Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers Endowment Fund

Organizations like the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS) have historically depended heavily on government grants to provide services. This often causes government contracts to dictate what services are provided to the community. Many other needed services, such as programs for the elderly, children and victims of domestic violence, do not receive adequate government funding. MAPS hopes that, by creating an endowment, the organization will be able to engage in long-term financial planning and develop programs that we have identified as vital to the community. Eventually, these key services and programs will be developed and supported by annual contributions from the MAPS Endowment.