Grants & Corporate Giving
During its first two years, our organization grew rapidly in the face of adverse conditions and many critical challenges. We were warmly embraced by the Brookline, Cambridge, and the Greater Boston arts community, and with the help of our many supporters, we have strengthened our organizational structure, partnered up with other non-profit organizations and with community-minded businesses and individuals, formed many strategic alliances, have secured a new facility, and are looking forward to re-launching and expanding our offerings.
Since our 501(c)3 status was granted in August 2004, we were fortunate to be the recipients of the following grants, while at our former BCCA Coolidge Corner, Brookline, and subsequently after establishing the our new arts center, the CCCA, at Canal District Kendall.
The generous financial, in-kind, and community support of foundations and businesses, that we have received, especially during these pandemic times, has enabled us to serve hundreds of artists/educators and thousands of community members, and rapidly increase our cultural programming and community services.
City of Cambridge and Cambridge Community Foundation – Cultural Capital Fund
toward programming and operations – 12/22/2020
City of Cambridge COVID-19 Emergency & Recovery Grant
towards online/virtual programming software development and cultural programming – 8/3/2020
Cambridge Community Foundation – Cambridge Artist Relief Fund
towards operations and cultural programing – 5/7/2020
BioMed Realty / BMR-Third LLC (Corporate Sponsorship)
towards cultural programming – 3/9/2020
The Ramsey McCluskey Family Foundation
towards the handicap accessibility renovations – 3/16/2005
Esther B. Kahn Charitable Foundation
towards the handicap accessibility renovations – 2/17/2005
Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program, as advised by Andrea Roberts
towards the Building Fund – 2/16/2005
Thomson Financial, Community Involvement, as advised by Eric Michael Jordan
towards the Building Fund – 2/14/2005
Meg Brady/TJX Charitable Foundation
towards our Urban / Hip Hop Dance Program or the handicap accessibility renovations – 2/11/2005
The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation
towards general operating support – 2/9/2005
Brookline Community Fund
towards marketing expenses (funds to be released after building purchase is secured) – 12/22/2004
Fife Family Foundation
towards the Building Fund – 12/16/2004
Bay State Federal Savings Charitable Foundation
towards the Building Fund – 12/12/2004
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund, as advised by Alan Feuer
towards general operating support – 9/3/2004
Creating a home for the arts, physically and virtually
In total, our initial fundraising campaign to save our 14 Green Street home raised over $350,000 ($210,000 in donations and grants, and $140,000 in pledges). During that trying period, we were blessed with enormous support on the part of the press, who released over 60 feature articles, as well as coverage on major radio and TV news networks. We wish to thank all those who have continued to support us after we closed our doors in Brookline on May 16, 2005, so that we may look to a brighter tomorrow.
Along with our new Canal District Kendall
, Cambridge arts facility, the Cambridge Community Center for the Arts (CCCA), generously sponsored by our Partner Level corporate sponsor
, BioMed Realty
, the BCCA looks to further implement its global initiatives that aim to create and cultivate a network of artists and educators through the use of multimedia and telecommunication technology. The BCCA can serve as a great community based technology & arts partner to the high tech corporate industry and to educational institutions – Stay tuned for more developments in this area of our mission.
Detailed organizational, financial, and artistic information packets are available upon request.
Brookline/Cambridge Community Center for the Arts, Inc. (BCCA / CCCA), is a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) public charitable organization. Tax ID number: 05-0548309