From financial services to charitable giving, we constantly seek new ways to embrace and support our vibrant communities. The Cambridge Trust Charitable Foundation is a fundamental element of this work.
We’ve supported 260 organizations with varied and critical missions ranging from family services to COVID-19 relief to racial justice initiatives.
Our Giving Focus.
We are always eager to see the innovative and impactful programs our nonprofit partners implement. While we wish we could meet the needs of every program that requests funding, we are particularly passionate about supporting organizations that focus on the following:
Health and Human Services
Economic Development and Mobility
Notable 2022 Grantees
We received hundreds of funding applications last year, and we were delighted to be able to increase our charitable giving in 2022. A few of the programs with which we were particularly excited to work include The Boch Center, Casa Myrna, and Families in Transition.
The Boch Center
Mission: “We are a nonprofit innovator and guardian of iconic venues, providing relevant and inclusive performing arts entertainment and cultural educational experiences for the most diverse audiences possible.”
Home to the Wang and Shubert theaters, The Boch Center democratizes access to enriching cultural experiences in Boston.
The Center also runs award-winning programs to connect with the city’s youth and cultivate our next generation of leaders.
Mission: “Casa Myrna is Boston’s largest provider of domestic violence awareness efforts and of shelter and supportive services to survivors. Our comprehensive range of services, available in both Spanish and English, provide survivors with tools to recover from the trauma of abuse and begin to build sustainable self-sufficiency.”
Annually, Casa Myrna serves over 2,000 survivors across their programs free of charge. Their work is critical to ending domestic and dating violence in Massachusetts through financial literacy education, group counseling, job readiness skill building, and more.
Families in Transition (FIT)
Mission: FIT is working to prevent and break the cycle of homelessness by empowering the people experiencing it. They carry out this work “by providing dignified housing, by delivering comprehensive and innovative solutions, by developing collaborative relationships with our clients and partners, and by creating opportunities for donors and volunteers committed to making a difference where they live and work.”
Operating 25 facilities across New Hampshire, the organization has a large footprint. In 2022 they served 9,665 individuals through “housing, emergency shelter, substance use treatment, and food services.” In addition, they served 191,641 meals and provided shelter to 130 adults on average per night. FIT’s exemplary work is helping strengthen our New Hampshire communities.
Our Work in Action
We love helping people find their forever homes. But homeownership is a big step in anyone’s financial journey, and we want to ensure everyone prepares for the commitment.
That’s why we spent 2022 teaching 45 first-time home-buyer classes to 1,900 buyers. In over 1,000 meetings, we were thrilled to provide 419 pre-qualification and pre-approvals, with more individuals moving closer to readiness every day.
Donations from the Team
Cambridge Trust firmly believes in donating time, so we offer paid time off to volunteer. As a result, last year, we logged 2,500 service hours.
We joined in a Thompson Island beach clean-up and food sorting at the New Hampshire Food Bank. The team also distributed over 200 Homeless Care Packs, school supplies, and backpacks for 300 students, and 330 Thanksgiving meals to underserved families.
The Cambridge Trust team connects to the communities we serve. We live here; we work here; we volunteer here; we give here. We are proud to be a part of cultivating stronger, safer, more empowered neighborhoods across Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
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