Grove Hall Grantees

We envision a community that is thriving culturally, economically, and equitably. Grove Hall residents will lead the movement for transformation in their community. Our grantees' ideas address core issues in the Grove Hall neighborhood including, resident organizing, food insecurity, physical health, building social connections, and creative placemaking. Scroll down to learn more about the various projects that we have supported over the years. 

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Masjid Al-Qur'an Education Committee Movie Series

Community Issue:

Community Well-Being

Grant Year:

2019

This grant allowed an opportunity for outreach and networking with neighbors, organizations, businesses through multi language flyer distribution and inter generational family movie viewing with discussion and breaking bread and drink together. The grant allowed Masjid Al-Qur'an to set up the infrastructure for movie viewing and cultural events for the neighborhood.

Lleya P Sewing Project

Community Issue:

Social Capital

Grant Year:

2019

The funds provided by the Grove Hall community were very useful for ordering the supplies needed for the workshop such as sewing machines, sewing kits, fabrics food and beverages for every workshop. During these 10 weeks they trainees learned how to be a better human being in our community by assisting those in need and be a role model. This grant supported this project by providing the funds to buy the materials needed for a successful completion of the workshops.

Elevate Boston Foundation

Community Issue:

Covid-19 Food Relief

Grant Year:

2020

Elevate Boston distributed food and provided critical supplies (masks, gloves, and hand sanitizers) to Grove Hall residents.

Union Capital Boston

Community Issue:

Social Capital

Grant Year:

2019

Grove Hall Network Nights are an opportunity to come together, build relationships & trust, engage in meaningful conversations about issues & action, and exchange favors and resources.

The Friends of the Ave & Project RIGHT's Beautification on Geneva Avenue

Community Issue:

Placemaking

Grant Year:

2017

This project focused on activating vacant space in order to provide young people and residents the opportunity to view the potential of this open space in creating opportunities and resources in Grove Hall.

Healing Through Three C's - Community, Culture and Collaboration.

Community Issue:

Community Well-Being

Grant Year:

2017

The goal of Healing Through Three C's was to unify all surrounding properties within the communities that are affected by violence and trauma.

Soledad Boyd - Grove Hall Mixtape

Community Issue:

Placemaking

Grant Year:

2017

The Grove Hall Mixtape considers how much the Grove Hall community is changing and how necessary it is to make sure that Grove Hall's identity is not lost. 

Nicole Flynt - Not Your Average Yoga Teacher

Community Issue:

Community Well-Being

Grant Year:

2017

Not Your Average Yoga provided free trauma-informed yoga classes to help Grove Hall residents realize their spirit and impact self worth. These classes introduced coping skills along with relaxation techniques.

Violence in Boston

Community Issue:

Covid-19 Food Relief

Grant Year:

2020

Violence In Boston partnered with Food for the Soul, a black-owned restaurant located in the heart of Grove Hall, to provide meals to families during the pandemic. With the support of 25 volunteers, Violence in Boston provided thousands of meals to families in the area and and increased awareness around disparities in food access.

Fresh Food Generation

Community Issue:

Covid-19 Food Relief

Grant Year:

2020

Fresh Food Generation provided emergency food relief to families affiliated with Friends of the Children. This included prepared meals, grocery bags and toiletries. Fresh Food Generation delivered 150 meal packages to families using the grant provided by the Grove Hall Trust.

Hutchings Street Neighbors

Community Issue:

Resident Organizing

Grant Year:

2017

Hutchings Street Neighbors engage neighborhood residents and inform residents of neighborhood resources through annual summer block parties.