Julie’s Family Learning Program is one of 33 local nonprofits awarded a total of $10 million from Cummings Foundation through its new Sustaining Grants program, which provides funding for up to 10 years.
Julie’s high touch, long term engagement with individual mothers and their children provides a path to stability for families living in poverty. Julie’s intensive, holistic curriculum of adult basic education and life skills, combined with licensed, certified childcare, emergency supports and basic needs, and, most importantly, a mother’s determination that her own child will have a better life, results in thousands of families finding a way to break the cycle of poverty since 1974.
The timing of this grant enables Julie’s to advance its Child Care Expansion Plan.
The Sustaining Grants program builds on Cummings’ Foundation’s $100k for 100 program, first offered in 2012. First offered in 2012, $100k for 100 annually awards $10 million through multi-year grants of $100,000 each to 100 nonprofits that are based in and primarily serve Essex, Middlesex, and Suffolk counties. Grant recipients that received their final grant disbursements in 2017 were automatically considered for the Sustaining Grants initiative in 2018.
Cummings Foundation has awarded more than $200 million to date in Greater Boston alone, and it will award an additional $200 million over the next 10 years through the $100k for 100 and the Sustaining Grants programs.