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CCE Awards $30,000 in Community Grants and Neighbors Award Funds to Local Organizations

May 10, 2022

City and Community Engagement is pleased to announce the recipients of our annual Community Grants initiative and the Neighbors Uplifting Neighbors Award. This year, CCE awarded a total of $30,000 in funds to 30 organizations - 20 of which were recipients of a Community Grant and 10 were recipients of the Neighbors Uplifting Neighbors Award. 

The Community Grant funds were first made available to community partners in response to the Community Advisory Board’s recommendation. Building upon City and Community Engagement’s Community Grant program for local nonprofit organizations in our surrounding communities, we were excited to launch the Neighbors Uplifting Neighbors Award last year. Now in its second year, the Neighbors Award is intended to financially support active resident-led initiatives in our local neighborhoods. 

The proposals and nominations were reviewed by Northeastern staff, student leaders, and members of our Community Advisory Board. Any Boston-area based community organization, nonprofit, or school that has engaged with Northeastern University students, staff, or faculty in partnership with City and Community Engagement in the last three academic years was eligible to apply. City and Community Engagement was proud to support a diverse pool of proposals and nominations, whose missions include but are not limited to youth empowerment, arts education, accessibility for disabled communities, food security, and equitable development. 

2022 Community Grant Recipients:

  • Mosaic: Interfaith Youth Action 

  • Apprentice Learning

  • Bryce's Journey, Inc.

  • Boston Debate League

  • BalletRox

  • Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc.

  • Mujeres Unidas Avanzando (MUA)

  • Youth Enrichment Services (YES)

  • NECAT (New England Culinary Arts Training)

  • The Max Warburg Courage Curriculum

  • Boston Building Resources – Reuse Center 

  • Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción

  • National Braille Press

  • Hyde Square Task Force

  • Friends of the Rafael Hernández School

  • The Fenway Alliance

  • The St. Ambrose Family Shelter

  • The Wang Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.

  • Boston Housing Authority

  • All Dorchester Sports and Leadership

2022 Neighbors Uplifting Neighbors Award Recipients: 

  • Senior Food Distribution - Hawthorne Youth and Community Center 

  • Mass Ave Coalition

  • ZNT Arts

  • Orchard Gardens Resident Association (formerly known as The Orchard Park Tenants Association)

  • Community Stewards and Friends of Malcolm X Park

  • Fenway Cares

  • Ed Cooper Community Garden & Education Center, Inc.

  • Hyde Park Food Pop Up

  • Fenway Parent Group

  • Roslindale Food Collective