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BHCA Fall HillFest it’s this Sunday!

Bring your family and friends to the Mt. Vernon Street apartment this Sunday from 12pm to 4pm for the 20th Annual Fall HillFest! The ever popular dog show and book sale will be here again, along with fun shows and games for all ages. Hot dogs, beer, wine, ice cream and live music from Honey & the B-Sides and Phase III! All proceeds benefit the Beacon Hill Civic Association and support our ongoing efforts in community building, civic engagement and historic preservation. We’ll see each other there!

The ever popular dog show will be at BHCA Fall HillFest.

Beacon Hill Community Grant Application Period Application Acceptance September 15

In 2019, the Beacon Hill Civic Association (“BHCA”) decided that a special purpose fund – the Beacon Hill Community Fund (“Community Fund”) – should be established within BHCA for the purpose of granting annual grants to the Beacon community. Hill, Cambridge Street and adjacent neighborhood nonprofits, community development corporations and other civic groups dedicated to promoting and improving the quality of life in the community.

The original assets of the Community Fund were the amounts originally received from the 250 Cambridge Street Corporation, which has now been dissolved, as well as additional amounts that were earned through the investment of these amounts. It is expected that the assets of the Community Fund will continue to grow over time.

The BHCA has determined that these grants will be for projects and programs for residents involving the arts and education, youth sports and recreation, daycares, playgrounds, activities for the elderly and the elderly. with disabilities, gardens and community spaces, affordable housing, social services and anything that the BHCA Board of Directors (the “Council”) may deem appropriate and that would serve the public interest.

The management of the awarding of grants from the Community Fund will be carried out by the executive committee of BHCA, and the determination of all grant recipients and grant amounts by the executive committee will be subject to the full approval of the board of BHCA. administration. In addition, each member of the executive committee must disclose any potential personal and family conflicts, including service on boards of directors or as officers of potential grant recipients, under the BHCA’s own policy on conflicts of interest, before determining the recipients or the amounts of the grants, and that the members of the Board are subject to the same disclosure obligations.

Initially, the annual Community Fund grants did not amount to more than $ 20,000, however, the total recommended annual grant amount can be reviewed and adjusted as needed by Council. In most cases, Community Fund grants will be in increments of $ 2,500 to $ 10,000, depending on beneficiaries and needs, but these grant amounts may be less than $ 2,500 or greater than $ 10,000, depending on the recipient. as the Executive Committee deems appropriate, subject to the full Board of Directors. approval. Grants can be disbursed in installments of two to three years, as appropriate, in limited circumstances, but grant recipients will not be funded permanently in order to make funds available for a variety of other initiatives. Grants can be awarded to a range of initiatives, from youth summer camps to community events, senior programs and scholarships.

To learn more about the Beacon Hill Community Grant and how to apply, visit

Upcoming BHCA meetings

Architecture Commission – Monday, September 13

Board of Directors – Monday, September 13

Visit the Beacon Hill Civic Association website or call the office (617-227-1922) for details on any of these events and for information on BHCA membership.


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