FRAMINGHAM – Steven M. Sousa, executive vice president and chief operating officer of MutualOne Bank and a Foundation trustee, announced a $5,000 grant to Mass Audubon to support a new partnership between Mass Audubon and the Framingham Public Schools.
“Mass Audubon seeks to increase the environmental literacy of 1st to 8th grade students in afterschool classes,” said Sousa. “The program’s unique design pairs Mass Audubon teacher-naturalists with local educators to teach every class. It’s an effort we are pleased to support.”
The $5,000 grant to Mass Audubon was among awards totaling $99,900 in the Foundation’s most recent round of funding.
Established in 1998 as the philanthropic arm of MutualOne Bank, the MutualOne Charitable Foundation has since donated over $5 million to charitable, educational, and civic initiatives that improve and enrich the quality of life in Framingham, Natick, and surrounding communities.
MutualOne Bank, which operates under an 1889 state charter, has full-service offices at 828 Concord Street and One Lincoln Street in Framingham and at 49 Main Street in Natick, a Commercial Loan Center at 160 Cochituate Road in Framingham, and a Residential Loan Center at 49 Main Street in Natick.