Southborough Community Fund Distributes $30000 to Local

Contact: Kali Horton
Foundation for MetroWest
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Phone: (508) 647-2260
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www.foundationformetrowest.org
FOUNDATION FOR
METROWEST
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Southborough Community Fund Distributes $30,000 to Local Nonprofits
First-time grants will aid Family Support, Arts & Culture and Environment
November 18, 2014: The Southborough Community Fund (SCF), a fund of Foundation for
MetroWest, announced its first grant awards and distributed $30,000 to ten local nonprofits in
the areas of Family Support, Arts & Culture and Environment last night. The Southborough
Community Fund was established in 2014, by local residents, to build resources to
strengthen the community. Prior to the SCF, Southborough did not have a dedicated
source of funding to make grants to the nonprofit organizations that are working so hard
to maintain, and even improve, the well-being of its residents.
Grantees:
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Assabet Valley Mastersingers to support a new choral work, “Annelies” based on “Anne
Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl”
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The Friends of the Southborough Council on Aging to support a new program pairing elders
with volunteers who would visit them on a regular basis
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Southborough Access Media to support Veteran interview funding for the film project
"Lessons in Life and Paying it Forward"
•
Southborough Friends of the COA and Fire Department Collaboration to support the
purchase of three Knox Boxes for frail seniors that need "well being" checks
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Southborough Friends of Youth Commission to support a Youth Campership Program so
more children may participate in a camp experience
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Southborough Library to support a science and literature program for preschool through
elementary school age children
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Southborough Open Land Foundation to support the expansion of Wildlife Survey, nature
walks and programs for environmental advancement
•
Southborough Recreation Department to support the purchase of two Freedom Concept
Adaptive Bikes that will help students with severe developmental mobility challenges learn
to use bikes and build confidence
•
Southborough Town Agency Collaborative to support the Collaborative Emergency Need
Funding
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Southborough United Parishes Food Pantry to support the Food Insecurity Program
“It is a privilege to be a part of a Fund whose mission is to serve the residents of Southborough.
After receiving $60,000 in grant requests, our board realized, more than ever, that there is great
need in our town,” said Tom Crotty, chairman of the SCF Community Board. “We look forward
to increasing our distribution to our nonprofits dramatically over the next few years.”
Established this past year, the Southborough Community Fund is a town fund of the Foundation
for MetroWest. Foundation for MetroWest is the region’s only community foundation serving 33
cities and towns, connecting the philanthropic interests of donors with demonstrated need in
the areas of Family Support, Arts & Culture, Environment and Youth Development. Through a
combination of donor advised funds and unrestricted dollars, the foundation has granted over
$9 million to charitable organizations and currently stewards more than $15 million in charitable
assets for current needs and future impact. To learn more, please visit
www.foundationformetrowest.org or call 508-647-2260.
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