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星期四, 6月 02, 2016

BCNC Awarded $100,000 Cummings Foundation Grant

BCNC Awarded $100,000 Cummings Foundation Grant
 

BOSTON, May 31, 2016 – Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC) is one of 100 nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s “$100K for 100” program. BCNC was chosen from a total of 479 applicants, during a competitive review process.

BCNC responds to community needs by delivering holistic, family-centered, and culturally competent programs. BCNC believes families have enormous potential to thrive, and when immigrants are able to participate fully in society and create their own success stories, all of society benefits. With this grant, BCNC will strengthen and empower immigrant families and individuals from the Greater Boston area through case management, parent training, education and support groups.

BCNC Executive Director, Giles Li said, “On behalf of the community we serve at BCNC, I am truly thankful to the Cummings Foundation for this grant that will allow BCNC to enhance our family-centered approach and move closer to fulfilling our vision of supporting families to be strong, healthy, and safe.”

The $100K for 100 program supports nonprofits that are not only based in but also primarily serve Middlesex, Essex and Suffolk counties. This year, the program is benefitting 41 different cities and towns within the Commonwealth.

BCNC Executive Director, Giles Li will be joining approximately 300 other guests at a June 9 reception at TradeCenter 128 in Woburn to celebrate the $10 million infusion into Greater Boston’s nonprofit sector. With the conclusion of this grant cycle, Cummings Foundation has now awarded more than $140 million to local nonprofits alone.

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 of Winchester, the Woburn-based commercial real estate firm leases and manages more than 10 million square feet of space, the majority of which exclusively benefits the Foundation.

“We admire and very much appreciate the important work that nonprofit organizations like BCNC are doing in the local communities where our colleagues and clients live and work,” said Joel Swets, Cummings Foundation’s Executive Director. “We are delighted to support their efforts.”

The complete list of 100 grant winners is available at www.CummingsFoundation.org.