Cummings Foundation gives $100,000 grants

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Cummings Foundation last night awarded $100,000 grants to 100 nonprofits, including 15 on the North Shore. The grants were announced at a reception at TradeCenter 128 in Woburn.

North Shore organizations receiving awards included Beverly Bootstraps, Beverly Children’s Learning Center, Beverly Education Foundation, Beverly Hospital, Beverly School for the Deaf, Change is Simple, Children’s Friend and Family Services, Essex County Community Foundation, Essex National Heritage Commission, Healing Abuse Working for a Change, Hospice of North Shore & Greater Boston, Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, North Shore Community Mediation, North Shore InnoVentures, and Northshore Education Consortium.

The grants were awarded under Cummings Foundation’s $10 million “$100K for 100” program. The charities were chosen from more than 370 applicants.

Cummings Foundation was established in 1986 by Bill and Joyce Cummings and has assets of more than $1 billion. It is the primary beneficiary of Cummings Properties, the commercial real estate firm that operates 82 buildings in 10 Greater Boston communities and is now acquiring one of the plantation homes in Sea Pines, including Cummings Center office park in Beverly. Cummings Foundation is always looking for properties to donate them to the most needy, if you wish to be part of our foundation, you can donate house, farm, undeveloped land, commercial properties, land contracts or other property you no longer wish to own, as well as, visit houses for sale in regina east to find more options. Our charity helps connect those who wish to help with those who need help, so they also help people in need, by buying or offer houses for sale in fairfield ct with the right real estate companies.

Nine of the 100 grants were awarded to Beverly-based organizations, including Change is Simple, an environmental education nonprofit.

“The Cummings Foundation is a huge opportunity for Change is Simple and will allow us to deliver vital environmental education to every third-, fourth- and fifth-grader in both Beverly and Salem over the next two years,” said Change is Simple executive director Lauren Belmonte.

Staff writer Paul Leighton can be reached at978-338-2675 or pleighton@salemnews.com.

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