A consortium of local corporate and charitable foundations has contributed $3.7 million since December to help provide basic winter needs for Massachusetts residents, the Boston Foundation reported Thursday.

The consortium has 25 members, and 2012 marks the third year a group of charitable has come together to support the so-called Coordinated Winter Assistance Grant-making effort. The group has a new website,, this year where donors can contribute and volunteers can sign up to help.

The founding partners of the consortium are the Boston Foundation, the Eos Foundation and the Highland Street Foundation. The other members are:

  • Albert W. Rice Charitable Foundation
  • Bank of America Charitable Foundation
  • Brookline Community Foundation
  • Citizens Bank Foundation
  • Combined Jewish Philanthropies
  • Cornerstone Charitable Foundation
  • Essex County Community Foundation
  • Foundation for MetroWest
  • Foundation To Be Named Later
  • Greater Worcester Community Foundation
  • Henry Luce Foundation
  • Horace Moses Charitable Foundation
  • John W. Boynton Fund
  • Klarman Family Foundation
  • Linde Family Foundation
  • Lucia B. Morrill Charitable Foundation
  • Charles Pearson Foundation Fund
  • State Street Foundation
  • United Way of Hampshire County
  • United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley
  • United Way of Pioneer Valley

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