The Kraft family and New England Patriots Foundation are excited to partner with Bank of America to launch a new program called, "Community Captains." This charitable initiative was created to build deeper relationships with nonprofits and strengthen the impact on the populations they serve.
Over the next two years, the Patriots Foundation and Bank of America will work closely with six nonprofit organizations, with a goal of establishing a deeper understanding of their community efforts and to help each charity serve their constituents more effectively.
A total of $300,000 in donations will be granted to the Community Captains, including $50,000 for each organization. In addition to financial support, each of the nonprofits will receive in-kind donations, visits from the Patriots Foundation and Bank of America, access to additional support including Bank of America's Better Money Habits program, and much more.
2021 COMMUNITY CAPTAINS
Abby's House – Worcester, Mass.
Abby's House (Abby Kelley Foster House, Inc.) was founded in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1976. The nonprofit organization provides shelter and affordable housing, as well as advocacy and support services, to homeless, battered, and low-income women, with or without children.
Girls, Inc. of the Valley – Holyoke, Mass.
Their mission is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold by providing them the opportunity to develop and achieve their full potential. Their vision is of an equitable society where gender equality is a reality, and girls can grow up healthy, educated, and independent.
Sojourner House – Providence, R.I.
The mission of Sojourner House is to promote healthy relationships by providing culturally sensitive support, advocacy, housing, and education for victims and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking; and to effect systems change.
UTEC – Lowell, Mass.
UTEC's mission and promise is to ignite and nurture the ambition of the most disconnected young people to trade violence and poverty for social and economic success. Today, the nonprofit serves Lowell, Lawrence, and Haverhill, and is nationally recognized as a model agency serving justice-involved young adults.