Summer 2018
Summer in MetroWest
Dear Friends,

As New Englanders, we cherish the summer months perhaps a bit more than most. Longer days to spend time with family and friends relaxing, enjoying the great outdoors, and creating memories.

You don't have to travel far to experience something amazing. This summer, take a hike through the woodlands, visit a local farm stand for some fresh veggies, or catch an exhibit at one of MetroWest's arts institutions.

Here are some great events happening in MetroWest that you won't want to miss:

With so many fun places to visit right in our backyards, we encourage you to support our local gems. Our staff and YIP Alumni will be out and about too, so be sure to follow their adventures throughout the summer on Instagram at @foundationformetrowest or by following #MetroWestistheBest.

Whatever it is you decide to check off your local bucket list this summer, I promise you won't regret it.

Judith G. Salerno
Executive Director
Upcoming Events Join Us
Save the date for the 7th Annual Community Leadership Breakfast Friday, October 26, 2018 at the Boston Marriott Newton. This event gives corporate decision-makers and civic leaders the opportunity to hear from a thought leader in corporate philanthropy, connect with each other, and learn more about the Foundation's leadership in creating strong, vibrant MetroWest communities.

Friday, October 26th, 2018 | 7:30 to 9:30 AM
Keynote Speaker: Dan Kenary, Chairman & CEO of Harpoon Brewery
Event Honoree: Robert B. Brack, Barker Steel, retired

Visit our website or contact Linda Johnson via email or call 508.647.2260 to learn more about sponsorship and advertising opportunities.
NextGen Philanthropy is
Changing Business for Good
A Foundation for MetroWest Business Roundtable
Join the Foundation for MetroWest and a select group of local business and foundation leaders to learn how the Foundation’s vision for NextGen philanthropy is accomplishing more than just teaching future employees to give back.

Thursday, August 9th, 2018 | 7:30 to 9:00 AM

YIP Corner Stay in the Know
2017-2018 YIP Academic Year Impact

This past year Youth in Philanthropy celebrated its 20th anniversary with the unveiling of a new logo and website, forming an all-student led YIP Jr. Board, and distributing more crucial funding than ever before.

Each year YIP supports immediate needs through the program's grant-making, while also ensuring that our community's future is in good hands by educating the next generation of philanthropists and civic leaders.

Please join us in congratulating our newest YIP Alumni and nonprofit grantees!

209 students participated in 14 YIP programs
$118,500 granted to 21 nonprofit organizations
More than 70 local nonprofits introduced to students
100% of students set short-and long-term philanthropic goals

Youth Voices Matter in Our Community. Join YIP!
The Foundation for MetroWest is currently accepting applications for our fall Youth in Philanthropy high school programs in Natick, Sudbury, and Hopkinton - anyone who lives or learns in MetroWest can apply! This free experiential learning program empowers students to become active philanthropists and community leaders. 

“The Youth in Philanthropy program is truly a beneficial and important program. It has not only changed my life, but expanded my horizon and fostered a lifelong commitment to civic service. It has taught us, the new generation, the importance of collaboration, giving back, and the applications of these factors in our futures.” - Julia Cleary, YIP Sudbury '18

Check out the full program schedule and apply . Application deadline is August 31. 
From Beneficiary to Active Agent: How youth-led grantmaking benefits young people, their communities, and the philanthropic sector.

"As reported by Inside Philanthropy, the Council on Michigan Foundations, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals, youth involved in giving are more likely to stay engaged in
philanthropy as adults."

Read the latest brief from our partners at the Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy at Brandeis University.
Time, Talent, and Treasure Make a Difference
Help Make the Summer Enjoyable for
Every MetroWest Family
For most of us in MetroWest, summer is associated with many activities like sending children to camp, farmers markets and weekend getaways. There are, however, families in our own backyard for whom summer is a struggle rather than a pleasure, as they must rely extensively on critical services provided by local nonprofits just to get by. For hundreds of MetroWest families, summer brings unanswered questions and serious challenges.

Last year the Foundation for MetroWest gave $1.5 million back to our communities and that only fulfilled 39% of funding requests. 

Make contributing to the Foundation for MetroWest’s Annual Fund a part of your summer plans. Summer is an expensive time for some of our neighbors, and your gift will directly impact many families in need this summer and in the future.
Your Voice. Your Story. Your Legacy.

If you joined us for our annual Spring Inspiration Breakfast, you might remember hearing about Story Trust. Based in Newton, Story Trust helps families, businesses, and organizations tell their remarkable stories in ways that create a lasting legacy. They firmly believe that from seemingly ordinary lives, extraordinary stories emerge. Stories are our most valuable gift to the next generation.

Book a service with Story Trust now through August 31 and tell them the Foundation for MetroWest sent you! For every referral Story Trust receives this summer from the Foundation, a $50 donation will be made in your family's name. It's the perfect time to do good for your family and our community.

Click here to learn more or contact David O’Neil at (617) 755-3283.
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