Dedham Savings Community Foundation Supports Ethos
The Dedham Savings Community Foundation has donated $6,500 to Ethos. Funds will be used toward training, software and staffing for their Boston Money Management Program (BMMP). BMMP is a free service that supports the City of Boston’s elders and individuals with disabilities by providing the information and resources needed to remain financially independent. All BMMP clients receive education on budgeting and saving, financial wellness, and fraud prevention to ensure they can continue to meet their basic expenses like housing and utilities. In addition, the funds will allow staff to serve a great number of clients, while continuing to support existing clients to the fullest.
Ethos is a private, not-for-profit organization that promotes the independence, dignity, and well-being of the elderly and disabled. Ethos achieves its mission through the coordination and delivery of high-quality, affordable home and community-based care. Serving over 3,000 individuals and families, primarily in the Boston neighborhoods of Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, West Roxbury, Hyde Park and Mattapan. In all aspects of its work Ethos supports family caregiving, fosters social interaction, and respects cultural diversity.
ABOUT DEDHAM SAVINGS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
The Dedham Savings Community Foundation is a privately funded foundation created by Dedham Savings in 2000 to provide financial support to charitable organizations that serve disadvantaged populations within the Bank’s community reinvestment area. These communities include Dedham, Needham, Norwood, Sharon, South Boston, Walpole, Westwood and contiguous areas. Typical requests are received from schools, libraries, family service organizations and non-profit organizations. The Trustees of the Foundation accept grant requests from community organizations and make awards twice per year.