The Wilmington Police Department was chosen out of 430 applicants as one of the organizations to receive a grant worth $100,000, the department announced on Tuesday.
The grant was awarded by the Cummings Foundation as a part of the group's $100K for 100 program, which in its third year grants $10 million annually to non-profit organizations that serve Middlesex, Essex and Suffolk County.
“We are excited and thankful for this opportunity to partner with the Cummings Organization in enhancing public safety initiatives such as traffic safety and our community outreach programs such as RAD (Rape Aggression Defense), Citizens CPR, & National Night Out,” said Wilmington Police Chief Michael Begonis.
The Cummings Foundation aims to give back in areas in which it owns commercial buildings. Two Wilmington campuses are run by Cummings Properties, making it an appealing candidate for the grant.
"This year’s very diverse group of grant recipients represents a wide variety of causes, including underserved populations, education, healthcare, hunger relief, and homelessness prevention," an announcement about the award said. "Most of the grants will be paid over two to five years."