Allston Brighton/Boston College Community Fund
$3,000 Program/Project Grant Application
Every Fall & Spring
$25,000 Beautification Grant Application
Once every two years - Spring
$3,000 Program/Project Grant (Available twice per year - Fall & Spring)
The mission of the Allston/Brighton-Boston College Community Fund is to support programs and services that are available to the people of Allston and Brighton. The Fund Committee seeks applications from organizations, associations, programs, or purposes based in Allston and Brighton. The Committee gives special consideration to the benefit of the potential award on the youth, senior citizens, and the needy in the Allston and Brighton neighborhoods. Beautification projects are also encouraged.
The Fund was established by the Honorable Thomas M. Menino and Rev. J. Donald Monan, former President of and current Chancellor of Boston College. The President of the College, Reverend William P. Leahy and Mayor Menino continue to support this cooperative effort between Boston College and representatives of Allston and Brighton.
The purpose of the awards is to supplement existing budgets of established organizations and agencies in order to promote a program or service for which financial support is not otherwise available. Consultants will not be funded. The Fund Committee also considers and makes awards to independent groups who present a worthy proposal or sponsor a worthwhile event.
Interested groups may apply for funding either during the fall cycle or the spring cycle.
For the Fall 2012 Cycle of the $3,000 Project Grant, a total of $31,250 was awarded to twelve organizations. The winners include:
ABCD, Allston/Brighton Neighborhood Opportunity Center: Allston Brighton Food Pantry
Allston Board of Trade: Holiday Lights
Brighton-Allston Historical Society: Preservation and managemetn of the Museum Collection
Brighton Board of Trade: Holiday Lights
Boston Police Department - District 14: Community Service Projects
Charles River Conservancy: Conservancy Volunteers Project
CommonWheels Bicycle Co-Op: Open Shop and Farmers Market Bike Stand
Jackson Mann Community Center: Photography Club
Metropolitan Waterworks Museum: Audio Accessibility Project
Presentation School Foundation: The PSF Community Forum
Tenacity, Inc.: Summer Tennis & Reading Program
The Vocational Advancement Center: The Living & Learning Program
$25,000 Beautification Grant (Available once every two years)
This grant was created out of the money put aside during the past ten years for the Allston/Brighton-Boston College Community Fund. This award is granted every TWO years and is given for lasting physical improvement to a landscape/beautification project in a visible public location.
The Brighton Allston Improvement (BAIA) with the Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation as the fiscal agent was awarded the $25,000 Spring 2011 Beautification Grant for their Commonwealth Ave Improvement Project.
The first recipient of this award was the Brighton Branch of the Boston Public Library in 2003 for their Landscaping Project.
In 2005, the Aberdeen & Reservoir Civic Association, Inc. (ARCA) received the award for their Cleveland Circle Early Action Item (EAI) Gateway Element Project.
In 2007, the West End House Boys & Girls Club of Allston-Brighton received the award for their Landscape Beautification Project.
In 2009, the Brighton Allston Improvement Association (BAIA) and Allston Brighton Community Development Corporation received awards for two projects: Installation of BigBelly Solar Trash Compactors in Allston/Brighton and Everett Street Greening Project.
In January 2007, Allston Brighton/Boston College Community Fund Announced Three Additional Grants.
(One time grants only)
The Allston Brighton/Boston College Community Fund Committee has announced that three additional grants totaling $175,000 will be distributed in February, 2007.
Thanks to strong growth in the fund, which is provided to the community through Boston College, the additional grants will be distributed to local organizations or programs whose proposals best address youth-enrichment, civic-engagement and beautification projects in the Allston-Brighton community.
The winners for the three grants include:
$50,000 Beautification - Allston Village Main Streets for Allston Village Beautification
$50,000 Youth Enrichment - Oak Square/Allston-Brighton YMCA for the Community Teen Center
$75,000 Civic Engagement - Brighton-Allston 200, Inc. for the Brighton-Allston Bicentennial Celebration
We received a total of nineteen applications (eight for beautification, eight for youth development and three for civic engagement).