Red Sox Give Grants to Ten Fenway Organizations

Ten community organizations in the Fenway will receive a total of $100,000 this summer through the latest round of the Fenway Park Demonstration Project Community benefits fund – a fund maintained by the City and Red Sox since 2013.

The list of awardees has been formulated and sent to the Boston Planning and Development Agency. Their Board is expected to vote and approve the grants at its meeting on Thursday, July 16.

The funding comes through a development whereby the Red Sox got easement rights in 2013 to build Green Monster seats over the public street, and were also given easements on game days for Jersey Street shutdowns. For that approval, the Red Sox agreed to give $100,000 per year to the Fenway community for 10 years.

It is the sixth year of funding, and 13 organizations applied for funds this year, with 10 being approved.

The grants this year will go to:

•Charlesgate Alliance – $10,000

•Emerald Necklace Conservancy – $10,025

•Fenway CDC – $5,050

•Fenway Civic Association – $14,500

•Friends of Fenway Studios – $4,419

•Kenmore Mall Project – $7,000

•Muddy River Initiative – $12,000

•Operation Peace Northeast – $20,006

•Friends of Ramler Park – $7,000

•Trustees of Reservations – $10,000

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