Housing Families has been selected as one of 100 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s “$100K for 100” program. The Malden-based organization was chosen from more than 350 applicants during a very competitive review process.
Housing Families’ mission is to end family homelessness. Since 1986, the agency has helped more than 2,700 families by providing emergency shelter, affordable housing, eviction prevention services, and academic and therapeutic programming for children. Housing Families is currently in the process of doubling its programming for homeless and at-risk families.
Representing Housing Families, Jim Goebelbecker, Chief Executive Officer and Stacia Silvia, Manager of Strategic Philanthropy and Corporate Engagement, joined approximately 300 other guests at a June 4 reception at TradeCenter 128 in Woburn to celebrate the $10 million infusion into Greater Boston’s nonprofit sector. With the conclusion of this grant cycle, Cummings Foundation reached a major milestone – it has now awarded more than $100 million in grants to local nonprofits alone.
CEO Jim Goebelbecker noted what a tremendous impact the Cummings Foundation grant will have on Housing Families’ services, remarking that “Housing Families is at a critical point of growth in our agency’s history, and this support from the Cummings Foundation could not have come at a better time. This grant will help us serve hundreds of families—to stabilize those families who have experienced homelessness, and help other families avoid homelessness altogether. We are thrilled to have recognition of this important work from such a prestigious foundation.”