Boston Resiliency Fund grantees
The priorities of the Boston Resiliency Fund are to provide food for children and seniors, technology for remote learning for students, and support public health in the City of Boston
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- Published by: Mayor's Office
By The Numbers
- $34.5 million raised for COVID-19 relief efforts. Of that, $34.1 million has already supported 377 nonprofits and over 250,000 Boston families.
- 55% of grantees identify as led by a person of color
- 60% of grantees identify as woman-led
- 649,000 prepared meals
- Food for 3.7 million meals through Greater Boston Food Bank and Lovin' Spoonfuls
- 368,000 bags of groceries & produce
- 15,580 gift cards for families to use at their local grocery store
- 55 unemployed workers hired for food distribution
- 20 local, minority-owned restaurants cooking meals
- 8,000 Chromebooks purchased for Boston Public Schools students
- 1000+ families provided with a one-month supply of diapers and formula
- 960 emergency childcare seats for essential workers
- 18 community health centers with COVID-19 testing and 21 with expanded telehealth services
Full List of Grantees
Boston Resiliency Fund Grantee: YMCA
The YMCA of Greater Boston serves food and basic needs to thousands of families.
Boston Resiliency Fund Grantee: Catie's Closet
Catie's Closet is providing school supplies and toiletries for students now at home in Boston.
Boston Resiliency Fund grantee: Immigrant COVID-19 Collaborative
The collaborative brings together 11 diverse immigrant-serving organizations.
Boston Resiliency Fund grantee: Heading Home
Heading Home, together with Tatte Bakery, the Katsiroubas Brothers and the Bruno Brothers, packaged and distributed nutritious food to 244 families in need.
Boston Resiliency Fund grantee: Breaktime
Breaktime partnered with Community Work Services to employ 10 young adults experiencing homelessness and help serve over 20,000 meals around Boston during COVID-19.
Neighborhood Impact of Grantees
View a map of the neighborhood impact of Boston Resiliency Fund grantees across the City of Boston:
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As a result of a $2 million grant from the fund, along with $3.5 million in City resources, Boston Public Schools was able to purchase 20,000 Chromebooks for Boston students.
The Chromebooks are are now being distributed to students across the district in grades 3-12 who don't have access to a computer at home. To learn more, please visit the Boston Public Schools website.
About the fund
A Steering Committee was established after the Fund’s formation to provide direct oversight and funding recommendations based on statement of interests received. The three-member Steering Committee includes:
- Jack Connors, Jr.
- Anne Klibanski, MD, President and CEO of Mass General Brigham, and
- Jeff Leiden, MD, PhD, Executive Chairman of Vertex Pharmaceuticals.
The steering committee vetted and validated each step of the selection process. The review committee, which reviews applications and provides recommendations to the Steering Committee, is composed of more than 25 representatives from diverse City Departments.
Each of the grantees focus on helping Boston individuals and families disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. They support a wide range of approaches that serve different, targeted populations with an applied lens of equity, including:
- seniors and children
- people experiencing homelessness
- undocumented immigrants
- residents with limited English proficiency
- first responders, front-line workers, and healthcare workers
- people with disabilities
- low-income families, and
- communities of color.