Groundwork Somerville is an environmental 501(c)3 non-profit organization that promotes sustainable community development and revitalization. By creating opportunities for healthy EDUCATION, green JOBS, and sustainable COMMUNITY, Groundwork Somerville empowers people to lead healthier, happier, and more prosperous lives.
Groundwork Somerville believes in the power of collaboration, and achieves results by building coalitions. We engage city residents, city government, businesses, and community organizations in the planning and execution of our projects. We also guide cities and non-profits throughout the Mystic River region seeking to build similar programs.
Groundwork Somerville’s work is supported by diverse public and private sources, including federal, state, and local government grants, foundation grants, business partnerships, individual donations, and in-kind contributions of materials and services. Major supporters include the National Park Service, the Environmental Protection Agency, the City of Somerville and the Somerville Public Schools, The Llewellyn Foundation, and the Tremaine Foundation. We also rely on the generous efforts of hundreds of volunteers.
Groundwork Somerville is an affiliate of Groundwork USA, a network of 18 trusts across the country, linked by a common mission of changing places and changing lives.