The Yawkey Foundation recently awarded a $25,000 grant to Lantham Centers, a nonprofit organization providing opportunities for children and adults with mental and physical handicaps to live better lives. The grant money is going towards purchasing and installing playground equipment on the Latham School grounds, in hopes that the students get more active during the school day. Childhood and adult obesity is an obvious issue around the country, and the disabled population is particularly susceptible.
A $10 million gift will help tell the story of the Charles River right at the river's edge. Proposed to rise three stories tall, the new Yawkey Gallery on the Charles River will stir the waterfront entrance at the Museum of Science with river heritage, ecology and habitat.