News | December 4

Our 2018 Partners


We are pleased to announce our 2018 partners– 19 organizations doing the most impactful work to fight poverty in Greater Boston.

We select investment partners based on a proven track record of success in providing effective and efficient services. Our Board of Directors use both quantitative and qualitative criteria to select the organizations that fit best with our mission. We provide both financial and human resources to help our partner organizations do what they do best, for as many people as they possibly can.


Bay Cove Human Services/CASPAR

CASPAR provides community-based services for people with substance use disorders. Through an array of outreach, shelter, stabilization, residential, aftercare, and prevention services they provide safe, accessible, and supportive programs to a diverse population of men, women, children and teens.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mass. Bay

BBBS is a national non-profit organization with chapters all across the US. The Mass Bay chapter represents the Greater Boston and MetroWest region of Massachusetts. BBBS has a mission to create transformational, one-on-one professionally-supported relationships between children of under-privileged families and adult mentors. Through these relationships, BBBS works to help these children thrive in their endeavors and reach their full potential.


Biomedical Science Careers Program (BSCP)

The Biomedical Science Careers Program, Inc. provides students of every race, ethnic background, gender and financial status with encouragement, support and guidance needed for the successful pursuit of biomedical science and other science-related careers.


Bottom Line

Bottom Line is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is nearly 100% privately funded.

It was founded on the belief that students need a mentor and a guide during the college application process and throughout college to succeed. Bottom line provides consistent one-on-one support to low-income and first-generation students while applying to college and throughout their college education.


Breakthrough Greater Boston

Breakthrough Greater Boston is a year-round, tuition-free program that offers six years of a academically intensive out-of-school time services to highly motivated, traditionally underserved middle and high school students in greater Boston. Unique to Breakthrough is the Students Teaching Students model which offers diverse, high achieving college and high school students the opportunity to teach classes, while benefiting from professional mentorship and research-based training.


Camp Harbor View

Camp Harbor View serves 900 youths (each year) from Boston’s under served neighborhoods through two four-week summer camp sessions on Long Island in the Boston Harbor as well as programs for campers and their families throughout the year.


Citizen Schools

Citizen Schools was founded in Boston in 1995 and has since expanded to numerous other states across the country. The goal of Citizen Schools is to mobilize teams of teachers to enable public schools in low-income communities to provide a longer learning day filled with opportunities. By partnering with schools, Citizen Schools helps put students on track to succeed by linking them to resources within their communities as well as external communities, companies, governments, and philanthropies.


College Bound Dorchester

College Bound Dorchester is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that aims to prepare students to thrive in professionally and academically rigorous environments and stay motivated while working to overcome the challenges of breaking cycles of dysfunction. This organization’s core work revolves around the College Connections intervention model. This approach provides intensive academic and social-emotional support to equip students to overcome the barriers on their path to and through college.


Cradles to Crayons

Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play. We supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need.


Food for Free

Food for Free is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with the primary goal of rescuing fresh food (food that might otherwise be thrown away or go to waste) and distribute it within the local emergency food system where it can be delivered to people in need. Food for Free is involved in food rescue, farming, and transportation services that aim to give food programs year-round access to fresh fruits and vegetables. Food for Free aims to not only address short-term hunger issues in the community, but also obesity, diet-related disease, and other chronic health effects of food insecurity and poor nutrition.


Home for Little Wanderers

Serving children and youth from birth to 22, The Home makes a positive impact on over 7,000 lives each year through a network of services including behavioral health, therapeutic residential and special education, adoption and foster care. In addition, a number of innovative programs provide specialized assistance to youth transitioning to adulthood from state systems of care.


International Institute of New England

International Institute of New England invests in the future of our cities and towns by preparing refugees and immigrants for participation in the social, economic and political richness of American life through active citizenship.



Just-a-Start is a multi-service community development corporation (CDC) offering a wide variety of housing, programs, and community resources in Cambridge, a city where economic growth has created substantial wealth, but this has exacerbated problems accessing affordable housing, which contributes to the economic insecurity of many residents. JAS hopes to counter this trend by helping low- to moderate-income individuals and families build economic resiliency to attain short-term financial stability and long-term upward mobility.


LEAH Project

LEAH provides low-income youth and children in Boston Public Schools with a rich blend of opportunities, experiences, and relationships that support and inspire them to succeed academically and to pursue their career interests.


More Than Words

More Than Words is a nonprofit social enterprise that empowers youth who are in the foster care system, court involved, homeless, or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business.



Nurtury gives Greater Boston’s youngest children in need, birth to age eight, the opportunity to reach their full potential by investing in school readiness, promoting healthy development, and strengthening families. When the first program opened in 1878, Nurtury became New England’s first early education and care agency. Since then, Nurtury has transformed childcare to include high-quality educational programming to promote language, literacy, and social/emotional development.


Pine Street Inn

Pine Street Inn provides a comprehensive range of services, including permanent supportive housing, job training and placement, emergency shelter and street outreach to more than 1,900 homeless men and women each day.


The Possible Project

The Possible Project works with the three public high schools in Cambridge and one Boston high school to instill an entrepreneurial mindset in the students involved, developing the social-emotional skills necessary to work collaboratively and solve problems in a high-level career path. The Possible Project guides students through a dynamic curriculum, including hands-on work experience and individualized career planning, to develop the personal qualities that predict future professional success.


Year Up

Year up is an organization with numerous locations all across the United States. Year Up’s mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. Year Up achieves this mission through a high support, high expectation model that combines marketable job skills, stipends, internships and college credits. Year Up’s holistic approach focuses on students’ professional and personal development to place these young adults on a viable path to economic self-sufficiency.