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New Racial Equity Fund Gives Out First $1M To Nonprofits. ‘We Are Going to Do Big Things Because of It,’ One Says

Elevated Thought, a Lawrence nonprofit that uses art to drive social justice, will finally be able to hire a youth organizer. Brockton Interfaith Community can now afford to bring on another staffer, while Martin Luther King Jr. Family Services can offset the cost of running a remote learning center for low-income families in Springfield.

These organizations, all led by people of color, are among the first to receive grants from the New Commonwealth Racial Equity and Social Justice Fund — launched in July by Black and brown business executives to fight systemic racism after the killing of George Floyd. The group is handing out $1 million — $50,000 each to 20 organizations across the state.

Read Full Article and the press release here.