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Awarded $1M by the Cummings Foundation

Updated: Jun 14, 2023

MCCI was selected from a total of 630 applicants during a competitive review process and will receive $1M over 10 years.

Cummings Foundation, thank you so much!!!!!!


Mill Cities Community Investments (MCCI) is thrilled to share that we are one of 150 local nonprofits that will share in $30 million through Cummings Foundation’s major annual grants program. MCCI was selected from a total of 630 applicants during a competitive review process and will receive $1M over 10 years. We are extremely grateful and honored to have received this Cummings grant.


The Cummings $30 Million Grant Program primarily supports Massachusetts nonprofits that are based in and serve Middlesex, Essex, and Suffolk counties.


Through this place-based initiative, Cummings Foundation aims to give back in the areas where it owns commercial property. Its buildings are all managed, at no cost to the Foundation, by its affiliate, Cummings Properties. This Woburn-based commercial real estate firm leases and manages 11 million square feet of debt-free space, the majority of which exclusively benefits the Foundation.


“The way the local nonprofit sector perseveres, steps up, and pivots to meet the shifting needs of the community is most impressive,” said Cummings Foundation executive director Joyce Vyriotes. “We are incredibly grateful for these tireless efforts to support people in the community and to increase equity and access to opportunities.”


This year’s grant recipients represent a wide variety of causes, including housing and food insecurity, workforce development, immigrant services, social justice, education, and mental health services. The nonprofits are spread across 46 different cities and towns.


Cummings Foundation has now awarded $480 million to greater Boston nonprofits. The complete list of this year’s 150 grant winners, plus nearly 1,500 previous recipients, is available at www.CummingsFoundation.org.

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