Youth Enrichment Services (YES) is one of 100 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 each through the Cummings Foundation’s “$100K for 100” program. YES was chosen from a total of 574 applicants during a competitive review process.
The Cummings Foundation grant will support YES’s sports-based repeat engagement programs and high-impact teen leadership program. More than 800 Boston youth will benefit from these programs in 2019. “We are ecstatic that YES was chosen to receive a $100k for 100 grant from the Cummings Foundation,” said Bryan Van Dorpe, Executive Director. “The grant funding will go a long way to provide our young people with new outdoor experiences as well as high-impact leadership development, college preparation, and career readiness programming.”
Specific programs that the Cummings Foundation grant will help support at YES include Track & Field, Operation SnowSports (downhill and cross-country skiing), Outdoor Adventure (rock climbing, kayaking, biking, and more), and Leadership Corps (leadership development, college preparation, and career exploration).
The $100K for 100 program supports nonprofits that are based in and primarily serve Suffolk, Middlesex, and Essex counties. Through this place-based initiative, Cummings Foundation aims to give back in the area where it owns commercial buildings, all of which are managed, at no cost to the Foundation, by its affiliate Cummings Properties. Founded in 1970 by Bill Cummings, the Woburn-based commercial real estate firm leases and manages 10 million square feet of space, the majority of which exclusively benefits the Foundation.
About Cummings Foundation – Woburn-based Cummings Foundation, Inc. was established in 1986 by Joyce and Bill Cummings. The Foundation directly operates its own charitable subsidiaries, including New Horizons retirement communities in Marlborough and Woburn. Its largest single commitment to date has been to Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Additional information is available at www.CummingsFoundation.org.