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The Sudbury Foundation Awards over $112,000 in Racial Equity & Inclusion Grants

The Sudbury Foundation
September 28, 2022

The Sudbury Foundation this week announced that it has awarded $152,220 to 25 local nonprofits. In addition to awarding 23 Racial Equity & Inclusion Grants totaling $112,220, the Foundation also awarded two Sudbury Program Grants totaling $40,000.

“Over the past three years, the Sudbury Foundation has granted $300,000 to local nonprofits through our Racial Equity & Inclusion grant program. We are proud to continue providing these grants to a variety of local nonprofits to assist them in their equity work both within their organizations and throughout their communities,” said Sudbury Foundation Executive Director, Sonia Shah.

Racial Equity & Inclusion Grant Program

  • Acton-Boxborough United Way: $5,000   
    DEI workshop for community organizations
  • Advocates, Inc.: $5,000
    Expanding Courageous Conversation Training Series
  • Amazing Things Arts Center, Inc. (atac): $5,000
    Practice: Free and Lowkey Drop-in Creative Space
  • Boston Area Gleaners: $5,000
    Staff Training
  • Charles River Center: $5,000
    DEI Discovery and Kick-off Training Project
  • Chica Project: $5,000
    Growth of SEL Programming in Framingham
  • Daniel James McCarthy Memorial Fund, Inc. (Danny’s Place): $5,000
    DEI Diagnostic Consultation
  • Discovering Hidden Gems. Inc: $3,500
    Community Education & Inclusion
  • Framingham State University Foundation, Inc.: $5,000
    Environmental Justice Education Through Public Art
  • Gaining Ground: $3,720
    Goals Into Action: Building Plans to Increase Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Gaining Ground
  • Gratis Healthcare: $5,000
    Brazilian/Central American Communities-training for medical interpretation for Gratis Healthcare
  • Greater Framingham Community Church: $5,000
    Anti-Racism Educational Forum and Community Celebrations
  • Greater Framingham Community Church: $5,000
    DEI Strategic Planning/Anti-racism Training
  • Jewish Family Service of Metrowest: $5,000
    JFS Board/Leadership DEI Training & Consultation
  • Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School: $5,000
    Civil Rights Tour 2024
  • MetroWest Free Medical Program: $5,000
    Patient and community engagement in program planning
  • OUT MetroWest: $5,000
    Racial Equity Plan
  • SOAR Managing Consulting Group: $5,000
    Professional Development Training for SOAR Consultants and Clients: Understanding Racial Equity
  • SPARK Kindness, Inc.: $5,000
    SPARK Kindness Multilingual Programming - Language Justice Promoting More Inclusive Services
  • Sudbury Valley Trustees: $5,000
    Staff and Board Training: White People Challenging Racism, Moving from Talk to Action
  • ThinkGive, Inc.: $5,000
    Laying the foundations for creating a culture of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Belonging (DEIB)
  • Wayside Youth & Family Support Network, Inc.: $5,000
    Examining Pay Equity for LGBTQ+ Staff at Wayside
  • Wildflower, Inc.: $5,000
    Enhancing Wildflower’s REI Infrastructure


The Sudbury Program Grants

  • Sudbury Extended Day, Inc.: $25,000
    To hire a consultant for capacity/continuity planning.
  • Sudbury Valley Trustees: $15,000
    To upgrade their financial system.

The Sudbury Foundation is a private foundation working to transform lives and strengthen communities through grantmaking and scholarship programs in Sudbury, MA and surrounding communities. In 2021, the Foundation distributed $1.6 million in grants and scholarships to students and organizations in Sudbury, to organizations in communities surrounding Sudbury focused on Children, Youth and Families, and to organizations throughout the state of MA engaged in Farm and Local Food initiatives.