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.
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.