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July 2014 Newsletter
In This Issue
2014 Competitive Grant Program Applications Now Available
  
We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our 2014 Competitive Grant Program in the categories of:

All applications are due by Friday, August 15, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. Click here for more information on the eligibility requirements, instructions, and applications.

 

New this year - the Southborough Community Fund Grant Program! The Southborough Community Fund, a Town Fund of the Foundation for MetroWest, is pleased to announce that its grant program is now open. If you are an agency or town department serving the Southborough community, we encourage you to review the grant guidelines and apply for a grant, if eligible.

 

Click here for more information and to access the application.

GIVE
Gain Company Visibility at our Community Leadership Breakfast 

 

Last year's Community Leadership Breakfast was a huge success with over 350 attendees representing over 100 companies. This year, we are expecting an even larger crowd.

 

As a 2014 Community Leadership Breakfast underwriter, your company will be recognized as a leader in supporting the needs of the region and helping to build stronger MetroWest communities. Your company will receive visibility in promotional materials, media relations, social media, monthly newsletters, and on the Foundation for MetroWest website. 

 

Click here to learn more about the event along with the details of partnering with us.

INITIATIVES & IMPACT

 High School Students Become Philanthropists in 2 Days! 

 

We recently concluded the first session of our new Summer Institute for Youth Leadership, and it was huge success! (Limited spots are available for session 2, July 22-23. Click here to learn more and apply.)

 

Students from seven different MetroWest towns came to the Foundation's office to learn about the importance of becoming actively involved in their own community, develop an awareness of their own potential, and learn the skills necessary to become successful leaders.

  

The Summer Institute for Youth Leadership, in partnership with the Honey Dew Family Foundation, is a great introduction to our year-long Youth in Philanthropy program. The first day focuses on team building activities, leadership skills, and philanthropy education, while students spend the second day researching nonprofits and deciding which organization should receive a $2,500 gift. Continue reading>

  

7 Natick High School Students Awarded College Scholarships
 
This year, seven students from Natick High School were awarded nearly $10,000 from three Scholarship Funds here at the Foundation. The Settimeo Tiberio Natick High School Scholarship Fund, the Rachel Manoli Scholarship Fund, and the Lt. William Cavanaugh Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund were established in honor of loved ones. Together they are making a difference in the lives of deserving Natick High School graduates. Next year, the number of scholarships awarded to Natick High School students will increase as students will be able to apply to the newly established Susan Wornick Journalism Scholarship Fund.
  
Awards from 13 Scholarship Funds at the Foundation were given out this year. We are grateful to the many generous donors who make these scholarships possible.
  
Congratulations to the Natick High School students and all of the other hardworking students who were recently awarded scholarships from Funds here at the Foundation.
  
Click here to see a complete list of our Scholarship Funds. For more information, email Mary Crowley or call us at 508.647.2260.
Youth in Philanthropy Alumna Looks to Make A Difference in Her Community
 
From an early age, Katie McCann's strong family values helped lead her to the path she is on today. As a freshman at Concord Academy, McCann was involved in Concord Academy's Student in Action (CASA), where she organized and led community service projects and fundraisers. It was through CASA that she heard about the Foundation for MetroWest Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) program. Continue reading>
STRENGTHENING & CONNECTING METROWEST
Center for Philanthropy Education
 
Our relationship with nonprofit organizations does not begin or end with a grant decision. We offer services and resources through our Center for Philanthropy Education to help nonprofit staff, board and volunteers think strategically, govern effectively and operate efficiently - through seminars, convening, executive leadership development, and capacity-building programs.
  
7/16/2014 Competitive Grant Program Open House
Interested in applying for a grant from our Competitive Grant Program? Attend this Foundation Open House to learn more about the Foundation's grant program and additional resources we offer for your organization.
  
  
9/17/14 Social Media 102 - You're Social, Now What? Making Social Media
Work for You
 
10/15/14 How to Get More from your Year-End Fundraising Campaign
with Social Media
  
11/13/14 Yes, You Must Have an Annual Report. Here's How. 
  
  

 

Please Note: We are happy to offer these seminars free of charge to MetroWest nonprofit organizations. Please help us continue to offer our programs for free. If your plans change after you register, and you cannot attend, please notify us at least 48 hours before the event. If you register and do not attend, there will be a $25 no-show fee. 

  
  
Community Events
Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary: Canoe and Dinner on the Charles
Friday, July 18, 2014
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Charles River, MA
  
Longfellow's Wayside Inn: 6th Annual Local Craft Beer Tasting
Friday, July 25, 2014
6:00 p.m.
Sudbury, MA
 
The Discovery Museums: FETCH! Float My Boat
Saturday, July 26, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Acton, MA


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