Financial and In-Kind Resources

Mass Mentoring Partnership’s services to our network of 370+ mentoring programs include the development and distribution of financial and in-kind resources designed to strengthen programs’ efforts in serving youth.

Financial Resources

The ALKU Scholarship Created in 2015 by ALKU CEO and MMP Board Member Mark Eldridge, the ALKU Scholarship is a $30,000 college scholarship for rising high school seniors. Through Mark's leadership and generosity, the scholarship provides youth the opportunity to apply for financial support to achieve their full potential as they pursue their college careers.  By providing financial resources, ALKU and MMP together aim to build the capacity of organizations to connect youth to a broader web of... Read more
About the Award Now Accepting Applications for the 2021 KELLY Award! Mass Mentoring Partnership (MMP) is pleased to announce the annual KELLY Award (Keep Encouraging Lifelong Learning for Youth), an educational award supported by MMP, the Kelly Family Foundation, and Liberty Mutual. Established in 2007 and named in honor of Debbie and Ted Kelly, the award provides educational support to young people of any age who are in empowering youth-adult relationships and have overcome adversity. As... Read more
Named in honor of Mass Mentoring Partnership’s late Board Chair, Jim Connolly, the tribute fund honors his memory and dedication to mentoring. The fund supports an annual gift or project that is aligned with our mission of fueling the youth mentoring movement across Massachusetts, and Jim’s volunteer leadership and service to the organization. A competitive RFP is typically released each spring or summer, and interested applicants should check this page around that time.  Jim embodied,... Read more
Originally created in FY99, the Mentoring Matching Grant funding is the only state investment solely dedicated to expanding quality mentoring across Massachusetts. The primary goal of this funding is to increase the number of high-quality mentoring matches through grants to public and private agencies as a strategy to assist in closing the persistent achievement gap among Massachusetts youth. Aligning with the State’s primary goal, programs can use funding to create or support existing matches... Read more

In-kind Resources

We support mentoring programs by soliciting and distributing tickets, passes, and opportunities to a variety of sport, cultural, and recreational events and activities. We are so grateful for our two amazing events of note, our annual Mentoring Night with the Celtics and Mentoring Night at Fenway Park. Each January, Mentoring Night with the Celtics brings together matches to attend a Celtics game, honors a Hero Among Us from our network and raises much needed support through the evening's... Read more

Additional Funding Opportunities