Children’s Friend and Family Services, Inc.

Catchafire Pilot

“The Foundation invited ten organizations across our four focus areas and catchment area to participate in a pilot of an online capacity building platform, Catchafire. This platform matches nonprofit organizations to skilled professionals interested in volunteering their time to help with capacity building needs. This cohort of organizations will help to inform the Foundation on the usefulness and applicability of Catchafire in meeting their capacity building needs.”

CATEGORY: Strengthening Partner Capacity
LOCATION: Salem, MA
AMOUNT: $2,000 for One Year
YEAR AWARDED: 2018
WEBSITE: www.childrensfriend.net


Gigi’s Playhouse: Providing a Welcoming Community Space for Individuals Living with Down Syndrome in Western New York

A former beauty school in Buffalo is now a lively gathering place for people with Down syndrome and their families. The spacious, welcoming site is GiGi’s Playhouse Buffalo, a local organization connected to the GiGi’s Playhouse national network of 51 Down syndrome Achievement Centers. Renovations to the space were complete and Executive Director Emily Mondschein … Continued