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BAC Awarded Cummings Grant

The BAC is thrilled to be one of 130 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 to $500,00 each through Cummings Foundation's $20 Million Grant Program. We are honored to have been chosen out of the 738 total applicants during a competitive review process.

The Cummings $20 Million Grant Program supports Massachusetts nonprofits that are based in and primarily serve Middlesex, Essex, and Suffolk counties. Through this place-based initiative, Cummings Foundation aims to give back in the area where it owns commercial buildings, all of which are managed, at no cost to the Foundation, by its affiliate, Cummings Properties.

"We have been impressed, but not surprised, by the myriad ways in which these 130 grant winners are serving their communities, despite the challenges presented by COVID-19," said Joel Swets, Cummings Foundation executive director. "Their ability to adapt and work with their constituents in new and meaningful ways has an enormous impact in the communities where our colleagues and leasing clients live and work."

Beth Lundell Garver, BAC project manager shares, "We couldn't be more thrilled to work together on this! What an incredible team. Thank you for helping the BAC develop a novel platform for preparing larger audiences to become active citizen-practitioners through embedded civic engagement. With your long-term support, we aspire to build broadly recognized credibility for design as a ready force for positive change."

Check out all of this year's Cummings Grant recipients!

Learn more about the Cummings Foundation $20 Million Grant Program here.

View press release here.