Supporting our community

How your support empowers our community

With your financial support, the Joe & Dorothy Chaves Foundation is able to fund programs within the following areas for the Portuguese-speaking community in Massachusetts:

1. Educational and developmental opportunities
2. Citizenship programs
3. Cultural enrichment


Active support

In addition to endowing a scholarship for immigrant students at Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC), we are also proud to support the Portuguese School of Cambridge and Somerville (Escola Portuguesa de Cambridge e Somerville).

The Foundation is also an active supporter of citizenship classes within the Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS).  José Chaves was a passionate supporter of these programs and to honor his memory, we have made a long-term commitment to the MAPS Endowment (announced in May 2013).  This illustrates our long-term commitment to Citizenship Services and to MAPS as they promote and support our community,

Thank you for helping us!