Utilizing a grassroots approach to fundraising, The Claddagh Fund supports community-based non-profits, with a focus programs that support children, veterans organizations and alcohol & drug rehabilitation. Learn more about the organizations we support below.
The Claddagh Fund focuses on supporting child and youth-based non-profits, targeting organizations that support cancer research, support and recovery, youth sports, clubs and camps. Organizations which provide opportunity to vulnerable and disenfranchised youth populations, providing the background, education and outlets necessary for children to develop into successful, considerate adults, will be strongly considered.
My Brothers Keeper is a vibrant, welcoming Christian ministry with locations in Easton and Dartmouth, MA which delivers furniture and food to families in need. Our mission is "To bring the Love and Hope of Jesus Christ to those we serve." Anyone living in our service area in Southeastern Massachusetts is eligible to receive our help, regardless of religion. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit and all services are provided free of charge.
At Franciscan Hospital for Children, our mission is to provide compassionate care and education to children with special health care needs and to help them reach their full potential. Since 1949, Franciscan Hospital for Children has pioneered clinical, therapeutic and educational programs for children with a variety of disabilities. Through the years, as one of the nation's largest pediatric rehabilitation hospitals, we have expanded our complement of programs (click to read more)
Round Table's goal is that through having abstinence, athletics, and art programs we can encourage the development, growth, and support of young people. While current community programs focus primarily on adult recovery and rehabilitation from substance abuse, our mission advocates aiding the young individuals now. Our aim is to develop programs specifically geared toward teenagers that will help them to avoid these future problems and to enable them to reach their full potential.
The Boys & Girls Club of Dorchester's mission is to inspire and enable all young people, from diverse circumstances, to realize their full potential by providing opportunities for personal growth to become contributing, caring and responsible members of the community. Our name may be new, but the promise, hope and inspiration stay the same. Today, as always, our members between ages six and 18 have access to 200+ activities for just $5 a year.
The Y is a cause-driven organization that is for youth development, for healthy living and for social responsibility. That's because a strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. The Y is for everyone. Click to read more.
We create a culture where every artist feels welcomed, connected, and committed to our community. RAW is there for kids when they struggle with a piece of art or a piece of their lives.
Making a difference for children, adults and families, living with developmental challenges by providing high quality programs and much needed relief and hope.
The Martin Richard Foundation honors Martin’s message of “No more hurting people. Peace” by investing in education, athletics and community.
The Institute seeks to address the social and health consequences of war through research, education, advocacy and outreach programs.
The Mission of Boston Centers for Youth & Families is to enhance the quality of life for Boston's residents by supporting children, youth and families through a wide range of programs and services.
The mission of Build Jake’s Place is to construct and operate boundless playgrounds allowing children of all abilities the joy of playing and interacting together.
The mission of StandUp for Kids is to help homeless and runaway kids who are living on the streets of Philadelphia. The Claddagh Fund assists StandUp for Kids through providing funding and visibility for their cause. The team at StandUp For Kids genuinely embodies the mission of The Claddagh Fund and continues to impress us with their dedicated and selfless desire to assist the kids that they work with.
Peter's Place was founded on the belief that every child, teen, and adult deserves the opportunity to grieve in a supportive and understanding environment. With only a small paid staff, Peter's Place depends on the commitment of volunteers. Our volunteers come to us for many reasons. Many have experienced a death themselves and want to share their understanding of the healing process.
The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.
St. Edmond's Home for Children provides comprehensive care for 40 boys & girls with mental retardation, cerebral palsy & various genetic disorders. Established in 1916 in response to the crippling polio epidemic, St. Edmond's was staffed for much of its history by the Sisters of Bon Secours. Inspired by that same devotion to these special children, dedicated staff at St. Edmond's today offer 24-hour nursing and therapeutic care to meet their physical, occupational, speech & therapy needs.
Mothers’ Home provides hope for up to 22 young adult women struggling to give birth in spite of rejection and abandonment. Mothers’ Home is an opportunity for empowerment as the expectant mothers receive counseling, childbirth and parenting classes, job preparation programs, assistance in finding independent housing, and much more. Each year, approximately 40 new mothers come to live at Mothers’ Home.
The commitment and sacrifice of soldiers and their families to our country is embodied in the values of friendship, love and loyalty—the core of the Claddagh Fund. Without their unbelievable sacrifice and loyalty, our country would be a very different place. It is an honor to, even in a minor way, pay tribute to these men and women and their families who humbly commit their lives to protect and serve others.
The New England Center and Home for Veterans is dedicated to ending homelessness for our Nation's Veterans. Located at 17 Court Street, the downtown Boston facility contains 59 affordable apartments, a distinct and separate 17 bed female Veterans transitional dormitory, and over 300 transitional and emergency beds.
Help honor the memories of the Massachusetts men and women who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and gave their lives for our nation. Massachusetts Fallen Heroes memorializes our fallen and provides advocacy services for Veterans and families of the fallen, serving in the Global War on Terrorism since 2001.
Fisher Houses recognize the special sacrifices of our men and women who served in uniform by meeting a humanitarian need beyond that normally provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs or any other hospital. Veterans and their families often must travel long distances to receive specialized medical care. This often leaves their families in need of temporary housing in the area. The Fisher House Foundation donates "comfort homes"; built on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers.
The PVMSEC is dedicated to the Veterans of this great nation who come to our threshold seeking aid and assistance. The mission is to provide employment, training, and related educational services to all honorably discharged Veterans. Also, to provide social and human services counseling and referrals to less fortunate Veterans experiencing barriers in finding their way back into the mainstream of society.
The mission of Hope for the Warriors® is to enhance the quality of life for post-9/11 service members, their families, and families of the fallen who have sustained physical and psychological wounds in the line of duty. Hope For The Warriors® is dedicated to restoring a sense of self, restoring the family unit, and restoring hope for our service members and our military families.
Alcohol & Drug Recovery Charities
As an important and personal issue to the Founder and members of the Board of Directors for the Claddagh Fund, financial support will be offered to aid successful programs in Boston, in Massachusetts and throughout the country which provide resources, care and instruction to those struggling with alcohol and drug addiction. The Claddagh Fund will support programs that offer a comprehensive approach to alcohol and drug addiction, including education, training, housing and consistent social services and support beyond traditional short-term recovery methods.
The Gavin House is a 4 - 6 month treatment program in a safe and sober home-like environment for 31 men seeking to recover from the effects of alcohol and other drug abuse. The purpose of all Gavin House programs is the restoration of dignity and self-respect for each resident in an understanding, supportive, and home-like environment designed to promote the development of mature and responsible lifestyles free of alcohol and other drugs.
The Cushing House is operated by the Gavin Foundation, Inc. The mission of the program is to provide a stabilizing transitional care residence for substance abusing young men and women who are unable to be served in a less restrictive facility. The typical client is diagnosed with moderate to severe substance abuse and in need of support. Resident's have evidence of difficulty with traditional institutions and/or some experience with the court, social service or youth services system.
Our Mission Our mission is to heal and uplift individuals, families and our community. Our Vision Our vision is to redefine the model of a healthy community by creating equitable access to comprehensive health care and education.
William J. Ostiguy High School is a safe, sober learning environment for students who need help, and who are ready to commit to sobriety.
The Irish Pastoral Centre is committed to welcoming the ‘stranger among us.’ We believe in justice for all, solidarity in the face of hardship, and that the bonds of community are rooted in the best of what it means to be Irish. We provide a grass roots response to individuals in need offering spiritual, social, legal, and educational support.
Span, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit, tax-exempt corporation based in Boston dedicated to assisting people who have been in prison to address the issues that brought them to prison. Our mission is to assist people who are or have been in prison to achieve healthy, productive and meaningful lives.
Right Turn is an innovative program that provides Intensive Outpatient Treatment and Extended Care for Addiction, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) and Intervention, in a uniquely creative environment. Anyone with a desire for artistic expression, recovery from substance dependence and the support of a kindred community will feel welcome here.
The Irish International Immigrant Center assists immigrants from Ireland and from around the world as they integrate into American society, and with partner organizations, promotes reconciliation in Ireland. We are a vibrant welcome center that provides legal, wellness and education services, advocates for systemic change, and facilitates cross-cultural community building.
The Caron New England regional recovery center is a key resource for professionals, the recovering community and Caron alumni. The office provides information and referral services, and helps to ensure that patients who are leaving treatment and live in the Boston region are aware of the numerous services available to support their recovery.