PRESS RELEASE
ROXBURY, MA (May 30, 2017) – Horizons for Homeless Children, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of young homeless children and their families, has announced that it is one of 100 local nonprofits to receive a grant of $100,000 through Cummings Foundation’s “$100K for 100” program. Horizons was chosen from a total of 549 applicants during a competitive review process.

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 35 different cities and towns within the Commonwealth.

“We are honored to be a recipient of the Cummings Foundation $100K for 100 grant program,” said Kate Barrand, President & CEO of Horizons for Homeless Children. “The trauma of homelessness can be detrimental to brain development in young children, so we work hard to mitigate those effects and close the achievement gap that is often associated with homelessness. These funds will have a critical impact on our programs that serve thousands each week.”

“Nonprofit organizations like Horizons for Homeless Children are vital to the local communities where our colleagues and clients live and work,” said Joel Swets, Cummings Foundation’s executive director. “We are delighted to invest in their efforts.”

The grant recipients represent a wide variety of causes, including homelessness prevention and affordable housing, education, violence prevention, and food insecurity. Most of the grants will be paid over two to five years.

About Horizons for Homeless Children
Horizons for Homeless Children is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of young homeless children and their families. Horizons provides high quality early education, comprehensive family support services, opportunities for play, and statewide advocacy work. Today, Horizons serves more than 2,000 young homeless children each week in Massachusetts through three early education centers and more than 120 shelter-based Playspaces. For more information about Horizons for Homeless Children, please visit: www.horizonschildren.org.

About Cummings Foundation

Woburn-based Cummings Foundation, Inc. was established in 1986 by Joyce and Bill Cummings of Winchester. With assets exceeding $1.4 billion, it is one of the largest foundations in New England. The Foundation directly operates its own charitable subsidiaries, including two New Horizons retirement communities, in Marlborough and Woburn. Its largest single commitment to date was $50 million to Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Additional information is available at www.CummingsFoundation.org.

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