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 2018 Grant Cycle will open on Monday, June 18th at 9:00AM and applications will be due by Friday, August 3rd at 5:00PM. 

Read our RFP and Apply

If you are new to the Foundation or have questions about the application or the process, we encourage you to join us for our 2018 Grant Open House on Wednesday, June 11th from 2-3PM at the Wellesley Free Library. Register
 

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.

View our 2017 grantees.

The 2018 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.

View our 2017 grantees.

The 2018 Grant Cycle will open on Monday, June 18th at 9:00AM and applications will be due by Friday, August 3rd at 5:00PM. 

Read our RFP and Apply

If you are new to the Foundation or have questions about the application or the process, we encourage you to join us for our 2018 Grant Open House on Wednesday, June 11th from 2-3PM at the Wellesley Free Library. Register

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 provide youth-related activities are not eligible for our Family Support grants. Please contact grants@foundationformetrowest.org to discuss your eligibility for our Youth Development Grant Program.

View our 2017 grantees.

The 2018 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.

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.

Get in Touch With Us

Caroline Murphy
Senior Program Officer
508.647.2260

Kimberly Blakemore
Program Officer
508.647.2260