Nonprofit Community Services
Contributing to the quality of life in our communities by offering educational, health, environmental, social, and other services.
43 Nagog Park, Suite 110, Acton, 01720
158 Pond Street, Suite A, Ashland 01721
Ashland Sporting Association, Inc. is a non-profit incorporated in 2013, and organizes the annual Ashland Half-Marathon and 5k in October. The Ashland half-marathon and 5k both start from Marathon Park, the original Boston Marathon starting line.
89 Bethany Road, Framingham 01702
A confidential emotional support call line.
South Natick 01760
A cooperative of nonprofits, we collaborate on public programs and share resources to better engage our neighbors: Bacon Free Library, Broadmoor Wildlife Refuge, Eliot Church, Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Natick Communtiy Organic Farm, Natick Historical Society.
Along with great neighborhoods, Framingham has extraordinary options for shopping and dining, a vibrant and innovative center for business and industry that hosts a number of world class companies, an expanding hub of cultural and educational opportunity, & unmatched road and railway access.
Common Street Community Church
13 Common Street, Natick 01760
Family Promise Metrowest is a charitable nonprofit cooperative interfaith partnership with 40 area congregations offering homeless families with children safe transitional shelter, meals, supportive services, case management and employment assistance as they seek permanent housing.
5 Eliot Street, Natick 01760
A resource, leader, and catalyst that connects the philanthropic interests of donors with nonprofits, and nonprofits with each other across 33 towns. Our grants focus on family support, arts and culture, environment, and youth development.
129 Concord Street, Framingham 01701
Framingham Downtown Renaissance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to guiding Downtown Framingham to its most vibrant future. We join our great local businesses and neighborhood communities to welcome you as our guests and future friends!
49 Lexington Street, Framingham 01701
9 East Central Street, Franklin, MA 02038
Franklin Downtown Partnership is a pro-active organization that brings residents, business owners and community leaders together, encourages cooperation, and builds leadership for the purpose of revitalizing downtown Franklin.
P.O. Box 3236
We educate the public about the special identity of Saxonville, an historic neighborhood of Framingham, and preserve, enhance and protect its cultural, economic, environmental and historical qualities.
1671 Worcester Road, Suite 301, Framingham 01701
We empower participants and alumni of our signature program, the Leadership Academy, to be more effective community and business leaders and to embrace cross-sector collaboration.
117 Eliot Street, Natick 01760
117 East Central St, Natick 01760
P.O. Box 2122, Framingham 01703
47 Sumner Street Milford MA 01757
A nonprofit organization that collects and recycles used clothes and shoes (look for our bright yellow boxes!) to support projects that improve health, aid vulnerable children, train teachers, and enhance the quality of life across the globe.
The Rotary Club of Framingham is a service organization of local business men and women from who want to better the community in which we live and/or work. As a club, we undertake a variety of community projects.
SPARK= Successful, Positive, Authentic, Resilient Kids. We build kind, empowered and inclusive communities where no child or family feels alone, bullied, unsupported or unconnected.
326 Concord Road, Sudbury 01776
The Sudbury Foundation is a private foundation working to transform lives and strengthen communities through grantmaking and scholarship programs in Sudbury and surrounding communities.
Services - Natick Organic
Services - Rotary
Community Spotlight: Ashland
The Town of Ashland bustles year ‘round, but spring is an especially energetic season as the town’s cultural and business initiatives roll out. Although primarily residential, the town integrates small businesses as well as cutting-edge tech corporations into its community initiatives.
New England History
Centuries ago, Ashland was a stopping point on a major Indian trail which later became known as the Bay Path, connecting Cambridge and Connecticut. It was here that a community of Natick Indians was established as the Village of Magunkaquog in about 1659. The town is also known as the site of Henry Warren's invention of the electric clock, later manufactured here under the Telechron name. Today, the high school’s teams are the Clockers.
Indicative of the energetic business community emerging in this town, the Corner Spot was developed in early 2017--through individual donations—as a place for new businesses to debut for one to six weeks. Opening in June of 2017, this innovative example of community placemaking will offer a rotation of new enterprises, as well as a restful spot for simply hanging out.
One of the region’s most robust farmers’ markets offers special themes—such as Dog Day --each Saturday morning (June 10-October 14) as well as live music, non-food vendors, and family activities in the park at 125 Front Street. On special weekends throughout the rest of the year, the Farmers Market pops up indoors to offer Pre-Thanksgiving and Mid-Winter Markets.
Special community events
Long a home to annual community events and festivals, such as Ashland Day in September, the town now offers more programming through Arts!Ashland Alliance. Through arts and culture programming, the group also works to cultivate the economic vitality of the community. Its signature event is the Dragon Fly Festival, held mid-August. Other cultural offerings come from the Friends of the Ashland Library, which offers speakers and documentary film evenings.
Pockets of great cuisine are spread throughout this community of 18,000, including along Routes 126 and 135, as well as downtown sidestreets. The gourmet Oregon Club, a former speakeasy, is tucked among residences in east Ashland. In downtown, Stone’s Public House (circa 1832) boasts a ghostly history and modern hearty pub fare. New Mexican and Asian eateries have debuted in recent years as well.
Recreation & Sports
To commemorate the site of the original Boston Marathon Start Line, Ashland now boasts Marathon Park., which is now the site of the start line of the semi-annual Marathon Park Prep, a half-marathon favored by runners eager to experience a large portion of the Boston Marathon’s April route.
There’s plenty of recreation for those inclined to relax. The 470-acre Ashland State Park offers swimming, picnic areas, boating, fishing, and hiking/biking trails. The Bay Circuit Trail connects Ashland to 34 other communities. The public schools’ new turf fields are the site of regional sports competitions.