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We’d like to thank our friends at the Cummings Foundation for once again selecting us as one of the recipients for their $100K for 100 programs for their 2019 grant cycle. “We are so grateful for the Cummings Foundation’s partnership,” shares Sarah Porter. “This grant will make a remarkable difference in what we are able to accomplish. The $100,000 from Cummings Foundation will support enhancements to our Mobile Prevention Team, augmenting their ability to access the individuals in our community who are most at risk for fatal overdoses and those with the highest risk of exposure to HIV, Hepatitis C and or other STIs. Through the purchase and retrofit of a specialized van, services will move deeper into the community providing innovative, evidence-based prevention and treatment options for people who may otherwise struggle to access critical care.”
This grant will provide vital operational support for the Mobile Prevention Team (MPT) Enhancement Project over the next two years. This project will bolster the MPT’s efforts to reach those at high risk for opioid overdose and the acquisition of disease, including HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, and STIs. The fully equipped van purchased as a part of this project will enable the MPT team to travel throughout Boston’s communities and provide syringe services, risk assessments, navigation to prevention and treatment services, and much more.
The $100K for 100 program supports 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. Founded in 1970 by Bill Cummings, the Woburn-based commercial real estate firm leases and manages 10 million square feet of space, the majority of which exclusively benefits the Foundation. Clients who lease space at these properties feel good about this business decision, knowing that Cummings Buildings Power Charities. If you do lease one of their facilities, we would appreciate if you would let them know you saw this message on our site.
“By having such a local focus, we aim to make a meaningful positive difference in the communities where our colleagues and leasing clients live and work,” said Joel Swets, Cummings Foundation’s executive director. “We are most grateful for the nonprofit organizations that assist and empower our neighbors, and we are proud to support their efforts.”
This year’s diverse group of grant recipients represents a wide variety of causes, including homelessness prevention, affordable housing, education, violence prevention, and food insecurity. Most of the grants will be paid over two to five years.
The complete list of 100 grant winners is available at www.CummingsFoundation.org.