For Immediate Release
November 20, 2013
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Mayor Thomas M. Menino today celebrated the City’s Partners with Non-Profits (PNP) program, awarding 33 non-profit organizations a total of $394,000 in grant funding. These funds will be used for public facility upgrades and on-site physical improvements, and will help these organizations achieve a total of $1.25 million in capital improvements. The award ceremony took place at the Colonel Daniel Marr Boys and Girls Club in Dorchester.
“I am proud that Partners with Non-Profits directly invests in organizations that offer so much to the people of Boston. The commitment of the community service organizations receiving grants today is an important part of helping make our city so strong,” Mayor Menino said. “This program is a small but an important tool we use to ensure that these organizations continue to stabilize our neighborhoods.”
Since 1995, the Partners with Non-Profits program, operated by the City’s Department of Neighborhood Development (DND), has awarded more than $12 million in grants to neighborhood non-profits. The program provides funding of up to $25,000 for capital improvements, such as handicap accessibility upgrades, code repairs, or other infrastructure renovations, to neighborhood-based non-profit organizations through a competitive Request for Proposals process. Grants are made possible by the City’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
The following groups were awarded Partners with Non-Profits grants by DND’s Office of Business Development:
Asian American Civic Association
Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence
Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester
Boston Asian Youth Essentials
Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
West End House Boys and Girls Club
National Center of Afro American Artists
Codman Square Health Center, Inc.
St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children
Riverside Theatre Works
Mujeres Unidas Avanzando (MUA)
Elizabeth Stone House
Boys and Girls Club of Boston Blue Hill Ave.
Wesley Child Care Center, Inc.
Sportsmen's Tennis Club
Boys and Girls Club of Charlestown
Greater Boston Chinese Golden Age Center
Vietnamese American Initiative for Development
St. Ambrose Family Shelter
Boston Hamilton House
College Bound Dorchester
Boys and Girls Club of Yawkee
Italian Home for Children
IBA/Inquilinos Boricuas-en Accion
Hattie B. Cooper Community Center
Dudley Economic Empowerment Partners
Youth Enrichment Services (YES)
The Office of Business Development (OBD) provides entrepreneurs and existing businesses in Boston's neighborhoods access to financial and technical resources. OBD also supports the nationally recognized Boston Main Streets program, designed to promote the continued revitalization of the City’s neighborhood commercial districts through public/private partnerships.