EIN 04-2304133

Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD)

IRS 501(c) type
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Abcd empowers disadvantaged people through services such as health, housing, education, and advocacy. It manages $50M for multi-family heating systems.
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Program areas at ABCD

Abcd's child care choices of Boston (cccb) serves as the child care resource and referral agency for Boston, brookline, cambridge, chelsea, everett, revere, somerville and winthrop. Cccb plays a key role in making child care work for everyone by providing support, resources, technical assistance, training and child care expertise to a very diverse Community. In 2022, cccb distributed approximately $60 million in state-funded child care vouchers to nearly 5,000 families with more than 7,200 children. (continued on schedule o).
Abcd's energy program made payments to local vendors to keep more than 15,000 households warm this year. The abcd energy conservation services provide vulnerable Boston households with heating system and appliance repairs and replacements, weatherization, lighting, and more. As one of the co-founders of lean (low-income energy affordability network) and the lead vendor for eversource, abcd helped to design and implement statewide programs for 45,000 low-income households under the Massachusetts green communities act. (continued on schedule o).
Abcd's head start and early head start programs helped nearly 2,300 young children prepare for success in school and life by providing high quality early education and care. Head start serves as a model for early education initiatives nationally, providing comprehensive services - education, health, nutrition, family services and intensive parent engagement, and advocates for the needs of young children from low-income families.
Abcd provides a variety of services to low income families at its central offices and through a network of neighborhood service centers. Other program services include health services, housing and homeless prevention, summer youth employment, education, career Development and employment, financial literacy, elder services, food pantries, adult education, foreclosure prevention, tax preparation and drop-in services.health services reached over 14,000 individuals with disease prevention and reproductive health care and provided training and support for 34 clinics and health centers. Housing and homeless prevention helps families and individuals who are homeless or at risk of losing their homes to maintain or obtain affordable housing. In 2022, abcd helped 414 families have a place to call home.abcd trained volunteer tax preparers helped 2,613 families and brought $6.4 million into local households through federal tax refunds and tax credits.after two long years, several foster grandparent volunteers returned to in-person service in early education seetings in late march. On average, foster grandparetns spend 20 hours a week sharing their compassion and wisdom children facing extraordinary challenges incuding poverty, learning disabilities, and even homelessness.summerworks, abcd's summer jobs program, places under-resourced Boston area youth in paid positions at nonprofit employer sites. In 2022, 413 youth were placed at a worksite over a six-week period. In additions, abcd held workshops on interviewing, budgeting, and other job readiness skills.abcd operates two alternative high schools. Ostiguy high is a "recovery high school" serving young people struggling with substance abuse. University high is an alternative high school for students struggling in traditional public schools. Both schools offer students a challenging education and a caring environment with small classes and individual supports.

Who funds Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
The National Restaurant Association Educational FoundationHopes Program$197,263
Mass General Brigham Incorporated and Affiliates Group ReturnCommunity Benefit Program$125,000
Liberty Mutual FoundationAbcd Youth Services To Homeless Youth$100,000
...and 32 more grants received totalling $990,283

Personnel at ABCD

Sharon Scott-Chandler, Esq.President and Chief Executive Officer$221,903
Kathleen DonahueChief Financial Officer
Marjorie LombardVice President and Chief Financial Officer$162,671
Mark IsenburgVice President Workforce Development and Its$167,420
Harold MezoffVice President Administration and Human Resources$176,889
...and 14 more key personnel

Financials for ABCD

RevenuesFYE 08/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$227,446,104
Program services$389,146
Investment income and dividends$471,806
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$-77,789
Net income from fundraising events$-421,909
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$66,272
Total revenues$227,873,630

Form 990s for ABCD

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2021-082022-06-21990View PDF
2020-082021-07-14990View PDF
2019-082020-09-15990View PDF
2018-082019-10-12990View PDF
2017-082018-11-15990View PDF
...and 8 more Form 990s
Data update history
August 19, 2023
Received grants
Identified 29 new grant, including a grant for $197,263 from The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation
August 14, 2023
Posted financials
Added Form 990 for fiscal year 2021
July 6, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 3 new vendors, including , , and
May 26, 2023
Updated personnel
Identified 11 new personnel
May 14, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
Nonprofit Types
Human service organizationsFamily service centersSenior centersHeadquarter / parent organizationsCharitiesCommunity Action ProgramsHead Start programs
Human servicesCommunity improvementHomelessness
Political advocacyLobbyingFundraising eventsState / local levelReceives government fundingEndowed supportTax deductible donations
General information
178 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02135
Metro area
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
Suffolk County, MA
Website URL
(617) 348-6376
Facebook page
Twitter profile
IRS details
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Form 990
Year formed
Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
P20: Human Service Organizations
NAICS code, primary
624190: Individual and Family Services
Parent/child status
Central organization
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