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Local Initiatives Support Corporation

To provide unrestricted support to recognize the service of Karen Kelleher during the Barr Foundation's centralized racial equity grantmaking listening tour.

  • Award Date: 10/26/2021
  • Amount: $500
  • Term: 12 months
  • Program: Special Initiatives

Muslim Justice League, Inc.

To provide continued support as part of the Barr Foundation's Special Initiatives' COVID-19 response grantmaking.

  • Award Date: 10/26/2021
  • Amount: $40,000
  • Term: 12 months
  • Program: Special Initiatives

Boston Foundation, Inc.

To provide core support to the Asian Community Fund program at an important inflection point for the Fund.

  • Award Date: 9/28/2021
  • Amount: $450,000
  • Term: 36 months
  • Program: Special Initiatives

The American City Coalition, Inc.

To support its Waterways: Connecting Residents of Roxbury and Dorchester to Boston's Waterfront work.

  • Award Date: 9/28/2021
  • Amount: $300,000
  • Term: 12 months
  • Program: Special Initiatives

Mystic River Watershed Association, Inc.

To provide core support for its Friends of the East Boston Greenway, aka The Friends of the Mary Ellen Welch Greenway program.

  • Award Date: 8/31/2021
  • Amount: $200,000
  • Term: 24 months
  • Program: Special Initiatives

New England Aquarium Corporation

To support the Downtown Waterfront for All vision.

  • Award Date: 8/31/2021
  • Amount: $250,000
  • Term: 6 months
  • Program: Special Initiatives

GreenRoots, Inc.

To provide core support for GreenRoots' East Boston Waterfront Initiative.

  • Award Date: 7/28/2021
  • Amount: $750,000
  • Term: 36 months
  • Program: Special Initiatives

Mystic River Watershed Association, Inc.

To support climate resilience, greenways, and waterfront activities.

  • Award Date: 6/30/2021
  • Amount: $950,000
  • Term: 24 months
  • Program: Special Initiatives

The Lenny Zakim Fund

To provide continued support for the Fund's financial and technical assistance to grassroots organizations addressing social and economic injustice.

  • Award Date: 6/30/2021
  • Amount: $100,000
  • Term: 12 months
  • Program: Special Initiatives

Piers Park Sailing Center

To provide general operating support.

  • Award Date: 6/9/2021
  • Amount: $150,000
  • Term: 24 months
  • Program: Special Initiatives