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COVID-19 Response Fund: List of Grantees

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Grants from the initial round of grantmaking by the COVID-19 Response Fund at The Boston Foundation are being made on a weekly, rolling basis until June 1, 2020.

Please note: New applications for this round of grantmaking from the Fund are no longer being accepted. Please check the main COVID-19 Response Fund page for updates.

COVID-19 Response Fund grants to date

168

Grants made since March 31

$4.6 mil

Total amount awarded

Grantee Lists (in reverse chronological order):

Grantees receive $25,000 general operating support grants (unless otherwise noted). Towns/neighborhoods listed are of office locations, however, many organizations have broader service areas.

May 26, 2020

Each of the grantees below receives a $25,000, one-time general operating support grant from the COVID-19 Response Fund

Accion East, Inc. (Boston): to build capacity to rapidly deploy emergency financial relief to vulnerable small business owners in Boston.

Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston, Inc. (Boston): to provide multilingual technical assistance to artists and arts organizations filing for unemployment and/or applying for stimulus package benefits.

Bethany House Ministries (Millis): to provide returning citizens with basic reentry needs such as clothing, housing, transportation services, toiletries and other items.

Black and Pink Boston (Boston): to respond to the increased needs of incarcerated individuals and returning citizens, with support including financial assistance, basic hygiene products, support navigating housing and medical services, and emotional support.

Boston Alliance of LGBTQ Youth (BAGLY) (Boston): to support LGBTQIA youth by providing emergency direct aid support and virtual programming that supports social-emotional wellbeing.

Boston Girls Empowerment Network (Boston): to coordinate support services for undocumented women, including distribution of food and feminine hygiene products, culturally responsive check-in services to ensure basic needs are met, and virtual support circles.

Chica Project (Boston): to support the social-emotional and material wellbeing of 120 Boston and Lynn girls with a focus on “chicas” from the Latin American diaspora. 

CommonWealth Kitchen (Dorchester): to mobilize a diverse community of food businesses to provide free meals that reflect and represent Boston's cultural diversity to families hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Community Action Programs Inter-City, Inc., (CAPIC) (Chelsea): to provide direct support services and resources to at-risk individuals and families living in Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop who have been directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Services include rent/mortgage assistance, food gift cards, access to basic necessities, and child/baby-related items.  

DRIVE Boston Community Resources, Inc. (Boston): to support the distribution of non-perishable healthy food options, supermarket and non-restricted gift cards, and diapers and baby food.

East Boston Community Soup Kitchen (East Boston): to support the distribution of grocery store gift cards to individuals experiencing hunger and homelessness in East Boston and surrounding communities.

Everett Grace Pantry & Outreach (Everett): to support increased food distribution in Everett, through a weekly pantry and daily food deliveries to seniors, veterans, and families affected with COVID-19.

Fathers' Uplift, Inc. (Dorchester): to provide mental health services, cash assistance, grocery gift cards, and supply deliveries to families who have been particularly impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. 

New England Community Services (NECS) (Dorchester): for support to ensure families have access to the most basic needs and services, including food access, housing support, and access to mental health services.

Uganda Boston Community Association (Medford): to assist the Ugandan immigrant community and surrounding communities with access to food, cash assistance and resource referrals. 

Victory Programs (Boston): to support the increased costs necessary to keep client populations at greatest risk safe from infection and/or becoming seriously ill, as well as provide additional food purchases and supplies for families in shelters, and take-home meals for Boston Living Center members.

West End House Boys & Girls Club (Allston): to provide basic needs and social-emotional support to 1700 young people and their families

Young Man with a Plan (Hyde Park): to support students' physical and mental health, home safety, and the economic security of their families. Support includes food, gift cards, personal and healthcare products, cleaning products, and emergency cash assistance.

May 18, 2020

Each of the grantees below receives a $25,000, one-time general operating support grant from the COVID-19 Response Fund.

Asian Women for Health, Inc. (Boston): to provide culturally-specific crisis intervention and mental health support for Asian women impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cardinal Cushing Centers (Hanover): to support increased residential programming for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Collaborative Parent Leadership Action Network (CPLAN) (Boston): to help address the immediate basic needs of over 100 parents of color. Support includes access to food and cleaning supplies, emergency financial stipends, ensuring cultural and linguistic access to information, and social-emotional family activities to strengthen families’ mental health.

College Bound Dorchester (Dorchester): to support students and families by providing direct financial assistance and connections with mentors.

Community Caring Clinic, Inc. (Roxbury): to provide culturally competent mental health services to the residents in Roxbury.

East Boston Ecumenical Community Council (East Boston): to support the immigrant community living in East Boston and Chelsea. Support includes emergency shelter and time-limited transitional housing for youth, families and adults; meals and food for low-income individuals; and referrals to healthcare and medical services.

Elevate Boston (Boston): to provide trauma and mental health virtual supports and financial assistance for families of COVID-19 survivors and victims, and distribute gift cards for food, toiletries and personal protective equipment.

Four Corners Main Street (Dorchester): to support increased demand for services to local small businesses, operated almost exclusively by people of color and immigrants.  Support includes language translation, technology support, food distribution, and application assistance.

Italian Home for Children (Jamaica Plain): to support increased comprehensive residential programming to children, adults and families who are struggling with trauma, abuse, mental illness, learning disorders and poverty.

KIND, Inc. (Boston): to support child clients with emergency and other short-term needs, as supporting the overall well-being of the child raises that child’s chances of a successful legal outcome in their immigration case. Emergency funds will be used for food and groceries, basic household or hygiene supplies, educational needs, and emergency medical or dental needs.

Lucy’s Love Bus (Amesbury): to support families with children with cancer and who are facing severe financial hardship. Lucy’s Emergency Fund provides families with emergency funds for housing and utilities, and gift cards to gas stations, grocery stores, and pharmacies.

Matahari Women Workers Center (Boston): to provide support for low-income immigrant womxn and their families who work in essential services in Suffolk and Middlesex counties, including survivors of labor trafficking. Support includes the distribution of PPE, help for those filing for unemployment, financial support, and advocacy for paid sick time and government assistance for all workers regardless of immigration status.

North Suffolk Mental Health Association (Chelsea): to continue providing culturally and linguistically competent behavioral health services to high-risk and vulnerable adults and children in the communities of Chelsea, Revere, East Boston and Winthrop.

Root NS, Inc. (Salem): to produce and deliver free meals for low-income seniors, children, and youth in Salem, while creating jobs for program alumni. 

The Latino Support Network, Inc. (Lynn): to financially support undocumented residents who live in the North Shore and who need economic relief as a result of COVID-19.  

Trinity Boston Connects (Boston): to provide racially equitable, trauma-inclusive case management support to youth and families, including providing basic needs, wellness calls and remote programming and clinical services, group and individual teletherapy sessions, and Trauma-Inclusive Trainings for nonprofit leaders and staff of color.

True Alliance Center (Mattapan): to provide immigrant families with rental assistance, translation services, and immigration support.

Yad Chessed Fund, Inc, (Waltham): to provide emergency financial assistance for food, medical expenses, rent, mortgage, and utilities to Jewish families in need in Boston and surrounding towns.

The following grants are made possible by our partnership with the Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund. All grants are for general operating support. Grant amounts are noted with each grantee.

Autism Sprinter (Randolph) - $40,000: To support weekly food distribution to immigrant families, elderly, and households disproportionately affected by COVID- 19, including drop-offs for individuals who lack transportation access.

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Inc. (Quincy) - $45,000: To distribute gift cards distribution for families who are facing critical challenges including health issues, loss of work or hours, or have children with special needs, increase 1:1 counseling on mental health issues, referrals for basic needs resources or guidance on unemployment or legal matters and parent support group, translate resources into Chinese and make programmatic adjustments ensure safety and health of staff and participants when sites will open for childcare.

Cape Verdean Association of Brockton, Inc. (Brockton) - $40,000: To provide much-needed relief to the residents of the greater Brockton community, including gift cards for food products, support for uninsured residents and assistance for funeral expenses for the families of victims.

Everett Haitian Community Center (Everett) - $40,000: To provide resources for rent, utilities and food, support for the unemployment application process, and support distribution of linguistically and culturally appropriate information on safety and healthy behaviors. In addition, the funds will allow EHCC to partner with legal organizations and a certified attorney for immigration consultations for immigrant clients (including CNA workers).

Father Bill’s & Mainspring, Inc. (Brockton) - $45,000: To cover operating costs of running shelters, opening and staffing new temporary shelter and quarantine sites, purchasing cleaning and hygiene products and providing cleaning, meals, and access to care for clients.

Greenroots (Chelsea) - $45,000: To administer the One Chelsea Fund, including fundraising, working with eligible residents, and effectively distributing aid, in addition to supporting community wellness check-ins and ensuring all residents, regardless of documentation status, get the resources and services they need to fight the virus.

Housing Families, Inc. (Everett) - $45,000: To provide food and grocery assistance, educational and therapeutic resources, pro bono legal services and eviction prevention, general case management, and safe housing for families in need.

Interfaith Social Services, Inc. (Quincy) - $40,000: To acquire and distribute food for families and individuals in ten South Shore communities and meet added demand.

Victory Human Services, Inc. (Brockton) - $45,000: To provide training and protective equipment to the communities that are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19: communities of color, the elderly, and working families/disproportionately affected households during and for 90 days after the end of quarantine.

Women Encouraging Empowerment, Inc. (Revere) - $40,000: To provide housing assistance to families disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, and provide funds for the purchase of baby supplies such as diapers, and food assistance to families in need.

YMCA Malden (Malden) - $50,000: To support YMCA Malden’s food assistance program, which has distributed more than 155,000 pounds of food to the community, the equivalent of more than 129,000 meals.

May 11, 2020

Each of the grantees below receives a $25,000, one-time general operating support grant from the COVID-19 Response Fund.

Association of Haitian Women (Dorchester): to support primarily immigrant clients (of whom 75% are undocumented) in Mattapan, Dorchester, and Hyde Park.  Support includes phone cards for domestic violence victims to continue communicating with advocates, rent support, and support accessing food, medication, diapers, toiletries and cleaning supplies.

Breaktime Cafe, Inc. (Boston): to support increased case management, coordinate personal shelter and health care, provide ongoing emotional support and mentorship, and to support the Frontline Meals Program. The Program provides healthy and substantive meals for frontline healthcare and hospital workers while creating job opportunities for vulnerable populations, such as young adults experiencing homelessness, returning citizens, and furloughed restaurant workers.

Building Audacity (Boston): to support food delivery to families who have seniors as guardians of young children, families who live in areas of Boston that have limited access to public transportation, and those among the disabled population.

Center for Cooperative Development and Solidarity (CCDS) (East Boston): to support approximately 150 families, primarily Latinx undocumented immigrants, in East Boston and the surrounding areas. Supports include bilingual information about domestic violence, translation and interpretation services, financial or material assistance, immigration resources, and emotional support.

Culturally Conscious Food Pantry Project (Determined Divas) (Dorchester): to support a pilot program for local bodegas in high-impact areas to provide food for residents through a voucher program.

Ethos (Jamaica Plain): to assist older adults with grocery shopping, securing health aids and medical transportation, home-delivered meals, live-streamed informational seminars, and mental health support.

Father Bill’s & MainSpring (FBMS) (Quincy/Brockton): to support guests in their South Shore shelter sites, meeting the basic needs of more than 260 individuals and an additional 130+ families in emergency family shelters each day.

Foundation To Be Named Later (Boston): to support 150 scholars who are immigrants, DACA recipients, or first-generation young people of color from Greater Boston’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods.  Emergency support includes grocery gift cards, transportation, bill assistance, and housing support.

GreenRoots (Chelsea): to support Chelsea and East Boston COVID-19 response efforts, including community coordination, neighbor check-ins, bilingual communication efforts, translation and sharing of official information addressing health, food, and financial assistance, stipends for community translators, small business support, and money for rent, food, and medicine.

Haley House, Inc. (Boston): to support providing a larger number of emergency home-cooked hot meals and expanded food pantry hours.

Hyde Square Task Force (Jamaica Plain): to support primarily Latinx youth, young adults and their families. Support services include social-emotional support for youth and college students, rent/utilities support, rapid cash assistance, and providing virtual, culturally responsive programming.

Immigrant Family Services Inc (IFSI) (Roslindale): to support immigrant, primarily Haitian, families, with services including access to food and other necessities, especially for the undocumented, legal help with asylum cases and for undocumented workers who have lost their jobs, and the wide dissemination of information in languages other than English.

Multicultural AIDS Coalition (Boston): to support a mutual assistance network with African communities, establish and coordinate a community hotline, distribute safety and disinfectant supplies (cloth masks, gloves, sanitizer), and support applications for unemployment and other benefits.

Rogerson Communities (Boston): to support chronically ill seniors, low-income families and individuals, and people with disabilities by providing basic needs assistance through housing, health services and individualized support to residents.

Sociedad Latina, Inc. (Roxbury): to support Latino, low-income, immigrant, undocumented, and Spanish-speaking youth (ages 11–21) and their families. Support includes connection to local resources, direct financial support, youth mental health and staff self-care support, and translation of emergency resources and critical COVID-19 updates.

WATCH CDC (Waltham): to directly support Waltham households, primarily Spanish speaking immigrants, with food delivery, grocery cards, diapers and baby formula, and to provide assistance filing for benefits.

West Suburban YMCA (Newton): to support frontline efforts to address the health and wellness of their most vulnerable constituents. Efforts include fulfilling health and safety needs for formerly homeless men, delivering food and groceries to over 90 low-income senior households across Newton, and providing financial support for furloughed staff to help cover monthly bills or groceries.

Whittier Street Health Center (Roxbury): to support efforts to address inequities in COVID-19 testing by providing medical interpretation services for patients, working with communities and faith-based organizations to reduce cultural barriers to care, connecting patients with community resources that can help older adults and people with underlying conditions adhere to their care plans,  and providing telehealth services for all patients.

May 4, 2020

Each of the grantees below receives a $25,000, one-time general operating support grant from the COVID-19 Response Fund.

African Bridge Network (ABN) (Newton): to support the Africans in Massachusetts COVID-19 Response campaign, a partnership with a network of African community organizations in the Greater Boston area to educate, empower, connect them to resources, and mobilize supplies for impacted community members. 

Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston (Boston): to help meet the basic needs of individuals and families and keep them safe, healthy, and informed during this pandemic. Support includes the development of resource guides in English and Spanish, emergency grocery cards, cleaning supply kits, and transportation coupons.

Boston Missionary Baptist Community Center (Roxbury): to support the Haitian community in Greater Boston by expanding food distribution, including working with partners in Randolph and Mattapan, and conducting counseling and advocacy to help participants access critical resources.

Brazilian American Center, Inc. (BRACE) (Framingham): to continue helping the immigrant community at BRACE in Framingham, Scalabrini Assistance and Cultural Center in Somerville and Centro Comunitario Scalabrini in Everett. Support includes food baskets, quarantine supplies, and support by phone, including health insurance assistance, COVID test orientation, unemployment application support, and domestic violence resources.

Chelsea Restoration Corporation (Chelsea): to provide targeted housing assistance in both Spanish and English to help homeowners create plans to get through this crisis and keep their homes.

Eastie Farm, Inc. (East Boston): to provide individuals and families with fresh produce, bulk rice, beans, and meat; prepared food for families with sick members; up-to-date neighborhood-specific bilingual information (food, healthcare, financial aid, etc.); multilingual support for online aid application; and moral/spiritual support.

FriendshipWorks (Boston): to support isolated elders in Boston and Brookline with essential needs such as prescriptions and groceries.

Islamic Multi-Service Organization (Roxbury): to support food delivery operations from IMSO’s food pantry to community members, many of whom are immigrants.

Jeremiah Program (Boston): to assist families in efforts to keep their current housing, and distribute essential needs and supplies to Jeremiah Program Boston families, including groceries, cleaning supplies, laundry services, and supplies for infants and young children, such as diapers, wipes, and other items.

Mothers for Justice and Equality, Inc. (Roxbury): to provide support for increased trauma-response for MJE clients, single mothers, heads of households, and young parents. Supports include cash assistance, online workshops, case management, and clinical referrals.

New England Bangladeshi American Foundation (Cambridge): to increase its relief services, including wellness checks, assistance filing unemployment claims, delivering food and toiletries, and disseminating information coming from state and city governments.

Rebel Cause, Inc. (Boston): to support its community members, predominantly people who identify as LGBTQ, and/or are undocumented, with rent and utilities, food, medication, access to therapy and medical services, and other needs as identified.

Resilient Sisterhood Project (Boston): to support equitable reproductive, mental, and physical health care for pregnant Black women during the COVID-19 crisis.

Somali Parents Advocacy Center for Education (SPACE) (Boston): to support the basic needs of Somali parents of children with developmental and intellectual disabilities, as well as Somali elderly and poor with low health literacy who need immediate assistance.

The Innocent Convicts (Boston): to support essential services for senior citizens, individuals and families impacted by wrongful convictions, returning citizens, children, immigrants, and essential workers. Support includes provision of basic food items, counseling, payments for medication and utilities, and delivery of other basic needs.

The Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts (Roxbury): to provide emergency food, personal health items, rental assistance, and displacement solutions, and to disseminate COVID-19 information and related resources to families and individuals, small business owners, and freelance businesses.

UTEC (Lowell): to provide a variety of services to young adults aged 18 to 25 who are currently incarcerated in the Middleton House of Correction. Services include tele-counseling for both the young adults and their families, and basic needs deliveries to families in the community.

Youth in Crisis Ministries (Boston): to distribute food to youth who are high risk and court-involved and their families.

The following grants are made possible by our partnership with the Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund. All grants are for general operating support. Grant amounts are noted with each grantee.

ABCD Malden (Malden) - $40,000: to support ABCD Head Start’s Food and Fuel Fund and to provide housing assistance to local Malden residents.

Asian American Service Association, Inc. (Quincy) - $40,000: to support the Wollaston Senior Center in its efforts to offer phone-based social service supports including wellness checks, referrals, counseling, interpretation, access to emergency resources, and help with the public assistance application process.

Bread of Life (Malden) - $50,000: to expand services, including providing take-out meals four nights a week in Malden, operating low-contact food pantries in Malden and Everett, and providing grocery delivery to senior citizens in public housing and homeless families sheltered in local motels. 

Brockton Interfaith Community (Brockton) - $50,000: To support the Brockton Mutual Aid Fund, providing community members with assistance for housing, food, and other necessities.

Brockton Worker's Alliance (Brockton) - $40,000: to support intake for the MA Undocufund, and serve as an intermediary connecting community members with food banks and health, legal, and housing services.

The Chelsea Collaborative (Chelsea) - $40,000: To support the Collaborative’s housing services and protections for tenants and undocumented families, as well as food distribution to families in need, supports for applying for unemployment and other benefits, and bilingual assistance for accessing medical care, testing, and other medical information.

DOVE, Inc. (Quincy) - $40,000: to support DOVE’s 24/7 emergency shelter program; 24-hour domestic violence hotline; legal assistance around areas of economic safety, housing, and benefits; and immigration services; as well as remote counseling, support groups, and safety planning sessions for victims and survivors of domestic violence.

La Comunidad (Everett) - $35,000: to support the Latino-American community in Everett, including support for filing for unemployment, accessing emergency resources, and addressing immigration issues.

Metro North Housing Corp. (Malden) - $40,000: to support Metro North’s housing for homeless individuals, many of whom are coming from high-risk settings.

Moroccan American Connections in Revere (MACIR) (Revere) - $40,000: to support its work with small Moroccan businesses to ensure access to needed services, and efforts to help undocumented families purchase food, pay bills, and access online classes to qualify for entry-level work-from-home jobs.

Old Colony YMCA (Brockton) - $50,000: to support its work providing shelter to families and individuals experiencing homelessness, as well as those without access to needed food, clothing, and mental health and substance abuse services.

Roca, Inc. (Chelsea) - $30,000: to support ROCA’s efforts to provide housing and food assistance to about 1,000 young adults and their families, as well as provide hygiene supplies (such as diapers) to families with young children.

April 28, 2020

2Life Communities (Brighton): to protect the health and safety of some 1,600 low-income seniors living in service-enriched independent housing on campuses in Brighton, Newton, and Framingham, ensuring immediate and direct access to food, medicine, supplies, health care, and home health assistance.

Black Economic Justice Institute, Inc. (Dorchester): to deliver emergency supplies of food, products, gift cards (grocery and pharmacy,) and face masks as well as information about how to use them properly to the community’s most vulnerable people: seniors, the newly unemployed, and immigrants.

Boston Asian Youth Essential Service (Boston): to connect youths and their families, including elderly family members, to resources and immediate financial support to ease the overwhelming financial burden triggered by the COVID-19 crisis.

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC) (Chinatown): to support Asian immigrant children, youth, and adults in Boston and Quincy, through Telehealth meetings, case management, referrals, and gift cards to help alleviate financial stress.

Children's Advocacy Center of Suffolk County (Boston): to support children and families impacted by violence/abuse, using tele-mental health, a COVID-19 Toolkit, and in-person emergency services as well as developing a #CommunitySafetyNet tool to empower community members to recognize and report signs of abuse.

Children's Services of Roxbury (Roxbury): to support homeless and low-income families with tele-mental health and support services to parents and children, navigation assistance for COVID-19 related healthcare systems, basic needs delivery, and housing support.

Community Action Agency of Somerville, Inc. (Somerville): to support low-income families in Somerville and Cambridge, including undocumented immigrants, by providing financial assistance for rent and other emergency needs.

De Novo Center for Justice and Healing (Cambridge): to provide financial assistance to clients, nearly all of whom are undocumented workers affected by layoffs and closures.

Elizabeth Stone House: to provide support to clients who are survivors of domestic violence, through help with basic needs, counseling, and shelter.]

Families for Justice as Healing (Roxbury): to support incarcerated and returning women and girls through advocacy, food and mutual aid for impacted families, and financial assistance for people released from jail or prison.

Family Nurturing Center of Massachusetts, Inc. (Dorchester): to support low-income families with gift cards for grocery stores, diapers and baby wipes, as well as remote parent support networks.

Justice Resource Institute, Inc. (Needham): to provide thousands of low-income individuals with supplies including food, diapers/adult briefs, toilet paper, wipes, hand sanitizer, disinfectants, cleaning supplies, masks, PPE, gloves, thermometers, and other basic needs.

Mujeres Unidas Avanzando (MUA) (Dorchester): to support 200 low-income Latina women and their families (MUA's current enrollment) with financial support and gift cards.

New Beginnings Reentry Services, Inc. (Boston): to provide critical housing, case management, counseling, and online educational opportunities for formerly-incarcerated women before and after their early release due to the coronavirus.

Plummer Youth Promise (Salem): to support youth in foster care and those who have aged out of care with basic needs, including grocery gift cards, cleaning products, and social work services.

Prisoners' Legal Services (Boston): to support advocacy and resources for incarcerated individuals at high risk for infection because of crowded, unsanitary conditions, as well as those who are sick or elderly.

Quincy Asian Resources, Inc. (Quincy): to support new immigrants to Quincy via weekly wellness calls to clients and elders, translation services, food gift cards, and in some cases personal protective equipment for those who need to go a food bank or food market, bank, or health appointment.

Vietnamese American Initiative for Development, Inc. (VietAID) (Dorchester): to support the Vietnamese community, including older adults (most of whom are limited English speakers) and families, including assistance in navigating systems such as unemployment, wellness calls to older adults, stipends to young people, and home delivery of groceries.

The following grants were made in partnership with the Latino Legacy Fund at the Boston Foundation:

East Boston Neighborhood Health Center Corporation (East Boston): to provide support for a COVID-19 testing site, increased COVID-19 prevention education (multilingual), expanded food access/food support services, and increased psychosocial support for families, seniors, undocumented individuals.

The Latino Health Insurance Program, Inc. (LHIP) (Framingham): to provide COVID-19 emergency services to Latinx communities in MetroWest and Boston via TeleHealth and phone service in their preferred language: Spanish, Portuguese, or English.

The Neighborhood Developers, Inc. (Chelsea): to support some 6,000 low-income people in Chelsea, Revere and abutting cities with a hotline to help constituents apply for unemployment benefits, cash payments to vulnerable households for rent and food delivery.

The Right to Immigration Institute (Waltham): to provide immigrants and refugees with legal representation on housing, employment, and safety matters, especially domestic violence and hate crimes.

April 21, 2020

Asian American Civic Association (Boston), Inc.: to provide culturally sensitive services remotely to the immigrant community in Greater Boston. Services include homelessness prevention services, assistance with SNAP, fuel assistance, immigration counseling, assistance with EAEDC, TANF, and SSI, and translation services.

Boston Senior Home Care (Boston): to support increased case management support and services for older adults, people with disabilities, and caregivers.  Services include food and emergency supplies delivery, daily wellness check-ins with case managers, medication refills, and weekly friendly calls for those experiencing increased stress and anxiety.

Brazilian Women's Group (Boston): to provide support to undocumented immigrants, many of whom are left out of federal relief programs. Support includes cash to pay utilities, rent, mortgages, and car loans, and medication and health care access.

Citizens for Juvenile Justice (Boston): to support youth and young adults in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems. Services include social distancing for justice-involved youth, reducing the number of young people held in secure facilities, and transition planning for youth moving from secure settings back into their communities.  The nonprofit also provides protections for youth in confinement in DYS and in adult correctional facilities regarding health, mental health, education, family, and preventing isolation.

DotHouse Health (Dorchester): to support patients with new health and policy changes, education on and assistance with applying for income supports (WIC, SNAP, unemployment), health insurance, housing, legal assistance, food security, and short-term basic needs assistance

For Kids Only Afterschool (FKO) (Salem): to support 1,200 youth (5-14 years of age) in Chelsea, Everett, Peabody, Revere and Winthrop during school closures. Social workers and educators are conducting wellness check-ins, offering online social-emotional/mental health support, sharing community-specific emergency resource guides, facilitating parent support groups, and providing emergency child care.

Granada House, Inc. (Allston): to provide direct care support to their residents, adults with substance use history, many with compromised immune systems. Support will help care for residents with mild to moderate COVID symptoms and increased health and safety measures to protect those who are not currently infected.

Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center (Dorchester): to support a comprehensive system of care that is responsive to community health care needs.  Support includes:  increased cleaning services and sanitization to protect patients; food assistance; increased patient check-ins to seniors, parents with small children and behavioral health patients; and home deliveries of medications

Hope House, Inc. (Boston): to support Hope House, the oldest and largest residential treatment program for males with a Substance Use Disorder, as they continue to accept new patients and provide increased health and safety measures for patients

Lynn Community Health Center (Lynn): to support Lynn Community Health Center, the primary source of medical and behavioral healthcare in Lynn, in the continuation and expansion of services, including mental health, prenatal, substance use care; telemedicine appointments; mobile food bank; medical care for the homeless population; and COVID-19 treatment.

Middlesex Human Service Agency, Inc. (MHSA) (Waltham): to support over 1,000 clients daily throughout Greater Boston who are struggling with homelessness, food insecurity and addiction through their family shelters, individual shelters, and food assistance programming.

Networking Organization for Vietnamese Americans (Dorchester): to support families and individuals who do not qualify for unemployment. Support includes; rent and food assistance; translation services to access unemployment and loans/grants for business owners; school kits for students, especially for students with autism.

Opportunity Communities, LLC (Boston): to support resident services in affordable housing located in Boston, Chelsea and Revere. Services include rental assistance, meal and grocery delivery for seniors, a hotline for relief assistance, and health and safety precautions.

Somali Development Center (Roxbury): to provide accessible services to Somalis and African communities in Boston, regardless of their status. Services include access to food and medicine; assistance with unemployment enrollment; daily wellness checks; and access to mental health support

South Asian Workers’ Center (SAWC) (Weymouth): to support structure for low-income, working-class immigrant communities from South Asia and beyond. Emergency support includes culturally appropriate food, cleaning supplies; diapers; rent and utility assistance; filing for unemployment, and accessing social services and mental health resources.

The Salvation Army - Massachusetts Division (Canton): to support the distribution of disaster food boxes, each of these boxes provides 35 meals of shelf-stable food, which provides families with larger meal resources and limits the need for daily or regular contact. 

Walnut Street Center (Medford): to provide residential and telehealth programming to adults with intellectual/ developmental disabilities, autism, and ABI. 

Youth and Family Enrichment Services (YOFES) (Hyde Park): to provide financial support and translated resources to Haitian immigrant families hit the hardest by COVID-19.

April 13, 2020

African Community Economic Development of New England (ACEDONE), Boston: to assist East African refugees and immigrants resettling in the Boston area during the pandemic, by providing support for food, household expenses and income stability.

Bethany Health Care Center, Inc., Framingham: to provide support to care for the health needs of elders served at Bethany Health Care Center, 75% of whom are low-income.

Brookview House, Inc., Dorchester: to provide support for emergency needs of women and children who are domestic abuse survivors experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Emergency support includes rental assistance, gift cards, MBTA passes, kits with cleaning supplies, health and hygiene products such as diapers, feminine supplies, toiletries, soap, medical supplies and food.

Cape Verdean Community Unido/Cape Verdean Association of Boston, Dorchester: to support Cape Verdean elders, undocumented immigrants, and families with assistance meeting basic and medical needs, as well as translation services.

Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation, Dorchester: to address resident-identified support needs of their low/moderate-income tenants and constituents., including telehealth services to address mental health needs exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis.

Eritrean American Civic Association Center Inc. (EACAC), Boston: to support people of Eritrean descent in the Boston area, including newly immigrated, elderly and out-of-school populations, with housing, transportation, medical care, childcare, translation services, and food security.

Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center, Inc., Chinatown: to support the elderly nutrition program, serving an average of 3500 freshly made culturally appropriate meals per day, to seniors who live in all Boston neighborhoods and eight cities and towns in Massachusetts. 

Healing Abuse Working for Change (HAWC), Salem: to support services for victims of domestic violence in Essex County including intensive mobile advocacy, safety planning, emotional support, case management, legal services, support for their children, as well as information and referrals to resources.

Health Law Advocates, Boston: to provide support to help disadvantaged Boston-area residents access health care, including children, immigrants, individuals with disabilities, and low-income individuals.

Hildebrand Family Self-Help Center, Cambridge: to provide support for 135 homeless families; 405 children and adults in emergency shelter throughout the Boston area. Support includes food and disinfectant supplies. 

InnerCity Weightlifting, Boston: to support their students, low-income previously incarcerated men, and their families with rent and other basic needs.

Massachusetts Center for Native American Awareness, Danvers: to provide funds for utility bills, food, and other necessities, for vulnerable Native American elders and families who are experiencing temporary financial hardship.

Neighbors United for a Better East Boston (NUBE), East Boston: to support East Boston residents with immediate needs including food access, household sanitation, housing stability, and interpretation/translation support to access public services.

Nuestra Comunidad Development Corporation, Roxbury: to support residents, comprised of seniors, formerly homeless, children, and undocumented families, with rental assistance, groceries and domestic violence services.

Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center, Boston: to provide refugees and immigrants with behavioral health and case management services during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

RESPOND, Inc., Somerville: to increase support of hotline and basic needs services for victims of domestic violence isolated with their abusers due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Transition House, Inc., Cambridge: to increase health, safety, basic needs, and virtual case management/support services for survivors of domestic violence.

Urban Guild, Inc. (The Guild), Dorchester: to support community residents’ efforts to obtain basic needs/services including groceries, mobility to essential appointments, utility support, and hygienic supplies.

April 6, 2020

Advocates, Inc. (Framingham): to provide support to continue and expand food, hygiene, and medical services to children, adults, and seniors with autism, complex mental health challenges, opioid addiction, and brain injuries.

Bowdoin Geneva Main Streets (Dorchester): to provide support to the 100% immigrant-owned business district in Bowdoin Geneva, with focuses on providing: translation services to businesses; locating funding and technical assistance; and developing a mutual assistance network.

The Centre for Faith, Art and Justice (Jamaica Plain): to provide support to increase the distribution of hot meals and grocery store gift cards to the food insecure in the Jamaica Plain community.

The Chelsea Collaborative (Chelsea): to provide support for weekly bilingual wellness calls to community members, resources to keep families stably housed, for food and cleaning kit distribution, to support applications for unemployment and other benefits, to improve access to medical care and bilingual medical information, and to advocate for an end to ICE raids and immigration enforcement.

Codman Square Health Center (Dorchester): to provide support to implement additional COVID-19 screening and medical care, expand phone triage capacity to ensure multilingual assistance, and increase personal protective equipment available for staff.

The Dimock Center (Roxbury): to provide support to sustain vital services for the city’s most vulnerable families, including: testing and treatment for COVID-19; continued primary care and behavioral health support; resource support for access to food, eviction prevention, and utility assistance; urgent treatment for substance use disorder during the ongoing opioid epidemic and homelessness prevention.

Doc Wayne Youth Services (Boston): to provide support to ensure those facing mental health challenges have access to resources during these difficult times by providing Telehealth opportunities (virtual sessions) to all ages who are seeking support.

FamilyAid Boston (Jamaica Plain): to provide support to deliver emergency supplies of food, diapers, hygiene products, and gift cards to their clients housed in shelters and apartments.

Healthy Waltham (Waltham): to provide support for the distribution of fresh food and toiletries to families and elders in the Waltham community.

Hebrew SeniorLife (Roslindale): to provide support for the continuum of care for senior clients, including temperature screening of visitors, food delivery, and virtual activities and companionship.

Interfaith Social Services (Quincy): to provide support for food pantry services that offer food and basic necessities to thousands of households on the South Shore who are suffering during this crisis.

JFS of Metrowest (Framingham): to provide support to distribute grocery store gift cards to individuals and families in the Framingham community, many of whom are immigrants.

MAB Community Services/Mass. Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (Brookline): to provide support to triage 700+ Greater Boston seniors who are blind/low vision to access their needs, deliver food, medication and essentials, and provide tele-mental health services.

MissionSAFE: A New Beginning, Inc. (Roxbury): to provide support to deliver food and supplies to 150 young people and their families.

Mystic Valley Elder Services (Malden): to provide support to meet increased requests for home-delivered meals and grocery delivery services to elders in Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Revere, Stoneham, Wakefield, and Winthrop.

New England Center for Arts and Technology (Boston): to provide support to program participants who have recently become unemployed, including counseling and connections to community resources that provide food, shelter and medical care during this difficult time.

Voice of Tabernacle Multiservice Center (Mattapan): to provide support to increase food pantry hours for the community and provide home food delivery services for elderly Haitians.

Women Encouraging Empowerment, Inc. (Revere): to provide support for the distribution of items, such as baby wipes, food and toiletries to low-income immigrant women and their families in Revere.

March 31, 2020

Agencia ALPHA (Boston): to provide support to 50 undocumented families by providing $500/family, of which many will or have already lost their jobs due to COVID-19

Asian Community Development Corporation (Chinatown): to provide financial, nutritional and medical support for elders, as well as support for community members facing racism and xenophobia

Bridge Over Troubled Waters (Boston): to provide support for their work with homeless youth including distributing food and COVID-19 information via the Mobile Medical Van, in addition to providing overnight shelter, meals, day programming and hygiene products at their shelter

Centro Presente (East Boston): to support for their COVID-19 work with the immigrant community, including undocumented immigrants, by providing information, links to resources and connections to those who can help them navigate issues including immigration assistance, food assistance,  and child care assistance.

Community Servings, Inc. (Jamaica Plain): to provide support to distribute medically tailored food to sick and hungry community members.

Economic Mobility Pathways (EMPath) (Boston): to provide support for housing and basic needs expenses of their client families in shelters and transitional housing

Friends of the Children – Boston (Roxbury)to provide support for wrap-around services for Achievers and their families, including but not limited to: assisting caretakers access medical services, connecting Achievers and families to meal providers and  providing emotional and educational support to Achievers

Heading Home (Cambridge): to provide support for emergency responsiveness care for 270 Boston families in their housing (inclusive of 525 children in shelters), and the 200+ chronically homeless Cambridge residents who are supported, many of whom suffer from disabilities and chronic health conditions.

La Alianza Hispana, Inc. (Roxbury): to provide 125 low-income elderly Latino immigrants with critical health, educational, and social supports

Lawyers for Civil Rights (Boston)to support their policy and advocacy work focused on immigration, education, housing, and the Census.

Massachusetts Jobs with Justice (Jamaica Plain): to provide financial assistance to undocumented individuals and families who have lost their homes, wages, and/or employment due to COVID-19

Maverick Landing Community Services, Inc. (East Boston):to provide support for COVID-19 response efforts in the East Boston community, including conducting basic needs assessments, distributing hygiene products, sanitizers and food, and producing face masks and shields for healthcare workers

The Record Co. (Boston): to provide support to the Boston Music Maker Relief Fund to make $200 rapid-response grants to Boston music makers experiencing lost income as the result of  COVID-19

Union Capital Boston Inc. (Boston): to provide support to distribute $150 gift cards to people in financial need in the Greater Boston area

Violence in Boston (Boston): to provide support to feed BPS students both lunch and dinner, as well as the collection and distribution of toiletry items and cleaning products for low-income communities in Dorchester, Roxbury and Mattapan.