Impact Framingham Announces 2018 Grant Cycle, Seeks New Board Members

FRAMINGHAM – Impact Framingham announces that it is accepting applications for its 2018 grant cycle and is also seeking community members with diverse professional and personal backgrounds that are interested in joining its all-volunteer Board.

Impact Framingham encourages applicants to ask the questions, “What IF? What if you had the money to impact your community? What would you do with it? How could you Impact Framingham?”

Impact Framingham has distributed more than $150,000 in past years to community projects which enhance the civic, educational, recreational, cultural and/or benevolent interests of Framingham and its people since it started making grants.

The foundation anticipates awarding additional grants with the current 2018 grant cycle.

In 2017, Impact Framingham awarded a total of 17 financial grants to various community organizations from a broad range of applicants. Just a sample of some of the grants that were provided in the 2017 cycle are:
• Amazing Things Art Center – $2,000 for continued operating support
• Framingham Food Pantry – $3,150 to purchase new freezer chest
• Hoops & Homework – $2,000 to support after-school programs in low-income areas
• Jeff’s Place – $1,500 for workshops for children with terminal illness
• Leadership MetroWest – $1,395 For leadership academy scholarship
• Programs for People – $1,440 for computers to aid in client job searches

Grant applications should be submitted electronically to Impact Framingham on or before March 5.

Grant applications will be accepted from all entities that directly benefit Framingham and its residents.

Applicants do not need to be a 501(c)(3) to apply, however, organizations do need to demonstrate evidence of a charitable purpose in order to be considered.

Doug Freeman, Impact Framingham’s current president said “we again look forward to reviewing a wide variety of grant requests and hope to make as much impact with the funding as possible.”

The Board of Impact Framingham is comprised of individuals from nonprofit, business, and public sectors. Board member responsibilities include reviewing grant submissions from organizations that serve the Framingham community and making determinations regarding grant awards. The Board meets approximately three times between February and May.

For grant application materials, visit the organization’s website at www.impactframingham.org.

Community members interested in joining the Board should contact Impact Framingham at impact@impactframingham.org.

Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: editor@FraminghamSource.com Phone: 508-315-7176

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