Thrive Receives $250,000 Grant

Following a lengthy evaluation process, Thrive Support & Advocacy was one of just fifty organizations from across Massachusetts chosen to receive a $250,000 ten-year Cummings Foundation Sustaining Grant. The grant is aimed at supporting Thrive’s youth initiatives.

Accepting The Cummings Foundation grant.
From Left Caitlin Devaney-Fortwengler – Thrive, Denise Vojackova-Karami – Thrive, Joyce Cummings – Cummings Foundation, Bill Cummings – Cummings Foundation.

“The Thrive community is humbled and honored by The Cummings Foundation’s generosity, and the faith and trust it has placed in Thrive. The Foundation’s ten-year investment will enable Thrive to accelerate and expand our efforts to develop sustainable and scalable solutions to the unmet needs of youth with developmental disabilities and their families. We are grateful for The Cummings Foundation’s continued partnership and support,” said Thrive President & CEO, Michael Rodrigues.

The Cummings Foundation has awarded nearly $250 million in grants to date in the greater Boston area. Sustaining Grant winners were selected by a 33-member volunteer committee, which included former state legislators, CEOs of local companies, and a retired justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, among many others. Committee members met with each nonprofit twice to learn how they would use a ten-year grant to advance their mission.

Support from The Cummings Foundation grant will enable Thrive to reach more families and offer more opportunities to young people with intellectual or developmental disabilities.