The Philanthropy Connection’s Grantees

Our 2017-2018 grantees are:

BEST Hospitality Training trains low-income adults and immigrants for secure union jobs with benefits in Boston area hotels.

Boston Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)* represents children involved in abuse and neglect cases by training volunteers who help these children find safe, permanent homes.

Daily Table addresses food insecurity, food waste, and the effects of poor diet by offering affordable groceries at a not-for-profit retail grocery store.

Doc Wayne Youth Services fuses sport and therapy to heal and strengthen at-risk, low-income youth aged 5 to 18.

Friends of the Children Boston provides 1:1 mentoring from grades K to 12 for students in Boston’s lowest performing schools.

Latino Stem Alliance inspires and empowers underserved youth to achieve career success in STEM fields.

Louis D. Brown Peace Institute works with victims, perpetrators, and their families who have endured murder, trauma, and loss.

Political Asylum/Immigration Representation (PAIR) Project* is the premier provider of pro bono immigration legal services to asylum-seekers and immigrants unjustly detained in Massachusetts.

Refugee & Immigration Assistance Center offers resettlement and post-resettlement services to refugees and immigrants.

Resilient Coders teaches coding and other workplace skills to 18 to 26 year old high-risk youth and places them in internships and entry-level jobs.


Our alumni grantees are:

Budget Buddies promotes and teaches financial literacy and confidence among low-income women.

Career Collaborative seeks to end working-class poverty by helping adults get and succeed at life-changing jobs, making Massachusetts and its families stronger.

Catie’s Closet improves school attendance by providing clothing and toiletries to children in grades K-12, right within their schools.

Coaching4Change teaches high school students to become leaders by coaching after school youth sports programs, organizing school-wide athletics tournaments, and running youth sports “skills and drills” clinics.

Compass Working Capital provides financial services to low-income families, empowering them to build savings and financial capabilities as a pathway out of poverty.

Crossroads for Kids provides a unique combination of immersive summer camp and year-round mentoring and enrichment programs to guide them toward academic success, higher education, meaningful careers, and responsible citizenship.

Family Nurturing Center of Massachusetts* provides comprehensive family support from birth to adolescence, coordinating a range of programs and community-based services that engage families in school readiness activities, resource referral, and advocacy.

Families First promotes the secure and nurturing child-parent relationships that are the foundation of every child’s well-being and future success.

Food for Free rescues fresh food that might otherwise go to waste and distributes it within the local emergency food system where it goes to those in need.

Future Chefs prepares youth for quality employment and post-secondary opportunities in the culinary field by teaching them a broad base of transferable skills.

Mill City Grows is growing a healthier Lowell through creating urban food production sites all over the city, and providing the tools for safe urban growing.

REACH Beyond Domestic Violence is providing safety and support to survivors of abuse while engaging communities to promote healthy relationships and prevent domestic violence.

RESPOND, Inc. is New England’s first domestic violence agency and the second oldest in the nation, and a pioneer in the movement to end domestic violence.

School on Wheels* educates children impacted by homelessness by providing academic support and one-on-one mentoring so children can reach their full potential.

Science Club for Girls fosters literacy in STEM for girls, particularly from underrepresented communities, by providing experiential programs and interactions with women mentors in STEM fields.

Sibling Connections* reunites brothers and sisters who have been separated by their placement in foster care.

Silver Lining Mentoring* empowers youth in foster care to flourish through committed mentoring relationships and the development of essential life skills.

* Denotes organizations that have received funding in two separate grants cycles.