2012 MHFNT Grant Awardees Announced

Organizations and amounts funded in 2012 by the Mission Hill/Fenway Neighborhood Trust, Inc.

Roxbury Tenants of Harvard Association
$ 3,200
8-week theatre arts program for middle school youth

Maurice J. Tobin School
$ 3,450
Purchase/installation of a kiln for the Tobin School and supplies for ceramic arts classes

Boston Self Help Center
$ 3,629
Equipment for power soccer program for individuals with disabilities

Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc.
$ 4,000
Timer, technical support staff, and healthy refreshments for the Mission Hill Road Race, 13 October 2012

MissionSAFE: A New Beginning, Inc.
$ 7,500
Summer job stipends for at-risk youth in Mission Hill

Edgar P. Benjamin Healthcare Center
$ 5,000
Intergenerational program connecting Benjamin Healthcare residents with students from Roxbury Preparatory Charter School

The Friends of Symphony Park
$ 1,740
8-week "boot camp" morning exercise program at Symphony Park

Harry Ellis Dickson Park Committee
$ 2,000
Replacement of park bench and plant maintenance

Neighborhood Access Group (NAG)
$ 1,870
Stipends for students documenting walkway accessibility conditions in the Back Bay Fens

Friends of Ramler Park, Maria Jane Loizou
$ 2,050
Outdoor music concert in Ramler Park on 16 August 2012 (rain date 17 August)

Friends of Ramler Park, Inc.
$ 2,440
Removal/replacement of overgrown shrubs and care/pruning of trees along rear edge of park

Fenway News
$ 3,434
New computer for newspaper layout, digitization of slides from Bernie Kramer's collection of 500 postcard images of the Fenway, 1890-1960

Fenway Family Coalition
$ 3,200
Non-personnel costs for a Fenway Family Health Fair

Peterborough Senior Center
$ 2,200
Publicity and t-shirts for fundraising walk on 30 September 2012

Emerald Necklace Conservancy
$ 1,700
26-week program of Sunday Greeters in Back Bay Fens Visitor Center

The Fenway Garden Society, Inc.
$ 3,200
Historical programs to celebrate the seventieth anniversary of the Richard D. Parker Memorial Victory Gardens

Operation P.E.A.C.E.
$ 11,490
Stipends and programming for 2012 Summer Academy, a full-time summer program for Fenway youth