Boston Foundation makes $110,000 in grants to support organizations meeting food and fuel needs

Donors to the Annual Food and Fuel Fund campaign supplement TBF’s other COVID- and equity-related investments

March 18, 2021

Boston – The Boston Foundation today announced that it had made $110,000 in grants to five Greater Boston organizations that help meet the basic needs of residents. The grants were made possible by donors to the Food and Fuel Fund, which raises funds each winter to provide food and heating assistance.

The Fund was launched in 2008 to provide critical access to food and secure shelter in the months following the Great Recession. In its history, the Fund has made more than $3.5 million in grants to critical relief organizations.

“Through both good times and bad, Boston Foundation donors have stepped up to ensure that thousands of their neighbors are safer, warmer and well-fed through the Food and Fuel Fund,” said Paul S. Grogan, President and CEO of the Boston Foundation. “This year, the Fund has been one of the many ways that we are able to partner with nonprofits to work toward a more just and equitable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Action for Boston Community Development, Inc.:
$25,000 to provide support for the Emergency Fuel Assistance program

Healthy Waltham:
$20,000 to provide support for emergency food relief

National Consumer Law Center:
$25,000 to provide support for Project Stay Connected

Project Restore Us:
$15,000 to provide support for food delivery services for essential workers

Victory Programs:
$25,000 to provide support for the Boston Living Center meals program

The Food and Fuel Fund is supported by donors through an annual outreach campaign, highlighting the challenges facing thousands of Greater Boston families to afford basic needs in the winter months, when needs like home heating place an added strain on many budgets, and food pantries see an uptick in requests for services. To learn more about the work of the Food and Fuel Fund, visit the Fund page on