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25th Anniversary

celebrating 25 years of foundation for metrowest

The Foundation for MetroWest turned 25 in the year 2020. That means we have over 25 years of history as a partner, educator, leader, supporter, and friend in our region.

As a part of our anniversary, we wanted to provide something that everyone could benefit from, which is why we launched Impact MetroWest, an interactive website that provides definitive information and analysis about the strengths and challenges that exist here in the MetroWest region. This website is our gift to our community, a resource that can be used by anyone: our municipalities, our nonprofit partners, leaders, community members, and businesses.

timeline of foundation for metrowest

While we had big plans of celebrating our 25th anniversary in partnership with MathWorks, the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic caused us to pivot all programming and operations to be there for our neighbors in a time of need. Despite the challenges we faced, we were able to grant each applicant to our 25th Anniversary Competitive Grant Program an award of $5,000 to offset the challenges caused by the pandemic. Learn more about each recipient here.

We also formally commenced our 2025 Campaign, our effort to raise $25 million by the year 2025 to ensure we can support this community with additional grantmaking dollars for the next 25 years and beyond. To date, we have raised almost $15 million towards our goal.

Our role as your Community Foundation has never been more important. We play the role of educator, connector and resource to individuals, families and businesses regarding what is going on in the MetroWest region, the challenges that exist, and who the amazing nonprofit organizations are that continue to carry out the good work every day.

As we celebrate the past 25 years and look to the next 25, we are excited to begin this journey together.