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The Boston Foundation has supported scores of nonprofit organizations with offices in the Back Bay that benefit the entire city. Several of them are focused on meeting the needs of thousands of Greater Boston’s girls, including the Boston YWCA, which has received $700,000 since 1990 alone from the Foundation and its donors, the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston, supported by the Foundation and its donors with more than $400,000 in grants in recent years.
Several other Back Bay nonprofits supported by the Foundation focus on educating Boston’s youth, including EdVestors, which was launched with a grant from the Foundation and helps philanthropists invest in the public schools, and ACCESS, which has made it possible for thousands of Boston students to attend college by providing scholarships and financial aid. Both have received more than $2 million in grants from the Foundation and its donors since they were launched. Arts and cultural organizations located in the Back Bay also have been supported by the Foundation for years, including ArtsBoston, which has received more than $750,000, the Celebrity Series of Boston, which has received more than $450,000 in grants, and First Night, which has received more than $1.5 million. The Women’s Lunch Place, which provides meals and other services to homeless and low-income women, is on Newbury Street in the Back Bay. The Boston Foundation and its donors have made more than $300,000 in grants to this organization since it was founded.
Boston Foundation donors have provided more than $165,000 to Beacon Hill Village, a membership organization which works to keep seniors living in their homes. The Foundation also has supported close to 20 nonprofit organizations with offices on Beacon Hill and Beacon Street, near the State House. The Museum of African American History, on Joy Street, has received more than $870,000 over the last two decades for its work preserving the history of African Americans in Boston. The Appalachian Mountain Club, also on Joy Street, recently received grants to run youth outreach programs and has received more than $400,000 from Boston Foundation donors since 1989. The Foundation has supported the Crittenton Women’s Union for more than 90 years with grants totaling more than $3 million. The Union works to strengthen low-income women and their families, particularly through workforce development programs.