Some great capacity-building projects designed to support youth-serving agencies in our region are about to begin. Here are the grants approved by the Foundation’s trustees through the Children, Youth & Families Grant Program in June.
After School Matters RFP
Appalachian Mountain Club, Boston, MA, $25,000
To develop a strategic business plan for the new Outdoors Rx program designed to get children and families outside and enjoying nature. The program was recently piloted in Framingham and Waltham.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central MA/MW, Worcester, MA, $25,000
For temporary development support for this mentoring agency.
Danforth Art, Framingham, MA, $24,500
For a series of planning and feasibility studies in preparation for the Museum’s move to a new facility and to advance the museum’s engagement with children, youth and families.
Nature Connection, Concord, MA, $25,000
For a series of capacity-building enhancements including a website update, new IT systems and the development of a social media plan for this agency which brings therapeutic nature-based programs to children and seniors with limited access to the natural world.
One Can Help, Inc., Newton, MA, $6,000
For a communications consultation to update the website and develop a social media plan of this agency which provides small grants to court-involved children.
Jeff’s Place, Framingham, MA, $25,000
To match a grant that funds Year 1 of the new director of development position at this agency which supports children during a time of grief.
Framingham Public Library/ECAF, Framingham, MA, $15,000
To renovate space in the Framingham Children’s Library to accommodate the administrative and programming needs of the Early Childhood Alliance of Framingham.
Assabet Valley Collaborative/Family Success Partnership, Marlborough, MA, $24,750
For a data audit, wraparound case law research study, and marketing consultation to strengthen this program that provides wraparound supports to children with borderline mental health issues.
Boys and Girls Clubs of MetroWest, Marlborough, MA, $53,825
To upgrade technology at the Marlborough administrative headquarters and conduct a study on the future of the Computer Labs at each club location.
Discovery Museums, Acton, MA, $150,000
Over three-years, to develop, design and construct the Brain Building Zone exhibit and gallery, geared to children and families age 0-5.