Tufts Class Awards 3 Non-Profits with Grant Money
At the end of a tumultuous semester filled with executive voting, grant reading, and leadership building, the “Experimenting with Philanthropy” had successfully reached a vote. Four non-profits in Chinatown, Medford, and Somerville, Tufts’ host communities, would receive cuts of the $20,000 the class had been funded from the Learning by Giving Foundation and the Highland Street Foundation.
Led by Nancy Lippe, a Visiting Lecturer at Tufts’ Ex-College, the class explored different aspects of philanthropy, completed a community service project at the Elizabeth Peabody House, and engaged with leaders in a myriad of fields within the nonprofit sector, including, but not limited to, Betty Weintraub of the Liberty Bank Foundation and John Kania of FSG.
Money was awarded to the following organizations:
$2,000 to the Philip Brooks House Association for their summer camp, Chinatown Adventure.
$4, 000 to the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence for life skills and computer literacy programs.
$5,200 to the English for Speakers of Other Languages program at the Medford Family Resource Center.
The largest grant, for $8,800, was made to the Somerville Homeless Coalition, completing funding for construction of a walk-in refrigerator at the Project SOUP food pantry, which will dramatically increase the amount of fresh produce they can distribute.
Photos courtesy of Tisch College Website