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Biddy Mason Charitable Foundation Receives Neighborhood Grant From The Starbucks Foundation to Support Foster Youth

The Biddy Mason Charitable Foundation (BMCF) is thrilled to announce it has received a Neighborhood Grant of $9,000 from The Starbucks Foundation. The grant will support BMCF’s ongoing programming serving the Los Angeles foster care community.

Starbucks launched its Neighborhood Grants program in 2019 to generate sustainable local impact and inspire increased partner engagement with nonprofit organizations that work in its communities. To date, The Starbucks Foundation has awarded more than $20 million to more than 13,000 nonprofits. Of the 33,000 nonprofits nominated by Starbucks partners (employees) to receive a grant in 2024, BMCF joins 2,800 awardees making a difference for others.

“Our partners (employees) know their communities best and have shared great insights about the organizations helping to uplift others in their neighborhoods, from supporting youth and families to fighting hunger and promoting environmental stewardship,” said Alicia Vermaele, executive director of The Starbucks Foundation. “Through our latest round of Neighborhood Grants, we’re proud to support local organizations nominated by Starbucks partners who make our communities stronger.”

Starbucks and the Biddy Mason Charitable Foundation have a growing history of alliance, with the former supporting several BMCF events, including its annual Foster Youth Resource Fair this past May. BMCF intends to expand its partnership as it rolls out new programs.

“We’re a small nonprofit serving hundreds of LA’s current and former foster youth through scholarships, residential support and other critical programs. Collaborations like those with Starbucks amplify our work beyond what we could do independently,” said BMCF CEO and President Jackie Broxton. “We’re so thankful to The Starbucks Foundation for demonstrating how we can help more people by working together!”

About The Biddy Mason Charitable Foundation
The Biddy Mason Charitable Foundation (BMCF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit advancing the legacy of Biddy Mason by serving LA’s current and former foster youth and raising awareness for Black history. BMCF is named in honor of Biddy Mason, a formerly enslaved woman, who became a leading entrepreneur and philanthropist in Los Angeles.

About The Starbucks Foundation
The Starbucks Foundation strengthens humanity by transforming lives across the world, with a focus on enabling community resiliency and prosperity and uplifting communities affected by disaster. Established in 1997, The Starbucks Foundation is a Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization under U.S. law. Learn more at Starbucks Stories.

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