Collaborate Boston Winners Selected
Congratulations to the winners of the Collaborate Boston Prize:
Black and Latino Boys at the STEM of Success, a collaboration of the Boston Public Schools Achievement Gap Office, Latino STEM Alliance, the Center for STEM Education at Northeastern University and Suffolk Construction
Codman Square Brotherhood Project, a collaboration of the Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation, Boston Project Ministries, Concerned Black Men of Massachusetts, the Dorchester Arts Collaborative and the Boston Police Department District B-3
Thank you to the 2013 Collaborate Boston Advisory Committee:
Business Leaders: Harriet Lewis, Grand Circle Travel; Ron Walker, Next Street
Funders: Natanja Craig, The Boston Foundation; John Jackson, The Schott Foundation for Public Education; Celina Miranda, The Smith Family Foundation; Ify Mora, Barr Foundation; Sheila Peterson, State Street Foundation
Government Leaders: Councilor Felix Arroyo, Boston City Council; Chris Byner, Boston Centers for Youth and Families
Nonprofit Leaders: Tiziana Dearing, Boston College; Kit Jenkins, RAW Art Works; Andrea Perry, Youth Connect; Bill Traynor, Neighboring First
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You can see the completed Collaborate Boston applications online.
About Collaborate Boston
Collaborate Boston is an incentive-driven competition that elevates and supports the collaborative efforts that we believe are critical to creating thriving people and vibrant places in our community. Each competition cycle, $100,000 in grants and technical assistance will be awarded to collaborations focused on achieving specific outcomes for the people and/or the places that make up our community. The outcomes will be announced at the start of each competition. For the inaugural year, 2012, the focus will be on improving the lives and futures of black & brown boys and young men, ages 9-15, living in Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan.
The Boston Foundation will host a showcase event for the top entries that will provide visibility for the strongest submissions and elevate the dialogue around collaboration as a critical part of the change we seek. In the spirit of collaboration, all entries will be available to the public online.
Through Collaborate Boston, the Boston Foundation seeks applications from collaborative, cross-sector project teams focused on improving the lives and futures of black & brown boys and young men, ages 9-15, living in Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan.
Criteria and Conditions
- Competitive projects will support Collaborate Boston’s 2012 goal of improving the lives and futures of black & brown boys and young men, ages 9-15, living in Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan.
- To be considered, projects must be collaborative ventures, involving three or more individual or organizational participants and include representation from at least two sectors (private, public and nonprofit).
- We are particularly interested in projects that involve and elevate community voices.
- Qualifying collaborative projects can be either existing efforts looking to grow or new ventures.
- Although the Collaborate Boston topic will change, we are not necessarily looking for projects that are limited to a single year.
- All submissions must include either a 501(c)3 public charity as part of the collaboration or have a fiscal sponsor for the project that is a 501(c)3 public charity.
- Between one and four prizes will be awarded ranging from $25,000 to $100,000 which may include a grant and technical assistance. “Technical assistance” is defined as help from experts to implement or grow your idea.
- All applications will be featured on a Boston Foundation website.
Application and Selection Process
- Collaboration teams will submit a brief application outlining the project.
- Recommendations for the selection of the winning project/s will be driven by a committee of local experts that will review applications and conduct the interviews with applicants.
- Finalists will be invited to interview with members of the advisory committee February 18 - March 8, 2013.
- The advisory committee may request additional information from applicants during this process.
- Collaborate Boston finalists and/or winners will be publically announced at a showcase event in 2013.
Application Submission and Deadline
The deadline for submission of applications was December 6, 2012.
Contact us! Liz Doolittle, Boston Foundation Program Associate, can be reached at Elizabeth.email@example.com or (617) 338-2295.