October 22, 2018
Nonprofits Granted $355K, ED Garners Leadership Award

November 16, 2017 — The Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation recently announced it awarded $340,000 to 18 eastern and central Massachusetts nonprofits, and a leadership award, that includes a $15,000 grant, to the executive director of the Acton-Boxborough United Way.

Included in the grants to nonprofits was $30,000 to the Framingham Public Library Foundation, a local nonprofit that is creating an endowment fund to support the library, to help purchase a bookmobile.

Rachel Sagan, executive director of Acton-Boxborough United Way (ABUW), based in Acton, received this year’s John R. Heerwagen Award for Non-profit Leadership, which brings with it a grant of $15,000 to benefit the ABUW.

Seventeen of the grants comprise the balance of funds awarded this year by the foundation to area nonprofits that provide educational opportunities, support basic human needs, and enhance organizational capacity. Last summer, another 22 nonprofits received $330,000.

Receiving the recently announced grants were the following 17 organizations:
  • Big Sister Association of Greater Boston, Boston
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest, Framingham
  • The Discovery Museums, Acton
  • Framingham Historical Society , Framingham
  • Framingham State University Foundation, Inc., Framingham
  • The Home for Little Wanderers, Walpole
  • Horace Mann Educational Associates, Franklin
  • Kennedy-Donovan Center, Inc., Foxborough
  • Littleton Community Farm, Littleton
  • Massachusetts Audubon Society, Lincoln
  • MetroWest YMCA, Framingham
  • Minuteman Senior Services, Bedford
  • Needham Historical Society, Needham
  • Neighbor Brigade, Maynard
  • One Family, Inc., Waltham
  • OUT MetroWest, Framingham
  • Project Bread , Boston
“Community service and improving the lives of our neighbors are essential elements of good citizenship. We are proud to support this year’s grant recipients in their efforts to make a difference in our communities,” said Dana Neshe, president of the Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation.

Since it was founded in 2000, the foundation has granted more than $6 million to more than 400 nonprofits.

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