Discovering Hidden Gems Mural funded by a Sudbury Foundation Racial Equity & Inclusion Grant: Artist Victor Muñoz with creative direction of DHG Youth, Julissa Ortiz and DHG Team.
Racial Equity & Inclusion Grants
The Sudbury Foundation 2022 Racial Equity & Inclusion Grants
The Sudbury Foundation is excited to announce that we will once again be offering Racial Equity Grants to nonprofits in our catchment area* who wish to focus on anti-racism learning and action. Check back here in late June 2022 for more information.
Please note, Racial Equity & Inclusion Grants do not count towards the one grant from the Sudbury Foundation per year. If you have any questions, please contact us.
*Catchment Area: The program is open to 501(c)3 nonprofits based in or working primarily in the following MetroWest communities: Framingham, Hudson, Marlboro, Maynard, Acton, Lincoln, Natick, Stow, Concord, Wayland and Sudbury
The Sudbury Foundation Racial Equity & Inclusion Grant Recipients
A Place to Turn, Natick, MA, $5,000
To fund a series of activities to advance the agency’s cultural competency.
Advocates, Inc., Framingham, MA, $5,000
To send 2 to 3 staff to local workshops, select the most appropriate session and engage workshop/training leaders as consultants to help us develop a “Train the Trainer” program.
Bethany Hill Place, Framingham, MA, $4,300
To work with the Wayside Equity Training Center to provide baseline anti-racist training for all on-site staff who work with Bethany Hill clients.
Boston Area Gleaners, Acton, MA $4,500
To fund racial equity training for board members.
Camp Casco, Sudbury, MA $1,500
To fund three racial equity trainings for staff and volunteers.
Charles River Center, Needham, MA $5,000
To fund the development of a new website that is inclusive to all constituents.
Discovery Museum, Acton, MA $4,800
To work with the Wayside Equity Training Center on an all-staff workshop series on understanding and addressing implicit bias.
Doc Wayne Youth Services, Inc., Boston, MA, $5,000
For translation services.
Family Promise Metrowest, Natick, MA, $5,000
To work with a consultant o design and develop trainings on DEI/Unconscious Bias for board members and staff.
Framingham History Center, Framingham, MA, $5,000
For continued work to develop a Community Engagement Plan.
Framingham Police Department, Framingham, MA, $5,000
For equity training for the Framingham Police Department.
Framingham State University Foundation, Framingham, MA, $3,000
To engage students in the creation and discussion of artwork that will decorate FSU’s Center for Inclusive Excellence and prompt conversation about equity and inclusion.
Greater Framingham Community Church, Framingham, MA, $5,000
To fund a series of eight events between January and August 2022 to bring residents and leadership of the Framingham community together around the challenges of anti-racism. (In partnership with Community VIBES Framingham.)
Greater Framingham Community Church, Framingham, MA, $5,000
To help fund a day-long anti-racist training program led by the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond for the 35 leaders of Framingham organizations and non-profits who have been meeting on a monthly basis since 2020 to craft organization diversity plans and community engagement initiatives.
Hoops and Homework, Framingham, MA, $2,500
To fund a consultation with Raymond Porch, M.Ed., assistant superintendent for diversity, equity and inclusion at Burlington Public Schools for a series of board, staff and student equity workshops, trainings and presentations that will include community outreach.
Jewish Family Service of Metrowest, Framingham, MA, $4,500
To contract with the Wayside Equity Training Center for five in-service equity training sessions for staff, interns, volunteers board members and interested community partners.
Massachusetts Audubon Society, Lincoln, MA $5,000
To fund the continuation of the speaker series, “On Belonging in Outdoor Space,” a free, virtual workshop on access, inclusion and connection in nature, in collaboration with the Farrington Nature Linc.
Metro Community Development Corporation, Marlborough, MA $4,000
To partner with Montachusett MLK Coalition to produce the 21st Annual MLK Day Celebration on January 22, 2022.
Natick Service Council, Natick, MA, $5,000
To hire a DEI consultant to assist in developing DEI policies and frameworks including a review of the Employee Handbook and external communications.
Neighbor Brigade, Maynard, MA, $5,000
Continued DEI training for board, staff and chapter leaders.
South Middlesex Opportunity Council, Framingham, MA, $5,000
To contract with the Wayside Equity Training Center to lead a systems and policy review with a DEI lens.
SPARK Kindness, Natick, MA, $5,000
To fund a Racial Equity training series and a community event on nonviolent communications and microaggressions with guidance from consultant Roxy Manning, PhD.
The Learning Center for the Deaf, Framingham, MA, $5,000
To help fund the creation of four outdoor Social Justice Little Free Libraries on the TLC campus.
Thrive Support and Advocacy, Inc., Marlborough, MA, $4,500
To fund a Diversity Leadership Development Program and a Diversity Advisory Group.
Wayside Youth & Family Support Network, Framingham, MA, $5,000
To develop a policy around the use of language within the workplace, in collaboration with Wayside’s Chief Diversity Officer Guimel DeCarvalho and DEI Consultant, Carlton Watson.
A Place to Turn, Natick, MA $2,500
To work with Jane’s Way, LLC to learn more about the historical context of racism and oppression, how to be an active ally, and to review/assess the agency’s policies and processes.
Acton-Boxborough United Way, Acton, MA, $2,500
To work with Valerie Zolezzi-Wyndham of Promoting Good LLC to lead two virtual stakeholders’ gatherings in September/October: a two-hour learning session, followed by a facilitated one-hour dialogue to support strategic action planning.
Advocates, Inc., Framingham, MA, $2,500
To work with a consultant (to be selected) to complete their Racial Equity Plan.
atac (formerly Amazing Things Arts Center), Framingham, MA, $2,500
To work with Consultants Kara Wright and Heidi Massey on anti-racist leadership training for the board that includes a review of policies.
Bethany Hill Place, Framingham, MA, $2,500
To work with YW Boston to enhance board and staff understanding of racial equity and identify potential organizational changes.
Discovering Hidden Gems, Framingham, MA, $2,500
For a “community education through art” initiative in which the DHG teens will create a mural in downtown Framingham that “captures the times and depicts the racial construct.”
Discovery Museum, Acton, MA, $2,500
To support an Antiracist Study Group comprised of senior managers.
Doc Wayne Youth Services, Inc., Boston, MA, $2,500
For facilitated racial equity conversations with internal staff, leadership team and board led by The Melanated Social Workers.
Edwards Church/Open Spirit, Framingham, MA, $2,500
To support an eight-session community-wide, anti-racism program, entitled “Mindful Anti-racism: A Radical Exploration of Race and Resilience.”
Foundation for MetroWest, Natick, MA, $2,500
To work with a consultant (to be selected) who will facilitate a series of workshops and conversations to increase the Foundation staff’s personal and professional understanding of racial equity.
Framingham History Center, Framingham, MA, $2,500
To work with Ph.D. Candidate Mary McNeil to research and develop resources/relationships and program options for a proposed “People of Color” series of workshops and exhibitions.
Framingham State University, Framingham, MA, $2,500
To hire outside expert(s) to conduct trainings on racism and racial trauma throughout the academic year and/or for faculty stipends for running the Pedagogy Academy and creating departmental anti-racism course transformation plans.
Foundation Friends of the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, Sudbury, MA, $2,500
To work with a consultant (to be selected) to lead a Board discussion on equity and inclusion; conduct a public presentation at the Refuge on equity and inclusion; and, revise the community outreach strategy and related support materials.
Greater Framingham Community Church, Framingham, MA, $2,500
To support a virtual Youth Town Hall conversation on racism as a part of the Greater Framingham Community Church’s annual MLK celebration and commemoration in January 2021.
Jewish Family Service of Metrowest, Framingham, MA, $2,500
To work with a consultant (to be selected) who will facilitate discussion and knowledge sharing to help JFS advance equity and inclusion in their own work as well as in their collaborative work with MetroWest community partners.
Lincoln METCO Coordinating Committee, Lincoln, MA, $2,500
To fund a Racial Equity and Inclusion project.
Metro Community Development Corporation, Framingham, MA, $2,500
To enable Metro CDC to provide technical and other assistance to help Montachusett MLK Coalition run their Wrestling with Racism series in a virtual setting.
MetroWest Mediation Services, Framingham, MA, $2,500
To host a four-session virtual workshop series on “Compassionate Communication.”
Metrowest Nonprofit Network, Framingham, MA, $2,500
To host a four-session, virtual workshop series on “Conversations about Race and Identity.”
Neighbor Brigade, Maynard, MA, $2,500
To work with Consultant Shadida Solutions to develop a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion online training to provide staff and volunteer chapter leaders with the tools and education needed to assure that they are using equitable and inclusive practices in their work.
OUT MetroWest, Framingham, MA, $1,500
To work with Visions Inc. for two listening sessions to gather input on perceptions of the organization and how to best engage the BIPOC community.
REACH Beyond Domestic Violence, Waltham, MA, $2,500
To work with a consultant (to be selected) to review how different people experience REACH culture and systems; to craft a process to design and implement DEI commitments at REACH, and to identify values, norms, and behaviors to reinforce, reset, or rethink in response to what is learned from the process.
South Middlesex Opportunity Council, Framingham, MA, $2,500
To support DEI trainings for managers as well as a series of facilitated discussions and programs for all employees led by a variety of facilitators.
SPARK Kindness, Natick, MA, $2,500
To work with Consultant Regina Marshall for a facilitated discussion with board, staff, advisors and volunteers on internal DEI approaches at SPARK.
Sudbury Public Schools, Sudbury, MA, $2,500
To hire an appropriate speaker (to be selected) to educate the Sudbury Public Schools community and the broader community regarding proactive steps to advance racial equity in the public schools.
The Learning Center for the Deaf, Framingham, MA, $2,500
For continued work with Consultant Amber Clark to steward the agency’s DEI strategic planning initiative by facilitating weekly leadership meetings specifically focused on racial equity.
Last updated April 2022