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The Highland Street Connection

General organization information
Doing business as: 
The Highland Street Foundation
Mission statement: 

The Highland Street Foundation is a family foundation currently awarding grants to nonprofit organizations located predominantly in Massachusetts. The trustees have focused on providing assistance to disadvantaged and underserved children through the funding of programs that support education and mentoring. Grants have also been awarded in the areas of the environment, health care, housing, the arts, and social services.

Three Newton Executive Park, Ste. 104
2223 Washington St.
Newton, MA 02462-1417
Main contact name: 
Blake Jordan, Exec. Dir.
Phone number(s): 
(617) 969-8900
General inquires email address: 
Organization type: 
Grantmaker - Private Foundation
Geographic focus: 
State » Massachusetts
Types of support: 
General operating
Fields of interest: 
Arts & culture
Arts & culture » Historical activities
Arts & culture » Museums
Arts & culture » Performing arts
Community and economic development
Education » Elementary and secondary education
Education » Higher education
Human/social services » Basic and emergency aid
Human/social services » Family services
Human/social services » Shelter and residential care
Human/social services » Special population support
Human/social services » Youth development
Religion » Christianity
Established in 1989 in MA - The Highland Street Connection was established by David J. McGrath Jr., the founder and owner of TAD Resources International, Inc. After David's death, the foundation received the majority of its current endowment. In his lifetime, David and JoAnn, contributed to a great number of charitable causes. Today, JoAnn and their five children, serve as the Highland Street board, and continue the traditions that she started with David.
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Application information
Application information: 
Contributes only to pre-selected organizations. Unsolicited proposals are not accepted
Board meeting dates: 
The board meets six times a year
Grant programs: 
  • Program-Related Investment — Historically, the foundation has made low interest loans to non-profit organizations so they can purchase permanent program or overhead space, and so they can make loans for affordable housing available to low income families. The foundation has also made loans to nonprofits and has purchased real estate for use by a private school and a museum.
Unsolicited requests accepted: 
Grantmaking activity
For the fiscal year ending: 
December 31st, 2015
Total grantmaking dollars: 
Total assets (market value dollar amount): 
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Membership type: 
Member - Prospect
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