Bill Cummings, President of the Cummings Foundation (L) with Andy McCawley, President and CEO of NECHV.
BOSTON, June 10, 2016 – The New England Center and Home for Veterans (NECHV) is one of 100 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s “$100K for 100” program. The Boston-based organization was chosen from a total of 479 applicants, during a competitive review process.
Founded in 1989, the New England Center and Home for Veterans (NECHV) is a nationally recognized leader in serving veterans. The NECHV is a multi-dimension service and care provider that assists veterans who are facing challenges with a broad array of programs and services that enable success, meaningful employment, and dignified, independent living.
NECHV President and CEO C. Andrew McCawley joined approximately 300 other guests at a June 9 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 has now awarded more than $140 million to local nonprofits alone.
“The New England Center and Home for Veterans greatly appreciates this generous donation from the Cummings Foundation,” said Mr. McCawley. “It will help us continue our mission of providing services to Veterans who are experiencing challenges in their lives and may be facing or at-risk of homelessness.”
The $100K for 100 program supports nonprofits that are not only based in but also primarily serve Middlesex, Essex, and Suffolk counties. This year, the program is benefiting 41 different cities and towns within the Commonwealth.
Through this place-based initiative, Cummings Foundation aims to give back in the area where it owns commercial buildings, all of which are managed, at no cost to the Foundation, by its affiliate Cummings Properties. Founded in 1970 by Bill Cummings of Winchester, the Woburn-based commercial real estate firm leases and manages more than 10 million square feet of space, the majority of which exclusively benefits the Foundation.
“We admire and very much appreciate the important work that nonprofit organizations like the New England Center and Home for Veterans are doing in the local communities where our colleagues 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. Most of the grants will be paid over two to five years.
The complete list of 100 grant winners is available at www.CummingsFoundation.org.