Monthly Newsletter
June 2015
Save the Date

We are proud to announce that Gary Hirshberg, Chairman of Stonyfield Farm & Just Label It will be the keynote speaker at our fourth annual Community Leadership Breakfast to be held on Friday, October 23, 2015. This event, chaired by David M. Shuman, Managing Director of Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Co., Ltd. and Foundation for MetroWest Trustee is sure to be full of inspirational speeches and networking opportunities for professionals from all industries, company sizes, and levels of leadership. Mark your calendar and plan to join us for this exciting opportunity to explore the essential connection between businesses and community philanthropy. 



Now Accepting Applications:
Regional and Southborough Competitive Grant Programs 

Arts & Culture, Family Support and Environment 
Regional Grant Program 

The Foundation for MetroWest is now accepting proposals for our 
2015 Regional Competitive Grant Program in the categories of 

Arts & Culture, Family Support and Environment.  

Click here to review our eligibility requirements and application instructions.  

Application deadline is Friday, August 14, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Southborough Community Fund - Town Fund Grant Program

The Foundation for MetroWest is now accepting proposals for the Southborough Community Fund. If you are an agency or town department serving the Southborough community, we encourage you to consider this opportunity. 

Learn more here.


Application deadline is Friday, September 11, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Youth in Philanthropy Alumni Featured on Holliston Cable TV
Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) was recently featured on the Holliston Cable Access show, "Just Thinking." During the show, host Mary Greendale asked Foundation for MetroWest Program Officer Jennifer Ubaldino and YIP alumni Corey Calderone and Kathleen McShane about what the program means to them and what they learned. McShane reflected, "I learned that I could seriously consider working at a nonprofit or in philanthropy in the future."

To hear what else they learned, check out the entire segment!
Fall Youth in Philanthropy Applications Closing Soon! 

Applications are being accepted now through July 31, 2015 for our semester long Youth in Philanthropy programs to take place at our office in Natick and at the Sudbury Foundation's office in Sudbury. 


Since 1997, the Foundation for MetroWest's Youth in Philanthropy program has been inspiring youth to give back and to truly become invested in the MetroWest community. Key to the future success of our region, we are proud to offer one of the largest youth philanthropy education programs in the country that has educated over 1,000 teens who have granted $850,000 to over 140 youth development organizations in our backyard.


Apply Now! And share this great opportunity with friends, classmates, neighbors, and family. Students living in MetroWest in 9th - 12th grade are eligible to apply. 


To apply now, click here. You can find more information about the Youth in Philanthropy program here or by emailing Jennifer Ubaldino or Caroline Cooke

Wellesley and Lexington Grant $50,000+ to Local Nonprofits

The Community Boards of both The Fund for Wellesley and the Community Endowment of Lexington are delighted to announce that they have collectively granted more than $50,000 through their 2014 Competitive Grant programs.

The Fund for Wellesley awarded grants to six organizations including: 

The Community Endowment of Lexington awarded grants to five organizations that included:
Please join us in congratulating The Fund for Wellesley, the Community Endowment of Lexington, and all the great nonprofits working tirelessly to make Wellesley and Lexington better places to live and work!
Upcoming Events

Grant Open House

July 15, 2015

3 Eliot St, Natick

10 AM - 11 AM


Join us at our offices to learn about our Regional Competitive Grant Program. Program officers will be on hand to explain the process, answer questions, and offer insight on what makes for a great grant application.  Sign up today! 



The People Factor: Volunteers and Donors

August 5, 2015

49 Lexington St, Framingham

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM


This workshop will focus on how to increase your organization's support from individuals--as both volunteers and donors. During this interactive session, participants will share their own experiences with building a community of individual supporters. We will also discuss the connection between volunteers and donors. You will learn to work collaboratively with individual supporters to create meaningful and engaging opportunities for contribution.

Sign up today! 

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