Grantee Spotlights

Learn more about what those in our Haymarket network are doing

and how your support can help us continue to see growth in our communities:

Meet Rhoda Gibson

Co-Founder, MassADAPT

MassADAPT is the Massachusetts chapter of the national grassroots disability group ADAPT, who participate in actions in support of disability rights. The chapter was created in 2013 after founding members joined ADAPT's national action in Washington DC that year.

Meet Reggie Williams

Communications Director, MA Budget & Policy Center

Chairman , Board of Directors Boston Arts Music & Soul Festival

The Massachusetts Budget & Policy Center 

produces non-partisan policy research, analysis, and data-driven recommendations focused on improving the lives of low- and middle-income children and adults, strengthening our state’s economy, and enhancing quality of life in MA.

Toward this end, MassBudget works towards government transparency and works to makes their research as accessible as possible, particularly to those who might be left  on the sidelines of pertinent policy debates.

Boston Art & Music Soul Festival

is a nonprofit organization that strives to break down racial and social barriers to arts, music, and culture for marginalized communities of color across Greater Boston. BAMS Fest seeks to create a diverse and inclusive commonplace for Greater Boston' recording, performing and visual artists of color, to use their artistic talents in a manner that changes societal perception, and empowers and engages audiences of color to convene.

Meet Keturah Brewster

I Have  A Future/Youth Jobs Coalition is an organization of youth organizers and allies based in Boston, building power across the state through transformational leadership development, direct public action, and policy change. I Have a Future fights to increase access and opportunities of employment through the state budget and seeks systemic change around the racially targeted practices of sentencing and policing through juvenile justice reform, and the allocation of funds for imprisonment as opposed to job training. 

Interim Director, I Have A Future/Youth Jobs Coalition

Meet Magalis Troncoso

Founder & Director, Dominican Development Center

The Dominican Development Center is a non-profit organization founded in 2007 in Boston, focusing on organizing immigrant workers, and addressing the root causes of racism, oppression and abuse in immigrant communities coming from the Dominican Republic, the Caribbean and

across Latin America

Meet Alex Papali

Organizer, Jericho Boston

Jericho Boston is a democratically run grassroots organization affiliated with the national Jericho movement. They are committed to exposing the root causes of the US criminal justice system's corruption and failures, in order to liberate those held unjustly within it - often including members of those very movements exposing systems of repression.​​​​​​

Meet Carolyn Chou

Executive Director, Asian American Resource Workshop

The mission of the Asian American Resource Workshop is to work for the empowerment of the Asian Pacific American community to achieve its full participation in U.S society. Since 1979, AARW has worked with a uniquely pan-Asian lens in providing programming and leadership development to the Greater Boston Asian American community around arts, organizing & activism, and political education. 

Direct Action for Rights and Equity (DARE) is a membership-based community organization whose mission is to organize low-income families in communities of color for social, political, and economic justice. Haymarket funds will go towards supporting two organizing projects: Behind the Walls, and Tenant and Homeowner’s Association.

Meet Malchus Mills

Former Funding Panel Member and Vice Chairperson of D.A.R.E.

Haymarket People’s Fund
42 Seaverns Avenue
Boston, MA 02130