MetroWest Emergency Relief Fund

When faced with a crisis, we must join together and act as a community with purpose, compassion, and focus to assist the most vulnerable populations in our region. We are stronger together.

This fund was established to enable the rapid delivery of financial resources to MetroWest-based nonprofit organizations working to serve our communities during broad-based emergencies, including natural disasters, financial crises, and public health emergencies.

This fund also responds to the significant impact the COVID-19 pandemic had on our neighbors across MetroWest. We will continue to assess the need to deploy these funds to respond to ongoing or new emergencies or crises impacting our region.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I give?

You may give online; send a check to Foundation for MetroWest (note that it is for the MW Emergency Fund), 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 the Emergency Relief Fund?

Yes. Anyone can make a grant from a donor-advised fund to the Emergency Relief Fund.  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” in the purpose language.

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

 One hundred percent.

My nonprofit organization is interested in resources from this fund. How can we be considered?

We understand organizations may have identified emergency needs affecting residents of the MetroWest region. Please email [email protected] to discuss your needs and potential opportunities to request funds.

Are there other resources available for my nonprofit?

Yes. Please see our Resources page for more information.

Can individuals apply for assistance from this fund?

Unfortunately, we are not able to make direct grants to individuals. We understand that there are times when individuals and families in our communities are in crisis. These emergency funds will support nonprofit organizations that are directly supporting families and residents.

Contact us

For donor inquiries, please contact:

For media inquiries, please contact our Communications Team

For grant inquiries, please contact our Program Team

Lead Supporters

Ajana Foundation

Amelia Peabody Charitable Fund

Barr Foundation

Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation

Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation

Tripadvisor Foundation