2018 Targeted Grant Recipients

Each year, the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation provides more than $1.5 million in grants to community-based organizations working for progress on a specific issue or set of issues facing our communities. Grants to these organizations are referred to as Targeted Grants. They are intended to support programming that strengthens our communities and enhances the lives of our neighbors in specific and meaningful ways.

The Targeted Grant focus for 2018 is “Advancing Women” – in celebration of our 200th anniversary and to honor our first customer, Rebecca Sutton. The grants have been designated to support organizations addressing a range of issues that disproportionately impact women, such as sexual assault, domestic violence, human trafficking, health care, pay equity, and senior management and board representation.

For 2018, the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation granted $1.7 million to nonprofit organizations focused on the advancement of women. Those nonprofits include:

Abby’s House, Worcester, MA

Acre Family Child Care, Lowell, MA

American Red Cross NH & VT, Concord, NH

Amirah, Wenham, MA

Amos House, Providence, RI

Anna Jaques Hospital, Newburyport, MA

Apprentice Learning, Milton, MA

Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence, Boston, MA

BAGLY, Boston, MA

Bay State Community Services, Quincy, MA

Bellesini Academy, Lawrence, MA

Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, Boston, MA

Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire, Stratham, NH

Big Sister Association of Greater Boston, Boston, MA

Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, Cambridge, MA

Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, Boston, MA

Boston Public Schools, Roxbury, MA

Bottom Line, Jamaica Plain, MA

Boys & Girls Club of Brockton, Brockton, MA

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua, Nashua, NH

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem MA, Salem, MA

Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence, Lawrence, MA

Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield, Marshfield, MA

Boys & Girls Club of Plymouth, Plymouth, MA

Boys & Girls Club of Stoneham and Wakefield, Stoneham, MA

Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, Boston, MA

Boys & Girls Clubs of Medford and Somerville, Medford, MA

Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest, Marlborough, MA

Brazilian Women’s Group, Brighton, MA

Bridges: Domestic & Sexual Violence Support Services, Nashua, NH

Bridgewell, Peabody, MA

Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Brockton Neighborhood Health Center, Brockton, MA

Brookline Community Mental Health Center, Brookline, MA

Brookview House, Dorchester, MA

Budget Buddies, Chelmsford, MA

Burlington Public Schools, Burlington, MA

Cambridge College, Boston, MA

Cape Cod Child Development, Hyannis, MA

Cape Cod Literacy Council, Hyannis, MA

Casa Myrna Vazquez, Boston, MA

Catholic Medical Center, Manchester, NH

Center for Women & Enterprise, Boston, MA

Centerboard, Lynn, MA

Charles River Center, Needham, MA

Chica Project, Boston, MA

Child and Family Services of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH

Citizens Inn, Peabody, MA

City Mission Society, Boston, MA

CommonWealth Kitchen, Dorchester, MA

Community Action Committee of Cape Cod & Islands, Hyannis, MA

Crisis Center of Central New Hampshire, Concord, NH

Diamond Girls Boston, Roxbury, MA

Dignity Matters, Wayland, MA

Dismas Home of NH, Manchester, NH

DOVE, Quincy, MA

Dress for Success Boston, Boston, MA

Duffy Health Center, Hyannis, MA

East Boston Ecumenical Community Council, East Boston, MA

Eliot Community Human Services, Lexington, MA

EMH Recovery, Brockton, MA

EMPath Economic Mobility Pathways, Boston, MA

empowerHER, N. Scituate, MA

Esperanza Academy, Lawrence, MA

Excel Academy Charter Schools, East Boston, MA

Family ACCESS, Newton, MA

Family and Community Resources, Brockton, MA

Family Nurturing Center of Massachusetts, Dorchester, MA

Father Bill’s & MainSpring, Brockton, MA

FriendshipWorks, Boston, MA

Front Door Agency, Nashua, NH

Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts, Boston, MA

Girls at Work, Manchester, NH

Girls Inc. of Lynn, Lynn, MA

Girls Inc. of Greater Lowell, Lowell, MA

Girls Inc. of New Hampshire, Manchester, NH

Girls Inc. of Taunton, Taunton, MA

GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), Boston, MA

Gosnold, Falmouth, MA

Habitat for Humanity North Shore, Lynn, MA

HarborCOV, Chelsea, MA

HAVEN, Portsmouth, NH

HAWC-Healing Abuse Working for Change, Salem, MA

Health Care Without Walls, Wellesley, MA

HealthFirst Family Care Center, Fall River, MA

Home Base, Boston, MA

House of Possibilities, North Easton, MA

Independence House, Hyannis, MA

Invest in Girls, Arlington, MA

Jane Doe, Boston, MA

Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center, Newburyport, MA

Julie’s Family Learning Program, South Boston, MA

La Comunidad, Everett, MA

Latina Circle, Boston, MA

Lawrence Family Development and Education Fund, Lawrence, MA

Lawrence General Hospital, Lawrence, MA

LEAP Self-Defense (d/b/a Girls’ LEAP), Dorchester, MA

Lifebridge Salem, Salem, MA

Live For Liv Foundation, Westford, MA

Lowell Community Health Center, Lowell, MA

Lowell Community Loan Fund dba Mill Cities Community Investments, Lawrence, MA

Lynn Shelter Association, Lynn, MA

Malden Catholic High School, Malden, MA

Malden YMCA, Malden, MA

Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance, Dorchester, MA

Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus, Boston, MA

Mothers for Justice and Equality, Roxbury, MA

Mujeres Unidas Avanzando, Dorchester, MA

My Breast Cancer Support, Portsmouth, NH

My Life My Choice at Justice Resource Institute, Boston, MA

Neighbors in Need, Lawrence, MA

New Bedford Women’s Center, New Bedford, MA

New England Center and Home for Veterans, Boston, MA

New Generation, Greenland, NH

New Heights Adventures for Teens, Portsmouth, NH

NH Women’s Foundation, Concord, NH

North Shore Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth (nAGLY), Salem, MA

North Shore Elder Services, Danvers, MA

Parenting Journey, Somerville, MA

Parents Helping Parents, Watertown, MA

Pine Street Inn, Boston, MA

Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

Plymouth Area Coalition for the Homeless, Kingston, MA

Posse Foundation, Boston, MA

Project Hope, Roxbury, MA

Project LEARN, Lowell, MA

Project Place, Boston, MA

Quincy Asian Resources, Quincy, MA

REACH Beyond Domestic Violence, Waltham, MA

RESPOND, Somerville, MA

Roca, Chelsea, MA

Rosie’s Place, Boston, MA

Salesian Boys & Girls Club, East Boston, MA

Self-Esteem Boston Educational Institute, Jamaica Plain, MA

Silent Spring Institute, Newton, MA

Sociedad Latina, Roxbury, MA

South Boston Neighborhood House, South Boston, MA

South Middlesex Opportunity Council, Framingham, MA

South Shore YMCA, Norwell, MA

Southeast Regional Network / South Shore Resource and Advocacy Center, North Plymouth, MA

St. Anthony Shrine, Boston, MA

Steps to Success, Brookline Village, MA

Strong Women, Strong Girls, Jamaica Plain, MA

Tailored For Success, Malden, MA

The BASE, Roxbury, MA

The Center for Hope and Healing, Lowell, MA

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Suffolk County, Boston, MA

The Dimock Center, Roxbury, MA

The Woman at the Well, West Bridgewater, MA

Transition House, Cambridge, MA

Triangle, Malden, MA

United Way of Massachusetts Bay & Merrimack Valley, Boston, MA

Upham’s Corner Health Center, Dorchester, MA

Urban College of Boston, Boston, MA

Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts, Roxbury, MA

Venture Cafe Foundation – Roxbury Innovation Center, Cambridge, MA

Veterans Legal Services, Boston, MA

Volunteers of America Massachusetts, Jamaica Plain, MA

Watertown Boys and Girls Club, Watertown, MA

WE CAN, Harwich Port, MA

Wellesley Centers for Women, Wellesley, MA

Woburn Council of Social Concern, Woburn, MA

Women’s Lunch Place, Boston, MA

Year Up, Boston, MA

YWCA Boston, Boston, MA

YWCA New Hampshire, Manchester, NH

YWCA Northeastern Massachusetts, Lawrence, MA

YWCA of Greater Newburyport, Newburyport, MA

YWCA Rhode Island, Woonsocket, RI

Zoo New England, Boston, MA

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