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  • Wednesday, September, 2021| Today's Market | Current Time: 12:23:27
  • CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP), one of the leading professional services firms in the United States, announced today that its CLA Foundation granted $650,000 to 41 organizations across the county through its summer grant cycle.

    The grant recipient organizations reflect the rich diversity of the communities where CLA family members live and work. The majority of the CLA Foundation grantees serve populations who have been historically underserved or underrepresented as defined by race, disability, veteran status, and socioeconomics.

    Among the 41 CLA Foundation summer grantees located throughout 15 states and the District of Columbia, three were from Massachusetts:  the Capital Network of New England (Arlington), a nonprofit that helps to democratize access to funding in New England and beyond by providing practical, hands-on education and personalized mentoring from investors and professionals to help demystify the funding process to thousands of early stage entrepreneurs; Bottom Line (Jamaica Plain), which helps first-generation-to-college students from low-income backgrounds get to and through college; and Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South (Taunton), which nurtures strong minds, healthy bodies, and community spirit through youth-driven, high-impact programs in safe and fun environments.

    “Even during uncertain times, our CLA family continues to deliver on our promise to know and help our communities,” said Jan Kruchoski, board chair of the CLA Foundation. “At CLA, we believe we are ‘better together’ and the success of the CLA Foundation is an example of that. Every dollar we raise and grant comes from a CLA family member. Together, we are creating impact focused on the opportunity gaps in education, employment, and entrepreneurship.”

    The organizations funded in this cycle serve broad and diverse communities:

    • 84% focus on serving low-income populations
    • 67% focus on serving people that identify as Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian, or more than one race
    • 5% focus on serving people with disabilities
    • 2% focus on serving Veterans

    The grant recipients help advance diversity, equity, and inclusion and demonstrate a commitment to the CLA Foundation’s “three Es” ― education, employment, and entrepreneurship.

    Since 2015, the CLA family has awarded $5.5 million through 342 grants to organizations across the country. Learn more about the CLA Foundation.