Awarding grants to help MetroWest communities thrive
As your community foundation, our role is to help you make a difference on the issues that matter to our region. Each year, the Foundation for MetroWest makes competitive grants to local nonprofit organizations in five diverse areas — Family Support, Youth Development, Arts & Culture, Hunger Relief, and the Environment.
As a steward for your philanthropic funds, it is our privilege and commitment to ensure that your generous gifts are used for the highest good. In each grant-giving cycle, the Foundation assesses the landscape of current need, evaluates proposed solutions, and awards grants to organizations that will make the greatest impact.
By supporting nonprofits, you’re touching the lives of thousands of MetroWest residents.
2015-2016 was a period of action and growth for the Foundation. In 2016, the MetroWest Hunger Relief Fund invested $120,000, more grantmaking dollars in support of hunger relief than ever before, with a special focus on organizations that identify as farms. This was a strategic decision to align with the 2014 MA Local Food Action Plan to increase the production and consumption of Massachusetts-grown foods.
Also, in collaboration with Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation, the Sudbury Foundation, and the MetroWest Health Foundation, in 2015 we funded the expansion of food rescue organization Lovin’ Spoonfuls. This partnership ensures a sustainable source of lean meat, dairy, and produce for MetroWest-based food pantries.
Together, let’s strengthen the place we call home by providing critical services and a vibrant quality of life.