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Ten Council members among 100 receiving $100K from Cummings Foundation

Congratulations to 10 Providers' Council members who are recipients of $100,000 awards from the Cummings Foundation. This is the fifth year the Woburn-based foundation has awarded the $100K for 100 grants to eastern Massachusetts nonprofits that focus on a wide range of causes, including underserved populations, education, healthcare, hunger relief and homelessness prevention.

One of the recipients is Walker, which provides special education, behavioral health and residential treatment for children and families. The $100,000 grant supports Walker’s Permanency Project, conducted in partnership with another Council member,  Cambridge Family and Children's Service (CFCS), to address the urgent need to secure legal, permanent families for children in the Massachusetts child welfare system by accelerating direct family placements throughout the state.

The other nine members receiving the grant are:

  • Casa Esperanza, Roxbury
  • City Mission Society of Boston, Boston
  • Dimock Community Health Center, Roxbury
  • East End House, Cambridge
  • Pine Street Inn, Boston
  • Seven Hills Community Services, North Andover
  • St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children, Dorchester
  • Victory Programs, Boston
  • Volunteers of America Massachusetts, Jamaica Plain

“Walker is grateful and honored for the partnership of the Cummings Foundation in supporting the necessary and urgent work of permanency,” said President and CEO Susan M. Getman. “Whether a child is headed back to his or her own home, to that of a relative or to a new adoptive home, we believe that growing up in a family is every child’s birth right and the key to a promising future."

The 100 winners were selected from 475 applicants. Congratulations to all. More information about the Cummings Foundation and the complete list of this year's recipients can be found here.