Second year of grant funding bolsters commitment to organizations increasing economic opportunity

Life Science Cares Boston has recommitted to its portfolio of nonprofit partners, investing another $1.5M in grants to organizations working to fight poverty across Greater Boston.

LSC nonprofit partners took a few minutes to share what partnership with Life Science Cares means to them. Hear what they had to say.

With programs designed to decrease food insecurity, provide resources to children and adults experiencing homelessness, promote science education, and offer job training to those recovering from substance use disorder – among many other missions – all are implementing impactful, data-driven solutions in three key areas of need: basic needs, education, and economic opportunity.

Grant recipients and members of the 2022-2023 Life Science Cares Boston nonprofit partner cohort include: Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, CASPAR, Children’s Services of Roxbury, Circle of Hope, CitySprouts, Enroot, Inc., FamilyAid Boston, Food For Free, Healthy Waltham, Horizons for Homeless Children, Household Goods, Jeremiah Program, Just-A-Start Corporation, Kids In Tech, New England Culinary Arts Training, School On Wheels Massachusetts, Science Club For Girls, Tech Goes Home, The Food Project, The Possible Zone, The Wily Network, Victory Programs, We Got Us: A Community Empowerment Project, Young Man with a Plan, and Youth Enrichment Services.

Read more about all of LSC Boston’s partner organizations. 

“Greater Boston is home to an impressive ecosystem of community-based nonprofits working to ensure our neighbors experiencing poverty are supported in a holistic way,” says Kelly M. Brawn, PhD, Head of Programs and Community Engagement at LSC Boston. “This Life Science Cares portfolio exemplifies the very best of this sector: innovative, effective programming implemented with the expertise of dedicated leaders and teams. It’s a privilege to partner closely with each and every one of these organizations.”

LSC practices trust-based and community-driven philanthropy, making multi-year, unrestricted grants to support organizations creating meaningful change and reducing the impact of poverty. LSC is committed to reducing disparities that occur along lines of race, ethnicity, and other markers of historically marginalized communities, while striving to be antiracist in our grantmaking and programming.

Founded in 2016, Life Science Cares Boston has partnered with more than four dozen community organizations to direct financial resources, donated goods, and tens of thousands of volunteer hours from life science employees to reduce the immediate and long-term effects of poverty on individuals, families, and communities. Made possible by companies and passionate leaders within the life science community, these grants and partnerships further Life Science Cares Boston’s goal to leverage the intellectual, financial, and human capital of the industry to collectively reduce the impacts of poverty, while helping companies build connections with the community and internally between employees. The next LSC grantmaking cycle is underway and a cohort of new and returning partners will be announced late this year.

“We are inspired every single day by the creativity, innovation and determination of our nonprofit partners and have recommitted to our end of the bargain—investing financial resources and human capital to help drive their work,” said Sarah MacDonald, President of Life Science Cares.  “We are just scratching the surface and call on everyone in the life science ecosystem to join us for what’s to come.”