programs in Brookline.
- Hidden Brookline to help build a new website and create an augmented reality walking tour of Brookline. Fiscal Sponsor: the Brookline Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Relations.
- MAB Community Services, Inc. to support healthy aging programming for Brookline’s older adults who live with blindness or low vision.
- Progress First Aid (An Initiative of Squashbusters) to increase access to first aid knowledge and training for Brookline middle and high school students.
- Step by Step Supportive Services to provide vocational services for individuals with mental health challenges.
- Steps to Success, Inc. to support the High School Pathways to Success program.
- Studios Without Walls to support “What the World Needs Now,” a free public outdoor sculpture exhibition at The Riverway Park. Fiscal Sponsor: Mission.Earth
- Tactical Reintegration Project, Inc. general operating support to address veterans’ social determinants of health utilizing aqua therapy.
- Vinfen/Gateway Arts to support operations and programming for Brookline community members.
- Women Thriving, Inc. to support programming and organizational operations for the Brookline community.
Congratulations to these awardees, and our deepest gratitude to everyone in the Brookline community for your tireless efforts to create a better Brookline for all!
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