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  • FFW Grants
    Wellesley 2016 Grant Program The Fund for Wellesley benefits all residents and promotes the common good It serves as a permanent source of funding to foster innovation and collaboration in support of community needs and opportunities Grants are made by a Community Board and provide seed money for programs that build and strengthen the community increase access and opportunities for residents and focus resources on unattended social issues The Fund for Wellesley actively seeks new ideas approaches and collaborations It welcomes applications from those who bring innovative thinking to big issues and small ones Grant Program Timeline Date Event February 5 2016 Applications Available February 10 2016 at 7 30 PM Grant Information Session February 11 2016 at 9 00 AM Grant Information Session March 18 2016 Application and Budget Forms Due June 2016 Grant Awards Ceremony Eligibility Nonprofit organizations that serve the Wellesley community as well as Town of Wellesley boards commissions and departments are eligible Organizations that are not Town of Wellesley boards commissions or departments must be recognized under section 501 c 3 of the Internal Revenue Code Groups with viable ideas but not yet of 501 c 3 status may have an eligible fiscal sponsor Applicant s purpose and programs must serve the Wellesley community Maximum grant amount is 10 000 Proposals Proposals should address significant community issues Present innovative and entrepreneurial yet practical and achievable projects Proposals are encouraged to focus on strategic innovations that incorporate collaboration and cooperation create needed efficiencies and reduce duplication of services Collaborations may take place with other nonprofit organizations and or with for profit entities Explain clearly how the funds will be used Present clear work plans illustrating the ability to achieve the project s goals Provide a plan for sustainability beyond the funding period Demonstrate potential to attract

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  • Grantees
    is a community police partnership with twelve partner police departments in the MetroWest region To promote participation by Wellesley residents in this community police partnership that responds to crimes by bringing the impacted parties together to discuss the harm and develop a process to redress the harm Executive Services Corps of New England The Executive Services Corps mission is to enhance the overall impact of the nonprofit community by enabling organizations to operate more effectively to meet the needs of their constituencies To fund two Discovering What s Next program sessions which provide ideas resources and a community of peers to people over 50 as they explore encore careers the non financial aspects of retirement and opportunities for meaningful contribution to the community I m Still Here Foundation I m Still Here Foundation s mission is to develop and evaluate innovative non pharmacological approaches for people with cognitive challenges To create a series of inclusive community based arts and culture programs targeted toward Wellesley residents with dementia and their caregivers Massachusetts Horticultural Society The Massachusetts Horticultural Society is dedicated to encouraging the science and practice of horticulture and developing the public s enjoyment appreciation and understanding of plants and the environment To support and expand the Society s food pantry initiative which supplies fresh healthy produce to the Wellesley Food Pantry Wellesley A Better Chance The mission of the Wellesley A Better Chance program is to provide academically talented and promising young women of color from underserved communities A Better Chance through enrollment at Wellesley High School and participation in a residential program To provide technical assistance as the organization implements a new cloud based customer relationship management system in order to improve its volunteer recruitment and fundraising capabilities World of Wellesley Inc The World of Wellesley is dedicated to

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  • Youth In Philanthropy Community Impact
    the Natick program present a grant check to HMEA HMEA is so appreciative of the hard work and time the Youth In Philanthropy participants put forth This grant will allow HMEA to offer more direct services to children on the autism spectrum VP Development Public Relations Doug MacPherson Community Impact Since inception over 1 000 students have participated in the Youth in Philanthropy program who have awarded over 1 000 000 to local youth serving nonprofits The Youth in Philanthropy impact begins at the student level Students learn and gain a better understanding of philanthropy They research local organizations becoming aware of community needs and performing site visits As a group they evaluate and discuss their experiences Then select and award the Foundation s youth development grants Nonprofits Include Boys Girls Club of Assabet Valley Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central MA Buddy Dog Humane Society Horace Mann Educational Associates MetroWest YMCA Open Table REACH Beyond Domestic Violence Rediscovery at JRI Wildflower Camp Foundation Types of Initiatives Funded Helping families afford preschool education Providing recreation for children in homeless shelters Teen dating violence prevention programs Providing canine assistance for the deaf or disabled Empowerment series aimed at preventing depression bullying and teen suicide Securing an autism specialist for an after school program The impact of the Youth in Philanthropy goes beyond the student experience and the nonprofits that receive grants for essential youth development programs in our region The parents teachers and peers of YIP students are exposed to the philanthropic process which in turn inspires them to get involved through monetary support or future participation in the program Some schools start volunteer programs with nonprofits outside of the program Read about the Youth in Philanthropy program in the news and listen to video testimonials Contact Jennifer Ubaldino Program Officer

    Original URL path: http://www.foundationformetrowest.org/DiscoverbImpactInitiativesb/YouthinPhilanthropy/CommunityImpact.aspx (2016-05-02)
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  • Testimonials & Media
    decisions to Foundation staff teachers and their peers Youth in Philanthropy Foundation for MetroWest is committed to educating our children about the importance of philanthropy and providing them with the tools to continue this tradition Testimonials I had two sons in Youth in Philanthropy and both loved the program My younger son did the program with no friends and it was a great opportunity for him to re invent himself and develop a new sense of confidence and new leadership skills Youth in Philanthropy Student s Parent I ve developed a deeper understanding of philanthropy and the needs of people in my community There are more nonprofits here than I ever would have guessed Youth in Philanthropy Participant Aside from grantmaking evaluating and generally how nonprofits operate I ve learned the most about working with others in a professional environment Youth in Philanthropy Participant Video Testimonials Listen to YIP alumni Katie McCann and Sam Slater discuss what they learned from the program and how they ve carried those lessons and skills into their lives today Hear about the program from a Youth in Philanthropy parent Press Read Kathleen Burge s Youth in Philanthropy article i n the Boston Globe Charity Doesn t Always Begin At Home Student Philanthropy Experience Path to Future Giving Huffington Post The Youth in Philanthropy program was highlighted in the Concord Journal as a four part series Each story introduces the program participants and the impact these next generation philanthropists are making in their community Part One Youth in Philanthropy Program Teaches Giving Back Part Two Fenn Grad Thanks YIP for Formative Experience Part Three Under this Program Students Administer Grants Part Four YIP Teaches Value of Community Engagement Email our Program Officer Jennifer Ubaldino to learn more about the Youth in Philanthropy program 2016 Spring

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  • User Log In
    Strengthening MetroWest Stories of Impact Foundation Videos About Our Foundation Your Community Foundation Communities We Serve Meet Our Board of Trustees Staff Financials Publications News Events Employment Volunteering Contact Us Home Discover Impact Initiatives 2016 Spring Inspiration Breakfast Share Email Facebook Twitter Share Print User Log In Username Password Login Retrieve Password 2016 Spring Inspiration Breakfast Impact Initiatives Town Funds Community Endowment of Lexington Give Now to CEL CEL Grants

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  • Foundation for MetroWest > Discover Impact & Initiatives > Hunger in MetroWest
    the summer and they no longer access to free or reduced lunches Our elders can t quite stretch their fixed incomes far enough People in emergencies need a hand so that they can focus on rebuilding their lives In the words of A Place to Turn s Executive Director There is such a misconception about people who need food assistance Our clients don t sleep on park benches or spend their money on cigarettes instead of food Many are working two jobs with no benefits or they are single parents DONATE TODAY History of the Fund Five years ago the Foundation for MetroWest and dedicated fundholders collectively established the MetroWest Hunger Relief Fund in order to do something about the growing problem of hunger in our own backyard It started small but in the years since has grown tremendously To date we have distributed over 300 000 to food support agencies throughout the 33 cities and towns we serve We are proud to say that with your help last year alone we distributed over 87 000 to 40 organizations across the region 110 000 Granted to Local Hunger Relief Agencies in 2015 In the summer of 2015 the Foundation launched a 55 000 Summer Hunger challenge to support the MetroWest Hunger Relief Fund The outpouring of support was incredible and led to a milestone achievement reaching our goal of distributing 110 000 to hunger relief agencies in MetroWest Surpassing the 100 000 mark and growing the program by more than 25 are particular points of pride for the Foundation and we recognize that none of this would have been possible if not for the generosity of Foundation fundholders and donors Thank you Panel Talk Hunger in MetroWest Co Sponsored by the Bentley Service Learning Center On October 7 more than

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  • User Log In
    Leadership Strengthening MetroWest Stories of Impact Foundation Videos About Our Foundation Your Community Foundation Communities We Serve Meet Our Board of Trustees Staff Financials Publications News Events Employment Volunteering Contact Us Home Discover Impact Initiatives Impact Initiatives Share Email Facebook Twitter Share Print User Log In Username Password Login Retrieve Password 2016 Spring Inspiration Breakfast Impact Initiatives Town Funds Community Endowment of Lexington Give Now to CEL CEL Grants CEL

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    Leadership Strengthening MetroWest Stories of Impact Foundation Videos About Our Foundation Your Community Foundation Communities We Serve Meet Our Board of Trustees Staff Financials Publications News Events Employment Volunteering Contact Us Home Discover Impact Initiatives Town Funds Share Email Facebook Twitter Share Print User Log In Username Password Login Retrieve Password 2016 Spring Inspiration Breakfast Impact Initiatives Town Funds Community Endowment of Lexington Give Now to CEL CEL Grants CEL

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