Make a Donation to MAPS
MAPS needs your support to continue providing vital health and social services to Portuguese speakers in Massachusetts. Donations from our friends in the community help thousands of people overcome linguistic and cultural barriers to services they need.
Learn how MAPS helps the community from those whose lives were changed, in our short video Because of MAPS!
If you would like to remain Anonymous on the MAPS donor list, please use the following link. (Donor names and amounts will still be furnished to government authorities as required by law.)
You may also send your tax-deductible check or money order to:
MAPS 1046 Cambridge St. Cambridge, MA 02139
Thank you for your support!
MAPS Endowment Fund
We created the MAPS Endowment Fund in 2002 to engage in long-term financial planning and develop vital community programs that will, in time, be funded by annual interest disbursements from the MAPS Endowment. Building the endowment has transformed MAPS into a stronger institution that can meet community needs well into the future.
Do donate and to learn more about the MAPS Endowment, please click this link.
The Dr. Edward Leitão Scholarship Fund
Click here to learn more and to donate to the medical studies scholarship fund named after Dr. Leitão.
MAPS is now participating in The Giving Common, an initiative of the Boston Foundation. Our Giving Common pages contain all the information you need to make an informed decision on giving to MAPS. Just click on the logo at left to connect.
*MAPS uses PayPal to process its online donations. We do this because PayPal is an established and trusted leader of credit card services worldwide. When you make a donation a new window pops up asking you how much you’d like to give to MAPS. Because this window is coming directly from PayPal, and not MAPS, it may take a few seconds to load.
All credit card and billing information you supply when donating to MAPS is encrypted and submitted from your browser to PayPal using an encrypted SSL (Secure Socket Layer) transmission. Because PayPal is responsible for processing your donation, they will ask you for information such as your name and address, email address, and credit card details. The only information PayPal provides MAPS with is: your name, your email address, your shipping address, and any special instructions you may have typed. We never see any of your credit card details. Visit PayPal’s help section to learn how it protects your information and privacy, or if you have any questions about PayPal.
Filipe Wolff Campaign
In early 2012, MAPS began a long-term commitment to help Filipe Wolff, a young Brazilian boy battling cancer and liver disease. Filipe’s parents, Guilherme and Évelyn, along with the Juntos Por Filipe/Together With Filipe Campaign, sought MAPS’ assistance to raise and manage funds to help cover the enormous medical costs of his care, including the liver transplant that he desperately needed.
MAPS helped the campaign raise close to $130,000 in donations from caring community members in a little more than a year. We tracked these funds separately to cover Filipe’s medically related costs. Once our MAPS Case Worker was able to get Filipe enrolled in a health insurance plan that pays most of his medical costs, MAPS stopped collecting new donations.