Here at the Foundation for MetroWest, we believe it is our community’s collective responsibility to care for our neighbors, invest in our future and love the place we call home.
As a community foundation, we are advocates for community-based philanthropy for the MetroWest region of Boston. Our work focuses on the issues that matter most to our region, such as supporting families and youth, nurturing the arts and the environment, and meeting basic human needs.
We then ensure the sustainability of our work through philanthropic literacy programs for area students and local nonprofit organizations.
Thanks to your support, our impact continues to grow. In 1995, our first year of grantmaking, the Foundation for MetroWest awarded $57,000. In 2016, our 21st year, we awarded over $1.3 million.
Throughout this report, you will find stories, quotes, and figures reflecting the past two fiscal years, FY15 and FY16. As philanthropists, volunteers and partners, you are the reason this organization exists and continues to grow.
Thank you for your commitment to securing a bright future for the place we love: MetroWest.
Judith G. Salerno
Garry R. Holmes
Chair, Board of Trustees