Community Giving Tree has received $100K from the Cummings Foundation and will be able to expand its mission and activities.
BOXFORD—Community Giving Tree (CGT), which is based in Boxford, has received a $100,000 grant through Cummings Foundation’s $100K for 100 Program. CGT was chosen from a total of 574 applicants during a competitive review process.
“Community Giving Tree is honored to be among the 100 local organizations chosen to receive this grant,” said CGT Board Chairperson Melissa Hendricks. “It will make a real impact on our ability to provide even more local families with basic essentials for their children.”
CGT is a grassroots non-profit dedicated to helping low-income families across the North Shore and the Merrimack Valley raise healthy children by providing gently-used clothing, baby equipment and other basic essentials.
CGT Development Director Rosemary Turgeon and CGT Marketing Manager Kristy Heath joined approximately 300 other guests at a 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 $260 million to Greater Boston nonprofits alone.
The funds from this grant will be used to support the expansion of CGT’s mission and activities at its warehouse facility at the Middleton Industrial Park. It will allow CGT to expand the number of donated items collected from local communities and ultimately pass on to children in need.
The $100K for 100 program supports nonprofits that are based in and primarily serve Middlesex, Essex, and Suffolk counties. Through this place-based initiative, Cummings Foundation aims to give back in the area where it owns commercial buildings.
“By having such a local focus, we aim to make a meaningful positive difference in the communities where our colleagues and leasing clients live and work,” said Cummings Foundation Executive Director Joel Swets. “We are most grateful for the nonprofit organizations that assist and empower our neighbors, and we are proud to support their efforts.”
This year’s diverse group of grant recipients represents a wide variety of causes, including homelessness prevention, affordable housing, education, violence prevention, and food insecurity. Most of the grants will be paid over two to five years.
The complete list of 100 grant winners is available at www.CummingsFoundation.org.