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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.

This fund also responded 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.

Lead Supporters

MetroWest Emergency Relief Fund

  • Ajana Foundation
  • Amelia Peabody Charitable Fund
  • Barr Foundation
  • Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation
  • Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation
  • Tripadvisor Foundation

Feed Framingham COVID-19 Relief Fund

  • Bowditch and Dewey
  • Digital Federal Credit Union
  • MetroWest Health Foundation
  • The Sudbury Foundation

How to Request Support

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

We understand organizations may have identified emergency needs affecting residents of the MetroWest region. Please email 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.