Inside LZF’s Annual Grants Program

August marks the start of LZF’s annual grants program. Over the next six months, LZF expects to receive and consider applications from well over 100 grassroots organizations who are looking for an opportunity to turn a vision into a sustainable reality. LZF awards general operating support grants in seven funding areas to organizations who are … Continued

Statement on the Mapping Project

It is indeed unfortunate, sickening, and maddening that bigots continue to spew hate and ignorance today. The Mapping Project’s unwarranted targeting of Jewish community organizations is unnecessary and an excessively slippery slope that falls prey to tired tropes and myths about Jewish conspiracy theories. It is one thing to make valid critiques, however this project … Continued

Press Release: The Lenny Zakim Fund announces more than $180,000 in COVID-19 emergency grants

BOSTON – The Lenny Zakim Fund (LZF) announced $186,225 in grants from its COVID-19 Emergency Response and Recovery Fund to help grassroots nonprofits across Eastern Massachusetts address the needs of communities struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Emergency Response and Recovery Fund was created to provide critical emergency funding to current and former LZF … Continued

Press Release: Emergency Mobilization and 2020 Grants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Eric Esteves, 617-406-6036,   The Lenny Zakim Fund announces emergency grant mobilization and 2020 grant recipients   BOSTON – As communities throughout Massachusetts reel from the challenges of Covid-19, those who experience discrimination and financial insecurity in the “best of times” are now more vulnerable than ever.  In response, The … Continued

Position Posting: LZF Director of Development

Director of Development The Organization The Lenny Zakim Fund (LZF) is an innovative, values-based Boston non-profit organization that funds and supports grassroots organizations and people who are changemakers in their communities.  LZF was born 25 years ago, out of the example of Lenny Zakim, a civil rights leader who dedicated his life to shaping a … Continued