Lifebridge North Shore Awarded $100,000 Cummings Foundation GrantJune 2, 2021
Lifebridge North Shore is one of the 140 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 to $500,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s $25 Million Grant Program. Our organization was chosen from a total of 590 applicants during a competitive review process where we will receive $100,000 over multiple years.
Lifebridge strongly believes through supportive services and programmatic offerings we can aid in the transition of those who were once homeless to be independent members of the community. With this new round of funding, Lifebridge will continue growing and responding to the homeless situation with our model of case management.
The Cummings $25 Million Grant Program supports Massachusetts nonprofits that are based in and primarily serve Middlesex, Essex, and Suffolk counties. Through this place-based initiative, 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. This Woburn-based commercial real estate firm leases and manages 10 million square feet of debt-free space, the majority of which exclusively benefits the Foundation.
With the help of about 80 volunteers, the Foundation first identified 140 organizations to receive grants of at least $100,000 each. Among the winners were first-time recipients as well as nonprofits that had previously received Cummings Foundation grants. Forty of this latter group of repeat recipients were then selected to have their grants elevated to a 10-year awards ranging from $100,000 to $500,000 each.
This year’s grant recipients represent a wide variety of causes, including social justice, homelessness prevention, affordable housing, education, violence prevention, and food insecurity. The nonprofits are spread across 43 different cities and towns. The complete list of 140 grant winners, plus more than 800 previous recipients, is available at www.CummingsFoundation.org.
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