About us

About Foundation for MetroWest

The Foundation for MetroWest was founded in 1995 with a simple philosophy: You can make a world of difference in your own backyard. Through our efforts, donors, nonprofits and businesses join together to make the region they love a better place, today and for future generations.

As the only community foundation serving the 33 cities and towns that make up the MetroWest region, we:

  • help donors plan and carry out their charitable giving, whether they already know where they want to give or need assistance identifying local needs.
  • partner with others across the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, bringing a consistent and knowledgeable voice to critical civic issues.
  • Distribute funding to support a wide array of nonprofits in our region through competitive grant programs.
  • manage funds for both donors and nonprofits, reducing administrative costs while increasing tax advantages.
  • provide resources and information to the public to help shine a light on the strengths and challenges that face our communities in MetroWest.
  • offer programs for youth and nonprofits to learn, grow and build skills to better serve our communities.

Since inception, the Foundation has granted $19 million to charitable organizations and currently stewards more than $25 million in charitable assets for current needs and future impact. To learn more, please visit or call 508-647-2260.

About Middlesex Savings Bank

Middlesex Savings Bank, founded in 1835 and headquartered in Natick, Mass., is a mutual savings bank. As one of the largest independent banks in Massachusetts with nearly $5 billion in assets, the Bank has been committed to providing outstanding value in consumer banking and business banking products for more than 185 years. The FDIC and DIF insured bank has 30 branch offices located in 25 communities around Massachusetts. For more information, please visit, and connect on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation

The Foundation was established in 2000 to further carry out the philanthropic mission of Middlesex Savings Bank. Over the past 19 years, the Foundation has provided more than $7 million in grants to local nonprofit organizations, supporting services and programs in a wide variety of fields, including education and basic human services. Since the inception of the Foundation, Middlesex Savings Bank has funded the endowment with over $17 million in contributions. More information is available at

About Center for Governmental Research (CGR)

Founded by George Eastman in 1915, CGR is an independent, nonprofit management consulting organization delivering expertise in government and education, economics and public finance, health and human services, and nonprofits and communities. Our mission is to improve the quality of communities through impactful research, analysis, consultation and data management for the public, nonprofit and philanthropic organizations that serve them. To learn more, visit

A special thank you to the Impact MetroWest Steering Committee for providing meaningful guidance and feedback throughout the process of developing this initiative and website:

  • Patty Gannon, Trustee Emeritus, Foundation for MetroWest
  • John Haak, Program Officer, Foundation for MetroWest
  • Paul Joseph, CEO and Founder, Contexed, LLC
  • Jay Kim, Chief Operating Officer, Foundation for MetroWest
  • Mike Kuza, VP, Community Relations, Middlesex Savings Bank & Vice President, Middlesex Savings Bank Charitable Foundation
  • Regina Marshall, Senior Vice President of Administrative Operations, Advocates
  • Marilyn Martino, Executive Director, The Sudbury Foundation
  • Caroline Murphy, Director of Programs, Foundation for MetroWest
  • Meg Ramsey, Trustee, Foundation for MetroWest
  • Judy Salerno, Executive Director, Foundation for MetroWest
  • Sam Wong, Director of Public Health, City of Framingham