About Our Grantees
BIDMC has selected 10 local organizations and one City of Boston agency to receive a total of $7.25M over three years in funding for initiatives addressing housing affordability, jobs and financial security and behavioral health. BIDMC has also awarded funds in these areas to three organizations based in the City of Chelsea and to seven collectives through the Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative.
Housing Affordability ($850,000 each)
Jobs and Financial Security ($650,000 each)
Behavioral Health ($416,666 each)
City of Chelsea Grantees
Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative Collectives
- The Healthy Bowdoin Geneva Collective received funding to improve social cohesion through community-wide events, create more effective referral processes between agencies, design a multilingual resource guide for residents, and engage residents in community projects.
- The We're Here for You Fenway/Kenmore Collective received funding for community health navigation services, financial counseling and case management. Funds will also expand free healthy food distributions and increase resident leadership opportunities.
- The Chinatown HOPE (Health, Opportunities, Possibilities, Empowerment) Collective was awarded funding to decrease social isolation and increase community cohesion by activating open space in Chinatown through gardening, arts, cultural programming and resident leadership development.
- The Chelsea Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative Collective received funding to develop and implement Women’s Wellness Workshops to improve the overall health of women in Chelsea. The long-term goals will focus on reducing stigma and shame, decreasing isolation, and developing self-advocacy skills for culturally competent health care.
- The Allston Brighton Health Collaborative received funding to develop and support a cohort of Allston-Brighton Connectors (ABCs) that understand information and service gaps, connect residents to resources and programming and work with residents around advocacy.
- The Mission Hill Healthy Neighborhood Collaborative was awarded funding to implement intergenerational programming that will connect youth and older adults through activities that build a sense of belonging and interconnectedness among these different age groups.
- The Roxbury Collaborative for Affordable Housing, working alongside other agencies, received funding to provide Roxbury residents with tools to advance rent control as a policy to address displacement and housing affordability.