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Emergency Relief

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.

We will continue to assess the need to deploy these funds to respond to ongoing or new emergencies or crises impacting our region.

Current Funds

Money from the Framingham Emergency Relief fund will be used to support:

  • Identified nonprofit organizations who are providing direct services to support the families arriving in the community, including meal preparation and delivery, health services, case management services, legal support services, behavioral health services, etc.
  • Identified nonprofit organizations purchasing food, household goods, hygiene items, medical supplies, etc. for the families in need

The Fund will accept donations from individuals, businesses, and other foundations and is committed to working with the City of Framingham and local nonprofit partners to identify the greatest needs and care for our community in the most effective way possible.

The Community Foundation for MetroWest is supporting urgent and ongoing needs for migrant families being placed in communities across the MetroWest region, through the MetroWest Emergency Relief Fund. 

Recent Updates

How to Request Support

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

You may give online; send a check to Community Foundation for MetroWest (note name of the Fund you wish to donate to), 3 Eliot Street, Natick, MA 01760; or make a gift of securities and other assets by contacting Mary Crowley.

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 Community Foundation for MetroWest and note the Fund you wish to donate to in the purpose language.

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.

Yes. Please see our Resources page for more information.

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.

Give Now

The MetroWest Emergency Relief Fund will support non-profits addressing the most immediate needs or experiencing significant financial challenges due to closures during broad-based community emergencies, such as natural disasters, financial crises, and public health emergencies.

Transfer Securities

Please contact Mary Crowley via email or 508.647.2260 if you are interested in transferring assets to the Foundation.