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Join the team here at the Foundation for MetroWest as we gear up for an impactful 2016!

We currently have two positions available:
  • Events Assistant, Temporary, Part-Time
  • Development and Events Assistant, Full-time
Both of these positions are for immediate hire, so preference will be given to first applicants. 

For more information about either of these positions, or to apply please visit our website
Last week, Southborough Access Media premiered their newest documentary, "Southborough Veterans: Local Life Lessons." This production was supported by a grant from the Southborough Community Fund, a fund of the Foundation for MetroWest. To watch the documentary online, please click here. To learn more about other local nonprofits supported by the Southborough Community Fund, visit our website. 

February 2016 Newsletter
A Celebration of Youth and Philanthropy

The Foundation for MetroWest is
delighted to host keynote speaker Carrie Morgridge, Chief Disruptor of the Morgridge Family Foundation at our third annual Spring Inspiration Breakfast on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at the Wellesley Country Club. 

Carrie Morgridge is the author of Every Gift Matters and the Vice President of the Morgridge Family Foundation. She imagined and founded the Student Support Foundation and is recognized nationally for her work as a philanthropist. 

Be Inspired. Join Us. Click here for sponsorship information and contact Cori Kaufman, Manager of Communications & Events, to be part of this exceptional event. 
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world...

...Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
-Margaret Mead

As the only community foundation serving MetroWest, we understand that each city and town is different- with special people, places, and history that contribute to its unique character. We also recognize that every community has needs that may not be as apparent, and yet also affect the quality of life for residents. In order to help address the unique needs of our communities, we have established a Town Funds initiative: a program for community members to build and offer support right in the towns where they live. To date, we have established three Town Funds:
These funds provide a steady source of support in areas such as early childhood education, youth recreation, elder services, food access, and community building. To date, our town funds have distributed over $300,000 in grants to strengthen our communities. To learn more about how your neighbors are making a difference in their own towns through the Town Fund initiative, visit our website
Town Fund Competitive Grant Programs
The Foundation for MetroWest is now accepting proposals for the Community Endowment of Lexington and The Fund for Wellesley Competitive Grant Programs. If you are a nonprofit or town department serving the Lexington or Wellesley community, we encourage you to consider this opportunity. 

Grant questions can be directed to Janet Kern, Director of Town Funds. 

Capacity Building for Our Future

Through the generous support of our donors and the Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation, we are able to offer the Center for Philanthropy Education. These services and resources help build the capacity, visibility, connections, and expertise that our local nonprofits need to deliver their missions, and, in turn, strengthen the MetroWest region. MetroWest nonprofit staff, volunteers, board and committee members are welcome to attend.

Upcoming Seminars:
Is There a Capital Campaign in Your Organization's Future? Getting Ready to Get Ready
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM 
Location: Wellesley, MA

Mobilizing Your Board to Raise More Money
Thursday, March 10, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Webinar

Meet the Foundation for MetroWest Staff
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 
Location: Natick, MA

Special Events: Engagement After the "I Do"
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM 
Location: Marlborough, MA

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