Anna Jaques Hospital has been chosen as one of 100 local non-profits to receive grants of $100,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s “$100K for 100” program. The grant money will support Anna Jaques’ Neonatal Care Center specifically to care for pre-mature babies and babies born opioid-exposed and addicted, and, to support mothers and families to find the support they need to give their babies a healthy start to life.
Each year, Cummings Foundation awards $10 million through its $100K for 100 grant program. This place-based philanthropic initiative primarily supports non-profits in the Massachusetts counties where the Foundation and its founders originally derived their funds and where staff and clients of the Cummings organization live – eastern Middlesex, southern Essex, and Suffolk County.
Begun in 2012 as a pilot program with 60 grants, $100K for 100 has since announced 100 grants of $100,000 each, annually. Most grants are disbursed over two to five years, depending on the size and needs of the organization. Through $100K for 100 and its other grant programs, the Foundation has made recent contributions and commitments well exceeding $130 million.
“We admire and very much appreciate the important work that nonprofit organization like Anna Jaques Hospital are doing in the local communities where our colleague and clients live and work,” said Joel Swets, Cummings Foundation’s executive director. “We are delighted to support their efforts.”
This year’s diverse group of grant recipients represents a wide variety of causes, including education, homelessness prevention, elder services, healthcare, and food insecurity.