Boston – The BSA Foundation is one of 130 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 to $500,000, each through Cummings Foundation’s $20 million grant program. The Boston-based organization was chosen from a total of 738 applicants during a recent competitive review process.
The BSA is a charitable, nonprofit organization that assists children, communities, and cities, by using architecture and design to improve the region. This grant enables the organization to hire one additional educator this summer to expand its current collaboration on design education curricula for K-8 programming and aid in scaling service from one to four Boston Public Schools (BPS) starting in the 2020-21 school year. This will extend the BSA’s impact from approximately 300 to nearly 1,000 students. The educator will work with BSA and BPS leaders to develop curricula over the eight-year learning arc.
In addition, this person will coordinate between classrooms and students, and expert volunteer mentors from BSA’s membership.
The Cummings Foundation aims to give back in the area where it owns commercial buildings, all of which are managed, at no cost to the foundation, by its affiliate, Cummings Properties. Founded in 1970 by Bill Cummings, it is a Woburn-based commercial real estate firm that leases and manages 10 million sq. ft. of debt-free space.