Beyond Conflict Awarded $100,000 Cummings Grant

For Immediate Release: July 27, 2022

Contact: Jael Louis, jlouis@beyondconflictint.org

Beyond Conflict awarded $100,000 Cummings grant

Boston nonprofit receives two years of funding from the Cummings Foundation

BOSTON, MA – Beyond Conflict is one of 140 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 to $500,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s $25 Million Grant Program. The Boston-based organization was chosen from a total of 580 applicants during a competitive review process. It will receive $100,000 over two years.

“We are thrilled to get additional support from the Cummings Foundation to support our work at home here in Boston,” says Tim Phillips, CEO & Founder of Beyond Conflict, “and we look forward to working with all these incredible organizations.”

Beyond Conflict is an international nonprofit organization that works with local partners to develop and deploy evidence-based solutions to social conflict, racism, and deepening polarization and division challenges.

Beyond Conflict will work with local organizations funded by Cummings to help them improve their program effectiveness and behavioral impact. Over the past 30 years, the organization has opened pathways for progress in peace talks, transitions to democracy, and national reconciliation in the aftermath of division and violence in over 75 countries.

The Cummings $25 Million Grant Program supports Massachusetts nonprofits and primarily serves Middlesex, Essex, and Suffolk counties. 

This year’s grant recipients represent various causes, including food insecurity, immigrant and refugee services, social justice, education, and mental health services. The nonprofits are spread across 45 different cities and towns. 

The complete list of 140 grant winners, plus more than 900 previous recipients, is available at www.CummingsFoundation.org

Cummings Foundation has now awarded more than $375 million to Greater Boston nonprofits.

About Beyond Conflict: Beyond Conflict is an international nonprofit organization aiming to understand and address the causes and consequences of conflict. Founded in 1992, the organization has offered solutions that have opened pathways for progress in peace talks, transitions to democracy, and national reconciliation in the aftermath of division and violence in over 75 countries. Additional information is available at www.beyondconflictint.org.

About Cummings Foundation: Woburn-based Cummings Foundation, Inc. was established in 1986 by Joyce and Bill Cummings and has grown to be one of the largest private foundations in New England. The Foundation directly operates its own charitable subsidiaries, including New Horizons retirement communities, in Marlborough and Woburn, and Cummings Health Sciences, LLC. Additional information is available at www.CummingsFoundation.org.

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