Students study the environment through the Massachusetts Audubon society.
Our grants have supported environment education programs provided by Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Competitive Grant Programs

Foundation for MetroWest awards Competitive Grants to strengthen the capacity and programming of nonprofit organizations working to improve the quality of life for our residents. In doing so, we invest in building healthy, equitable, and vibrant communities in the MetroWest region. The typical grant ranges from $1,000 to $10,000.

Areas of Focus

The Arts and Culture 2017 grant cycle is now closed.

The MetroWest Fund for Arts and Culture seeks to support, promote, and provide access to arts and cultural programming that celebrate creative expression, foster an appreciation of diversity, and preserve our area’s collective history and heritage.

The Environment 2017 grant cycle is now closed.

The MetroWest Fund for the Environment is based on our belief that protecting and enhancing our region’s natural resources is fundamental to the well-being of our community. We focus primarily on water-related issues, as water is essential to public health, to our natural ecosystems, and to sustaining a strong regional economy.

 

Note: This program is by invitation only. If your organization works on water-related environmental issues, please contact grants@foundationformetrowest.org to discuss your eligibility.

The Family Support 2017 grant cycle is now closed.

The MetroWest Fund for Families is based on our belief that equitable access to opportunities and resources is central to a strong and healthy region. We seek to address a broad spectrum of current and emerging community issues, including the aging population, domestic violence, housing and transportation, mental health and special needs, community education and outreach for newcomers, and more.
 
Organizations that primarily work to alleviate food insecurity should apply to our Hunger Relief Grant Program.
 

Organizations whose missions are to primarily serve youth and/or provide youth-related activities should contact grants@foundationformetrowest.org to discuss their eligibility.

The MetroWest Hunger Relief Fund 2017 grant cycle is now closed.

The MetroWest Hunger Relief Fund is dedicated to combating hunger and poverty within our region. We are interested in partnering with organizations that range from farms to food pantries and community suppers to food recovery and distribution organizations.

 

To be considered for a grant in this category, please contact grants@foundationformetrowest.org to discuss your eligibility.

 

Foundation for MetroWest currently has funds which benefit the individual towns of Lexington, Medfield, Southborough, and Wellesley. They provide support to organizations and town agencies whose programs address health and human services, recreation, community building, environmental protection, and the arts.

 

Learn more:
Community Endowment of Lexington
Medfield Foundation Legacy Fund
Southborough Community Fund
The Fund for Wellesley

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The Youth Development 2017 grant cycle is now closed.

Foundation for MetroWest awards grants to support initiatives designed to improve the lives of children and youth in our region. Proposals will be evaluated and awarded by local high school students participating in the Foundation for MetroWest’s Youth in Philanthropy program.

 

Note: This program is by invitation only. To be considered for a grant in this category, please contact grants@foundationformetrowest.org to discuss your eligibility.

Eligibility

Eligibility requirements vary based on grant program. Please refer to the guidelines for each focus area.

Recent Grants

Click here to see a list of last year's Arts & Culture and Family Support grantees and the projects that we funded.

Get in Touch With Us

Caroline Murphy
Senior Program Officer
508.647.2260

Kimberly Blakemore
Program Officer
508.647.2260