We are thrilled to announce that this summer, we have received an Open Door Grant from the Boston Foundation! The application process is competitive and rigorous so we are so grateful to be one of the chosen organizations. Their support on our organization's strategy is meaningful and encouraging to All In's co-owners and every team member.
The Boston Foundation distributes a portion of its resources via its Open Door Grants program, which responds to expressed opportunities and needs in the communities we serve. The program encourages new and existing nonprofit organizations in Greater Boston that are not currently aligned with the strategies, goals and approaches pursued in the Foundation's five impact areas to pursue open Door Grants for support of their efforts to meet existing needs or test new ideas and innovations that address the most critical challenges and biggest opportunities facing our community.
To learn more about the Open Doors grant, visit: www.tbf.org/nonprofits/funding-opportunities/open-door-grants/odg-faqs#3
The Charity Warriors Challenge has come to an end and we came in first place! All In raised $48,325 in only 21 days, the highest amount of money raised out of all the organizations. This surpassed our expectations and we could not be more thankful to the 285 donors who supported and believed in us.
We were eligible to participate in the Final Pitch event alongside four other female nonprofit founders to win an extra $10,000. It was an empowering experience to be a part of female leaders who strive to make social, financial, and educational changes in Massachusetts. Although we did not take the prize during the Final Pitch event, we were able to spread our message on how important it is to shift Massachusetts communities towards a clean energy economy - which is a win in our book.
Throughout the Challenge, we had a series of significant events for our organization. We hosted our first house party fundraiser, which was a huge success and a fun way to raise money while spreading our organization’s message. In the last five days of the Challenge, our friends at Abode Energy Management agreed to match dollar-for-dollar all contributions made in the final days of the competition up to $10,000! It really helped push us towards the finish line during a crucial period.
The money we raised has allowed us to expand our team and locations! This competition ended our 1st year on a high note and allowed for an even better start to our year ahead :)
Watch Rouwenna's Final Pitch on Youtube