We like to think our grant funding opens the door to hundreds of possibilities for the organizations who receive them. Congratulations to our December 2013 grant partners:
Friends of the Bruce Freeman Trail, Concord, MA, $5,000
To help fund the “25%” design for the northernmost, half-mile section of the Sudbury Rail Trail from the Concord border to Route 117 at Davis Field.
Sudbury Historical Society, Sudbury, MA, $12,500
To help fund an architectural and structural study of the Loring Parsonage to assess its suitability as a Town History Center/Museum.
Sudbury Valley Trustees, Sudbury, MA/$28,500
To help restore up to 80 acres of the habitat of the Desert Natural Area located in Sudbury and Marlborough.
Town of Sudbury, Sudbury, MA $15,000
To fund a 10-week management training program for Town of Sudbury mid-level managers.
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.
Children, Youth and Family Program Grants
Early Learning Counts
Center for Parents and Teachers, Concord, MA/$12,000
To fund a series of brand development activities to strengthen the agency’s name recognition.
Discovery Museums, Acton, MA/$17,500
To fund the development of an evaluation tool for the Traveling Science Workshops.
Justice Resource Institute/First Connections, Concord, MA/$10,000
To fund a strategic planning process.
Jewish Family Service of MetroWest, Framingham, MA/$10,000
To work with a consultant to design an integrated agency-wide performance management system that includes JFS’s early childhood and family programs.
Marlborough Public Schools/Marlborough Early Childhood Center, Marlborough, MA/$10,000
To fund professional development trainings and workshops for educators and parents on a variety of early learning topics.
Hands-On Career Exploration & Training
Employment Options, Inc., Marlborough, MA/$24,000
To develop an outcome evaluation measurement system and an advanced curriculum component for the Cooking up a Career program.
John Andrew Mazie Memorial Foundation, Wayland, MA/$24,000
To fund the creation of a PR and Marketing program to increase this mentoring agency’s visibility in the community.
Natick Community Organic Farm, Natick, MA/$10,000
To fund the design and implementation of an endowment campaign, a portion of which will support the agency’s teen work and internship programs.
Partnerships for a Skilled Workforce, Inc., Marlborough, MA/$25,000
To fund the development of a new, interactive website focused on teen and young adult career development.
Boys & Girls Club of Assabet Valley, Maynard, MA/$10,000
For emergency roof repairs.
The Jericho Road Project/The Leadership Connection, Concord, M/$2,500
In support of three Leadership Connections sessions to train and match potential board members with nonprofits in Metrowest.
MetroWest Nonprofit Network, Framingham, MA/$5,000
For a communications consultation to strengthen the organization’s online presence.
Photo by John Phelan.