How to Apply

Our goal is to make our competitive grant programs as accessible and streamlined as possible. All grant applications should be made online.
Eligibility, applications, and deadlines vary based on grant program.

See our About Grants section to learn which grant programs are currently accepting applications and to view their respective guidelines.

New to the Foundation for MetroWest? Create an account.
  • Check out this video tutorial for help.
  • Note that multiple users can be associated with an organization.
  • If you need to create a profile for your organization, be sure to enter in the full legal name associated with your EIN (e.g., Foundation for MetroWest Inc. versus FFMW).
  • Save your logon email and password in a safe location.
Applied to the Foundation for MetroWest in the past? Log into your existing account.
  • To reset your password, follow the directions on the logon page.
Some email communications from Foundation for MetroWest will come from the address <>; please add to your email address book.

Our online system works with all major internet browsers, though we recommend using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

Submit your application before the stated deadline. Late applications will not be accepted.
Foundation for MetroWest’s distribution committee – comprised of Foundation program officers and 18 community leaders – will review your grant application.

Foundation staff may contact you to arrange a site visit for more information. Note that not every organization will be asked to host one, and is not an indication one way or the other as to our funding decisions.

You will be notified by email if your organization will receive full or partial funding, or be denied. Decisions are typically made 10-12 weeks after the application deadline.