Our grantmaking in the Greater Boston area focuses on organizations that help teens and young adults get re-connected to a supportive community, with the services and skills they need to become independent adults. Typical grants range from $2,500 to $25,000, with occasional larger and multi-year commitments. Examples include:
Bridge Over Troubled Waters – helps high-risk, runaway and homeless youth achieve a healthy and productive adulthood, supplementing basic survival services with housing, educational and career services
Fenway Health — the Borum Health Center provides behavioral health services to young LGBTQ adults ages 12–29 who need a health center that really understands them
RAW Art Works — RAW’s clinical art therapists and professional artists build meaningful relationships with kids in Lynn, helping them see a broader palette of life choices
Roca–a relentless force in disrupting incarceration and poverty by partnering with young adults, the police, and systems at the center of urban violence to create safety, address trauma and find hope.
Samaritans — the Youth Crisis textline provides support for teens and young adults in crisis via text messaging with its suicide prevention volunteers
Youth Harbors — helps students at eight public high schools, who are homeless and without family, to find safe housing and a wrap-around of the services they need to stay in school and graduate
Zumix – inspires East Boston youth to explore music and the arts as a means of self-expression