Boston neighborhoods receive support for community programs
January 11, 2013
Residents in the Allston-Brighton community will have access to programs through local libraries, opportunities to participate in educational and recreational activities and youth mentoring through the Harvard-Allston Partnership Fund (HAPF)
. The fund was created by Harvard University and the city of Boston in 2008 to leverage cultural development, community improvement and educational advantages in the North Allston and Brighton areas.
Ten nonprofits were awarded funds from the total $100,000 in grants, including $13,000 for the Friends of the Allston Library to invest in equipment and machinery for sewing and quilting classes, $10,000 for the Commonwheels Bicycle Co-Op to offer bike safety education and workshops. Other award recipients include the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston, the Family Nurturing Center, the Gardner Pilot Academy, The Fishing Academy, The Literacy Connection, the Vocational Advancement Center, The West End House Camp and The West End House Camp Girls.
"The Harvard Allston Partnership Fund has supported vibrant community programming with real impact for hundreds of people in this neighborhood," said Mayor Thomas M. Menino said. "This is a city, university, community partnership that makes a difference in people's everyday lives."
Organizations that are providing funds for multiple nonprofit programs might find it easier to manage their large-scale efforts with fundraising management
programs that can account for funds as they are disbursed to recipients.