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.

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

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 typical grant ranges from $1,000 to $10,000.

Application opens June 24, 9:00 AM
2019 Grants Open House: July 10, 2:00 PM (Register Here)
Applications due August 5, 5:00 PM 

View our 2018 grantees.

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.

Application opens June 24, 9:00 AM
2019 Grants Open House: July 10, 2:00 PM (Register Here)
Applications due August 5, 5:00 PM 

View our 2018 grantees.

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. The typical grant ranges from $1,000 to $10,000.

Note:

  • 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 projects where youth would be the primary beneficiaries are not eligible for our Family Support grants. Please contact grants@foundationformetrowest.org to discuss your eligibility for our Youth Development Grant Program.

Application opens June 24, 9:00 AM
2019 Grants Open House: July 10, 2:00 PM (Register Here)
Applications due August 5, 5:00 PM 

View our 2018 grantees.

Our mission for the MetroWest Hunger Relief Fund is to invest in local organizations that work across the food system to eliminate hunger and provide food security to all MetroWest residents. We award grants annually to nonprofits and town agencies to provide immediate aid to residents in MetroWest. 

Read the RFP                    Schedule Office Hours

The 2019 grant cycle is an online process and will operate based on the following timeline:

March 25 9:00 AM

Applications open

April 3 3:00 PM

Information session

May 3 5:00 PM

Deadline to submit

Month of May  

Potential site visits and/or follow-up conversations

Early June  

Applicants notified of decision

   
    
        
    
 

Foundation for MetroWest (FFMW) is now accepting applications for the Alleviating Hunger and Homelessness Grant Program, a one-time small capital grant opportunity for nonprofits addressing hunger, homelessness, and/or homelessness prevention in our region. This program has been made possible by a generous anonymous donor who recognizes the importance of investing in the capital needs of organizations providing these basic and emergency support to our neighbors in need.

Read the RFP                  Schedule Office Hours

The 2019 grant cycle is an online process and will operate based on the following timeline:

March 25 9:00 AM

Applications open

April 3 3:00 PM

Information session

May 3 5:00 PM

Deadline to submit LOI

Month of May  

Potential site visits and/or follow-up conversations

Early June  

Applicants notified of decision

   
    

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

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.

Fall 2019 Cycle:
Application opens August 12
Applications due October 4

Spring 2020 Cycle:
Application opens December 9
Applications due February 14

Get in Touch With Us

Caroline Murphy
Senior Program Officer
508.647.2260