Boston – Within the Boston Foundation’s June 25th list of grants to area nonprofits are a cluster of grants that are designed to strengthen organizations in the South End. In addition to grants that serve all of the city’s residents, these grants shine a light on the sheer diversity of life in this Boston Neighborhood and the organizations based there.
Inquilinios Boricuas en Accion, the venerable community service and housing provider, was awarded a $50,000 grant to support a public relations effort to build wider awareness of the newly rebranded Villa Victoria Center for the Arts, with gallery and display space that is devoted to Latino artists.
Nearby, the South End Technology center @ Tent City was awarded a $40,000 grant. It will help to expand the Learn 2 Teach, Teach 2 Learn program, a multi-year, multi-level role model program designed to increase the number of young people in Boston who are knowledgeable and engaged in science, technology and math. The program will create a new location of operation in Roslindale.
AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, Inc., a community-based organization whose mission is to stop the HIV/AIDS epidemic by preventing new infections and improving the health of those already infected, received a $25,000 award for the BE SAFE program, a multi-agency collaborative initiative to address the interconnected issues of substance abuse, sexual and mental health, healthy relationships and dating violence.
And Victory Programs Inc. received a $25,000 award for its ReVision Urban Farm, an enterprise
The Boston Foundation, Greater Boston’s community foundation, is one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the nation, with assets of $763 million. In Fiscal Year 2008, the Foundation and its donors made close to $79 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and received gifts of $113 million. The Foundation is made up of some 900 separate charitable funds established by donors either for the general benefit of the community or for special purposes. The Boston Foundation also serves as a major civic leader, provider of information, convener, and sponsor of special initiatives designed to address the community’s and region’s most pressing challenges. For more information about the Boston Foundation, visit www.tbf.org or call 617-338-1700.