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2021

Greater Boston Food Bank

Grant to support the agency’s capacity building fund for its partners due to the ongoing COVID and economic crises. The fund invests in infrastructure projects such as refrigerators, freezers, and transportation to achieve its mission to end hunger.

Amount

$150,000

Giving Area

Community Giving

Initiative

Other

2021

Harvard University

Multi-year grant for Smith Family Awards Program for Excellence in Biomedical Research grantee.

Amount

$300,000

Giving Area

Medical Research

Initiative

Excellence Award

2021

Jeff’s Place Children’s Bereavement Center

Capital grant to furnish group program spaces in the agency’s new home to ensure a comfortable and welcoming space for young people and families who are grieving the loss of a loved one.

Amount

$26,807

Giving Area

Community Giving

Initiative

Small Capital Grants

2021

Jewish Vocational Service (JVS)

Grant for the implementation of a new Learning Management System to modernize, standardize, and scale the agency’s education, training, and career services programs, critical infrastructure to support post-COVID economic recovery and job retraining.

Amount

$250,000

Giving Area

Community Giving

Initiative

Other

2021

Joslin Diabetes Center

Multi-year grant for Smith Family Awards Program for Excellence in Biomedical Research grantee.

Amount

$300,000

Giving Area

Medical Research

Initiative

Excellence Award

2021

Lowell Transitional Living Center

Capital grant to renovate bathrooms and increase accessibility for the agency's single room occupancy units serving adults experiencing homelessness.

Amount

$50,000

Giving Area

Community Giving

Initiative

Small Capital Grants

2021

Massachusetts General Hospital

Multi-year grant for Smith Family Odyssey Award grantee.

Amount

$300,000

Giving Area

Medical Research

Initiative

Odyssey Award

2021

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Multi-year grant for Smith Family Awards Program for Excellence in Biomedical Research grantee.

Amount

$300,000

Giving Area

Medical Research

Initiative

Excellence Award

2021

Merrimack Valley Food Bank

Capital grant to purchase a refrigeration unit and a loading platform for a delivery truck that will enable the agency to provide more perishable, healthy foods to over 60,000 individuals each month facing food insecurity.

Amount

$50,000

Giving Area

Community Giving

Initiative

Small Capital Grants

2021

My Life My Choice

Capital grant to build out a new home for the agency to increase capacity at a critical inflection point in the growth of agency’s work to end the commercial sexual exploitation of children.

Amount

$400,000

Giving Area

Community Giving

Initiative

Other Capital Grants

2021

Pine Street Inn

Grant to support one-time relocation costs for about 50 formerly homeless individuals moving from a temporary surge hotel, established in response to the COVID crisis, to permanent supportive housing.

Amount

$250,000

Giving Area

Community Giving

Initiative

Other

2021

St. Francis House

Multi-year grant to help launch a new Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP) Clinic for individuals experiencing homelessness and substance use disorder (SUD), particularly with opioids.

Amount

$435,000

Giving Area

Community Giving

Initiative

Other