Boston – The Cummings Foundation recently announced the 140 charities who were awarded funds through its annual Cummings $25 Million Grant Program. The charities will receive $100,000 – $500,000 each.
Out of the 140 nonprofits, 100 were each awarded $100,000, mostly payable over two to five years. The remaining 40 grantees, which have all previously received a Cummings grant, will receive 10-year funding totaling $200,000 – $500,000 each.
These organizations largely represent causes related to social justice, human services, education, and healthcare. In keeping with Cummings Foundation’s focus on local giving, they are based in and serve Suffolk, Middlesex, and Essex counties.
The foundation aims, through its place-based philanthropy, to give back in the areas where it owns commercial buildings, all of which are managed on a pro bono basis by its affiliate, Cummings Properties.
“Commitments such as these unlock even greater opportunities for our organization to pursue less accessible funding opportunities, such as challenge grants, because we can leverage the reliability of funding from Cummings Foundation,” she said.