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A series of new grants from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) Center for Community Health and Health Equity (CCHHE) given to 14 local nonprofits will go a long way toward improving the health and wellness of children, adults and seniors in several Boston communities.
In total, the center will distribute $640,000 annually to the grant recipients, which operate in communities such as Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Mission Hill and Roxbury for the next three years—totaling more than $1.9 million in funding. In addition, individual organizations will receive grants ranging from $20,000 to $100,000. A second round of grant recipients will be selected in 2019.
This is of course not the first time that the CCHHE has supported community organizations, but it is the first time the center has broadened its approach to encompass a competitive grant process. In this round, representatives from BWH, the Boston Public Health Commission, and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health made the final grant recipient selections.
For the full story, including a full listing of the 14 organizations and the valuable work they’ll be doing for our local communities, please read this article from the Bay State Banner.