Foundation Management and Entrepreneurship Service Organizations
Use the FME Project Selection Form to choose a project.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston, Boston, MA
The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB) is to help boys and girls, generally from disadvantaged circumstances, develop the qualities needed to become responsible citizens and leaders. To achieve this, they offer a variety of program activities and support services designed to assist in the educational, emotional, physical and social development of 6-to-18 year olds, without regard to social, racial, ethnic, or religious background.
The Citizen School, Boston, MA
The Citizen School goal is to prepare students for leadership roles in the 21st century. The learning model includes Apprenticeships, Explorations, Homework Investment Time, and Team-building activities. Citizen Schools focuses on skill development - particularly in the areas of writing, data analysis, and oral communication - and links closely to school activities and learning standards. Citizen Schools turns children into community heroes: children apprentice with lawyers, web designers, architects - culminating their learning apprenticeships by arguing trials before federal judges, designing web sites for their school, organizing public events, publishing newspapers, and much more.
Cradles to Crayons, Boston, MA
Cradles to Crayons mission is to put new and gently-used children's essentials into the hands of Massachusetts families who need them most. From strollers and car seats to books and clothing, we provide items that enrich the lives of children and the people who love them.
Lemonade Day Boston is a free entrepreneurship program for elementary and middle school students to learn life skills through the experience of running their own business—a lemonade stand. The program has two components: a learning module and experiential opportunity. In partnership with educators, children learn about planning, leading, succeeding, and investing. Following an engaging curriculum experience, students launch their lemonade stand business. After the experience, students are encouraged to “share a little” with a community nonprofit, “save a little” for the future, and “spend a little” to reward themselves for their efforts. Last year, nearly 1,500 students across the Greater Boston area participated in Lemonade Day Boston.
The Nativity School, Worcester, MA
The Nativity School of Worcester is an independent, Jesuit, middle school for boys that exists first and foremost to offer a high quality education to those in need. Priority is given to boys from challenging circumstances who need extra support and care in their educational learning. This will be accomplished in the Jesuit tradition of educating the whole person; mind, body, and soul.
Wellesley and Needham Housing Authority Tutoring Program, Needham or Wellesley, MA
The Needham and Wellesley Housing Authorities house over 300 families. Babson has provided home-work help and recreational activities to the children of these communities for over 15 years.
Hunger, Homelessness and Housing
Community Servings, Boston, MA
Community Servings is Greater Boston's free, hot, home-delivered meals program for people ill with AIDS, their dependents, and caregivers. Our goal is to serve all individuals with AIDS who request meals, as well as their needy caregivers and dependents. We are committed to serving a diverse client base and have worked hard to reach Greater Boston's traditionally disenfranchised and under-served populations.
Friends of the Homeless of the South Shore, South Weymouth, MA
The Friends of the Homeless of the South Shore’s mission is to help homeless families living in shelters move to a permanent home. The agency has a food bank, a furniture bank and is continually working on new housing.
Habitat for Humanity, Boston, MA
Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. HFHI seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need.
Habitat has built more than 250,000 houses around the world, providing more than 1 million people in more than 3,000 communities with safe, decent, affordable shelter. HFHI was founded in 1976 by Millard Fuller along with his wife, Linda.
The Greater Boston Food Bank, Boston, MA
The Food Bank annually distributes nearly 20 million pounds of food, for a total wholesale value of over $41 million. The food is distributed to a network of more than 800 member feeding programs (including soup kitchens, food pantries and homeless shelters) throughout the nine counties in eastern Massachusetts. Through its network of member feeding programs, The Food Bank helps to feed 1.25 million meals each month.
Boston AIDS Africa
Boston AIDS Africa’s mission is to show the Boston area’s compassion by responding to the need that exists in African villages affected by the AIDS pandemic. This organization creates caregiver kits and refill bags with practical yet mostly inexpensive materials such as rubber gloves, antibacterial soap, washcloths, and medication, in an attempt to improve the quality of life of AIDS sufferers.
Charles River Arc, Needham, MA
Serves people with developmental disabilities through family support, day and vocational programs and community residential programs.
Coaches vs. Cancer
Coaches vs. Cancer is a joint effort by the American Cancer Society and National Association of basketball coaches that empowers basketball coaches, their teams, and communities to help win the fight against cancer.
Cor Unum Meal Center
Cor Unum Meal Center’s mission is to provide free, nutritious meals in a safe environment to anyone who is in need of food regardless of race, color, creed, sex, or way of life.
Special Olympics of Massachusetts
Special Olympics is an international organization dedicated to empowering individuals with intellectual disabilities to become physically fit, productive and respected members of society through sports training and competition. Special Olympics offers children and adults with intellectual disabilities year-round training and competition in 26 Olympic-type summer and winter sports. There is no charge to participate in Special Olympics.
Wellesley Council on Aging, Wellesley, MA
The Wellesley Council on Aging provided program and resources for the senior citizens of the Wellesley area.