News & Events

Through the generous support of our donors, the Middlesex Savings Bank Charitable Foundation, and MathWorks, we are able to offer the Center for Philanthropy Education nonprofit seminars.  

MetroWest nonprofit staff, volunteers, board and committee members are welcome to attend free of charge. If you register for a seminar and your plans change, please let us know 48 hours in advance. A $25 no-show fee will be applied.

ANNOUNCING NEW PROGRAM OFFICER OPEN OFFICE HOURS IN JULY

At the Foundation, we aim to keep a good pulse on the MetroWest region to better understand our communities and the needs of the nonprofits in our area who are working to improve the quality of life for all residents.  We want to know your mission, who you serve and how best we can support you in your work.  Beginning in July, we are thrilled to announce the addition of monthly Open Office Hours. This provides you with an opportunity to come to our offices to have coffee or tea with a member of our program team one-on-one for 20 minutes to share your successes, changes, challenges and upcoming events.  Scheduling information will be posted soon.

 

Speak with Confidence: A Workshop to Build and Strengthen Your Public Speaking Skills

Presenter: Mike Chase of Great Results, LLC
Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Time: 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: Lexington, MA | Lexington Community Center

Are you comfortable delivering presentations but still want to improve your skills?
Or do you feel stressed when asked to speak in front of a group?
Do you get “the jitters” before you begin?
Come to this Public Speaking Workshop and take your performance to the next level! You will learn some practical tips to help you better prepare for your next speaking engagement, including how to:

  •  Relax – understand and put away your fears so that you can focus your energies on your message
  •  Prepare yourself – both well in advance and just prior to taking the stage or entering the conference room
  •  Deliver with Confidence! – get your message across convincingly and avoid bad habits

Because this is a workshop where the focus will be on helping you improve your speaking skills, it is strictly limited to 10 people. 
Please be prepared to share a 1-2 minute talk on a topic of your choice – perhaps something you present regularly, or expect to, and would like to feel more confident in your delivery.  You will receive immediate coaching and an opportunity to present again to showcase your newly improved skills!
By applying the techniques discussed along with your personalized coaching, you will become more confident not only in what you have to say, but how you say it!  You may find that it just might change your life.
 
About our Presenter: Mike Chase is a dynamic speaker who has delivered presentations throughout his marketing and sales career in the corporate world as well as at small groups, libraries and church halls throughout eastern Massachusetts. Mike is also an award-winning speaker, most recently honored with two first-place awards from Toastmasters International. He recently launched his own training company, Great Results, LLC, to help others improve their own speaking skills in individual or group workshops.

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Management and Accountability: Motivating Your Board to Action

Presenter: Charles B. Gordon, President and CEO, The New Kensington Group
Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Location: Morse Institute Library, 14 East Central Street, Natick, MA 01760

This workshop highlights how to lead, motivate, and inspire your board to unprecedented action for your organization. We will explore how to leverage and achieve greater committee involvement and fund raising assistance, how to conduct empowering and productive board meetings, how to increase performance accountabilities, how to overcome barriers to raising money, and how to strike agreements with your board members to spark new levels of engagement and commitment. The Foundation for MetroWest is delighted to partner with Chuck Gordon from The New Kensington Group to deliver this workshop designed for Executive Directors and Board Chairs. We require attendance from both the Executive Director and Board Chair.

About our Presenter: Charles B. Gordon, President and CEO, The New Kensington Group
For nearly 30 years, Chuck has served as a senior nonprofit professional and consultant, helping nonprofit organizations in the Boston area and across the country realize their vision by raising increased revenues. Today, Chuck leads the New Kensington Group, a full service consulting firm helping nonprofit leaders grow their organizations. His work focuses on strategic planning, fund raising, executive search, and board leadership and governance support. As a nationally recognized trainer and speaker, he dedicates significant time to building the fund raising capacity of nonprofit professionals and senior volunteers from coast to coast. Chuck serves on the boards of the Wheelock Family Theatre and Boston Children’s Theatre, and was named one of Boston’s ’40 Under 40’ by the Boston Business Journal.

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The ABC's of Grant Writing

Presenter: Sunny Stich of Sunny Stich Consulting
Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Time: 9:30-11:30 AM
Location: MassBay Community College, 50 Oakland Street, Library Atrium (2nd fl), Wellesley, MA 02481

Today, acquiring funding from private and government sources requires developing effective grant writing skills. Competition for these dollars is stiff. Come learn how the A, B, C's can help you raise grant funds! A, isn't for Apple any longer!!
Skills learned:

  • Researching possible funding sources
  • Cultivating funders
  • Understanding a basic grant template outline
  • Elements that result in rejection 

About our Presenter: Sunny Stich is a development professional with over twenty years of proven results helping non-profit agencies increase capacity. Throughout her career, she has helped over 100 organizations actualize their mission through a gamut of services around fundraising and capacity building, including federal, state, private, corporate, and foundation grant writing, major donor initiatives, capital campaigns, annual fund campaigns, fundraising events, public relations strategy, board trainings, and strategic planning. Sunny is a creative and enthusiastic innovator and collaborator who is able to see and create opportunities for organizations that has resulted in millions of dollars raised.

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Foundation for MetroWest Grant Open House

Date: Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Time: 10:00-11:30 AM
Location: Foundation for MetroWest, 3 Eliot Street, Natick, MA 01760

Join us to learn about our 2017 Regional Competitive Grant Program offered through the Foundation. There will be time to ask questions and further understand the process.

Seating is limited, so please register early. We also greatly appreciate organizations sending only one representative so we are able to have as many organizations as possible join us. Thank you!

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MetroWest Historical Society Convening

Presenter: Julie Solz, Team Leader, Collection Services, Historic New England
Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Time: 10:00-11:30 am
Location: Framingham History Center, Village Hall, 2 Oak Street, Framingham

We are excited to host this special event just for MetroWest historical society staff and volunteers! Historical societies are the memory keepers of their communities, and are tasked with preserving diverse collections, from furniture to farm equipment, plastic toys to paintings, and everything in between. Join your regional colleagues for a group discussion on common collection care challenges faced by small organizations. Listen to a short presentation from Historic New England collection staff on creative solutions and best practices, then join in a group discussion. Please submit one specific collection care question and/or a creative solution your organization has come up with to care for collections. Space is limited, please register in advance for this event!

About our presenter:
Julie Solz is team leader for collection services for the Historic New England and oversees the work of the collections, conservation, and library and archives teams. Ms. Solz has worked at Historic New England since 2001 managing all collection care at the historic house museums and in the Haverhill collections facility. She has managed numerous large collection focused projects including the Collection Access Project which made collection objects accessible worldwide via Historic New England’s website and the Collection Care Project which transformed decorative arts storage in the Haverhill facility. Prior to joining Historic New England, she worked as a registrar and conservator for museums in New England, Washington, DC, and Philadelphia. Ms. Solz has a M.S. in Art Conservation from the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation and is trained as an objects conservator. In 2000, she was a participant in The Attingham Summer School Program.

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News

January 26, 2017- Employment Options receives $10K grant, WickedLocal Marlborough

January 26, 2017- Hopkinton students make $11,000 in grants to local nonprofits, WickedLocal Westborough

January 25, 2017- Foundation for MetroWest awards $300K to nonprofits, MetroWest Daily News

December 15, 2017- Foundation for MetroWest awards MetroWest Mediation Services, MetroWest Daily News

November 22, 2016- Southborough Community Fund announces grant recipients, MetroWest Daily News

November 2, 2016- Medfield residents celebrate launch of Foundation Legacy Fund, Medfield Press

October 12, 2016- Tailgating with Andrew Zimmern, Joanne Chang, and Jamie Bissonnette, The Boston Globe

September 22, 2016- Foundation for MetroWest breakfast to feature Keurig president, MetroWest Daily News

September 18, 2016- Natick's Museum of Word War II holds Teacher Training Institute, MetroWest Daily News

September 6, 2016- Foundation for MetroWest awards $120,000 in hunger relief grants, Weston Town Crier

August 24, 2016- Seed money for Wellesley gardeners, WickedLocal Wellesley 

August 17, 2016-Foundation for MetroWest to Honor Waltham business-owner, Ken Vona, Waltham Patch

June 15, 2016- Concord students distribute $87k to local nonprofits, WickedLocal

June 14, 2016- The Discovery Museums in Acton receive grant from Foundation for MetroWest, WickedLocal

June 14, 2016- Discovery Museums receive grant, The Lowell Sun

June 13, 2016- Wellesley resident joins Foundation for MetroWest board of trustees, WickedLocal

June 13, 2016- MetroWest Youth Award $86K to 26 Area Nonprofits, MassNonprofit News

June 11, 2016- Wellesley students participate in Youth in Philanthropy program, WickedLocal

June 11, 2016- Four nonprofits receive grants to develop programs from Community Endowment of Lexington, WickedLocal

May 28, 2016- Charles River Watershed Association hosts river pollution reduction workshop, WickedLocal

May 27, 2016- Association hosts river pollution reduction workshop, Westwood Press

May 12, 2016- Spring Inspiration Breakfast, Weston Town Crier

May 11, 2016- Weston and Wayland residents sponsor philanthropy event, WickedLocal

May 10, 2016- Wellesley Players Family Theater to present 'Pied Piper', Hometown Weekly

May 9, 2016- Watch out, kids-- the Pied Piper is coming to Wellesley, WickedLocal

May 6, 2016- Foundation for MetroWest hosts annual Spring Inspiration Breakfast, WickedLocal

May 5, 2016- Natick foundation partners with LetsAllDoGood, MetroWest Daily News

May 5, 2016- Natick foundation partners with LetsAllDoGood, Milford Daily News

May 5, 2016- Natick foundation partners with LetsAllDoGood, Waltham News Tribune

May 5, 2016- Especially for Me! Free evening for families with children with a visual impairment, The Beacon

May 4, 2016- Foundation for MetroWest launches LetsAllDoGood app, MetroWest Daily News

May 3, 2016- Carrie Morgridge, Chief Disruptor of the Morgridge Family Foundation Speaks at Annual Spring Inspiration Breakfast, Wayland eNews

April 28, 2016- Southborough Community Fund grant to Heritage Chorale provides free concert tickets, Community Advocate

April 26, 2016- For nonprofits, LetsAllDoGood offers a little push, Boston Globe

April 22, 2016- Needham resident honored with Young Philanthropist Award, WickedLocal

April 22, 2016- Lincoln residents attend training to reduce Charles River pollution, Lincoln Journal

April 13, 2016- African drumming event during April vacation, MetroWest Daily News

April 12, 2016- Lincoln residents attend training to reduce Charles River pollution, WickedLocal

March 31, 2016- The Classic Repertory Theatre Company Presents "1984", Waltham News Tribune

March 31, 2016- Woodward students get into the green scene, Community Advocate

March 17, 2016- Discovery Museum news, WickedLocal

March 10, 2016- A TOP-notch program for kids with disabilities, The Wellesley Townsman

March 10, 2016- Wellesley's TOP-notch program for kids with disabilities, WickedLocal

March 8, 2016- Hopkinton High to host Youth in Philanthropy information session, WickedLocal

March 8, 2016- Foundation for MetroWest Invites Applications from Nonprofits, Massnonprofit News

March 3, 2016- Foundation for MetroWest spring breakfast, Sudbury Town Crier

March 2, 2016- Carrie Morgridge to speak at Spring Inspiration Breakfast, WickedLocal

March 2, 2016- Teen plans to run against Spilka, MetroWest Daily News

March 2, 2016- Foundation breakfast to feature Carrie Morgridge, MetroWest Daily News

March 1, 2016- Framingham teen plans to run against Spilka, MetroWest Daily News

March 1, 2016- Framingham teen plans to run against Spilka, WickedLocal

February 29, 2016- Foundation for MetroWest spring breakfast next month, MetroWest Daily News

February 27, 2016- MetroWest Foundation breakfast to feature Carrie Morgridge, WickedLocal

February 26, 2016- Event features philanthropist to inspire youth, MetroWest Daily News

February 25, 2016- Fund for Wellesley grant program application now online, The Wellesley Townsman

February 25, 2016- The Classic Repertory Theatre Company Presents "1984," Waltham News Tribune

February 25, 2016- Foundation for MetroWest spring breakfast set for April 28 in Wellesley, MetroWest Daily News

February 25, 2016- Foundation for MetroWest's Annual Spring Inspiration Breakfast, Wayland eNews

February 22,, 2016- Foundation for MetroWest Spring Inspiration Breakfast, Norfolk NearSay

February 11, 2016- WATCH breaks barriers with ESOL program, Waltham News Tribune

February 11, 2016- Documentary film will focus on veterans, MetroWest Daily News

February 11, 2016- Foundation for MetroWest supports Discovery Museums, MetroWest Daily News

February 11, 2016- Boys and Girls Club gets grant, Waltham News Tribune

February 10, 2016- Southborough: Veterans documentary to premiere Friday, WickedLocal

February 10, 2016- Bethany Hill Place receives Foundation for MetroWest grant, MetroWest Daily News

February 10, 2016- Foundation for MetroWest awards Discovery Museums, MetroWest Daily News

February 5, 2016- Assabet Valley Mastersingers to present 'Alexander's Feast,' Hopkinton Crier

February 4, 2016- Mass Audubon, CRWA, Massachusetts Rivers Alliance receive Foundation for MetroWest grants, WickedLocal

February 4, 2016- Achievers, The Beacon

February 4, 2016- Fund for Wellesley to hold information sessions, The Wellesley Townsman

February 2, 2016- Assabet Valley Mastersingers to present 'Alexander's Feast', MetroWest Daily News

February 1, 2016- Education, STEM, Music, Meals Programs Get New Funding, Massnonprofit News

February 1, 2016- Fund for Wellesley hosting info session, seeking applicants for grant process, The Swellesley Report

January 28, 2016- Donations surpass expected results, Lexington Minuteman

January 28, 2016- Foundation for MetroWest awards $5K to The Discovery Museums, WickedLocal

January 28, 2016- Claflin Hill Receives Foundation for MetroWest grant, MetroWest Daily News

January 28, 2016- Claflin Hill receives Foundation for MetroWest grant, WickedLocal

January 21, 2016- Ninth graders visit area nonprofits, Weston Town Crier

January 21, 2016- Fenn School, Westford Eagle

January 21, 2016- Learning About Philanthropy, Lexington Minuteman

January 21, 2016- A Hole Lot of Fun, The Wellesley Townsman

January 21, 2016- Students visit organizations with YIP class, Sudbury Town Crier

January 20, 2016- Over $340K raised to support Community Endowment of Lexington, WickedLocal

January 17, 2016- Sudbury students visit organizations with Youth in Philanthropy class, WickedLocal

January 17, 2016- Mini Golf at the Library: A Hole Lot of Fun, WickedLocal

January 17, 2016- Weston Fenn School student visits organizations with Youth in Philanthropy class, WickedLocal

January 16, 2016- Here's the latest from the Foundation for MetroWest, WickedLocal

January 14, 2016- It Takes a Village: Wellesley supports people with dementia, WickedLocal

January 14, 2016- Coming out of isolation, The Wellesley Townsman

January 12, 2016- Local agencies receive Foundation for MetroWest grants, Dover-Sherborn Press via Storify

January 11, 2016- Program to support people living with dementia set for Jan. 21, WickedLocal

January 9, 2016- Jewish Family Service of Metrowest awarded grant from Foundation for MetroWest, WickedLocal

January 8, 2016- Dedham School of Music Receives Grant From Foundation for MetroWest, Dedham Times

January 7, 2016- Employment Options receives grant, The Hudson Sun

January 7, 2016- Employment Options receives Foundation for MetroWest grant, WickedLocal

January 3, 2016- Southborough: Veterans documentary to premiere Jan. 11, MetroWest Daily News

January 2, 2016- Employment Options receives Foundation for MetroWest grant, MetroWest Daily News

December 31, 2015- Dedham School of Music Receives Grant from Foundation for MetroWest, Dedham Times

December 30, 2016- Employment Group Receives Grant, MetroWest Daily News

December 29, 2015- Marlborough: Employment Options receives $10k grant, MetroWest Daily News

December 29, 2015- Marlborough: Employment Options receives $10k g,rant WickedLocal

December 28, 2015- Sharing Southborough service members' life lessons, MySouthborough.com

December 24, 2015- Caregiver workshops available, Chelmsford Independent

December 24, 2015- Foundation awards grants to local nonprofits, Lexington Minuteman

December 24, 2015- Southborough Access Media documents veterans' stories, Community Advocate

December 24, 2015- Foundation for MetroWest awards grants to local nonprofits, WickedLocal

December 24, 2015- Become an ESL tutor, The Wellesley Townsman

December 23, 2015- Minuteman Senior Services receives grant for caregiver workshops, WickedLocal

December 22, 2015- Foundation for MetroWest awards $6.5K to MetroWest Mediation Services, MetroWest Daily News

December 21, 2015- Concord Youth in Philanthropy Program applications due Dec. 22, WickedLocal

December 18, 2015- Mastersingers receives Southborough Community Fund grant, Southborough Village

December 18, 2015- Mastersingers receive Southborough Community Fund grant, Hopkinton Crier

December 18, 2015- Local nonprofit receives grant, Marlborough Enterprise

December 18, 2015- Grant will help fight homelessness, MetroWest Daily News

December 17, Local non-profit, MetroWest Foundation, receives grant, Sudbury Town Crier

December 17, 2015- Local nonprofits receive needed grants, Weston Town Crier

December 17, 2015- Local non-profit receives grant, The Hudson Sun

December 17, 2015- MetroWest Mediation Services receives $6,500 to fight homelessness, MetroWest Daily News

December 16, 2015- New Rep Receives Foundation for MetroWest Grant, Broadway World

December 16, 2015- Weston and Wayland nonprofits receive grants, WickedLocal

December 16, 2015- Staccato Notes, Golden Tones Chorus

December 11, 2015- Cooperative Elder Services Inc. receives grant, WickedLocal 

December 10, 2015- Foundation for MetroWest Gives $268K to 36 Area Nonprofits, Massnonprofit News

December 10, 2015- Discovery Museums news, WickedLocal Boxborough

December 9, 2015- Youth in Philanthropy program to start in January, open for application, Wayland Student Press Network

December 9, 2015- Awards Night, MetroWest Daily News

December 4, 2015- Group seeks young leaders, Marlborough Enterprise

December 3, 2015- Please support The Fund for Wellesley, The Wellesley Townsman

December 3, 2015- Group seeks young leaders, The Hudson Sun

December 3, 2015- High school students sought for spring program, Sudbury Town Crier

November 29, 2015- Bedford, Southborough, Newton, Boston Nonprofits Get Grants, Massnonprofit News

November 27, 2015- Group seeks young leaders, MetroWest Daily News

November 26, 2015- Community Leadership Breakfast, Weston Town Crier

November 25, 2015- Youth in Philanthropy seeks MetroWest high school students for spring program, MetroWest Daily News

November 25, 2015- Youth in Philanthropy seeks MetroWest high school students for spring program, WickedLocal

November 22, 2015- How to Help: Residents agree to match donations to Community Endowment of Lexington, WickedLocal

November 19, 2015- Youth in Philanthropy Program accepting applications, The Wellesley Townsman

November 17, 2015- Youth in Philanthropy Program accepting applications, WickedLocal

November 15, 2015- Not letting it all go to waste, MetroWest Daily News

November 14, 2015- Region exploring reduction and diversion of food scraps, WickedLocal

November 13, 2015- Foundation for MetroWest's Center for Philanthropy Education receives $500k, WickedLocal

November 10, 2015- Rewarding Good Work, MetroWest Daily News

November 9, 2015- Chairman of Stonyfield Farm and 'Just Label It' Speaks at Leadership Breakfast, WickedLocal

November 8, 2015- Foundation for MetroWest's Center for Philanthropy Education receives $500k, MetroWest Daily News

November 7, 2015- Nonprofit receives grant from Foundation for MetroWest, MetroWest Daily News

November 7, 2015- Nonprofit receives grant from Foundation for MetroWest, WickedLocal

November 6, 2015- MetroWest, SE Mass. Comm. Foundations Get, Make Grants, Massnonprofit News

November 4, 2015- Up to $500K Donated to Foundation, Associated Press for the MetroWest Daily News

November 2, 2015- Community Leadership Breakfast Highlights Philanthropy, Community Advocate

October 29, 2015- OUT MetroWest receives grant to support Nexus program, The Wellesley Townsman

October 24, 2015- Foundation honors Fischman, MetroWest Daily News

October 21, 2015- Local nonprofit receives grant from Foundation for MetroWest, MetroWest Daily News

October 15, 2015- Lovin' Spoonfuls Gets $275K for MetroWest Pantries, Shelters,   MassNonprofit News

October 14, 2015- Food rescue service to aid MetroWest pantries, WickedLocal

October 12, 2015- Food rescue service to aid MetroWest pantries, MetroWest Daily News

October 12, 2015- Bentley panel focuses on state's food insecurity, Waltham News Tribune

October 4, 2015- Movers & Shakers, MetroWest Daily News

September 23, 2015- Stonyfield Farm Chairman Will Keynote Foundation for Metrowest Event, MetroWest Daily News

September 18, 2015- Yogurt mogul will be honored at event, MetroWest Daily News

September 16, 2015- Stonyfield Farm Chairman will keynote Foundation for MetroWest event, MetroWest Daily News

September 12, 2015- Foundation for MetroWest to host Gary Hirshberg of Stonyfield Farm, MetroWest Daily News

September 11, 2015- Invasive Water Chestnuts Discovered in Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge, The Public Spirit

September 10, 2015- Foundation for MetroWest grants $110,000 to local hunger relief agencies, Community Advocate

September 10, 2015- Save-A-Date, The Wellesley Townsman

September 7, 2015- Foundation for MetroWest to honor Wellesley resident, Ben Fischman with Young Philanthropist Award, Patch

September 4, 2015- MetroWest Hunger Relief Fund grantees celebrated, Southborough Village

September 4, 2015- MetroWest Hunger Relief Fund grantees celebrated, Hopkinton Crier

September 4, 2015- Invasive water chestnuts discovered in Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge, Harvard Hillside

September 3, 2015- Grants for local hunger relief agencies, Weston Town Crier

September 3, 2015- Foundation for MetroWest to honor Ben Fischman, The Wellesley Townsman

September 3, 2015- Grants for local hunger relief agencies, Weston Town Crier & Tab

September 2, 2015- Grants for hunger relief agencies in Wayland and Weston, WickedLocal

August 31, 2015- Foundation seeks applicants for grants, MetroWest Daily News

August 30, 2015- Wellesley Student Interns at Foundation for MetroWest, Hometown Weekly

August 29, 2015- Southborough Community Fund seeks to grant up to $60,000 this year, Community Advocate

August 28, 2015- Foundation gives $110k to local food pantries, WickedLocal

August 28, 2015- Invasive water chestnuts discovered in Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge, The Public Spirit

August 28, 2015- Foundation for MetroWest Grants $110,000 to Local Hunger Relief Agencies, Patch

August 28, 2015- Foundation gives $110k to local food pantries, MetroWest Daily News

August 27, 2015- Waltham Family School holds graduation ceremony, Waltham News Tribune

August 26, 2015- Foundation for Metrowest offers programs, WickedLocal

August 25, 2015- KP Middle students learn about giving back, The Sun Chronicle

August 19, 2015- King Philip Middle School Notebook: Students Raise Money for Numerous Causes, The Sun Chronicle

August 13, 2015- Hippotherapy program gets boost with grant, The Concord Journal

August 10, 2015- Concord's Minute Man Arc Receives Grant, WickedLocal

August 5, 2015- Foundation for MetroWest Offers Programs, WickedLocal

August 3, 2015- Registration for Natick and Sudbury "Youth in Philanthropy" Programs Now Open, MetroWest Daily News 

August 3, 2015- Registration for Natick and Sudbury "Youth in Philanthropy" Programs Now Open, Marlborough WickedLocal

July 30- Take a Tour of an Elm Bank Garden, Wellesley WickedLocal 

July 23, 2015- Fund for Wellesley Helping Gardeners Give Back, The Wellesley Townsman

July 23, 2015- Fund for Wellesley Grant Helping Gardeners Give Back, Wellesley WickedLocal

July 16, 2015- Foundation for MetroWest Offers Programs, Dover-Sherborn Press

July 12, 2015- Grant to Aid Outreach by Autism Alliance, Boston Sunday Globe

July 9, 2015- Grant to be Used to Expand Programming, Lexington Minuteman

July 9, 2015- Donors to Match $55,000 for Hunger Relief, MetroWest Daily News

July 9, 2015- Philanthropy Programs are Open to MetroWest Students, Natick WickedLocal

July 8, 2015- Donors will Match Up to $55k in Gifts to MetroWest Hunger Relief, MetroWest Daily News

July 8, 2015- Donors will Match Up to $55k in Gifts to MetroWest Hunger Relief, WickedLocal

July 7, 2015- Framingham Autism Alliance Increases Outreach to Latino Families, Boston Globe

July 3, 2015- A Fitting Sendoff for Autism Alliance's Director, Natick WickedLocal

July 1, 2015- Autism Alliance Reaches out to Latinos, MetroWest Daily News

June 18, 2015- Summer Institute for Youth Leadership, Hopkinton Independent 

June 16, 2015- Waltham's More Than Words Receives Grant for Graduate Program, Waltham WickedLocal

June 12, 2015- Educators Prepare Habitat for Toads, Lincoln Journal 

June 10, 2015- MetroWest Program Boosting Rare Toad Populations, Lincoln WickedLocal

June 8, 2015- Natick Foundation Offers Youth in Philanthropy Program, Wayland WickedLocal

March 10, 2015 - Youth in Philanthropy empowers teens to give back, The Bradford, Wellesley High School

January 20, 2015 - Natick Service Council Gets $10k Grant from Foundation for MetroWest, MetroWest Daily News

January 1, 2015 - Your Town and Mine (Southborough Community Fund), Northborough-Southborough Villager

December 24, 2014 - Hopkinton Center for the Arts Awarded $7k Grant, MetrowWest Daily News

December 22, 2014 - Foundation for MetroWest Awards $275,000, MetroWest Daily News

November 19, 2014 - New Fund Supports Southborough Nonprofits, Northborough-Southborough Villager

November 3, 2014 - Foundation Donates $87,000 to MetroWest Food Pantries, MetroWest Daily News

May 14, 2014 - Foundation for MetroWest Spring Inspiration Breakfast, Wayland eNews

February 17, 2014 - Waltham's Gore Place Receives Grant for Multi-Sensory Tour, Daily News Tribune

February 1, 2014 - Charity Doesn't Always Begin at Home: Student Philanthropy Experience Path to Future Giving, Huffington Post

December 20, 2013 - Waltham Groups Receive 50K from Foundation, WickedLocal.com

December 16, 2013 - Foundation Awards $228K to Groups throughout MetroWest, MetroWest Daily News [PDF, 375KB]

October 28, 2013 - YIP Teaches Value of Civic Engagement, Concord Journal (Part four in a four-part series)

October 17, 2013 - Under this Program, Students Administer Grants, Concord Journal (Part three in a four-part series)[PDF, 29KB]

October 13, 2013 - Fenn Grad Thanks YIP for Formative Experience, Concord Journal (Part two in a four-part series)

October 11, 2013 - Holliston Couple Honored, Holliston Tab [PDF, 739KB]

October 9, 2013 - Panera Founder, CEO Addresses Hunger Issues in Newton, Boston.com

October 5, 2013 - Panera CEO: Hunger 'is right here in our communities', MetroWest Daily News

October 4, 2013 - Nonprofit Café Asks Customers to Pay What They Can Afford, massnonprofit.org

October 3, 2013 - Youth in Philanthropy Program Teaches Giving Back, Concord Journal (Part one in a four-part series) 

September 12, 2013 - Foundation to Honor Pat and Jim Poitras of Holliston, Holliston Tab

September 5, 2013 - Fund Seeks $1M, Lexinton Minuteman [PDF, 434KB]

June 9, 2013 - Head Start in Philanthropy, Boston Globe [PDF, 242KB]

May 25, 2013 - MetroWest Students Give $67K to Nonprofits Serving Youth, massnonprofit.org [PDF, 113KB]

May 21, 2013 - Discovery Museums Receive Autism Grant, Lowell Sun [PDF, 176KB]

May 16, 2013 - Course on Nonprofits Comes to End with Check Presentation, Concord Journal [PDF, 501KB]

April 21, 2013 - This Earth Day, Make a Difference in Your Own Backyard, MetroWest Daily News [PDF, 380KB ]

April 5, 2013 - And All That Jazz, MetroWest Daily News [PDF, 237KB]

March 29, 2013 - Art Space, Hopkinton Crier [PDF, 347KB]

February 17, 2013 - Community Foundation Makes A New “Friend”, MetroWest Daily News [PDF, 435KB]

January 8, 2013 - Foundation for MetroWest Gives $85.5K to 39 Area Food Pantries, Boston Globe

January 5, 2013 - Foundation Grants $85,500 to MetroWest Food Pantries, MetroWest Daily News [PDF, 198KB]

December 18, 2012 - Foundation for MetroWest Awards $170K in Grants, MetroWest Daily News [PDF, 218KB]

(Video) MetroWest Fund for Families, Vimeo

December 4, 2012 - Foundations Coordinate to Distribute $8.4M Statewide, massnonprofit.org [PDF, 117KB]

November 9, 2012 - Babson's Schlesinger calls corporate philanthropy an 'obligation', Boston Business Journal [PDF, 174KB]

November 9, 2012 - Foundation for MetroWest Community Leadership Breakfast, MetroWest Daily News [PDF, 367KB]

November 8, 2012 - Nonprofits Offered Insight into Corporate Partnerships, massnonprofit.org [PDF, 131KB]

October 21, 2012 - Giving Where You Live, MetroWest Daily News [PDF, 461KB]

March 9, 1997- Teenagers Make Tough Choices in Giving Grants, The Sunday Boston Globe [PDF]

Press Releases 

December 20, 2016- Collaborations Encourage Philanthropy in Southborough

December 13, 2016- Foundation Announces Grant Awards

November 17, 2016- Southborough Community Fund Distributes $60,000 to local nonprofits

November 7, 2016- Foundation for MetroWest Hosts Successful Community Leadership Breakfast

September 16, 2016- The Spirit of Philanthropy is Strong in Medfield: A new endowment is established to benefit the town and its residents

September 6, 2016- Feeding A Region: Foundation for MetroWest Grants $120,000 to Local Hunger Relief Agencies

August 17, 2016- Foundation for MetroWest to Honor Sudbury Resident Ken Vona with Business Community Leader Award at 2016 Community Leadership Breakfast

June 14, 2016- The Fund for Wellesley Distributes $20,000 to Local Nonprofits

June 10, 2016- Community Endowment of Lexington Distributes $30,000 to Local Nonprofits

June 8, 2016- Teen Philanthropists Grant more than $85,000 to Local Nonprofits

May 4, 2016- Clair Windsor, Vice Chair of Circle of Hope, Honored at Annual Spring Inspiration Breakfast

May 2, 2016- Carrie Morgridge, Chief Disruptor of the Morgridge Family Foundation Speaks at Annual Spring Inspiration Breakfast

March 17, 2016- Foundation for MetroWest to Honor Needham resident, Clair Windsor with Young Philanthropist Award at 2016 Spring Inspiration Breakfast

March 3, 2016- Information Session on March 15 for New Hopkinton Youth in Philanthropy Program

February 25, 2016- Carrie Morgridge, Chief Disruptor of the Morgridge Family Foundation to Speak at Annual Spring Inspiration Breakfast

January 13, 2016- Over $340,000 Raised to Support Community Endowment of Lexington through Leslie and Colin Masson Challenge

December 10, 2015- Foundation for MetroWest Awards more than $250,000 through Regional Competitive Grant Program

November 23, 2015- Applications now available for Youth in Philanthropy program this spring in Sudbury

November 3, 2015- Foundation for MetroWest's Center for Philanthropy Education Receives $500,000 Endowment Gift from Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation

October 27, 2015- Gary Hirshberg of Stonyfield Farm and 'Just Label It' Speaks at Fourth Annual Community Leadership Breakfast

September 8, 2015- Gary Hirshberg of Stonyfield Farm and 'Just Label It' to Speak at 2015 Community Leadership Breakfast

August 26, 2015: Foundation for MetroWest Grants $110,000 to Local Hunger Relief Agencies

August 25, 2015- Foundation for MetroWest to Honor Wellesley resident, Ben Fischman with Young Philanthropist Award at 2015 Community Leadership Breakfast

July 6, 2015- Foundation for MetroWest Launches $55,000 Summer Hunger Challenge; All Gifts Made in July to the MetroWest Hunger Relief Fund Matched up to $55,000

June 24, 2015- Applications now available for Youth in Philanthropy programs this fall in Natick and Sudbury

June 18, 2015- Paul Griffin Joins Board of Trustees 

June 17, 2015- Roland Hoch Joins Board of Trustees

June 12, 2015- Local Youth Grant $86,831 Through the Foundation for MetroWest's Youth in Philanthropy Program

June 8, 2015- Summer Institute Apps Now Available

February 16, 2015 - Town Fund Grant Applications Available

December 12, 2014 - Foundation Awards $275,000

November 18, 2014 - Southborough Community Fund Distributes $30,000 to Local Nonprofits

November 18, 2014 - Louis Crosier Joins Foundation for MetroWest Board of Trustees

November 3, 2014 - MetroWest Hunger Relief Fund Distributes $87,000

April 3, 2014 -  Julie Toskan-Casale of M.A.C. Cosmetics to Speak at Wellesley Country Club 

February 10, 2014 - MetroWest Hunger Relief Fund Distributed $83K

February 5, 2014 - Community Endowment of Lexington Releases First Request for Proposals 

October 2, 2013 - Founder and CEO of Panera Bread to Speak at Foundation for MetroWest Community Leadership Breakfast 

August 29, 2013 - The Spirit of Philanthropy is Strong in Lexington

July 3, 2013 - Foundation for MetroWest Elects New Members to Board of Trustees 

May 24, 2013 - Foundation for MetroWest Youth in Philanthropy Program Grants Over $67K to Local Nonprofit Organizations 

May 3, 2013 - Babson’s Recesspreneurs Teaches Entrepreneurship to Disadvantaged Youth in MetroWest

April 21, 2013 - Op-Ed: This Earth Day, Make A Difference in Your Own Backyard

February 17, 2013 - Op-Ed: Community Foundation Makes A New ‘Friend’ 

January 4, 2013 - Foundation Grants Over $85K to MetroWest Food Pantries 

October 21, 2012 - Op-Ed: Giving Where You Live