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Cultural Investment Portfolio

Funding List

Fiscal Year 2023 Total: $6,996,300


Organization City/Town Grant
Berkshire Botanical Garden Stockbridge $6,000

to fulfill the community’s need for information, education and inspiration concerning the art and science of gardening and the preservation of our local environment.

Cotuit Library Barnstable $6,000

to enhance village life by providing a place where community gathers and all individuals achieve personal growth.

Creative Haverhill Haverhill $6,000

to support Haverhill arts and culture, providing experiences and access at the intersection of art, culture, and community and the development of high-quality spaces as platforms for community and cultural expression.

Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts Watertown $6,000

to enrich the lives of diverse audiences and participants by providing exceptional experiences in theatre, visual, and literary arts.

Dream Out Loud Center New Bedford $6,000

to advance the personal and career goals of South Coast residents through innovation, education and mentoring, by using creative writing, graphic design, music, theater and video projects to inspire a healthy individual and a vibrant community.

Easthampton City Arts Easthampton $6,000

to create positive, innovative, and accessible arts programming and cultural events to generate and increase opportunities for artists and the local economy.

GreenRoots Chelsea $6,000

to achieve environmental justice and greater quality of life through collective action, unity, education and youth leadership across neighborhoods and communities.

Happier Valley Comedy Hadley $6,000

to use the tenets of improvisation as a tool to amplify each person’s authentic voice and creativity in an inclusive, welcoming community inspired and empowered by the diversity of all members.

Kids 4 Harmony Pittsfield $6,000

for students to receive instruction in a supportive environment that fosters confidence, discipline, teamwork, pride, aspiration, and community engagement experiences, defying the stereotypes of who belongs in classical music.

Lawrence History Center Lawrence $6,000

to collect, preserve, share, and animate the history and heritage of Lawrence and its people.

Metalwerx Waltham $6,000

to promote the art of jewelry and metals through exceptional classes, workshops, studio space, outreach programming and events for professional and personal enrichment within a supportive community of artists and learners.

Nantucket Book Foundation Nantucket $6,000

to celebrate and promote the joys and rewards of reading, writing, and literacy.

Nantucket Community Music Center Nantucket $6,000

to enrich the cultural life of Nantucket by fostering and supporting music education and performance opportunities for young people and adults.

Nantucket Dreamland Foundation Nantucket $6,000

to enrich the cultural and intellectual life of Nantucket by providing year-round films, educational programs, and a venue for community activities that engage Nantucket in the evolving world of entertainment and education.

National Yiddish Book Center Amherst $6,000

to recover, celebrate, and regenerate Yiddish and modern Jewish literature and culture.

New Bedford Historical Society New Bedford $6,000

to preserve and celebrate the history and heritage of African Americans, Cape Verdeans, Native Americans, and other people of color in New Bedford,

Pao Arts Center Boston $6,000

to bring together community members across generations to reclaim a critical piece of Chinatown history and to create healthy families and vibrant communities.

Payomet Performing Arts Center Truro $6,000

to foster excellence in and access to the Performing Arts by producing exciting live music, circus, theater, dance, and humanities.

Springfield Cultural Partnership Springfield $6,000

to bring together artists, institutions and individuals, to create programs that strengthen our community and contribute to Springfield’s economic vitality and cultural enrichment.

Sustainable CAPE Truro $6,000

to celebrate local food while teaching about the health of our bodies, community, and environment.

True Story Arlington $6,000

to build empathy, respect, and understanding across differences in communities through the honoring of true life stories.

Wellfleet Preservation Hall Wellfleet $6,000

to generate year-round opportunities for the community to learn, grow, celebrate and enjoy the Outer Cape, provide experiences for all generations, support economic vitality through the promotion of arts and culture, and protect and preserve the Hall.

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Organization City/Town Grant
1794 Meetinghouse New Salem $6,600
826 Boston Boston $25,300
A Far Cry Boston $16,900
Academy Playhouse Orleans $11,000
Acme Theater Productions Maynard $6,000
Actors’ Shakespeare Project Boston $19,800
Agni Review Boston $7,600
All Newton Music School Newton $21,800
American Antiquarian Society Worcester $51,500
American Repertory Theater Cambridge $60,000
Andover Center for History & Culture Andover $9,500
Angkor Dance Troupe Lowell $9,000
Apollinaire Theatre Company Chelsea $11,100
Artists for Humanity Boston $56,800
Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston Boston $12,100
Arts Are Essential Acton $6,000
Arts Extension Service Amherst $11,700
Arts Foundation of Cape Cod Barnstable $14,300
ArtsBoston Boston $23,600
ArtsWorcester Worcester $10,900
Aston Magna Foundation Great Barrington $9,600
Available Potential Enterprises Northampton $6,000
Back Bay Chorale Boston $8,700
Ballet Theatre of Boston Cambridge $28,000
BalletRox Boston $13,000
Barrington Stage Company Pittsfield $43,100
Berkshire Art Center Stockbridge $13,200
Berkshire Choral International Great Barrington $24,500
Berkshire County Historical Society Pittsfield $8,300
Berkshire Music School Pittsfield $14,100
Berkshire Pulse Great Barrington $11,800
Berkshire Theatre Group Pittsfield $43,200
Blue Heron Renaissance Choir Newton $11,300
Boch Center Boston $60,000
Boston Ballet Boston $60,000
Boston Baroque Boston $21,100
Boston by Foot Boston $8,100
Boston Camerata Boston $8,300
Boston Center for the Arts Boston $34,200
Boston Chamber Music Society Cambridge $9,900
Boston Children’s Chorus Boston $36,300
Boston City Singers Boston $14,000
Boston Conservatory at Berklee Boston $30,000
Boston Cyberarts Boston $6,000
Boston Dance Alliance Boston $6,400
Boston Early Music Festival Cambridge $28,700
Boston Gay Men’s Chorus Boston $16,500
Boston Jewish Film Newton $15,700
Boston Landmarks Orchestra Boston $19,700
Boston Lyric Opera Company Boston $55,200
Boston Modern Orchestra Project Malden $21,300
Boston Philharmonic Orchestra Boston $31,600
Boston Symphony Orchestra Boston $60,000
Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras Boston $31,200
Brattle Film Foundation Cambridge $17,400
Brookline Arts Center Brookline $11,500
Brookline Music School Brookline $24,900
Cambridge Arts Council Cambridge $20,000
Cambridge Forum Cambridge $6,000
Cambridge Historical Commission Cambridge $15,700
Cambridge Multicultural Arts Center Cambridge $11,100
Cambridge Symphony Orchestra Cambridge $6,000
Cantata Singers Boston $12,700
Cantemus Ipswich $6,000
Cape Ann Museum Gloucester $31,400
Cape Ann Symphony Orchestra Ipswich $7,800
Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival Eastham $8,200
Cape Cod Museum of Art Dennis $15,500
Cape Cod Museum of Natural History Brewster $19,400
Cape Cod Theatre Company Harwich $13,500
Cape Cod Theatre Project Falmouth $6,000
Cape Cod Writers Center Barnstable $6,600
Cape Symphony Barnstable $38,600
Celebrity Series of Boston Boston $50,200
Center for Ecological Technology Dalton $52,700
Center for Independent Documentary Boston $34,600
Central Square Theater Cambridge $23,100
Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston Boston $6,000
Charlestown Working Theater Boston $4,500
Chester Theatre Company Chester $12,500
Chesterwood Museum and Estate Stockbridge $16,600
Children’s Museum of Boston Boston $60,000
Chinese Culture Connection Malden $13,200
Civic Symphony Orchestra of Boston Brookline $6,500
Close Encounters with Music Great Barrington $6,600
Coalition for Buzzards Bay New Bedford $48,000
Collage New Music Brookline $6,000
Commonwealth Chorale Newton $6,000
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Boston $20,000
Community Access to the Arts Great Barrington $21,700
Community Adolescent Resource & Education Center Holyoke $27,600
Community Art Center Cambridge $26,600
Community Music Center of Boston Boston $39,900
Community Music School of Springfield Springfield $27,900
Company One Boston $13,600
Concord Chamber Music Society Concord $6,000
Concord Museum Concord $27,600
Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation Brookline $38,000
Coro Allegro Boston $7,700
Country Dance and Song Society Easthampton $21,500
Dance Complex Cambridge $15,800
Danforth Art Museum at Framingham State University Framingham $15,000
Davis Museum and Cultural Center Wellesley $20,000
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Lincoln $40,800
Discovery Museum Acton $29,700
Documentary Educational Resources Watertown $21,000
Dot Art Boston $6,000
Double Edge Theatre Productions Ashfield $17,800
Drama Studio Springfield $11,100
Eagle Eye Institute Peru $9,000
Earthdance Creative Living Project Plainfield $11,800
EcoTarium Worcester $44,600
Eliot School of Fine and Applied Arts Boston $21,600
Emily Dickinson Museum Amherst $17,300
Emmanuel Music Boston $16,100
Enchanted Circle Theater Holyoke $14,900
Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art Amherst $38,600
Essex Art Center Lawrence $13,500
Express Yourself Beverly $15,000
Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown Provincetown $23,400
Firehouse Center for the Arts Newburyport $18,300
Fitchburg Art Museum Fitchburg $23,100
Flying Cloud Institute Great Barrington $11,000
Folk Arts Center of New England Stoneham $10,100
Fort Point Arts Community Boston $7,500
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery Cambridge $22,300
From the Top Boston $32,400
Fuller Craft Museum Brockton $23,100
Global Arts Live Cambridge $26,300
Golden Tones Natick $6,000
Gore Place Society Waltham $19,900
Greater Boston Stage Company Stoneham $25,300
Groton Hill Music Littleton $39,500
Grow Native Massachusetts Waltham $7,600
Grub Street Boston $33,600
Hancock Shaker Village Pittsfield $30,100
Handel and Haydn Society Boston $43,100
Hanover Theatre Worcester $60,000
Harvard Art Museums Cambridge $20,000
Historic Deerfield Deerfield $51,100
Historic New England Boston $60,000
Historic Newton Newton $10,700
History Project Boston $6,000
Hitchcock Center Amherst $18,500
Hopkinton Center for the Arts Hopkinton $17,100
House of Seven Gables Salem $27,700
Hull Lifesaving Museum Hull $9,900
Huntington Theatre Company Boston $60,000
Images Cinema Williamstown $10,700
Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción Boston $13,800
Institute for Human Centered Design Boston $27,200
Institute of Contemporary Art Boston $60,000
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Boston $60,000
Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival Becket $55,800
Jewish Arts Collaborative Newton $18,100
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library Foundation Boston $52,500
Joy of Music Program Worcester $19,600
Juniper Initiative for Literary Arts & Action Amherst $11,600
KO Theater Works Belchertown $6,000
La Donna Musicale Arlington $6,000
Lesley University College of Art and Design Cambridge $20,000
Lexington Symphony Lexington $10,900
List Visual Arts Center Cambridge $20,000
Lloyd Center for the Environment Dartmouth $14,300
Longwood Symphony Orchestra Boston $8,400
Longy School of Music of Bard College Cambridge $20,000
Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust Lowell $10,900
Lyric Stage Company of Boston Boston $26,300
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center Great Barrington $30,900
Manomet Plymouth $40,700
Maritime Gloucester Gloucester $15,500
Martha’s Vineyard Chamber Music Society Tisbury $6,600
Martha’s Vineyard Film Society Tisbury $18,700
Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse Tisbury $15,600
Mass Audubon Lincoln $60,000
Massachusetts Center for the Book Concord $7,700
Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild Mansfield $7,400
Massachusetts Historical Society Boston $48,000
Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts Holyoke $11,300
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art North Adams $60,000
Massachusetts Review Amherst $7,700
MassArt Art Museum Boston $14,400
Masterworks Chorale Lexington $6,000
Maud Morgan Arts Cambridge $11,300
Merrimack Repertory Theatre Lowell $31,000
Metropolitan Chorale Boston $6,300
Metropolitan Wind Symphony Boston $6,000
Mistral Music Andover $4,500
Montserrat College of Art Gallery Beverly $7,800
Mudflat Pottery School Somerville $17,900
Multi-Arts Hadley $6,000
Museum of African American History Boston $27,600
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Boston $60,000
Museum of Science Boston $60,000
Music Worcester Worcester $21,100
Musica Sacra Cambridge $6,000
Musicians of the Old Post Road Wayland $6,000
Nantucket Historical Association Nantucket $44,700
Narrows Center for the Arts Fall River $21,800
Nashua River Watershed Association Groton $14,200
National Center for Jewish Film Waltham $14,700
Native Plant Trust Framingham $32,200
New Art Center in Newton Newton $18,600
New Bedford Art Museum/ArtWorks! New Bedford $12,800
New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center New Bedford $8,900
New Bedford Symphony Orchestra Association New Bedford $20,600
New Bedford Whaling Museum New Bedford $41,900
New England Aquarium Corporation Boston $60,000
New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill Boylston $41,100
New England Classical Singers Andover $6,000
New England Conservatory Boston $30,000
New England Historic Genealogical Society Boston $60,000
New England Museum Association Arlington $12,100
New England Philharmonic Arlington $6,000
New England Quarterly Boston $6,700
New England Quilt Museum Lowell $11,600
New Philharmonia Orchestra of Massachusetts Newton $7,800
New Repertory Theatre Watertown $23,600
Norman Rockwell Museum Stockbridge $47,900
North Bennet Street School Boston $46,500
Northampton Academy of Music Northampton $12,800
Northampton Arts Council Northampton $7,700
Northampton Community Music Center Northampton $13,900
Northeast Document Conservation Center Andover $38,600
Northeast Massachusetts Youth Orchestras Ipswich $6,500
Now and There Boston $19,200
Odaiko New England Somerville $8,400
Old Sturbridge Village Sturbridge $60,000
OnStage Newburyport $9,200
Open Door Arts! Boston $13,400
Orion Society Great Barrington $20,500
Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester Worcester $12,300
Passim Cambridge $22,200
Paul Revere Memorial Association Boston $18,600
Peabody Essex Museum Salem $60,000
Pioneer Valley Ballet Guild Easthampton $10,400
Pioneer Valley Symphony Greenfield $6,700
Plimoth Patuxet Museums Plymouth $60,000
Ploughshares Boston $14,700
Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra Plymouth $16,300
Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association Deerfield $17,100
Preservation Worcester Worcester $11,200
Primary Source Watertown $18,700
Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra Newton $8,000
Project STEP Boston $19,700
Provincetown Art Association and Museum Provincetown $22,900
Provincetown Arts Press Provincetown $6,000
Provincetown International Film Society Provincetown $15,800
Puppet Showplace Brookline $11,600
Radius Ensemble Concord $6,000
RAW Art Works Lynn $30,300
Rehearsal for Life Boston $20,700
Revels Watertown $24,900
Revolutionary Spaces Boston $38,400
Rivers School Conservatory Weston $20,000
Robert Treat Paine Historical Trust Waltham $6,000
Rockport Music Rockport $37,000
Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum New Bedford $11,500
Salamander Boston $6,000
Sarasa Cambridge $6,000
Shakespeare & Company Lenox $40,100
Shelter Music Boston Arlington $7,600
SMARTS Collaborative Attleboro $6,600
Smith College Museum of Art Northampton $20,000
Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program Williamsburg $20,400
Sociedad Latina Boston $34,900
Society of Arts and Crafts Boston $20,900
Somerville Arts Council Somerville $16,900
South Shore Art Center Cohasset $15,000
South Shore Conservatory of Music Hingham $42,600
SpeakEasy Stage Company Boston $23,700
Special Needs Arts Programs Lexington $6,000
Spectrum Singers Waltham $6,000
Spinner Publications New Bedford $6,600
SPOKE Art Boston $12,700
Spontaneous Celebrations Boston $8,200
Springfield City Library Springfield $20,000
Springfield Museums Springfield $57,100
Springfield Symphony Orchestra Springfield $25,500
StageSource Boston $8,500
Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute Williamstown $60,000
Suzuki School of Newton Newton $22,600
Symphony by the Sea Beverly $6,000
The Mount: Edith Wharton’s Home Lenox $28,800
The Nature Connection Concord $6,400
The Performance Project Springfield $9,000
The Yard Chilmark $18,900
Theater Offensive Boston $26,500
Triboro Youth Theatre Attleboro $7,300
Triple Shadow Otis $6,000
Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill Truro $17,100
Tsongas Industrial History Center Lowell $19,300
Tunefoolery Music Boston $6,700
UMASS Amherst Asian Arts & Culture Program Amherst $7,600
Umbrella Arts Center Concord $28,500
Urbano Project Boston $11,800
USS Constitution Museum Boston $33,000
Voices Boston Brookline $7,500
Voices Rising Arlington $6,000
WAM Theatre Lenox $10,600
Waterfront Historic Area League of New Bedford New Bedford $16,500
Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater Wellfleet $16,400
Westport River Watershed Alliance Westport $14,000
Wheelock Family Theatre Boston $18,700
William Joiner Institute Boston $11,100
Williams College Museum of Art Williamstown $20,000
Williamstown Theatre Festival Williamstown $41,400
Woods Hole Film Festival Falmouth $8,400
Worcester Art Museum Worcester $60,000
Worcester Center for Crafts Worcester $18,000
Worcester Chamber Music Society Worcester $11,300
Worcester County Mechanics Association Worcester $28,700
Worcester Historical Museum Worcester $24,500
Writers’ Room of Boston Boston $6,000
Young at Heart Chorus Northampton $8,100
Young Audiences of Massachusetts Boston $15,300
Zamir Chorale of Boston Newton $8,300
Zeiterion Theatre New Bedford $31,500
Zephyr Press Brookline $6,000
Zoo New England Boston $60,000
Zumix Boston $21,600

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