Foundation for MetroWest’s COVID-19 Response

Emergency Funds

As we emerge from the intensity of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Foundation is shifting its focus to recovery and rebuilding through our annual competitive grant programs. We will continue to utilize our emergency relief funds as available for any pressing, emergent needs in our communities in the areas of :

  • Food Insecurity
  • Homelessness and Housing Insecurity
  • Critical Mental Health Issues
  • Community Safety, including Vaccine Equity

If you are a 501c3 organization serving the MetroWest region and have an emergent COVID-related funding need, please email [email protected] to determine your eligibility and fit.


Community Resources

To learn more about our emergency relief efforts to date, click here.

MetroWest Emergency Relief Fund

Support the MetroWest Emergency Relief Fund

For Nonprofits

Quickly access our COVID-19 resources

Thank you for your commitment and dedication to supporting our communities and serving people in need throughout the MetroWest region.

See the guidelines below for applying to the MetroWest Emergency Relief Fund.

Please see our Grant Guidelines to apply for emergency funds.

African Cultural Services

Advocates, Inc.

Ashland Emergency Fund

Bethany Hill Place

Catholic Charities of Worcester County

Chaplains on the Way

Charles River Center

Community For People, Inc.

Dignity Matters

Employment Options, Inc.

Family Promise MetroWest

Food Link, Inc.

The Food Project

Gaining Ground

Gifts of Hope Unlimited

Health and Social Services Consortium, Inc (HESSCO)

Healthy Waltham

Hockomock Area YMCA

Hope and Comfort

Jewish Family & Children Services

Jewish Family Service of Metrowest

Justice Resource Institute

Lincoln Food Pantry (Society of St. Vincent de Paul)

Lovin' Spoonfuls

Mass Bay Foundation

Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless

Maynard Food Pantry

MetroWest Legal Services

Medway Village Church Food Pantry

MetroWest YMCA

Minuteman Arc for Human Services

Minuteman Senior Services

Natick Community Organic Farm

Natick Service Council

Needham Community Council

The Needham Community Farm

Neighbor Brigade

One Family, Inc.

Project Just Because

REACH Beyond Domestic Violence

RIA House, Inc

Salvation Army - Milford Corps

Salvation Army - Waltham Corps

South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC)


The Sudbury Community Food Pantry

United Way - Marlborough Community Cupboard

Waltham Boys & Girls Club

Waltham Fields Community Farm


Wayside Youth & Family Support Network

Westwood Council on Aging

YMCA of Greater Boston/Waltham Branch

A Place To Turn

Bethany Health Care Center, Inc.

BRACE (Brazilian American Center Inc.)

Daniel's Table

Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, Inc.

Greater Framingham Community Church

Hoops and Homework

HOPEworldwide Framingham Food Pantry

Justice Resource Institute

Latino Health Insurance Program

MetroWest Nonprofit Network

Metrowest Worker Center

MetroWest YMCA

Salvation Army - Framingham Corps


United Way - Pearl Street Cupboard & Café

Advocates, Inc. *

African Cultural Services, Inc.

A Place To Turn, Inc. *


Catholic Charities of Worcester County- Milford*

Charles River Center

Christ Church Waltham - Diaper Depot

Daniel’s Table*

Dignity Matters

Doc Wayne Youth Services, Inc.

Edward M Kennedy Community Health Center

Family Promise MetroWest

Gaining Ground

Greater Framingham Community Church

Health and Social Services Consortium, Inc (HESSCO) *

Healthy Waltham*

Hockomock Area YMCA*

Hope and Comfort *

Jeff's Place Children's Bereavement Center, Inc.

Jewish Family & Children Services

Jewish Family Service of MetroWest*

Latino Health Insurance Program, Inc.*

Lovin' Spoonfuls, Inc.

Massachusetts Alliance of Portuguese Speakers (MAPS)

Massachusetts Bay Community College Foundation

Massachusetts Military Support Foundation, Inc.

Medway Village Church Food Pantry

MetroWest Collaborative Development Services, Inc.

MetroWest Legal Services, Inc.

Metrowest Worker Center*

MetroWest YMCA *

Middlesex Human Service Agency (MHSA) *

Natick Service Council*

Needham Community Council, Inc.

One Family, Inc.

Open Table, Inc.

Project Just Because

Reach Beyond Domestic Violence

The Salvation Army - Framingham Corps *

Salvation Army - Milford Corps *

Salvation Army - Waltham Corps *

Society of St. Vincent de Paul, St. Susanna Conference, Dedham

South Middlesex Opportunity Council *

The Children's Room- Center for Grieving Children and Teenagers, Inc.

United Way - Marlborough Community Cupboard

United Way - Pearl Street Cupboard & Café

United Way of Tri-County *

VNA Care Network

Walpole Community Food Pantry, Inc.

Waltham Boys & Girls Club *


WATCH, Inc. *

Wayside Youth and Family Support Network

YMCA of Greater Boston/Waltham* Branch

Elizabeth Seton Residence Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation*

Recreation Department, Youth Commission, Wellesley Free Library, and Health Department

The Human Relations Service, Inc. (HRS),

The Wellesley League of Women Voters

Wellesley Fire Department*

Wellesley Health Department, Wellesley Council on Aging, and Wellesley Housing Authority*

Wellesley Service League

Wellesley Youth Commission

FAQs for Donors

How can I Give?

You may give online; send a check to Foundation for MetroWest (note if it is for the MW Emergency Fund or the Feed Framingham Fund on the check), 3 Eliot Street, Natick, MA 01760; or make a gift of securities and other assets by contacting Mary Crowley.

Can I make a grant from an existing donor-advised fund into an Emergency Fund?

Yes. Anyone can make a grant from a donor-advised fund to these emergency funds.  If you have a donor-advised fund at the Foundation, you can log into Donor Central to make a fund transfer, or contact Mary Crowley if you have questions. If you have a donor-advised fund at another institution, you can recommend a grant from that fund to the Foundation for MetroWest and note if your gift is for the “MW Emergency Relief Fund” or the “Feed Framingham Fund” in the purpose language.

How much of my donation will go directly to organizations working to support vulnerable populations in MetroWest?

 One hundred percent.

I have more questions. Who can I contact?

For donor inquiries, please contact:

For media inquiries, please contact Erica Noyes, Marketing and Communications Manager

For grant inquiries, please contact our Program Team

Ajana Foundation

Amelia Peabody Charitable Fund

Barr Foundation

Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation

Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation

Tripadvisor Foundation

Bowditch and Dewey

Digital Federal Credit Union

MetroWest Health Foundation

The Sudbury Foundation