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Community Empowerment Small Grant Fund

Our fund allows community-based organizations serving the Black male community in Boston to apply for up to $20,000 in grants.

The 2024 Community Empowerment Small Grant Fund is now closed. For inquiries, please reach out to


The seven focus areas for small grants will be:

  1. Mentoring and Out of School Time
  2. Youth and Young Adult Pathways
  3. Housing Mobility
  4. Economic Inclusion and Wealth Building
  5. Workforce Training and Development
  6. Fatherhood Engagement
  7. Mental Health and Wellness

Grant funds will be awarded to Boston non profit organizations providing proven or promising programs to bring their work to scale or deepen their impact serving Black men and boys throughout the City of Boston. The most recent application closed in May 2023. Please check this page for future updates. 

2024 Community Empowerment Small Grant Fund Recipients

  • A Different Path Foundation
  • AccessMA
  • Afrimerican Academy 
  • Apprentice Learning
  • Beat the Odds
  • Black Biz Dev Inc.
  • Black Male Artists Collective (Union of Minority Neighborhoods)
  • Blue Collar Academy
  • Boston Black Hospitality Coalition
  • Bottom Line
  • Breaktime United, Inc.
  • Cape Verdean Association of Boston/Cabral Leadership and Innovation Center
  • Charlestown Community Cares
  • Chill Diamond Ring Education Foundation
  • Concerned Black Men of Massachusetts
  • Cornerstone Collaborative MA
  • Daddy & Me Inc.
  • Dunk the Vote/Circle of Nations Inc.
  • Family Movement, Inc.
  • Family Nurturing Center of Massachusetts
  • Fathers' Uplift
  • Follow Suit
  • Freedom House Inc.
  • Future Chefs
  • Greatest MINDS Boston
  • He Is Me Institute 
  • Include Innovation Inc.
  • Justice For Housing, Inc.
  • Kings Amongst Kings
  • Limitless Athletics
  • Lives Are Meant To Be Changed
  • Marcus Anthony Hall Educational Institute 
  • Mass Mentoring Partnership Inc.
  • Mbadika
  • MissionSAFE
  • Next Leadership Development Corporation
  • One Love Sports Academy
  • One of 100
  • Out for Good Behavioral Services, Inc.
  • Panthers Legends Academic Youth
  • PREPPED Inc.
  • Resilient Coders
  • Roxbury Action Program
  • Save Our Streets - Boston
  • Shelburne Community School Council Inc.
  • Team New England Youth Academy 
  • The Blackbury Organization
  • The Center for Teen Empowerment
  • The Institute for Global Youth Development Programs
  • The Nubian Square Foundation
  • The Supreme Team
  • The Teachers' Lounge, Inc.
  • The Village of Recovery
  • The 3 Point Foundation, Inc.
  • Thrive Scholars
  • Torch Light Recovery 
  • Urban League of Eastern MA
  • Voices of Liberation Inc.
  • Workforce Opportunity Resource Center 
  • YardTime Inc.
  • Young Man with a Plan Inc.
  • Youth Guidance
  • YouthBuild Boston

2023 Community Empowerment Small Grant Fund Recipients

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