2011 MHFNT Grant Awardees Announced

Organizations and amounts funded in 2011 by the Mission Hill/Fenway Neighborhood Trust, Inc.

Community Arts Advocates, Inc., fiscal agent for:

Friends of Symphony Park
$ 1,500
For a series of 8 free tai chi classes, for seniors and the general public, to be held at Symphony Park

Friends of Ramler Park, Inc., fiscal agent for:

Maria Jane Loizou, soprano
$ 1,600
For a “Summer Sunset” concert to be performed in Ramler Park on August 18

Kaji Aso Studio
$ 2,400
For a series of 6 free on-site Japanese cultural programs

Emerald Necklace Conservancy, fiscal agent for:

Fenway Civic Association
$ 2,000
For the “Swingin’ in Mother’s Rest” summer jazz concert on July 20

The Fenway Garden Society, Inc.
$ 4,000
For the first phase of construction of a Teaching Garden within the Richard D. Parker Memorial Victory Gardens dedicated to teaching urban gardening free to the public

Operation P.E.A.C.E
$ 2,250
For stipends to support a short-term organizational “core-strengthening” project

Phillips Brooks House Association, Inc., fiscal agent for:

Mission Hill Summer Program
$ 3,000
For stipends for Junior Counselors in the 2011 Mission Hill Summer Program

ABDC Parker Hill/Fenway Neighborhood Service Center
$ 4,100
For a second year of funding for computer instruction for adult community residents in Mission Hill and Fenway

Roxbury Tenants of Harvard Association
$ 1,750
Matching grant to provide massage therapy to elderly and disabled residents

Mission Hill Health Movement
$ 1,750
For health education materials to be provided at tables at the Brigham Circle Farmers’ Market

Edgar P. Benjamin Healthcare Center (BHC)
$ 4,400
Matching grant for their Intergenerational Program connecting BHC residents and students at the Roxbury Preparatory Charter School

Boston Pirates Youth Sports, Inc.
$ 4,000
For pitching machine and other equipment to support baseball and softball teams for Mission Hill youth

Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc.
$ 4,000
For a timer and technical staff and healthy refreshments to support the Mission Hill Road Race to benefit the Kevin W. Fitzgerald Park.

The Annual Mission Hill Road Race will be held Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 10:00am (walkers start at 9:00am). See website for more details: www.missionhillnhs.org