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Lovelane Special Needs Horseback Riding Program awarded $100,000
Lincoln, MA nonprofit receives Cummings Foundation Grant
Lincoln, MA, May 22, 2017 – Lovelane Special Needs Horseback Riding Program is one of the 100 local nonprofits honored to receive grants of $100,000 each through Cummings Foundation’s “$100K for 100” program. The Lincoln based organization was chosen from a total of 549 applicants during a competitive review process.
Lovelane, regularly recommended by the Boston pediatric medical community, provides therapeutic horseback riding through its innovative approach to 130 children with disabilities each week. A strong volunteer corps of 210 volunteers assist in daily sessions, 7-days a week, year-round.
Representing Lovelane, Founder and Executive Director Debby Sabin will join approximately 300 guests at a reception at the TradeCenter at128 in Woburn to celebrate the $10 million infusion into Greater Boston’s nonprofit sector. With the conclusion of this grant cycle, Cummings Foundation has now awarded more than $170 million to local nonprofits alone.
It is such an honor for a small non-profit like Lovelane to be recognized by the Cummings Foundation. The recognition we receive as a recipient of the $100K for 100 alongside other nonprofits allows us to share our work with a larger community and celebrate publicly the success of our amazing students and program.
It is our goal at Lovelane to make a life-changing impact on each child that comes to Lovelane. The generous grant from the Cummings Foundation will directly impact and support our mission. Lovelane relies on fundraising for 60% of our $1 million annual operating budget. This grant will help us continue to focus our time and attention on providing our students beneficial, high quality therapeutic sessions, with a top-notch safety record as well as creating individualized lesson plans for each student based on their challenges and goals, caring for and training 13 therapy horses and helping seed a supportive community, where children who are often told they can’t, find at Lovelane that they can.
Through this place based initiative, Cummings Foundation aims to give back in the area where it owns commercial buildings, all of which are managed, at no cost to the Foundation, by its affiliate Cummings Properties. Founded in 1970 by Bill Cummings of Winchester, The Woburn-based commercial real estate firm leases and manages more than 10 million square feet of space, the majority of which exclusively benefits the Foundation.
Nonprofit organizations like Lovelane are vital to the local communities where our colleagues and clients live and work,” said Joel Swets, Cummings Foundations’s executive director. “We are delighted to invest in their efforts.”
This year’s diverse group of grant recipients represents a wide variety of causes, including homelessness prevention and affordable housing, education, violence prevention, and food insecurity. Most of the grants will be paid over two to five years.
The complete list of 100 grant winners is available at www.CummingsFoundation.org.
About Cummings Foundation
Woburn-based Cummings Foundation, Inc., was established in 1986 by Joyce and Bill Cummings of Winchester. With assets exceeding 1.4 billion, it is one of the largest foundations in New England. The Foundation directly operates its own charitable subsidies, including two New Horizons retirement communities, in Marlborough and Woburn. Its largest single commitment to date was $50 million to Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Additional information is available at www.CummingsFoundation.org.