FRAMINGHAM – Impact Framingham announced the recipients of their 2017 grant cycle. Seventeen awards, totaling approximately $25,000, were granted to organizations serving the community of Framingham. Impact Framingham received 23 applications requesting just over $55,000.
Impact Framingham is a local foundation that funds grants that support their mission “to enhance the civic, educational, recreational, cultural and/or benevolent interests of Framingham and its people.” The Impact Framingham Board, comprised of individuals from the nonprofit, business, and public sectors, reviewed the submissions and approved the grants.
President of the foundation’s Board, Doug Freeman, said, “Impact Framingham is pleased to continue our mission and to provide funding to worthy programs in our community that have an impact on the people of Framingham. This year’s grantees have demonstrated a commitment to serving the community and we are pleased to be able to provide the financial assistance they need to fulfill their missions.”
The 2017 Impact Framingham grant recipients are:
- Amazing Things Art Center – $2,000 for operating support for continued growth
- Autism Alliance of Metrowest (Advocates) – $500 for Kite Day
- Community Kiln (SMOC) – $850 for low income adults to attend pottery classes
- Early Childhood Alliance – $750 for Happy Birthday Baby program’s support for families with newborns
- Framingham Food Pantry – $3,150 for purchasing a commercial grade chest freezer
- Framingham History Center – $500 for Roaring 20s community dance
- Framingham Parks and Rec – $1,500 for Concerts on the Green
- Hoops and Homework – $2,000 for operating support for two afterschool programs in lowest income areas
- Jeff’s Place – $1,500 for workshops for children and families with member facing terminal illness
- JFS of Metrowest – $1,400 for concerts/music programs for older adults living in income qualified housing
- Leadership Metrowest – $1,395 for tuition support for Leadership Academy
- Mazie Mentoring Program – $1,000 for case manager salary
- Metrowest Mediation Services – $1,000 for free mediation services for Framingham residents
- Metrowest Visitors Bureau – $2,000 for Welcoming Metrofest
- Natick VNA Metrowest Meds – $2,000 for pharmacy cards to help new clients
- Programs for People – $1,440 for computers to enable clients with job searches
- Resiliency for Life – $2,000 for continued expansion of drop out prevention program to middle schools
Impact Framingham expects to begin accepting applications for the next grant cycle in February 2018.
Interested organizations should refer to Impact Framingham’s website at impactframingham.org for more information.