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Grant Deadline is Approaching

September 2018 - The deadline for submitting a concept paper for our fall 2018 grant cycle is quickly approaching.

Latest Data on Opioid-Related EMS INcidents for MetroWest

September 2018 - Check out our Health Data Center to view or download these reports.

New Website Promotes Food Access in Framingham

September 2018 - Feedframingham.org is a new website created by the MetroWest Mass in Motion program. It provides helpful resources for families and individuals in need of affordable and nutritious food.

Understanding the Changing Demographics of MetroWest

September 2018 - The foundation will be sponsoring a half-day seminar on Friday, November 16th from 8:30 am to 11:00 am to explore the changing demographics of the region.

Fall 2018 Grant Application Cycle is Now Open

August 2018 - We are now accepting grant applications for our fall 2018 funding cycle.

Hopkinton High School START Program says 'thank you!"

August 2018 - We get lots of thank you notes expressing appreciation for our grant support, but the students and faculty at Hopkinton High School recently surprised us with a "thank you slide deck" capturing their appreciation for the foundation's support of their START Program - Student Therapeutic Academic Resource Team.

Welcome to our Newest Framingham Grant Panel Members

August 2018 - This month we welcome two new members of our Framingham Union Grants Panel.

Be Part of the Foundation's Work

August 2018 - The foundation is looking for a full-time Policy Analyst.

Day in the Field - Part 2

August 2018 - This month, we once again held a "day in the field" where trustees and committee members joined staff as they visited grantee programs.

Tobacco 21 Goes Statewide

July 27, 2018 - It started right here in MetroWest in 2005, when the Needham Board of Health approved a local ordinance making 21 the minimum age for the purchase of tobacco products.

Congratulations to our 2018 MetroWest Health Leadership Program Graduates

July 27, 2018 - Difficulty recruiting and retaining staff, budget cuts, federal policy changes that undermine client service, less charitable giving and increased competition for funds -these are just some of the issues that our Class of 2018 confronted in their final class presentations.

Trustees and Committee Members spend a "Day in the Field"

July 27, 2018 - It is common for foundation staff to conduct site visits to grantees, but for trustees and members of the foundation's grantmaking committees, getting to see programs up close can be difficult due to work and family commitments.

Foundation Invests $3.3 million in New Grant to Area Organizations

June 25, 2018 - The MetroWest Health Foundation recently announced the award of over $3.3 million in grants to area health and human service organizations.

Hurry: Scholarship applications for the fall semester close on May 31st.

May 18, 2018 - Looking to advance your career in nursing, medicine or one of the allied health professions? If so, you may be eligible for a scholarship from the foundation.

Framingham Gun Buyback Program nets 132 weapons in 1 day

May 18, 2018 - The MetroWest Health Foundation's Framingham Union Grants Panel joined with Mutual One Bank to sponsor the second gun buyback program in the City of Framingham.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May 18, 2018 - Check out the data from our MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey.

Our 2017 Annual Report to the Community is here

April 13, 2018 - This year's annual report highlights our investment in replicating the highly successful Bridge for Resilient Youth in Transition (BRYT) program in 16 MetroWest high schools.

Scholarship applications are now available

April 13, 2018 - Do you know a MetroWest resident looking to advance their career in nursing, medicine or one of the allied health professions? If so, they may be eligible for a scholarship from the foundation.

We are excited to share our new Strategic Framework

April 9, 2018 - Over the last six months, the foundation has engaged in a strategic planning process designed to help define our investment strategies for the foreseeable future.

The MetroWest Health Documentary Film Series Continues With: Real Boy

April 9, 2018 - A moving and intimate story of a family in transition, Real Boy follows the journey of trans teen Bennett as he navigates adolescence, sobriety, and the physical and emotional ramifications of his changing gender identity.

Foundation Honors Needham Board of Health and Natick's James White Jr.

March 29, 2018 - The MetroWest Health Foundation presented its 2018 Deborah Blumer Community Health Leadership Award to the Needham Board of Health and Natick’s Director of Public Health, James White, Jr.

Apply for a Grant!

February 7, 2018 - Come learn about our spring 2018 grant round.

Check Out Our Next MetroWest Health Documentary Film Series

February 7, 2018 - Vaccines: Calling the Shots, a new documentary produced by the award-winning PBS series NOVA, presents a balanced and clear-eyed view of this increasingly prevalent issue.

What are the issues and needs facing MetroWest nonprofits?

February 7, 2018 - Submit your input to this brief eight-minute survey.

$28,000 in new Scholarships Awarded

January 22, 2018 - The foundation's Board of Trustees recently approved 15 new scholarships to MetroWest residents pursuing degree programs in medicine, nursing and the allied health professions.

Did you ever wonder.......

January 22, 2018 - How many grants did the foundation award in FY 2017?

A Note of Thanks

January 22, 2018 - This past December the foundation's Board of Trustees said goodbye to two long-time trustees - Regina Marshall and Adam Rogers.

Welcome to Our New Board Members

January 22, 2018 - Welcome our two newest trustees - Simone Gill and William Iberg.

Foundation Awards $873,726 in New Grants

December 7, 2017 - The MetroWest Health Foundation today announced that its grants panels and trustees have approved 26 new grants totaling $873,726.

Nominate a Community Health Leader

November 2017 - Take a few minutes to nominate your hero for the foundation's annual Deborah Blumer Community Health Leadership Award.

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