A total of 21 nonprofit organizations in Boston have just received a financial boost thanks to the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority. Last Tuesday the MCCA awarded community grants to these 21 organizations at the MCCA’s annual awards luncheon. This money, which came from the authority’s community Partnership and Hospitality Scholarship Fund, will be used to benefit East Boston, Dorchester, Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Roslindale and Brighton.
According to Executive Director of the Authority James Rooney, “We understand the importance of the extensive number of non-profits who work tirelessly to serve all Boston’s diverse neighborhoods. Our Community Partnership Grants program is a way for the MCCA to reward these non-profits for the positive contributions they are making to Boston and its collection of neighborhoods. The grants are also a way to ensure that the organizations receive the funding that allows them to continue to make our city’s communities better places to live, work and enjoy.”
Each of the nonprofits will receive somewhere between $3,000 and $5,000. Jonathan Gay, Development Manager at Playworks, added saying, “Playworks is excited to partner with the MCCA Community Partnership Fund to energize education for hundreds of students in our community. The MCCA’s commitment to at-risk youth directly aligns with our organizational goal to create safe, effective learning environments for all children.”
Convention Centers typically bring in a lot of revenue for the city they call home, and things are no different in Boston. However, it is really nice to see the center giving back, especially to nonprofit organizations that spend all their time and effort in helping the community. The fact that the MCCA is contributing to 21 different organizations is testament to the center’s commitment to Boston and its surrounding suburbs.
Source: Boston.com – Mass. Convention Center Authority provides financial boost to local nonprofits