A Generous Award from Cummings Foundation

Gaining Ground recently received a $100,000 grant from the Cummings Foundation to expand and strengthen its programs of hunger relief and community volunteerism. Specifically, the grant will support the work of our innovative farmers who, in the past four years, have doubled the amount of produce delivered to those who face food insecurity. The grant will also support partnerships with our recipient organizations.

Gaining Ground Executive Director Amy Capofreddi and Board Member Lisanne Wheeler recently joined approximately 300 other guests at a reception at TradeCenter 128 in Woburn to celebrate the $10 million infusion into Greater Boston’s nonprofit sector.

“We are indebted to the nonprofit organizations like Gaining Ground that have a meaningful positive impact on the local communities where our colleagues and clients live and work,” said Joel Swets, the executive director of the Cummings Foundation. “We are delighted to invest in their important programs and services.”

This year’s diverse group of grant recipients represents a wide variety of causes, including homelessness prevention and affordable housing, education, violence prevention, and food insecurity. Most of the grants will be paid over two to five years.

This is Gaining Ground’s second $100,000 award from the Cummings Foundation; the first was awarded in 2013.