Training and Recruitment

ACE Mentor Program of Greater Boston Awarded $150K Cummings Grant

Boston – ACE Mentor Program of Greater Boston is one of 150 local nonprofits that will share in $30 million through Cummings Foundation’s major annual grants program. It will receive $150,000 over three years.

ACE Mentor Program of Greater Boston is a volunteer-driven organization that introduces high school students to the professions of architecture, construction management, engineering and the trades. It also raises money for scholarships to high school seniors pursuing degrees in the design, engineering, and construction fields. 

“It is an honor to be recognized and awarded a generous grant from the Cummings Foundation – a testament to the hard work over the years from our staff, volunteers, sponsors and partners,” said Ngan Han, board president of ACE Mentor Program of Greater Boston. “The grant will not only support the continued growth of the organization as a whole, but will also allow us to focus on expanding our program reach to more schools in nearby cities and towns, invest in activity kits for students, and build our internship program.”

ACE Mentor Program of Greater Boston was selected for the grant from a total of 715 applicants. The majority of the grant decisions were made by nearly 100 community volunteers. They worked across a variety of committees to review and discuss the proposals and then, together, determine which requests would be funded. Among these community volunteers were business and nonprofit leaders, mayors, college presidents, and experts in areas such as finance and DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion).

The Cummings $30 Million Grant Program primarily supports Massachusetts nonprofits that are based in and serve Middlesex, Essex, and Suffolk counties, plus six communities in Norfolk County: Brookline, Dedham, Milton, Needham, Quincy, and Wellesley. “Greater Boston is fortunate to have a robust, dedicated, and highly capable nonprofit sector that supports and enhances the community in myriad ways,” said Cummings Foundation executive director and trustee, Joyce Vyriotes. “The entire Cummings organization is thankful for their daily work to help all our neighbors thrive.”