2020 grant recipients
All Newton Music School: To fund scholarships for music lessons, classes, and Music Explorers Summer Camp for Newton girls who are economically eligible.
John M. Barry Boys and Girls Club: To support Girls’ programming, which provides education and programs specifically designed for girls, ages 5 – 18, that enhance girls’ physical and emotional health.
Dreamfar High School Marathon: To support a running and mentorship program, promoting health and wellness; facilitating connections; instilling the blue of hard work; and improving self-efficacy; and fostering high school students’ positive attitudes toward school.
Families for Depression Awareness: To support the Teen Depression Program, which trains parents, school staff, youth workers, and other caring adults to recognize depression in teens and intervene.
Family Access of Newton: To support the Strengthening Young Families Project, which provides multi-lingual services to at-risk families with young children in Newton through Counseling and Consultation programs, Early Literacy Services, Child Assault Prevention Education, and its Early Learning Center child care.
Improbable Players: To support performances for Newton Public School students in grades 7-12, of plays drawn from true stories of young people and families confronting substance misuse and addiction, with discussions, talkbacks, and related connections to counseling, treatment and recovery services.
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Boston: To support comprehensive mentoring programs for girls & boys, and adults with mild to moderate disabilities.
Middlesex Human Service Agency: To support a self-defense program for women living in shelters.
Newton Community Development Foundation: To support its Youth Program, open to young residents of NCDF properties and their families, providing safe, structured and enriching after-school activities.
Newton Community Farm: To support a program that provides fresh, healthy produce to local non-profits that provide food to community members in need.
Pathway to Possible: To support the Best Buddies Program for individuals with cognitive and developmental disabilities, matched with typical adult neighbors.
REACH Beyond Domestic Violence: To support the community based program, which assists domestic violence survivors living in the community achieve a measure of safety, stability and access to resources.
The Second Step: To support Steps to Justice Program, which provides legal services to women who are victims of domestic violence.
Suzuki School of Newton: To fund music education scholarships for girls in Newton whose families are facing economic hardship.
West Suburban YMCA: To support the Y Empower Program for elementary and middle school girls, who meet weekly for exercise and to explore topics such as body image, social media awareness and giving back to community.
Additional previous recipients:
Asperger’s Association of New England
Barry L. Price Rehabilitation Center
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center
Bridge Fund of Massachusetts
“CAN-DO” (Citizens for Affordable Housing Development Organization)
Caring and Sharing Telephone
Charles River ARC
Child Care Resource Center
The Children’s Room
Family Life Support Center, Inc.
Freedman Center at William James College
Hospice of the Good Shepherd
Interfaith Social Services
Irving K. Zola Center for Persons with Disabilities at Brigham House
The Literacy Connection
Newton At Home
Newton Child Care Fund
Newton Community Service Center – Capital Campaign
Newton Food Pantry
The Newton Partnership
One With One
Parent Child Home Program
Parents Helping Parents of Massachusetts
Reach Beyond Domestic Violence
Science Club for Girls
Suzuki School of Newton
Web of Benefit