The Brookline Community Foundation awarded $285,642 in grants to 21 organizations through its 2020 Fall Community Grant Cycle.

“These grants will support high quality programs and organizations serving the diverse needs of Brookline residents, and are strongly aligned with BCF’s mission to create opportunity and promote equity through the transformative power of giving. In a year marked by profound challenges, our entire community should be secure in the knowledge that BCF will work tirelessly to see everyone in our community thrive. We are incredibly grateful to partner with donors to prioritize equity, inclusion, out-of-school learning, post-secondary access, health and wellbeing, access to safe and affordable housing, and food security. ” said Giselle Ferro Puigbo, BCF Executive Director.

BCF’s fall grants are made possible by generous donors to the BCF Fund for Brookline, as well as specific funds established by New England Treatment Access (NETA) and the Brookline Tuberculosis and Health Society, which provided significant resources to invest in the health and wellness of Brookline residents. Given the events of this year, the Fall 2020 grant cycle focused on supporting organizations that are meeting the essential needs of our community members, and organizations focused on increasing equity for all.

The following organizations received a 2020 Fall Community Grant Cycle: Boston Workman’s Circle, Boys for the Better, Inc., Brookline Arts Center, Brookline Center for Community Mental Health, Brookline Council on Aging, Brookline Food Pantry, Brookline Housing Authority, Brookline Office on Diversity, Inclusion and Community Relations, Brookline Teen Center, Carroll Center for the Blind, Emerald Necklace Conservancy, FriendshipWorks, Gateway Arts, Jewish Family and Children’s Services, MAB Community Services, Puppet Showplace Theater, Springwell, Inc., Steps to Success, Inc., Studios Without Walls, The Price Center, and Women Thriving, Inc.