Shooting Touch mobilizes the power of basketball to bridge health and opportunity gaps for youth and women facing racial, gender and economic inequalities. The one-time grant will help the "Shooting Touch Boston Community Enrichment Program (CEP)."
Samaritans provides life-saving suicide prevention services in Massachusetts through a range of programs. The one-time ACF grant will primarily support Samaritans’ crisis services helplines, community education and outreach, and grief support services.
SEO Scholars SF helps low-income, first-generation students in the Bay Area attend and graduate from four-year colleges. ACF funding supports the expansion of a permanent in-person programming space in the East Bay.
The Esplanade Association revitalizes and enhances the Charles River Esplanade in Boston in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. ACF funding will help support outreach to build more diverse audiences for in-park Arts & Culture experiences.
Colin's Joy Project seeks to bring joy to children and their families through the enhancement of indoor and outdoor play spaces and the sponsorship of family programming. ACF’s multi-year-grant will expand access for bereaved children to attend Experience Camps.
Casa Myrna's mission is to end domestic and dating violence through intervention, awareness and prevention. The ACF grant supports ‘Save for a Change’ program that incentivizes participants to take steps that engender economic stability.
Best Buddies creates opportunities for integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. ACF supports the organization’s Pre-Employment and Jobs program in Greater Boston.
Arlington EATS seeks to eliminate food insecurity and hunger through a mix of programs that provides access to fresh, healthy food. ACF’s grant will support increased capacity for the charity's EATS Market, expanding upon the approximately 2,200 residents currently served.
Artists For Humanity (AFH) is built on the philosophy that engagement in the creative process is a powerful force for social change. ACF funding supports The Youth Arts Enterprise, providing authentic, paid work experiences, mentorship, advanced training in art, design and creative technology, and experiential learning in STEM+Arts.
Big Sister Boston ignites girls' passion and power to succeed through positive mentoring relationships with women and enrichment programs that support girls' healthy development. ACF funding is expected to help expand supervisory staff and hire additional student coaches.
BDEA engages young adults to build a vision for their future through supportive relationships and meaningful competency-based learning experiences. ACF funding supports the Alumni Teaching Assistant Program for BDEA graduates pursuing a career in education.
Boston Community Pediatrics (BCP), a nonprofit pediatric private practice, brings income and racial equity to healthcare by providing all families with comprehensive, high-quality, culturally competent care. ACF funding supports BCP's integrated care navigation and wellness program.
Boston Rescue Mission empowers individuals experiencing or at risk of homelessness through opportunities to build and sustain self-sufficient life skills. ACF funding supports emergency-shelter housing and services and the Safe Haven transitional housing program.
Bottom Line helps mobilize first-generation, degree-aspiring students from low-income backgrounds to get into and graduate from college and pursue meaningful careers. The ACF grant funds the Young Men of Color Initiative to address the racial/ethnic gaps in college enrollment and completion.
Breaktime’s mission is to break the cycle of homelessness by equipping young adults with the job and financial security to establish housing security. ACF's grant supports Pathway Coaches who provide essential wrap-around support, as well as stipends for young adults in the transitional employment program.
Creativity Explored partners with people with developmental disabilities to create an artistic, studio-based collective where the creative capacity of any person can flourish. The ACF Grant will support the expansion of the Social Services team.
Elevate Youth empowers youth to explore the outdoors alongside mentors, sharing awe and the richness of our natural world. ACF funding supports the expansion of their proven impact model to several new groups of children at the Edison School in Brighton, MA.
Food For Free improves access to healthy foods through addressing short-term hunger and the long-term effects of food insecurity and poor nutrition, while reducing food waste. ACF's grant supports the Heat-n-Eats program providing free frozen meals to people who face barriers to cooking.
Food Link creates a more equitable food system by rescuing and distributing high-quality food to under-resourced communities and advocating for systemic change. ACF funding supports Food Link's distribution to community agencies that provide wrap-around services.
Haley House uses food with purpose and the power of the community to break down barriers, empower individuals, and strengthen neighborhoods. The ACF grant support Haley House’s 'Take Back the Kitchen' program, which teaches underserved youth healthy cooking and nutrition.
Horizons for Homeless Children provides high-quality early education, opportunities for developmental play, and comprehensive family-support services. The ACF grant helped to refurbish, re-open, and maintain HHC's Boston Playspace.
InnerCity Weightlifting is not your typical gym. It's a culture and community in which power dynamics are flipped, social capital is bridged, and new leaders emerge to combat long-standing inequities. ACF's grant supports work with approximately 200 participants and over 1,500 training clients.
Larkin Street creates a continuum of support to inspire homeless youth, through nurturing potential, promoting dignity and encouraging bold steps by all. The ACF grant supports the Larkin Street Academy, which helps 500 youth annually progress toward living-wage, career-track employment.
Minds Matter connects students from low-income families to the people, preparation, and possibilities to succeed in college. ACF supported the Propel Initiative, expanding Minds Matter from a 4-year college access program to a 7-year engagement to help students attain advanced degrees.
More Than Words empowers youth who are court-involved, in foster care, homeless, or out-of-school, by providing the opportunity to run a bookstore. ACF funding allowed MTW to invest in its ecommerce capacity, marketing initiatives, and grow its used clothing and accessories business line.
Room to Grow offers structured coaching, material goods and community connections to support parents so their children thrive from the start of life. The ACF grant will be used to hire additional staff and increase the organization's caseload from 625 to over 1,100 families by 2024.
The Food Drive is a community-driven nonprofit organization that provides grassroots, hyperlocal solutions to hunger and food waste in communities north of Boston. ACF funding supports operations to provide food to more than 200,000 people.
The Wily Network serves Boston-area students navigating college without a safety net, offering clinical coaching, financial support, professional development and a community. The ACF grant helped Wily expand its supervisory staff, hire additional coaches, establish an Alumni Network, and host a career fair.
Women's Lunch Place serves more than 1,800 women a year, through a welcoming day-shelter community that supports the development of self-sustaining skills for women experiencing hunger, homelessness, and poverty. ACF funding advances the organization's Wellness programming.
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