Cummings Foundation $100K for 100

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Cummings Foundation logoThe Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust (LP&CT) has been selected as one of 100 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s “$100K for 100” program.  This will be spread over four years, so as of the date of this new post we are nearing the end of year two of our support from the Cummings Foundation.

“We’re very grateful for the support and recognition from the Cummings Foundation which comes at a critical time in our organization’s growth, especially after recently receiving our land trust accreditation and with the growth in our environmental education programming,” said Jane Calvin, Executive Director

The $100K for 100 program supports nonprofits that are not only based in but also primarily serve Middlesex, Essex, and Suffolk counties. This year, the program benefited 41 different communities within the Commonwealth.

Through this place-based initiative, Cummings Foundation aims to give back in the area where it owns commercial buildings, all of which are managed, at no cost to the Foundation, by its affiliate Cummings Properties. Founded in 1970 by Bill Cummings of Winchester, the Woburn-based commercial real estate firm

leases and manages more than 10 million square feet of space, the majority of which exclusively benefits the Foundation.

“The Foundation is incredibly grateful to nonprofits like the Lowell Parks & Conservation Trust that are working diligently for the benefit of the communities where the staff and clients of the Cummings organization live and work,” said Joel Swets, Cummings Foundation’s executive director.