Who We’ve Helped

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

Birthday Wishes

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center

Bridge Fund of Massachusetts

Camp Lightbulb

“CAN-DO” (Citizens for Affordable Housing Development Organization)

Caring and Sharing Telephone

Charles River ARC

Child Care Resource Center

The Children’s Room

Communities United

Family Life Support Center, Inc.

Freedman Center at William James College


Hospice of the Good Shepherd

Improbable Players

Interfaith Social Services

Irving K. Zola Center for Persons with Disabilities at Brigham House

The Literacy Connection

Multi-Service Center/Riverside

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

Understanding Handicaps

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