October 22, 2018
 
Foundation for MetroWest Grants $269K to 40 Nonprofits

December 15, 2017 — The Foundation for MetroWest, based in Natick, which supports nonprofits in 33 Greater Boston communities, this week announced it has awarded $269,000 to 40 nonprofits that focus on arts and culture initiatives, family support, and the environment.

“Our grantmaking is a significant source of funding for the MetroWest community, thanks to the generosity of our donors,” said Judith Salerno, executive director of the Foundation for MetroWest. “This year, we are honored to support a range of programs, from immigrant services to music performances. As your community foundation, we continually strive to make the biggest impact as possible here at home.”

The 30 grantees, chosen from among 95 applicants, will use the funds to support, among other initiatives, immigrant services, historic preservation projects, mental health counseling, workforce development, resources for the elderly and victims of domestic abuse, language and literacy programs, visual and performing arts, and clean waterway initiatives.

Receiving the grants were the following:

ARTS & CULTURE:
  • 51 Walden, Concord: $5,000
  • Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham: $6,000
  • Chhandika, Cambridge: $5,000
  • deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln: $5,000
  • Exsultet, Holliston: $1,000
  • Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Hopkinton: $6,000
  • Mother Brook Arts and Community Center, Dedham: $5,000
  • Needham Historical Society, Needham: $4,500
  • New Repertory Theatre, Watertown: $5,000
  • Open Door Theater, Acton: $2,500
  • Sudbury Historical Society, Sudbury: $10,000
  • The Discovery Museums, Acton: $10,000
FAMILY SUPPORT:
  • Bethany Hill Place, Framingham: $7,500
  • Children's Trust, Boston: $3,000
  • English at Large, Waltham: $5,000
  • Family ACCESS of Newton, Waltham: $5,000
  • Family Promise Metrowest, Framingham: $10,000
  • Fresh Start Furniture Bank, Hudson: $5,000
  • Friends of the Waltham Family School, Waltham: $5,000
  • Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester, Worcester: $10,000
  • Hope and Comfort, Weston: $5,000
  • Jewish Family Service of MW, Framingham: $7,500
  • Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS), Cambridge/Framingham: $6,900
  • MetroWest Legal Services, Framingham: $10,000
  • MetroWest Mediation Services, Framingham: $8,500
  • Minuteman Senior Services, Bedford: $9,000
  • Natick Service Council, Natick: $6,000
  • National Alliance On Mental Illness Of MetroWest, Marlborough: $10,000
  • One Family, Waltham: $10,000
  • Project Citizenship, Framingham: $5,000
  • REACH Beyond Domestic Violence, Waltham: $10,000
  • SMOC/Voices Against Violence, Framingham: $10,000
  • The Second Step, Newtonville: $10,000
  • Thrive Support & Advocacy, Marlborough: $6,600
  • WATCH, Waltham: $10,000
ENVIRONMENT:
  • Charles River Watershed Association, Weston: $6,000
  • Commonwealth Green Low-Income Housing Coalition/OHCDC, Worcester: $5,000
  • Massachusetts Audubon Society, Lincoln: $6,000
  • Massachusetts Rivers Alliance, Boston: $6,000
  • OARS, Concord: $6,000
Established in 1995, the foundation today manages assets valued at $18 million.

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