Community Foundations: MA

Community Foundations are nonprofit, tax-exempt, publicly-supported grantmaking organizations. These foundations are public charities since they develop broad support from many unrelated donors with a wide range of charitable interests in a specific community. A community foundation has an independent board that is broadly representative of the public interest and it maintains a diverse grants program that is not limited in scope. In addition to making grants, these foundations often play a leadership role in their communities, serve as a resource for grant information and facilitate training and technical assistance for local nonprofits.

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Community Foundations that give in the state of MA

Foundation Name Geographic Focus
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation Berkshire County, MA; Columbia County and northeast Dutchess County, NY; and northwest Litchfield County, CT
The Boston Foundation, Inc. Greater Boston, Massachusetts
Brookline Community Foundation Brookline, Massachusetts
Cambridge Community Foundation Cambridge, MA
The Cape Cod Foundation Barnstable County, MA
Community Foundation for Nantucket Nantucket, MA
Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts Counties of Ashburnham, Ashby, Athol, Ayer, Barre, Bolton, Clinton, Devens, Erving, Fitchburg, Gardner, Groton, Harvard, Hubbardston, Lancaster, Leominster, Littleton, Lunenburg, New Salem, Orange, Pepperell, Petersham, Phillipston, Princeton, Royalston, Shirley, Sterling, Templeton, Townsend, Warwick, Wendell, Westminster, and Winchendon, in Massachusetts
Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts Abington, Acushnet, Attleboro, Avon, Berkely, Bourne, Bridegwater, Brockton, Carver, Dartmouth, Dighton,East Bridgewater, Easton, Fairhaven, Fall River, Freetown, Gosnold, Halifax, Hanson, Kingston, Lakeville, Mansfield, Marion, Mattapoisett, Middleborough, New Bedford, North Attleboro, Norton, Plymouth, Raynham, Rehobeth, Rochester, Seekonk, Somerset, Stoughton, Swansea, Taunton, Wareham, West Bridgewater, Westport, and Whitman, Massachusetts
Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire counties in Massachusetts
Essex County Community Foundation Essex County, MA
Foundation for MetroWest The towns of Acton, Ashland, Boxborough, Carlisle, Concord, Dedham, Dover, Framingham, Harvard, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hudson, Lexington, Lincoln, Marlborough, Maynard, Medfield, Medway, Milford, Millis, Natick, Needham, Sherborn, Southborough, Stow, Sudbury, Walpole, Waltham, Wayland, Wellesley, Westborough, Weston, and Westwood, in Massachusetts
Greater Lowell Community Foundation Communities of Andover, Arlington, Ashby, Ayer, Bedford, Billerica, Burlington, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Dracut, Dunstable, Groton, Littleton, Lowell, Malden, Melrose, North Andover, Pepperell, Reading, Shirley, Somerville, Stoneham, Tewksbury, Townsend, Tyngsborough, Wakefield, Westford, Wilmington, and Woburn in Massachusetts
Greater Worcester Community Foundation, Inc. Greater Worcester, MA (cities and towns of Worcester County)
Woods Hole Foundation, Inc. Woods Hole, MA