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We are currently looking for energetic and passionate individuals to help grow and deliver our many programs, including Youth in Philanthropy, the Center for Philanthropy Education and our Discretionary Grant Program! Available positions include:
  • Program Officer, Full-Time
  • Instructor, Summer Institute for Youth Leadership 
  • Instructor, Youth in Philanthropy 

For more information about any of these positions, or to apply please visit our website

Why Helping Others Makes Us Happy


March 2016 Newsletter
Clair Windsor of Needham to be Honored as Young Philanthropist

The Foundation for MetroWest is
pleased to announce that it will be honoring Needham resident and Circle of Hope Board Member, Clair Windsor with this year's Young Philanthropist Award at its third annual Spring Inspiration Breakfast on April 28. 

Clair's spirit of volunteerism and philanthropic engagement in a wide-range of local charitable causes exemplifies what it means to be a young philanthropist. The strength of our communities relies on people like Clair, and we are delighted to be honoring her. 

In addition to Circle of Hope, Clair has been involved with a number of local organizations including The Cathedral Lunch Program, The Second Step, Sepsis Alliance, Hillside Cares, and the Castle Rock Foundation. 

Join us in celebrating Clair's commitment to philanthropy by leaving her a message on our Facebook page! 
"We learned that no matter what size donation you give to a nonprofit...

...It can make a difference."
-Youth in Philanthropy student at The Fenn School

For the past semester, nearly 75 MetroWest teens have been broadening their horizons and gaining a deeper understanding of their communities, local needs, and their own strengths and capacities as civic leaders through the Foundation's Youth in Philanthropy program. Through this innovative and skills-based curriculum, teens become stewards of the Foundation's Fund for Youth Development, researching local organizations and reading grant applications. After much deliberation, students chose to grant nearly $50,000 to:
The experience teens gain is as valuable as the grants they make. Youth in Philanthropy participants acquire powerful leadership and life skills as they learn first-hand what it takes to work as a team, present convincing arguments, build consensus among peers, and ask thoughtful questions.
Summer and fall opportunities are now available, and the Foundation has begun accepting applications. 
To learn more or to apply today, visit our website
Grants In Action
On April 5, Charles River Watershed Association will host the first of two Stormwater Management Workshops for local officials to learn how to better protect our waterways from pollution. The training will be hosted by Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary and is part of a collaborative effort among conservation organizations, cities and towns and the Foundation for MetroWest to protect local rivers and streams. 

This training is supported by a grant from the Foundation's Fund for the Environment. To learn more about other local nonprofits supported by the Foundation for MetroWest, visit our website. 

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:
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Location: Lexington, MA

Thursday, April 14, 2016
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Sudbury, MA

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM 
Location: Lincoln, MA

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