2017 Grants

2017 Competitive Grants

American Indian Institute
Bozeman, MT
$1,500 – Special 40th Anniversary Indian Elders & Youth Council, Flathead Indian Reservation

Arise for Social Justice
Springfield, MA
$2,000 – General Operations

Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice
New York, NY
$1,500 – General Operations

Boston Gay Men’s Chorus
Boston, MA
$3,500 – 2016-2017 BGMC Season

Boston Mobilization
Boston, MA
$1,000 – Sub/Urban Justice Program

Camp Lightbulb
Hollywood, CA
$1,000 – Summer Camp 2017

Center for Renewable Energy and Appropriate Technology for the Environment (CREATE)
Eugene, OR
$1,000 – Cooperative Gardening to Increase Food Security and Improve Livelihoods in Rural Senegal

Children’s Rights
New York, NY
$1,000 – Promoting well-being for transgender youth in out-of-home care

Cities at Peace, Inc.
New York, NY
$4,000 – Saturday Youth Empowerment Program

Class Action
Jamaica Plain, MA
$1,000 – General Operating Support

Crossing the Waters Institute for Cultural Exchange
Amherst, MA
$2,500 – General operations

First Nations Development Institute
Longmont, CO
$2,000 – Native Youth and Culture Programs

Fund for Global Human Rights
Washington, DC
$3,000 – Cross-border collaboration to fight child trafficking in West Africa

New York, NY
$1,000 – FXB Village model in Las Flores, Colombia

Gedakina, Inc.
Amherst, MA
$2,000 – General Operations

Gift of Adoption
Techny, IL
$5,000 – General Operations

Gray House, Inc.
Springfield, MA
$1,000 – Adult Education Programs

Groundswell International
Washington, DC
$1,124 – Boudha Bahunupati Pariwar Community Seed Savers Pilot Project

Haley House, Inc.
Boston, MA
$1,000 – Urban Agriculture at Haley House

Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF)
New York, NY
$5,000 – College Quest Program

Homework House Inc.
Holyoke, MA
$2,000 – Summer Readers & Leaders Program

Honor the Earth
Callaway, MN
$2,000 – How We Envision the Future Program

International Rescue Committee, Inc.
New York, NY
$5,000 – Refugee Resettlement Support Services

Mass Humanities
Northampton, MA
$1,000 – Open and Honest Dialogues & City Event

Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange (MARE)
Boston, MA
$5,000 – General Operations

Mothers for Justice and Equality
Roxbury, MA
$2,000 – Civic Leadership Academy

Native American Community Board
Lake Andes, SD
$2,000 – Yankton Sioux Preservation Program

Natural Resources Defense Council
New York, NY
$3,500 – La Onda Verde Program

New Hampshire Peace Action Education Fund
Concord, NH
$2,500 – The Peace Project 2017

North Country Center for the Arts, Inc
Lincoln, NH
$2,500 – Theatre Arts Youth Development

Northeast Organic Farming Association, MA Chapter
Barre, MA
$1,000- Food Access

Peace Development Fund
Amherst, MA
$1,000 – The Sustainability Project

Perkins School for the Blind
Watertown, MA
$5,000 – Camp Abilities

Raising a Reader MA
Boston, MA
$2,000 – Raising a Reader for Springfield, MA

REACH Beyond Domestic Violence
Waltham, MA
$2,000 – Peers Against Violence (PAVE)

River Center: Family and Community Resource Center
Peterborough, NH
$3,750 – General Operations

River Gallery School of Art
Brattleboro, VT
$2,500 – Scholarships for Disabled Adults

Teens to Trails
Brunswick, ME
$4,500 – Scholarships for attendance at High School Outing Clubs

Theater Offensive
Boston, MA
$1,000 – Out in Your Neighborhood: Art for Social Justice

Thin Air Community Radio
Spokane, WA
$1,000 – The Science of Poverty

Veterans Education Project
Amherst, MA
$1,000 – Sharing Stories of War and Recovery

Women’s Educational Center
Cambridge, MA
$2,000 – Healing Empowerment through Arts Learning Program

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
Washington, DC
$1,000 – Audience Accessibility Programming

Sterling, VA
$1,000 – Zidisha Online Microfinance Loans

Total Competitive Grants: $97,374


2017 Discretionary Grants

American Civil Union Foundation of Massachusetts
Boston, MA
$2,000 – Massachusetts Education Fund

American Fund for the London School of Economics
New York, NY
$1,000 – General Operations

Boston, MA
$10,000 – General Operations

Bikes Not Bombs
Boston, MA
$1,000 – General Operations

Boston Foundation, The
Boston, MA
$1,624 – Equality Fund

Children’s Defense Fund, The
Washington DC
$3,000 – Haley Farm Programs and Freedom Schools

Dallas Foundation
Dallas, TX
$2,000 – Tommy Tranchin Fund

Dexter Southfield School
Boston, MA
$1,000 – Gay Student Alliance

EcoVillage Network of Americas (ENA)
Moffat, CO
$1,000 – General Operations

Featherstone Center for the Arts
Oak Bluffs, MA
$1,000 – General Operations

Fenway Community Health
Boston, MA
$4,500 – General Operations

Franklin Pierce University
Rindge, NH
$1,000 – Jaffrey-Rindge Camp QUEST

GLAD Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders
Boston, MA
$3,000 – General Operations

Hitchcock Center for the Environment
Amherst, MA
$1,000 – General Operations

Human Rights Watch
New York, NY
$10,000 – General Operations

Jaffrey-Rindge Cooperative School District
Rindge, NH
$1,000 – Destination Imagination

Mass Equality Education Fund
Boston, MA
$2,500 – General Operations

Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund
Cambridge, MA
$5,000 – New Development Initiatives

Meenakshi Foundation, The
Great Barrington, MA
$9,000 – Girl’s Education in South India

Miriam’s Kitchen
Washington, DC
$1,000 – General Operations

Natural Resources Defense Council
New York, NY
$10,000 – General Operations

NEADS (National Education for Assistance Dog Services)
Princeton, MA
$5,000 – Boston Marathon Bombing Survivors’ Fund

Newton, Wellesley, Weston Committee for Community Living
Newton, MA
$10,000 – Paul T. Babson Jubilee House

Nipponzan Myohoji USA
Leverett, MA
$5,000 – New Development Initiatives

Nolumbeka Project
Greenfield, MA
$1,000 – General Operations

Nonviolent Peaceforce
Minneapolis, MN
$1,000 – General Operations

Park Theatre Restoration Project
Jaffrey, NH
$4,000 – General Operations

Peace Action Education Fund
Silver Spring, MD
$1,000 – General Operations

Point Foundation
Los Angeles, CA
$10,000 – General Operations

Safina Center at Stony Brook, The
Setauket, NY
$1,000 – Equality Fund

School Year Abroad
North Andover, MA
$1,000 – General Operations

Share Our Strength
Washington, DC
$1,000 – General Operations

Shelter from the Storm
Jaffrey, NH
$1,000 – General Operations

Sirius Community
Shutesbury, MA
$1,000 – General Operations

South Africa Partners
Boston, MA
$1,000 – General Operations

South Bronx United
Bronx, NY
$1,124 – General Operations

Spaulding Rehab Hospitals
Boston, MA
$5,000 – General Operations – Boston

United Nations Association of Greater Boston
Boston, MA
$1,000 – Model United Nations for Urban Schools

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
$10,000 – General Operations, Serpentine Society

Voices Against Violence
Plymouth, NH
$1,374 – General Operations

White Earth Land Recovery Project
Callaway, MN
$1,000 – General Operations

Winsor School
Boston, MA
$1,000 – Student Scholarships

 Total Discretionary: $135,122