Community Fund granted $30,000 to nonprofits benefiting Southborough

by beth on December 8, 2014

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Above: Recipients of SCF funds at the awards ceremony held in November. (Contributed photo)

This year, a new foundation came to town. The Southborough Community Fund (SCF), founded by town residents, sought proposals from local non-profits.

They looked to fund work for Family Support, Arts & Cultural, and Environmental causes. Last month, they issued their first round of grants, totaling $30,000. 

Ten local non-profits received awards to support the following work:

  • Assabet Valley Mastersingers to support a new choral work, “Annelies” based on “Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl” (Southborough performance scheduled for March 8th.)
  • The Friends of the Southborough Council on Aging to support a new program pairing elders with volunteers who would visit them on a regular basis
  • Southborough Access Media to support Veteran interview funding for the film project “Lessons in Life and Paying it Forward”
  • Southborough Friends of the COA and Fire Department Collaboration to support the purchase of three Knox Boxes for frail seniors that need “well being” checks
  • Southborough Friends of Youth Commission to support a Youth Campership Program so more children may participate in a camp experience
  • Southborough Library to support a science and literature program for preschool through elementary school age children
  • Southborough Open Land Foundation to support the expansion of Wildlife Survey, nature walks and programs for environmental advancement

SCF is a fund of Foundation for MetroWest. According to the founders, it was established “to build resources to strengthen the community.”:

Prior to the SCF, Southborough did not have a dedicated source of funding to make grants to the nonprofit organizations that are working so hard to maintain, and even improve, the well-being of its residents.

For more information, visit their website.

1 Cathy St. Andre December 8, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Love this concept and the work done by these volunteers. Thank you – a great idea!

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