Posted by boston.com December 3, 2013 11:43 AM
By Juan Esteban Cajigas Jimenez, Globe Correspondent
In an effort to help low and moderate income families in Massachusetts, MassNeeds a statewide coalition of corporate, public and private foundations recently announced that more than $13 million dollars would be committed to nonprofit agencies located across the Commonwealth.
The money was donated on an individual basis by over 51 participating organizations making gifts directly to specific nonprofits. MassNeeds currently supports more than 200 nonprofit organizations, including thirteen in Danvers, Salem, Framingham, Natick, Gloucester and Lynn. The amount of money going to each organization was not immediately available.
The $13 million dollar effort was a fifty percent increase over last year’s efforts. This year’s donations were aimed at helping provide food, heat, housing and health care support for those in need.
MassNeeds also hopes that by working with nonprofits, they will raise awareness for the challenges that many Massachusetts residents face during the winter.
This is MassNeeds’ fifth year targeting award money for nonprofits. Since the coalition’s founding in 2009, it has helped organize over $30 million in contributions for nonprofits in Massachusetts.
The complete list of nonprofit organizations being supported by one or more funders this year can be seen here.