December 25, 2019

Cummings Foundation 100k

Friends of Boston’s Homeless was one of 100 non-profits to receive a $100,000 grant from the Cummings Foundation as part of their $100K for 100 program. We are grateful and honored to be one of only 100 organizations in Massachusetts to receive this grant and very excited about how this grant will further our work to end long-term homelessness in Boston.

Once again, these funds will support our innovative Housing Start-up Fund which helps people overcome the final barriers to housing (security deposits, first/last, initial rental gaps, utility arrearages, IDs, and essential furniture and household items which must be new like beds and linens) so they can move directly from the streets and shelters into safe, dignified homes of their own and get connected to the vital supports they need to rebuild their lives. Our goal is to help 300 more people this year, bringing us one step closer to ending chronic homelessness in Boston for good. The Cummings Foundation grant will play a significant role in reaching this goal.

Thank you so much Cummings Foundation for your continued and very generous support to end homelessness with warm hearts – and homes – for all. We are so very grateful!

You too can help make home a reality for people who’ve struggled for years without one by making a gift to our Housing Start-up Fund or browse our Housewarming Registry where you can help provide essential household items that transform someone’s empty new apartment into a warm, welcoming home.

Pictured here:  Friends of Boston’s Homeless Founder and Chair, John Rosenthal and members of Friends Young Professionals Advisory Board (from left to right): Maureen O’Connell, Sara Burns, Jim Connelly, and Alexandra Pocor, celebrating the award of a 100K for 100 grant from Cummings Foundation.