The North End has always been the first home for immigrants new to our country. We have a rich history of coming together for the good of the community. We welcome the newest residents to our ever-changing community. At the same time we honor and respect our past.
When the North End Community Foundation (NECF) was established in 2000 its main purpose was granting scholarships to graduating seniors from local schools. Once a year donations were given to local non-profit organizations located in the North End.
Now, the North End Community Foundation is expanding its vision to serve as an advocate, convener, and catalyst for the North End community. We work, in partnership with other organizations in our community, to identify neighborhood challenges and seek opportunities to address them. We bring together many cultures so that we may speak with one voice.
The mission of the North End Community Foundation is to develop a local endowment that provides funding dedicated to the long-term stability of the North End. We strive to improve the quality of life for all who live, work, or play in the North End. We seek community input, along with advice from our donors, to guide us.
How You Can Help
We are dedicated to developing and continuing an endowment that will benefit all in our community. You can help make a difference by making a contribution to the North End Community Foundation. No donation is too small; we are equipped accept monetary and property donations from individuals and groups alike.
Become a Volunteer
You can get involved today by becoming a board member. Sign up and you will be joining a group of change-makers, a network strong enough to impact positive change in the lives of our community members and businesses.
We teamed up in November with the North End Neighborhood Foundation to provide a community meal. Noodles, mostaccioli from Mama’s and Lo Mein from South China Island Inn, were provided for neighbors to share and engage in conversation.
In an effort with the North End Neighborhood Association a renters forum was hosted to bring concerns together with resources for the renters in our community.
Winter Gear and Turkey Giveaway
A donation from our endowment helped to fund the annual turkey and winter gear giveaway hosted in drive through format at Rice Street Recreation Center. Over 50 families received turkey and a variety of hats, scarves, and mittens to kick off the holiday season.
Become a Volunteer
With the aim of helping as many people as possible, we always lack enthusiastic volunteers. Please contact us for more info.