The Sudbury Foundation Awards More Than $150,000 in Racial Equity & Inclusion Grants

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SUDBURY – The Sudbury Foundation this week announced it has awarded $152,220 to 25 local nonprofits.

In addition to awarding 23 Racial Equity & Inclusion Grants totaling $112,220, the Foundation also awarded two Sudbury Program grants totaling $40,000.

“Over the past three years, the Sudbury Foundation has granted $300,000 to local nonprofits through our Racial Equity & Inclusion grant program. We are proud to continue providing these grants to a variety of local nonprofits to assist them in their equity work both within their organizations and throughout their communities,” said Sudbury Foundation Executive Director Sonia Shah.

Sudbury Extended Day, Inc.: $25,000, To hire a consultant for capacity/continuity planning.
Sudbury Valley Trustees: $15,000, To upgrade their financial system.

Acton-Boxborough United Way: $5,000, DEI workshop for community organizations

Advocates, Inc.: $5,000, Expanding Courageous Conversation Training Series

Amazing Things Arts Center, Inc. (atac): $5,000, Practice: Free and Lowkey Drop-in Creative Space

Boston Area Gleaners: $5,000, Staff Training

Charles River Center: $5,000, DEI Discovery and Kick-off Training Project

Chica Project: $5,000, Growth of SEL Programming in Framingham

Daniel James McCarthy Memorial Fund, Inc. (Danny’s Place): $5,000, DEI Diagnostic Consultation

Discovering Hidden Gems. Inc: $3,500, Community Education & Inclusion

Framingham State University Foundation, Inc.: $5,000, Environmental Justice Education Through Public Art

Gaining Ground: $3,720, Goals Into Action: Building Plans to Increase Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Gaining Ground

Gratis Healthcare: $5,000, Brazilian/Central American Communities-training for medical interpretation for Gratis Healthcare

Greater Framingham Community Church: $5,000, Anti-Racism Educational Forum and Community Celebrations

Greater Framingham Community Church: $5,000, DEI Strategic Planning/Anti-racism Training

Jewish Family Service of Metrowest: $5,000, JFS Board/Leadership DEI Training & Consultation

Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School: $5,000, Civil Rights Tour 2024

MetroWest Free Medical Program: $5,000, Patient and community engagement in program planning

OUT MetroWest: $5,000, Racial Equity Plan

SOAR Managing Consulting Group: $5,000 Professional Development Training for SOAR Consultants and Clients: Understanding Racial Equity

SPARK Kindness, Inc.: $5,000, SPARK Kindness Multilingual Programming – Language Justice Promoting More Inclusive Services

Sudbury Valley Trustees: $5,000, Staff and Board Training: White People Challenging Racism, Moving from Talk to Action

ThinkGive, Inc.: $5,000, Laying the foundations for creating a culture of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging (DEIB)

Wayside Youth & Family Support Network, Inc.: $5,000, Examining Pay Equity for LGBTQ+ Staff at Wayside

Wildflower, Inc.: $5,000, Enhancing Wildflower’s REI Infrastructure

The Sudbury Foundation is a private foundation working to transform lives and strengthen communities through grant making and scholarship programs in Sudbury, and surrounding communities. In 2021, the Foundation distributed $1.6 million in grants and scholarships to students and organizations in Sudbury, to organizations in communities surrounding Sudbury focused on Children, Youth and Families, and to organizations throughout the state of MA engaged in Farm and Local Food initiatives.


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