The Foundation distributed more than $1.2 million in grants and scholarships during 2015. As always, we are delighted to work with so many inspiring nonprofit partners, supporting them in ways that strengthen their organizations and, in turn, the communities they serve.
2015 Sudbury Program Grants:
Bridges Together, Sudbury MA, $14,000
To develop and pilot a new version of the Bridges Program for high school students at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School.
Foundation for MetroWest, Natick, MA, $45,000 over three years
Continued support for the Sudbury Youth In Philanthropy program.
Gaining Ground, Concord, MA, $5,000
To support Gaining Ground’s work providing healthy produce to the Sudbury Community Food Pantry, and other local pantries.
Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, Sudbury, MA, $15,000
To enable L-S students to participate in the 2016 Global Leaders Summit in The Hague.
Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, Sudbury, MA, $9,050
To upgrade technology at the award-winning student newspaper, The Forum.
Longfellow’s Wayside Inn, Sudbury, MA, $9,000
For a comprehensive analysis of the historic Inn’s property holdings for planning and preservation purposes.
Organization for the Assabet, Sudbury & Concord Rivers, Concord, MA, $6,000
To research, update and publish a new recreation guide and map of the Sudbury River.
Parmenter Foundation, Sudbury, MA, $7,000
To fund the development of a stand-alone website for the Foundation as Parmenter VNA merges with Care Group Home Care.
Sudbury Valley Trustees, Sudbury, MA, $24,600
To support ancillary activities to enhance the recently-acquired Landham Brook Marsh conservation area (formerly known as Johnson Farm) in Sudbury.
Town of Sudbury/Selectmen’s Office, Sudbury, MA, $7,500
To engage the Town’s Board of Selectmen in a team building and strategic communications consultation.
Town of Sudbury/Fire Department, Sudbury, MA ,$7,055
To purchase an Advanced Life System (ALS) training simulator manikin that will enable enhanced training scenarios for the Fire Department’s Paramedic and Emergency Medical Technicians.
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.
2015 Children, Youth & Families Program Grants:
Bethany Hill School, Framingham, MA, $5,000
To produce a new organizational video as part of the agency’s larger strategic re-branding effort.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/MetroWest, Worcester, MA $16,400
To purchase new customer relationship management software and ancillary hardware.
Danny’s Place Youth Services, Acton, MA, $14,600
To fund a communications and marketing consultation.
Discovery Museums, Acton MA, $22,000
To fund the redesign and content redevelopment of the Museums’ website, with a focus on accessibility.
Doc Wayne Youth Services, Boston, MA, $24,000
To fund a development consultation.
Employment Options, Marlborough, MA, $8,000
To fund a communications consultation geared toward the agency’s hard-to-reach young adult population.
First Connections, a program of JRI, Acton, MA, $19,820
To fund a consultation to streamline, enhance and pilot a program evaluation process.
Framingham State University Foundation/MetroWest College Planning Center, Framingham, MA $25,000
In partnership with MassBay Community College, to fund the development of strategic and marketing plans for the new MetroWest College Planning Center in Framingham and to evaluate the program after one year.
Jeff’s Place Children’s Bereavement Center, Framingham, MA, $21,000
To fund a branding and communications consultation.
Jewish Family Service of MetroWest, Framingham, MA, $9,000
To develop and install a customer relationship management database system to support new performance management strategies for the fundraising department.
Massachusetts Audubon/Drumlin Farm, Lincoln, MA, $13,675
To develop a business plan to replicate and expand after-school programming in high-need communities and to pilot a program in Hudson, MA.
Minute Man Arc, Concord, MA, $5,000
To fund a strategic planning consultation.
Nature Connection, Concord, MA, $23,900
To fund a major gifts program consultation.
Framingham Police Department, Framingham, MA, $25,200
To train staff to work more effectively with teens by sending 10 patrol sergeants to the highly-regarded Policing the Teen Brain training.
One Can Help, Newton, MA, $6,600
To fund an outcomes measurement consultation.
OUT MetroWest, Framingham, MA, $15,000
To fund a fundraising consultation.
Performing Arts Center of MetroWest, Framingham, MA, $25,000
To fund a marketing consultation.
2015 CY&F Invitation Grants
Boys and Girls Clubs of MetroWest, Marlborough, MA, $60,000
To fund a series of professional development trainings for staff, and other projects.
Friends of Resiliency for Life, Framingham, MA $25,000
To help pilot the expansion of the RFL program into Framingham middle schools.
John Andrew Mazie Memorial Foundation, Wayland, MA, $45,000 over three years
In support of an executive transition.
Lovelane Special Needs Horseback Riding Program, Lincoln, MA, $20,000
To support a major herd planning and re-building effort.
2015 CY&F Program Small Capital Grants
The following grant partners received grants of up to $5,000 to purchase new equipment, replace aging furnishings or complete a needed repair.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central MA/MetroWest, Boys & Girls Club of Assabet Valley, Boys and Girls Clubs of Metrowest, Communities for Restorative Justice, Employment Options, Inc., First Connections/JRI, Jeff’s Place Children’s Bereavement Center, Kids Connect, Inc., Lovelane Special Needs Horseback Riding Program, Framingham State U/MetroWest College Planning Center, Natick Community Organic Farm, The Nature Connection, OUT MetroWest, REACH Beyond Domestic Violence, The Food Project, and Wayside Youth & Family Support Network/TEMPO Young Adult Resource Center.
2015 Environmental Program Grants:
Penobscot East Resource Center, Stonington, ME, $80,000 over two years
General support for the organization’s work supporting fishing communities in eastern Maine.
Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Portland, ME, $40,000
To fund a market analysis to determine the potential scale and scope of a Maine aquaculture market.
N.E. Grassroots Environment Fund, Newmarket, NH, $40,000
To support NEGEF’s work providing small grants and other support to New England-based grassroots groups.
Lovin’ Spoonfuls, Boston, MA, $75,000 over 3 years
To bring Lovin’ Spoonfuls’ Food Recovery Program to MetroWest. This grant is in partnership with the MetroWest Health Foundation, the Foundation for MetroWest, and Middlesex Savings Bank Charitable Foundation.
Franklin County CDC, Greenfield, MA, $25,000
Interim funding to establish the Massachusetts Food System Collaborative, an alliance of stakeholders working to implement the recommendations of the recently completed Mass. Food System Plan.