When possible, Poor People’s United Fund will provide support for small grassroots organizations in the greater Boston Area. Through support of these organizations, PPUF touches the lives of hundreds of disenfranchised individuals who live in unstable or unsafe conditions, below the poverty line, and outside mainstream society.
Some organizations PPUF has supported over the years:
MASS-A-PEAL is a group of current and former welfare recipients who operate a food pantry and a clothing store, run youth programs and teach budget classes on the Lower Cape.
Project Care and Concern
Project Care and Concern serves the poor people residing at Columbia Point, providing food, transportation, youth camps and elderly services.
Homes for Families
Homes for Families is a statewide advocacy organization committed to ending family homelessness through permanent and emergency solutions.
Sojourner House helps families remain intact by providing housing and support as they seek to find affordable housing.
Survival News is a publication of Survivors Inc., a welfare rights organization for low-income women and their families. In addition to publishing Survival News, they advocate for clients at welfare offices, sponsor a Welfare Rights Workshop for low-income women, and work to bring about a more humane welfare system.