2013 MHFNT Grant Awardees Announced

Organizations and amounts funded in 2013 by the Mission Hill/Fenway Neighborhood Trust, Inc.

Phillips Brooks House Association
$ 3,307
Mission Hill Summer Program / Stipends for junior counselors to launch a Parent Engagement Strategy project with campers and their parents

Mission Hill Health Movement
$ 2,876
A monthly film series directed to all age groups and a series of house-based focus group meetings aimed at adults to discuss issues in the community (folding chairs, books, videos, refreshments, paper supplies)

Mission Hill Community Schools Council, Inc., fiscal agent for:

Mission Hill Legacy Project
$ 1,200
Workshop and survey on health and wellness for seniors in Mission Hill

Boston Pirates Youth Sports, Inc.
$ 3,000
Baseball and softball equipment for indoor off-season training programs for all youth (8-18) in Mission Hill, regardless of athletic ability

ABCD–Parker Hill/Fenway Neighborhood Service Center
$ 2,250
Senior Center/Transportation for bimonthly field trips to art events, museums, and health screenings

Mission Hill Main Streets, fiscal agent for:

Mission Hill Artists Collective
$ 2,500
Group exhibitions of local artists in partnership with the Parker Hill Library

Benjamin Healthcare Center
$ 4,000
Intergenerational program partnership with Roxbury Preparatory Charter School (consultant, PenPal project, video, refreshments)

Mission Hill Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc.
$ 3,000
2013 Mission Hill Road Race (registration, timer, technical staff)

Mission Hill Main Streets
$ 1,950
Purchase and installation of 75 sets of flags for business and residential properties along Tremont Street in Mission Hill

Mission Hill Community Schools Council, Inc., fiscal agent for:

Mission Hill Youth Collaborative
$ 2,400
Halloween on the Hill event for Mission Hill residents

Boston Self Help Center, Inc.
$ 2,900
Power wheelchair soccer program / Metal wheelchair bumper guards and rental of gym space for team practice

Friends of Fenway Studios, Inc.
$ 2,570
Fenway Studios lobby lighting project / Light fixtures and LED lamps
All are invited to attend The Fenway Studios Open Studios event, 16-17 November 2013 (Saturday & Sunday), 11AM-5PM

Emerald Necklace Conservancy
$ 1,560
One-time grant for park interpreter/greeter at the Shattuck Emerald Necklace Visitor Center for 26 Saturdays

Friends of Ramler Park Inc., fiscal agent for:

Maria Jane Loizou & Friends
$ 1,475
Evening summer music concert in Ramler Park in August. Concert is scheduled for Thursday, 8 August (rain date 15 August), 6:30PM, Ramler Park, 130 Peterborough Street, Fenway.

Fenway Education and Neighborhood Support (FENS) Fund
$ 4,500
Program of neighborhood forums (art exhibitions, author events, lectures, and workshops)

Emerald Necklace Conservancy, fiscal agent for:

Fenway Civic Association, Inc.
$ 2,645
Treatment and pruning of vulnerable trees/shrubs (crabapple and lilacs), corrective planting for willow oak, and watering of 9 newly planted trees in the Back Bay Fens

Friends of Ramler Park
$ 1,912
Park furniture rust removal and retrofitting of park benches with arm rest dividers to discourage sleeping on benches

Kaji Aso Studio Inc.
$ 2,500
Artists’ Entry Show Fees for the Fortieth Anniversary Show at the Prudential Center

The Fenway Garden Society, Inc.
$ 5,100
Website redesign / Development and installation of Content Management System and template design and coding for purposes of increasing visibility, accessibility, and community outreach to neighbors of the Victory Gardens

Operation P.E.A.C.E.
$ 7,465
Stipends for two full-time interns for 2013 Summer Academy, a full-time summer program for Fenway youth

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

Fenway Jazz Jam
$ 750
Evening summertime concert in Ramler Park with musician David Ehle and “Stars of the Fenway Jazz Jam”

Concert is scheduled for Sunday, 25 August (rain date 1 September), 5:00PM, Ramler Park, 130 Peterborough Street, Fenway.

Massachusetts College of Art and Design Foundation
$ 4,000
Community workshops and walking tour for residents of Mission Hill and Fenway to participate with Artward Bound students in an intergenerational exploration of the natural resources and design of the Fens