We’re pleased to have provided financial support to the following organizations in 2014.
Children, Youth & Families Program Grants
After School Matters
Appalachian Mountain Club, Boston, MA, $25,000
To develop a strategic business plan for the new Outdoors Rx program recently piloted in Framingham and Waltham designed to get families outdoors and enjoying nature. Learn more…
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central MA/MW, Worcester, MA, $25,000
For temporary development support for this mentoring agency.
Communities for Restorative Justice, Concord, MA $14,500
For a strategic planning consultation.
Danforth Art, Framingham, MA, $24,500
For a series of planning and feasibility studies in preparation for the Museum’s move to a new facility and to advance the museum’s engagement with children, youth and families.
Nature Connection, Concord, MA, $25,000
For a series of capacity-building enhancements including a website update, new IT systems and the development of a social media plan for this agency which brings therapeutic nature-based programs to children and seniors with limited access to the natural world.
One Can Help, Inc., Newton, MA, $6,000
For a communications consultation for this agency which supports court-involved youth.
Start Strong: Early Learning
Infant and Toddler Children’s Center, Acton, MA $10,000
To create and launch an alumni and community outreach program designed to strengthen the agency’s scholarship program for low-income families, designed, in part, to strengthen supports for young children impacted by domestic abuse.
REACH Beyond Domestic Violence, Waltham, MA $17,480
To fund a two-part project that includes development and strategic planning consultations,
The Learning Center for the Deaf, Framingham, MA $20,000
To fund an organizational marketing and rebranding initiative designed, in part, to strengthen early childhood programs.
Wayside Youth and Family Support Network, Framingham, MA $18,000
To enable staff to attend the Parenting Journey facilitators training and to research and develop a support system for grandparents raising grandchildren.
Framingham Public Library/ECAF, Framingham, MA, $15,000
To renovate space in the Framingham Children’s Library to accommodate the administrative and programming needs of the Early Childhood Alliance of Framingham.
Employment Options, Inc., Marlborough, MA $20,000
To fund two consultations to improve recruitment and program assessment for the Cooking Up a Career program.
MassBay Community College, Framingham, MA $25,000
To fund a needs assessment and market study to determine best approaches for developing a “Youth in Transition” college success model and establishing a “Gateway to College” program.
Partnerships for a Skilled Workforce, Inc., Marlborough, MA $25,000
For a marketing and communications consultation to help build awareness of the new YouthWorkingForward.org website, designed to support at-risk youth and young adults in their search for employment.
Invitation Program Grants
Assabet Valley Collaborative/Family Success Partnership, Marlborough, MA, $24,750
For a data audit, wraparound case law research study, and marketing consultation for this wraparound program that supports children with borderline mental health issues.
Boys and Girls Clubs of MetroWest, Marlborough, MA, $53,825
To upgrade technology at the Marlborough administrative headquarters and conduct a study on the future of the Computer Labs at each club location. Learn more…
Boys & Girls Club of Assabet Valley, Maynard, MA $20,000
For a facilities study.
Sudbury Program Grants
Community Building Grants
Gaining Ground, Inc., Concord, MA $5,000
To support Gaining Ground’s work providing healthy produce to the Sudbury Community Food Pantry, and other local pantries.
MetroWest Legal Services, Framingham, MA, $2,500
To support MWLS’s work in Sudbury in the coming year.
Town of Sudbury, Sudbury, MA, $5,000
To help fund Sudbury Celebrates 375th Field Day, the final event in a yearlong celebration of the town’s 375th anniversary.
Organizational Capacity & Effectiveness Grants
Goodnow Library Foundation, Sudbury, MA, $75,000
Over two years, for development and marketing support.
SMILE Mass, Inc., Sudbury, MA $5,000
To expand the agency’s beach wheelchair loaner program for use at lakes and ponds in MetroWest and the direct loaner equipment program to area residents.
Sudbury Community Food Pantry, Sudbury, MA, $500
To purchase a computer to be used for financial/accounting purposes.
Sudbury Historical Society, Sudbury, MA, $150,000
Over three years, to fund the agency’s first full-time executive director.
Sudbury, Wayland, Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable, Sudbury, MA, $2,000
For a website upgrade.
Town of Sudbury – Council on Aging, Sudbury, MA $18,000
To encourage residents to support their neighbors through continued funding of the Senior Volunteer Coordinator position at the Fairbank Senior Center.
Youth Development & Opportunity Grant
Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, Sudbury MA, $7,500
Start-up support for CRANE (Community Resource and Awareness Network of Sudbury and Lincoln), a parent/community group addressing teen behavioral issues through education and resource information.
Preservation of Community Character & Assets Grant
Longfellow’s Wayside Inn, Sudbury, MA, $100,000
To restore and repaint the exterior of the historic Inn.
Photo courtesy of Paul Schultz