2017 Grant Awards

ENVIRONMENT

Acadia Center
Rockport, ME
Enabling Clean Energy and a Modern Clean Energy Grid in Massachusetts. $25,000
Ammonoosuc Conservation Trust
Bethlehem, NH
General Support. $5,000
Associated Scientists of Woods Hole
Woods Hole, MA  
Cost-share support for Right Whale News 2017.  $2,000
Buzzards Bay Coalition
New Bedford, MA
2017 Nitrogen Pollution Reduction Advocacy. $25,000
Clean Ocean Access
Newport, RI
General support for grass roots citizen science efforts and board development. $10,000
Clean Water Fund
Providence, RI
Developing a Collaborative Community Greening Plan to Fight Climate Change in Central Falls. $25,000
Coalition for Social Justice Education Fund
New Bedford, MA
CSJEF Multi-Lingual Environmental Outreach Project. $5,000
ecoRI News
Providence, RI
Capacity Building Support. $10,000
Environmental Grantmakers Association
New York, NY
Environmental Fellows Program. $22,000
Franklin County Community Development Corporation
Greenfield, MA
Massachusetts Food System Collaborative. $10,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute
Portland, ME
Helping New England’s Coastal Communities to Adapt and Thrive in the Face of a Changing Climate. $25,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare
Falmouth, MA
Regional Workshop on Sperm Whale Population Status and Conservation. $10,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare
Falmouth, MA
Marine Animal Response Vessel. $34,629.53
Jones River Watershed Association
Kingston, MA
Cape Cod Bay Watch. $10,000
Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries
Stonington, ME
Ecosystem-based pilot area: Putting science and fishermen’s knowledge together for resilience. $20,000
Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries
Stonington, ME
For the Fish Forever Challenge. $20,000
Maine Conservation Alliance
Augusta, ME
2017 Training Series. $3,000
Massachusetts Audubon Society
Lincoln, MA
Coastal Waterbird Program. $25,000
Massachusetts Land Trust Coalition
Lincoln, MA
General Support. $10,000
Native Land Conservancy
Mashpee, MA
Supporting Cultural Respect Agreements. $6,000
Natural Resources Council of Maine
Augusta, ME
Protecting the Nature of Maine. $25,000
New England Aquarium
Boston, MA
General support for the North Atlantic Right Whale Consortium. $15,000
New England Aquarium
Boston, MA
Adaptive Research Surveys for Right Whales in 2017. $50,000
New England Grassroots Environment Fund
Newmarket, NH
Supporting Grassroots. $20,000
New England Grassroots Environment Fund
Newmarket, NH
EGA Fellowship Extension for Trend Report Research & Catalyst Conversations. $3,500
North & South Rivers Watershed Association
Norwell, MA
Watershed Action Alliance - Educational Breakfast for Legislators. $5,000
Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance
Gloucester, MA
Building a Broad Movement Toward Healthy Fisheries and Fishing Communities. $22,500
One Square World
Boston, MA
Providence Equity in Sustainability Initiative - Undoing Racism Workshop. $10,000
One Square World
Boston, MA
No LNG in PVD. $7,000
Prince of Peace Missionary Baptist Church of Flint
Flint, MA
Supporting Local Community Activists to Attend the Water is Life Expo. $3,500
Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies
Provincetown, MA
The seasonal diet of gray seals and harbor seals in Southeastern Massachusetts based on fecal DNA. $20,000
Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies
Provincetown, MA
To Support Purchase of New Engines for the Center’s MAER Rescue Vessel Ibis. $5,000
Red Tomato
Plainville, MA
Differentiate and Innovate Supply Chains for Farmers in Massachusetts and the Northeast. $22,500
Regents of the University of California
Davis, CA
Continuing long-term investigations of Southern Right Whale unusual mortality, Argentina. $18,000
Save the Bay
Providence, RI
Advocacy, Education, and Volunteer Engagement to protect Narragansett Bay. $30,000
Save the Bay
Providence, RI
Floating Wetlands for Nutrient Reduction. $10,000
Social Enterprise Greenhouse
Providence, RI
Water, Energy, and Environment Cluster $20,000
Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership (SEMAP)
Dartmouth, MA
General support.  $22,500
Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership (SEMAP)
Dartmouth, MA
Special Focus on Local Fiber Production: Extending our Impact in the Fiber Supply Chain. $10,000
Southside Community Land Trust
Providence, RI
Building our Programs, Farms and Farmers in 2018. $20,000
The Compact of Cape Cod Conservation Trusts, Inc.
Barnstable, MA
General Support to Leverage Land Preservation on Cape Cod. $20,000
The Trustees of Reservations
Sharon, MA
South Coast Youth Corps. $18,000
Third Sector New England
Boston, MA
The Carrot Project: Sustaining and Building Farm and Food Businesses in MA.  $18,000
Toxics Action Center
Boston, MA
Southeastern Massachusetts Neighborhood Assistance Program. $25,000
Toxics Action Center
Boston, MA
Mass Power Forward Summit & Skillshare. $10,000
Toxics Action Center
Boston, MA
New England Environmental Justice Summit. $5,000
Toxics Action Center
Boston, MA
Fore River Residents Against Compressor Station (FRRACS). $6,500
Upstream
Rockland, ME
Break Free From Plastic Providence. $25,000
Wildlands Trust
Duxbury, MA
Wildlands Trust Operating Support. $18,000

 

Environment Subtotal: $788,629.53

 

 


 

NEW BEDFORD

Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater New Bedford
New Bedford, MA
General support. $20,000
Catholic Social Services of Fall River, Inc.
Fall River, MA
Catholic Social Services of Fall River, Inc.'s Immigration Law Programs (ILEAP and IVRP). $25,000
Centro Comunitario de Trabajadores
New Bedford, MA
General support. $15,000
Child & Family Services
New Bedford, MA
Big Brothers Big Sisters' Bigs In Blue Mentoring Program with the New Bedford Police Department. $15,000
Coalition for Social Justice Education Fund Inc.
New Bedford, MA
CSJEF Anti-Poverty Organizing Project. $15,000
Community Economic Development Center of Southeastern Massachusetts
New Bedford, MA
General support. $25,000
Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts
New Bedford, MA
AHA! New Bedford. $15,000
Dennison Memorial Center
New Bedford, MA
Dennison Teen Nights Program. $25,000
Dream Out Loud Center, Inc.
New Bedford, MA
Creative Careers Program. $15,000
Gallery X
New Bedford, MA
Support for Executive Director. $10,000
Immigrants Assistance Center
New Bedford, MA
General Support Grant for Immigrant Families. $20,000
Immigrants Assistance Center
New Bedford, MA
General Support. $10,000
Legal Center for Nonprofits
New Bedford, MA
General Support. $5,000
Marion Institute
New Bedford, MA
Southeastern MA Food Security Network. $12,000
New Bedford Historical Society
New Bedford, MA
General Support. $25,000
New Bedford Museum & Art Center, Inc. dba New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks!
New Bedford, MA
General Support. $25,000
New Bedford Symphony Orchestra
New Bedford, MA
Young People's Concerts 2017: Gravity in Space and Sound. $10,000
New Bedford Whaling Museum
New Bedford, MA
High School Apprenticeship Program. $20,000
NorthStar Learning Centers
New Bedford, MA
Connecting with Nature and Self / Learning in Addiction and Diversity Training Program. $15,000
NorthStar Learning Centers
New Bedford, MA
Diversion and Assistance Program. $15,000
P.A.A.C.A
New Bedford, MA
Recovery Connection. $15,000
People Acting in Community Endeavors (PACE) Inc.
New Bedford, MA
PACE Lifeline. $20,000
People Acting in Community Endeavors (PACE) Inc.
New Bedford, MA
PACE YouthBuild. $20,000
Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association, Inc.
New Bedford, MA
Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Rehabilitation. $10,000
Strategies for Youth
Cambridge, MA
Improving Law Enforcement/Youth Interactions in New Bedford. $50,000
The Family Pantry - Damien's Place
Wareham, MA
General Support in our Ministry to Feed the Hungry. $15,000
United Way of Greater Attleboro/Taunton
Attleboro, MA
South Coast Regional Network to End Homelessness. $15,000
United Way of Greater New Bedford
New Bedford, MA
Summer Fund. $38,000
United Way of Greater New Bedford
New Bedford, MA
UWGNB Hunger Commission-Helping to Meet the Need. $35,000
United Way of Greater New Bedford
New Bedford, MA
Community Building Mini-Grants. $15,000
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
New Bedford, MA
Community Health on Wheels-New Bedford. $15,000
Waterfront Historic Area League
New Bedford, MA
General Support for Waterfront Historic Area League (WHALE). $10,000
YMCA Southcoast
New Bedford, MA
YMCA Southcoast Hunger Relief. $30,000
Youth Opportunities Unlimited, Inc.
New Bedford, MA
Youth Opportunities Unlimited, Inc. $15,000
YWCA of Southeastern Massachusetts
New Bedford, MA
Racial Justice Outreach and Education Program. $35,000
Zeiterion Theatre
New Bedford, MA
General support. $10,000
 
New Bedford Subtotal: $675,000

 


 

EDUCATION

Community Boating Center
New Bedford, MA
General Support. $25,000
Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts
New Bedford, MA
LifeWork Project. $25,000
Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands
St. Thomas, USVI
Fund for the Virgin I.: To support Youth Programs, Schools, or General Welfare of Students in USVI. $10,000
Junior Achievement of Southern Massachusetts
New Bedford, MA
General Support. $15,000
Lloyd Center for the Environment
Dartmouth, MA
Climate Science Learning Project. $15,000
Marion Institute
Marion, MA
GROW Education. $10,000
Nativity Preparatory School
New Bedford, MA
General support. $25,000
New Bedford Star Kids Scholarship Program
Dartmouth, MA
New Bedford Star Kids Scholarship Program. $25,000
Our Sisters’ School
New Bedford, MA
General support. $25,000
Paul Cuffee School
New Bedford, MA
Using Nature's Classroom to Provide Middle-school Students With Unforgettable Experience. $10,000
School on Wheels of Massachusetts
Brockton, MA
Pathways to Student Success - Tutoring/Mentoring for NB Youth Experiencing Homelessness. $20,000
South Coastal Counties Legal Services/New Center for Legal Advocacy
Fall River, MA
New Bedford Education Advocacy Project (NB EAP). $15,000
The Greene School
West Greenwich, RI
Finding Our Place by the Sea 2017-18. $10,000
The Landing School
Arundel, ME
Bermuda Scholarship Program (Year 3 of 3). $40,000
Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center
Boston, MA
Connections - STEM Learning to Empower Urban Youth. $50,000
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Dartmouth, MA
Upward Bound Student Leadership & College Tours. $10,000
Zephyr Education Foundation
Falmouth, MA
Marine Science and Technology Program for New Bedford Area Students. $5,000

 

Education Subtotal: $335,000

 


 

GLOBAL

Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island
Providence, RI
Refugee Resttlement Basic Needs Support. $15,000
Global Greengrants Fund
Boulder, CO
Promoting environmental justice led by communities and grassroots movements. $15,000
New Bedford Whaling Museum
New Bedford, MA
Museum-focused curriculum development for primary schools in Cabo Verde. $15,000
Partners in Health
Boston, MA
Building a Health System in Liberia. $10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
New York, NY
Planned Parenthood Global. $15,000
Quebec-Labrador Foundation, Inc.
Ipswich, MA
Global Conservation, Leadership, and Innovation. $20,000

 

Global Subtotal: $90,000

 


 

SPECIAL PROJECTS

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
New York, NY
Advancing Parkinson's Disease Research. $50,000
New Bedford Whaling Museum
New Bedford, MA
Captain Paul Cuffe Park (Year 1 of 3). $100,000
PKD Foundation
Kansas City, MO
Research Fellowship Program. $50,000
YMCA of Auburn-Lewiston
Auburn, ME
Outdoor Education & Learning Center. $110,000

 

Special Projects Subtotal: $310,000

 


 

PENZANCE FUND

2nd Story Theater
Warren, RI
General Support $1,857
American Red Cross of Massachusetts
Worcester, MA
For 2017 Hurricane Relief for Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. $6,500
American Red Cross of Massachusetts
Worcester, MA
For Hurricane Maria Relief in Puerto Rico. $5,000
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
East Boothbay, ME
General support. $6,500
Boston Health Care for the Homeless
Boston, MA
General support. $6,000
Buzzards Bay Area Habitat for Humanity
Mattapoisett, MA
General support. $2,000
Catholic Social Services of Fall River, Inc.
Fall River, MA
The Kilian's House Youth Shelter. $50,000
Center for Great Apes
Wauchula, FL
General Support. $20,000
Center for Reconciliation
Providence, RI
General Support. $1,858
Chaplaincy Institute of Maine
Portland, ME
In Honor of Jacob Watson. $2,000
Circus Arts Conservatory Inc
Sarasota, FL
For the Sailor Circus Scholarship Fund. $2,000
Colchester Hayward Volunteer Fire Company
Colchester, CT
For fire department training and training facility. $13,000
Community Boating Center
New Bedford, MA
General Support. $13,000
Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts
New Bedford, MA
Unidos Para Familias Fund. $10,000
Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands
St. Thomas, USVI
Fund for the Virgin Islands - Hurricane Relief. $7,000
Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands
St. Thomas, USVI
Hurricane Irma Relief and Recovery. $50,000
Crossroads RI
Providence, RI
General Support. $2,000
Crossroads RI
Providence, RI
General Support. $1,857
DRUM-Desis Rising Up and Moving Inc.
Jackson Heights, NY
General Support. $13,000
Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund
Cambridge, MA
General support. $1,000
Emerson College
Boston, MA
For WERS Radio. $1,000
Episcopal Diocese of NH/St. Francis' Chapel
Concord, NH
St. Francis' Chapel. $2,000
Falmouth Academy
Falmouth, MA
For the Performing Arts Center. $10,000
Federated Church of Marlborough
Marlborough, NH
For the Community House. $5,000
Foster Parrots
Rockland, MA
General support. $2,600
Good Neighbors, Inc.
East Providence, RI
General support. $1,000
Gulf of Maine Research Institute
Harpswell, ME
General support. $6,500
Habitat for Humanity International
Atlanta, GA
For the Habitat Hammers Back Campaign. $6,500
Hispanics in Philanthropy
Oakland, CA
For the Hurricane Relief Fund for Puerto Rico. $5,000
Hispanics in Philanthropy
Oakland, CA
Hurricane Relief Fund for Puerto Rico. $55,000
Hispanics in Philanthropy
Oakland, CA
Hurricane Relief Fund for Puerto Rico. $13,000
Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Houston, TX
For Operation Reunite. $6,500
Hull Lifesaving Museum
Hull, MA
General support. $1,857
International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Geneva, Switzerland
Hurricane Irma Relief Through the Disaster Relief Emergency Fund. $19,500
Kitty Angels
Tyngsborough, MA
General support. $2,000
League of Women Voters of Rhode Island Education Fund
Providence, RI
General support. $1,000
Marion Library Association
Marion, MA
For the Elizabeth Taber Library. $2,000
Massachusetts Audubon Society
Lincoln, MA
For the Coastal Waterbird Program. $2,000
Memphis Area Golden Retriever Rescue
Germantown, TN
General support. $1,000
Monadnock Conservancy
Keene, NH
General support. $2,000
Monadnock Region Humane Society
Swanzey, NH
General support. $2,000
Morris Animal Foundation
Denver, CO
For the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study, to support owner and veterinarian participation. $3,000
Mothers' Milk Bank Northeast
Newton Upper Falls, MA
General support. $1,000
My Brother's Workshop
St. Thomas, USVI
General support. $13,000
Narrows Center for the Arts
Fall River, MA
General support. $1,857
National Audubon Society
New York, NY
For Project Puffin. $13,000
Nativity Preparatory School
New Bedford, MA
A Matching Grant.  $2,000
NorthStar Learning Centers
New Bedford, MA
For Hurricane Maria Relief - Puerto Rico. $6,000
NorthStar Learning Centers
New Bedford, MA
For Hurricane Maria Relief - Puerto Rico. $5,000
Northwest Maritime Center
Port Townsend, WA
For the Building To Teach Program. $1,857
Our Sisters' School
New Bedford, MA
General support. $2,000
Partners in Health
Boston, MA
General support. $6,000
Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts
Boston, MA
General support. $3,000
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England
New Haven, CT
General support. $1,000
Rhode Island Community Food Bank
Providence, RI
General support. $1,000
Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
Riverside, RI
General support. $2,600
Rosie's Place
Boston, MA
General support. $1,857
RUFF: Residents United for Furry Friends
Warren, RI
General support. $2,600
Ryan's Case for Smiles
Wayne, PA
For the Lehigh Valley PA Chapter. $3,000
Save the Bay, Inc.
Providence, RI
General support. $3,000
SeaLife Response, Rehabilitation and Research (SR3)
Mukilteo, WA
To support the Ropeless Trap Project by Richard Riels of SMELTS. $70,000
Sippican Historical Society
Marion, MA
General support. $2,000
SouthCoast Hospitals Group Inc.
New Bedford, MA
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Patient Advocacy Pilot. $20,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc.
Montgomery, AL
General support. $3,000
The Arc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties, Inc.
Bethlehem, PA
General support. $5,000
The Family Pantry-Damien's Place
Fairhaven, MA
General support. $2,000
The Family Pantry-Damien's Place
Fairhaven, MA
Holiday Seasonings Bank. $1,000
The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc.
Boston, MA
General support. $1,000
The Providence Animal Rescue League
Providence, RI
General support. $2,600
The Robert Potter League for Animals
Middletown, RI
General support. $2,600
Tri-County Music Association
Rochester, MA
General support. $2,000
Tri-County Music Association
Rochester, MA
General support. $3,000
Tufts Medical Center Trust
Boston, MA
For The Inker Family Fund. $13,000
YMCA Southcoast, Inc.
New Bedford, MA
For the Dartmouth YMCA Sharing the Harvest Community Farm. $2,000
YMCA Southcoast, Inc.
New Bedford, MA
For the Gleason YMCA Third Grade Learn To Swim Program. $3,000
YMCA Southcoast, Inc.
New Bedford, MA
For the Swansea YMCA. $3,000
Penzance Subtotal: $570,000

 


 

Total 2017 Grants: $2,768,629.53

 

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