From The West End Museum: "The 2022 BHCF Grant is supporting archival development at The West End Museum. Through the purchase of computer equipment, it is supporting our oral history programs as well as efforts to make our archives accessible to the public online, a major step forward for our organization."
From the Friday Night Supper Program: "In 2022, the Friday Night Supper Program received a $2,500 grant from the BHCF to support our weekly meal service and bi-weekly Clothing Closet program at the Arlington Street Church for individuals experiencing homelessness and food insecurity in Boston and the surrounding areas. Since receiving this generous support, we were able to prepare and serve over 6,000 hot and nutritious meals. Alongside serving many meals, we distributed thousands of clothing items, including waterproof winter boots to our guests. Our services also provide to-go options for our guests and any left over food is brought to local shelters. We are so grateful to BHCF for their constant support of the local community."
From Tunefoolery: "We are deeply grateful to the Beacon Hill Civic Association for their generous support, which has enabled us to fulfill our mission of providing high-quality music to a population that lacks access to live performances and employment opportunities for our musicians. Tunefoolery Music has offered weekly online Music and Mindfulness Groups and biweekly live music performances with an open mic for homeless individuals in mental health recovery at the Lindemann Inn Shelter, located in the Beacon Hill neighborhood, thanks to the Beacon Hill Community Fund grant. These programs have given participants a sense of peace, inner tools to help navigate the stresses of homelessness, joyful entertainment as a focus point, and an empowering opportunity to share their creativity. Our low-income musicians, also in mental health recovery, have experienced the healing benefits of sharing their talents with their peers and the personal and financial satisfaction of being paid for their work."
From Rogerson Communities: "Created, owned, and managed by Rogerson Communities, Beacon House has, for over 40 years, met the housing and supportive service needs of low- and middle-income seniors and people with disabilities. Prominently located at the corner of Myrtle and Joy Streets, Beacon House comprises a steel-framed, 8-story structure with exterior facades that feature red brick and limestone masonry walls. The rear of the building is especially exposed to the impact of bad weather and wind, and was therefore the first priority as Rogerson undertakes a phased approach to restoring the masonry at Beacon House. A 2022 grant from the Beacon Hill Community Fund, together with other philanthropic contributions, has now allowed Rogerson Communities to undertake this much-needed capital improvement at the rear elevation, thereby helping to safeguard the mission of this beautiful and important community resource now and for years to come."
From Beacon Hill Seminars: “We are tremendously grateful for the $2500 Beacon Hill Community Fund grant received this year. We are proud to provide a consistent and needed source of social contact and intellectual stimulation for Boston’s community of lifelong learners. This grant has allowed us to reinvest in the programming and tools needed to continue to offer high quality courses – both in person and online – and serve our members in the future.”
2021 BHCF Grant Award Winners
From common cathedral: To see common cathedral's testimonial, see the file below.
From the International Women's Writing Guild: "The International Women's Writing Guild is honored and grateful to receive support from the Beacon Hill Community Fund. The Fund enabled us to update a social justice anthology written by young writers of color in Boston. In addition, it supported a book of lesson plans on social justice and racial identity to be taught by middle and high school instructors. We hope to make these available at no charge to Boston Public Schools to support curricula on social justice. Finally, we have launched a cohort of IWWG fellows, who we know will inspire young writers throughout the city. THANK YOU!"
From Tunefoolery Music, Inc.: "Tunefoolery Music is deeply grateful for the generous Beacon Hill Community Fund grant. In the first half of 2022, funds were used to enable us to bring weekly online live music performances with an open mic and weekly online mindfulness instruction (also with live music) to the individuals in mental health recovery staying at the Lindemann Inn homeless shelter.Experiencing homelessness during a pandemic as someone with a psychiatric disorder can be understandably stressful and disorienting. Our musicians, who also are in mental health recovery, brought their shared perspective and skill at leading meditations and performing music, as well as the opportunity for the shelter guests to gain some control and express their musical or spoken word talents. Staff at the shelter has said how much relief our work brought to their guests. Tunefoolery’s musicians use music-making as an essential component in their healing journey, and through sharing their talents, they benefit greatly. Thanks to the Beacon Hill Civic Association for its very kind support.”
From ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC): "A Beacon Hill Community Fund grant enabled the ABCD North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center (NE/WE NSC) to add a monthly contactless meal to its rotation of meal delivery services. The meals that the NE/WE NSC delivers each week to the housing complexes reach clients who are unable to get out due to being homebound or worried about contracting COVID-19. Meals have included baked ziti, meatball sandwiches, and chicken, broccoli, and ziti. Thank you Beacon Hill Civic Association, for enabling our center to provide nourishing meals and a friendly connection to those who need it the most!"