Past Grants

2017 Grants

Chelsea Collaborative
Chelsea, MA
$15,000 in support of the Boston Bantu Girls Group to assist the Somali Bantu refugee community

Girls Incorporated Lynn
Lynn, MA
$10,000 in support of Eureka! – a summer program for girls ages 12 to 16 in exploring STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) to encourage post-secondary education and careers in those fields.

Girls Rock
Boston, MA
$10,000 in support of programs to develop self-reliance in girls by using music to demonstrate how artistic expression can be used to challenge social norms and build empowerment

Justice Resource Institute
My Life My Choice Program
Needham, MA
$10,000 in support of the Exploitation Prevention Program where adult female mentors who are survivors of exploitation are paired with exploited adolescents to build self-esteem and personal empowerment.

MediaGirls
Brookline, MA
$10,000 to sustain and expand programs using media literacy to help middle school girls understand the negative way women are portrayed in pop culture and to assist them to develop a positive attitude of their self-worth through journalism and writing skills

Raw Art Works
Lynn, MA
$10,000 multi-year support of art programs to foster self-respect, self-discovery, imagination and creativity and leadership skills develop confidence for girls in elementary school through high school

Shooting Touch, Inc.
Boston, MA
$5,000 in support of programs for girls that use basketball instruction to develop healthy habits to promote physical activity and wellness and to engender self-confidence through team building and mentoring

Sociedad Latina
Roxbury, MA
$10,000 in support of the Mentores en Acción (Mentors in Action) Program providing young women between the ages of 11 to 21 with mentors who are female college students or professionals in the field of healthcare, law and public service and other fields to build self-confidence, leadership skills and to foster success in post-secondary education and in career goals.

Strong Women, Strong Girls
Boston, MA
$5,000 for the second year of a two-year grant to support the Junior Mentoring Program (JUMP) providing middle-school girls with leadership and mentorship opportunities as they assist college volunteers who mentor pre-adolescent girls.

Total  $85,000

2016 Grants

Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence
Boston, MA
$10,000 in support of the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) Alumni Program offering programs to prevent domestic/dating violence through education, awareness building, peer engagement, community organizing and leadership skills development.

Chelsea Collaborative
Chelsea, MA
$15,000 in support of the Boston Bantu Girls (BBG) Group to advocate, organize and assist the Somali Bantu refugee community with issues related to employment, housing, immigration, access to healthcare, language and education.

Girls Incorporated Lynn
Lynn, MA
$10,000 in support of Eureka! – a summer program for girls ages 12 to 16 in exploring STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) to encourage post-secondary education and careers in those fields.

Justice Resource Institute
My Life My Choice Program
Needham, MA
$10,000 in support of the Exploitation Prevention Program where adult female mentors who are survivors of exploitation are paired with exploited adolescents to build self-esteem and personal empowerment.

Raw Art Works
Lynn, MA
$10,000 in second year of support for  art programs to foster self-respect, self-discovery, imagination and creativity and leadership skills develop confidence for girls in elementary school through high school.

Sociedad Latina
Roxbury, MA
$10,000 in support of the Mentores en Acción (Mentors in Action) Program providing young women between the ages of 11 to 21 with mentors who are female college students or professionals in the field of healthcare, law and public service and other fields to build self-confidence, leadership skills and to foster success in postsecondary education and in career goals.

Strong Women, Strong Girls
Boston, MA
$15,000 in support of the Junior Mentoring Program (JUMP) providing middle-school girls with leadership and mentorship opportunities as they assist college volunteers who mentor pre-adolescent girls.

Total  $80,000

2015 Grants

Boston Medical Center
Boston, MA
$10,000 to support the Teens and Tots Program located within the Center’s Adolescent Clinic providing medical services, including job and education resources for girls 21 years or younger who are pregnant or parenting and their babies and partners with the goal of improving health and family stability.

Chelsea Collaborative, Inc.
Chelsea, MA
$15,000 to support the Shanbaro Community Association Girls Empowerment Group to advocate, organize and help the Somali Bantu refugee community with issues related to work, housing, immigration, access to healthcare, language and education.

Family and Children’s Services of Greater Lynn
Lynn, MA
$10,000 in support of the right Moves Girls Asset Building Groups

Girls Incorporated of Lynn
Lynn, MA
$10,000 to support Eureka!, an intensive six-week summer camp for girls 12 to 16 focusing on enrichment programs in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)

Girls LEAP
Dorchester, MA
$10,000 in support of general operations and programs and services to address the physical and emotional well-being of girls from 8 to 18 through empowerment and self-defense programs at partnering sites throughout Greater Boston

MediaGirls
Brookline, MA
$10,000 to support programs to teach media literacy to middle school girls so that they understand the negative way women are portrayed in pop culture and to assist  them to develop a positive attitude of their self-worth through journalism and writing skills

Raw Art Works
Lynn, MA
$10,000 in support of art programs to foster self-respect, self-discovery, imagination and creativity and leadership skills develop confidence for girls in elementary school through high school

South Boston Neighborhood House
South Boston, MA
$10,000 to support holistic, year-round enrichment programs of self-defense, physical conditioning, and life skills development for girls 9 through 15 to develop positive social and emotional skills.

Total $75,000

2014 Grants

Chelsea Collaborative, Inc.
Chelsea, MA
$10,000 to support the Shanbaro Community Association Girls Empowerment Group, which provides a safe space for girls to develop a sense of community among each other and offers learning opportunities about their own culture and opportunities for civic engagement

Family & Children’s Service of Greater Lynn, Inc.
Lynn, MA
$15,000 in support of Right Moves Girls Asset Building Groups, providing 5th grade girls with skills that contribute to healthy self-esteem, a sense of personal responsibility and positive reinforcement for emotional growth

LEAP Self-Defense d/b/a/ Girls’ LEAP
Dorchester, MA
$10,000 in general operating support of gender- and age-specific self-defense and empowerment programs to promote girls’ physical and emotional safety as well as development of critical thinking skills

My Life My Choice at the Justice Resource Institute
Dorchester, MA
$10,000 in support of the Survivor Mentoring Program offering mentoring, education and advocacy to empower vulnerable girls

South Boston Neighborhood House
South Boston, MA
$10,000 for the Girls Group Program for girls ages 10 through 17 offering life skills development programs and self-defense and physical conditioning programs with adult women mentors

RAW Art Works, Inc.
Lynn, MA
$10,000 (year 2 of 2) in support of free art groups and arts-based employment for at-risk elementary through high school aged girls.

TOTAL $65,000

2013 Grants

Chelsea Collaborative, Inc.
Chelsea, MA
$5,000 to support the Shanbaro Community Association Girls Empowerment Group, which seeks to fill societal gaps for Somali Bantu girls.

Community Rowing
Brighton, MA
$10,000 to support the G-Row program, which seeks to develop leadership, resilience and health for Boston Public School girls who otherwise may not have access to the sport.

Family & Children’s Service of Greater Lynn, Inc.
Lynn, MA
$15,000 in support of asset-building groups that engage girls in curriculum-based activities that introduce concepts that nurture strong self-esteem and personal responsibility in at-risk girls.

LEAP Self-Defense d/b/a/ Girls’ LEAP
Dorchester, MA
$15,000 in general operating support of gender- and age-specific self-defense and empowerment programs for girls ages eight to 18, many of whom have experienced violence or have lost a loved one to violence.

RAW Artworks, Inc.
Lynn, MA
$10,000 (year 1 of 2) in support of free art groups and arts-based employment for at-risk elementary through high school aged girls.

TOTAL $55,000

2012 Grants

Commmunity Rowing
Brighton, MA
$15,000 in support of the G-Row program, which which is designed to improve academic achievement, combat obesity and encourage positive life choices for girls from underserved populations in Boston.

Girls’ LEAP Self-Defense
Dorchester, MA
$15,000 to expand community outreach to girls in two elementary schools and to solidify the organizatioin’s reputation as a violence prevention resource.

Teen Voices
Boston, MA
$10,000 to support young women’s development, self-confidence and critical thinking skills through producing Teen Voices magazine in hard copy and online.

TOTAL $40,000

2011 Grants

Centro Presente
Somerville, MA
$7,500 in support of the Pintamos Nuestro Mundo/We Paint Our World – Girls-Only Group, which provides girls with a “room of their own” to better connect with each other and explore issues of specific and unique concern to them.

Family and Children’s Service of Greater Lynn
Lynn, MA
$10,000 in support of The Right Moves program, an asset-building program for fifth-grade girls hosted at Lynn elementary schools.

Sociedad Latina
Roxbury, MA
$10,000 in support of the Viva La Cultura! Girls Leadership Club, a program for at-risk Latina girls ages 10 to 14 which encourages them to stay in school, become leaders and make healthy choices.

Southern Jamaica Plain Community Health Center
Jamaica Plain, MA
$7,500 in support of the Girl Talk: Our Bodies, Our Voices program, a series of two-hour comprehensive sexuality education workshops for at-risk girls ages 12 to 14.

TOTAL $35,000

2010 Grants

Boston Learning Center, Inc. 
Dorchester MA
$10,000 in support of the Girls Connection program, an afterschool initiative designed to meet the academic and developmental needs of adolescent girls at risk of school failure and dropping out.

Centro Presente
Somerville MA
$5,000 in support of Latinas en Control, the girls’ group of the Pintamos Nuestro Mundo (We Paint Our World) , a safe space for girls ages 12 to 18 to reflect on gender stereotypes, explore their cultural identities, build problem-solving and healthy decision making skills.

Family & Children’s Service of Greater Lynn
Lynn MA
$10,000 in support of the Right Moves asset-building groups that work to help at-risk fifth grade girls make the right choices and resist the pressures of early sexual activity, delinquency, drug and alcohol use and dropping out of school.

Sociedad Latina
Roxbury MA
$10,000 in support of the Viva La Cultura arts enrichment and mentoring program for Latina girls.

Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center
Jamaica Plain MA
$10,000 in support of the Girl Talk health and sexuality education program.

TOTAL $45,000

2009 Grants

Bird Street Community Center
Dorchester, MA
$10,000 in support of the Bring Out the Me! gender-sensitive and gender-specific programming for girls, including group mentoring, arts entrepreneurship, and athletics and academic enrichment.

Boston Learning Center
Dorchester, MA
$10,000 in support of the Girls’ Connection academic enrichment program.

Centro Presente
Somerville, MA

$10,000 in support of Latinas en Control, the girls’ group of the Pintamos Nuestro Mundo arts and leadership development program.

La Alianza Hispana
Roxbury, MA
$10,000 in support of the Hijas Adelante program, a prevention-oriented educational peer group for teenage girls.

Women Express, Inc.
Boston, MA
$10,000 in support of the SHOUT! journalism mentoring program and the Boston Girls’ Writing Community Forums

TOTAL: $50,000

2008 Grants

Centro Presente
Somerville, MA
$10,000 in support of the gender-specific Girls Are Leaders initiative of the Pintamos Nuestro Mundo arts and leadership development program for Latina immigrant girls.

Community Rowing, Inc.
Brighton, MA
$17,200 to purchase program equipment for the G-ROW (Girls Row) rowing and youth development program.

Family and Children’s Service of Greater Lynn
Lynn, MA
$20,000 in support of the Right Moves & Mind, Body, Spirit asset-building and youth development programs for elementary and middle school girls.

La Alianza Hispana
Roxbury, Ma
$15,000 in support of the Hijas Adelante prevention-based educational peer group program.

Roxbury Youthworks, Inc.
Roxbury, MA
$20,000 in support of the “Female Focus Initiative” , which helps high-risk teen girls reintegrate into the community from a detention center , and the “A Way Back” prostitution prevention program.

Sociedad Latina
Roxbury, MA
$20,000 in program support for the Viva La Cultura program, which provides mentoring and academic and arts enrichment for Latina girls.

South Boston Neighborhood House
South Boston, MA
$5,000 in support of the weekly, age-specific support and discussion group component of SBNH’s year-round Girls Group program.

Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center
Jamaica Plain, MA
$15,000 in program support for the Girl Talk sex education workshop.

Women Express
Boston, MA
$10,000 in program support for Teen Voices’ journalism mentoring programming.

Women Express
Boston, MA

$5,000 in sponsorship support of the Apirl 2008 AMPLIFY! event.

Youth Enrichment Services
Boston, MA

$10,000 in support of the Girls Outdoor Adventure Leaders (GOAL) program, which provided gender-specific trips and curricula for urban girls.

TOTAL: $147,200

May 09 2013 11:45 am

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