200-Year-Old Boston nonprofit receives major Cummings Foundation grant


BOSTON, June 20, 2016 – City Mission is one of 100 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 each through the Cummings Foundation’s “$100K for 100” program. The Boston-based organization was chosen from a total of 479 applicants during a competitive review process.

“City Mission is honored to receive this award Group Shot Cummings Announcementfrom the Cummings Foundation. Family homelessness in Boston is at record highs, increasing 25% since just last year,” said City Mission Executive Director, Rev. June Cooper. “We need systemic change to tackle Boston’s housing crisis and this generous grant will help serve families in need and advocate for that change.”

The $100K for 100 program supports nonprofits that are not only based in but also primarily serve Middlesex, Essex, and Suffolk counties. This year, the program is benefiting 41 different cities and towns within the Commonwealth.

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. Founded in 1970 by Bill Cummings of Winchester, the Woburn-based commercial real estate firm leases and manages more than 10 million square feet of space, the majority of which exclusively benefits the Foundation.

“We admire and very much appreciate the important work that nonprofit organizations like City Mission are doing in the local communities where our colleagues and clients live and work,” said Joel Swets, Cummings Foundation’s executive director. “We are delighted to support their efforts.”

The complete list of 100 grant winners will be available at on June 9.

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