Homes for Families works towards ending family homelessness in Massachusetts.
The organization advocates for…More families and the organizations that help them. It describes itself as a grassroots, social change organization. Homes for Families doesn't provide direct services, but rather represents the interests of homeless families and service organizations.
Homes for Families connects homeless shelters with the state government and elected officials. It's funded mostly through private donations from foundations, but individuals can also donate.
Mass Alliance 8 Beacon St, Boston, MA02108 Mass Alliance is on the 4th floor of 8 Beacon Street. It was founded in 2005 to support and endorse progressive…More candidates for political office. Mass Alliance has 22 member organizations which include groups working to support feminism, teachers, reproductive choice and the environment. Mass Alliance is not affiliated with a political party. It is a nonprofit supported by its member organizations and individual donations. Around 800 people currently donate to Mass Alliance. Mass Alliance is run by two full-time staff members and many interns.
Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts is a community organization that provides grassroots organizing for social…More justice. It was founded in 1996 with the goal of getting people involved in the political process, from changing public policy to increasing voter turnout, and is supported by individual donations and grants.
Neighbor to Neighbor has chapters in Holyoke, Lynn, Springfield and Worcester.
The Vilna Shul: Boston's Center for Jewish Culture 18 Phillips St, Boston, MA02114 The Vilna Shul synagogue was built by Lithuanian immigrants in 1919. The building now houses a museum focusing on Jewish…More culture in Boston. No longer an operational synagogue, the Vilna Shul still holds prayer services one Friday each month and during holidays. The Vilna Shul is supported by private donations and is managed by a team of volunteers and two employees.
Friends of the Public Garden is a nonprofit organization that formed in 1970 in response to the deterioration of…More Boston's public parks. Today, the organization partners with the city of Boston to maintain the beauty and splendor of the Boston Public Garden, the Boston Common and the Back Bay's Commonwealth Avenue Mall.
From its headquarters in Beacon Hill, Friends of the Public Garden helps to preserve and protect the parks by repairing fences and fountains, restoring monuments and maintaining trees and foliage. It takes care of 44 monuments and more than 2,000 trees in all three parks. In 2009, the organization spent more than $150,000 on pruning, fertilizing and injecting trees against disease.
The group partners with the city of Boston and is supported largely through private donations. Executive Director Elizabeth Vizza and a board oversee the organization's activities. To join Friends of the Public Garden, residents can make a donation online of $25 or more.
Boston Women's Fund 14 Beacon St, Boston, MA02108 The Boston Women's Fund is a small fund that raises money for programs that benefit women, particularly young women and…More women of color, by empowering them and putting them into leadership positions. It was founded in 1985 and gives away half a million dollars every year to non-profit organizations working to help women in Massachusetts. The Boston Women's Fund is funded through donations from individuals and foundation grants.
The Vincent Club is a women's organization founded in 1892. Its mission is to support the health and well-being of…More women. The club hosts forums and events designed to educate the public about women's health issues.
The Vincent Club is supported through donations from individuals and foundation grants. All of the proceeds of the club's fundraising activities go to support the Vincent Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Established in 1999, the Massachusetts Climate Action Network's mission is to help local activists wanting to work on…More the problem of climate change in their homes and in the communities.
MCAN has 40 local chapters that cover 80 cities and towns throughout Massachusetts. One popular program is the "Low-Carbon Diet" which guides participants through a plan to reduce the carbon footprint of their home. The measures range from changing all your lightbulbs and recycling more to reducing meat in your diet.
So far the Network has guided 1,300 state residents through the process. MCAN also works to advocate environmental policy changes in Massachusetts. MCAN is funded through private donations from corporations and individuals and grants from foundations.
Jane Doe Inc.: Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault an 14 Beacon St, Boston, MA02108 Jane Doe Inc. advocates on behalf of domestic violence survivors and its more than 60 member organizations. The…More non-profit brings together organizations and people who want to end domestic violence and focuses on public policy, education and awareness. While Jane Doe is not a direct service organization it does represent and support member organizations which provide services to victims of domestic abuse. It has a dozen programs in Greater Boston, including the HAVEN Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Donations are accepted on the website.
Environmental League of Massachusetts 14 Beacon St, Boston, MA02108 The Environmental League of Massachusetts has been lobbying law makers to pass environmentally-friendly legislation…More since 1898 -- and it's been on Beacon Hill that entire time. The League has had a hand in creating the state's first forest and park systems. Currently its biggest initiative is the Global Warming Solutions Project. The League operates with a yearly budget of $650,000 and most of this money is raised through donations from individuals and foundations and fundraising events like Earth Night. The full-time staff of five is always in the market for volunteers to help out with general office work.