Special to The Advocate
Mayor Carlo DeMaria and board members of the Everett Citizens Foundation (ECF) were pleased to present various community groups and organizations with grant funding. Many groups with different initiatives were presented with checks for various amounts in the City Council Chambers at Everett City Hall. Some organizations that were awarded funding are based in Everett and some are based in surrounding communities like Boston, Somerville and Salem. The one thing all the organizations share is that they help serve the Everett community or residents in some way.
Mayor Carlo DeMaria and the City of Everett congratulate all the organizations that were awarded funding through the ECF. “Congratulations to all the organizations that were awarded grant funding, and I hope this helps you with your missions of serving so many different people in our community and beyond,” said Mayor DeMaria.
ECF was established by the Host Community Agreement between the City of Everett and Wynn Resorts that was approved by the voters of Everett in 2013. The foundation’s purpose is to support local groups, associations and programs with important City initiatives. Funding is chosen by an independent board after applications are sent in by organizations.
ECF grant funding awardees
Everett Community Growers
Everett Little League
Housing Families Inc.
Mystic River Watershed Association
Read to a Child
Kiwanis Club of Everett
Everett LGBTQ+ Youth Space and Resource Center (ELYSARC)
First Baptist Church
Everett Arts Association
The Dogmother LLC (Salem Saves Animals)
Nepali Class of Boston
Centro Communitario Scalabrini, Inc.
The Barbershop LLC
Community League Basketball Organization (CLBO)
Total Health Project of AWMI
Not every organization was present at the grant presentation.