Our Impact

Our Impact

Impact Framingham is a foundation with the goal of investing in the Framingham community. To date we have awarded $80,000 to support programs and organizations that make a difference everyday in our community.

We began meeting this goal in 2012, when we awarded $30,000 in grants to 17 local organizations. In 2013 we awarded $23,000 to 17 organizations and in 2014 we awarded a total of $27,000 to 22 organizations.

Our grants have ranged in size from $400 up to $4000, with the average award approximately $1200, all with the goal of making the Framingham community stronger.

Our past recipients have come from a diverse group of applicants and the grants were awarded for a wide variety of projects, and we look forward to another exciting round of applications in 2015 and in the future.

Our past recipients and their projects:

2014:
• A Place to Turn – $1,000 for personal care/health items for families
• Access Framingham – $1,500 for teaching technology
• Autism Alliance of MetroWest – $900 for kite day
• Creative Arts Council of MetroWest – $1,000 for the Lexington Symphony concert for fourth graders
• Danforth Museum of Art – $1,000 for Drop Into Art family programming
• Framingham Community Theater – $1,230 for an Evening of Radio-On-Stage
• Framingham Downtown Renaissance – $1,500 for a downtown comtemporary mural
• Framingham Food Pantry – $2,000 for fresh fruits and vegetables for food pantry customers
• Framingham History Center – $1,500 for Dennison – Its Local and Global Impact
• Framingham Public Library – $1,500 for town wide summer reading programs
• ITN Greater Boston – $1,500 for volunteer recruitment
• Jeff’s Place – $1,400 for a bereavement support group
• Jewish Family Services of MetroWest – $1,000 for facilitating participation in organized team sports
• John Andrew Mazie Foundation – $1,000 for mentoring programs
• Leadership MetroWest – $1,395 for a scholarship to the MetroWest Leadership Academy
• Make It Happen – Framingham Public Schools – $800 for honors World History students
• MetroWest YMCA – $1,000 for lifeguard certification classes for low-income teens
• Open Spirit – $1,200 for Veteran’s yoga classes
• Programs for People – $2,000 for adults recovering from mental illness
• Resiliency for Life – $1,000 for math and science peer tutors
• Saint Bridget School – $400 for the 2014 International Dinner
• Summer Scene – Framingham Public Schools – $1,000 for Summer Scene Scholarships

2013
• A Place to Turn – $1,000 for personal care/health items for families
• Access Framingham – $1,000 for scholarships for summer TV Camp
• Amazing Things Art Center – $1,500 for the upgrade of the sound and video systems
• Barieri Elementary School PTO – $500 for the 10th Annual Author’s Day
• Danforth Museum of Art – $1,000 for free tours to adult ESL families
• Framingham Community Theater – $740 for a Civil War historical play
• Framingham History Center – $1,500 for a Civil War teacher workshop
• Framingham Housing Authority – $2,500 for educational resource materials
• Jeff’s Place – $1,400 for a bereavement support group
• Leadership MetroWest – $1,295 for a scholarship to the MetroWest Leadership Academy
• Learning Center for the Deaf – $1,500 for ASL instruction for first responders
• Mazie Mentoring Program – $1,000 to oversee the mentoring programs
• Open Spirit – $1,500 to teach mindfulness practices to teachers and 4th graders
• Performing Arts Center of MetroWest – $1,500 for student scholarships
• Programs for People – $2,000 for programs supporting adults recovering from mental illness
• Resiliency for Life – $1,000 for a math tutoring program
• VAC MetroWest – $2,000 for acupuncture treatments for veterans and first responders

2012
• A Place to Turn – $2,000 for health related personal care items for 20 families
• Bay Path Elder Services – $2,000 for exercise classes, cultural outings and community meals
• Boys & Girls Club of MetroWest – $2,500 for a Prevention First instructor
• Framingham Centre Nursery School – $781 for learning materials to enhance sensory skills
• Framingham Community Theater – $425 for publicity materials to enhance upcoming shows
• Framingham Girl Scouts – $1,000 for activities related to the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts
• Framingham Parks and Recreation – $3,000 for the Summer Concert Series
• Framingham State University – $1,500 for the Lifelong Lecture Series
• Framingham Youth Football and Cheerleading – $2,381 for reconditioning of youth football helmets
• John Andrew Mazie Foundation – $2,000 for the Mazie Mentoring Program
• Leadership MetroWest – $1,298 for a scholarship to the MetroWest Leadership Academy designated for a Framingham resident
• MetroWest YMCA – $1,468 for the High-Flight program for at-risk teens
• Performing Arts Center of MetroWest – $1,210 for renovation of the multi-purpose room
• Resiliency for Life – $2,000 for high school math tutoring
• Revelation Family Enrichment Center – $1,000 for young parent enrichment programs
• Stapleton Elementary School – $1,440 for an intergenerational first grade program
• VAC MetroWest – $4,000 for acupuncture treatment for veterans

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