Nonprofit Community Services

Contributing to the quality of life in our communities by offering educational, health, environmental, social, and other services.

American Cancer Society New England Division

American Cancer Society New England Division

43 Nagog Park, Suite 110, Acton, 01720

781-894-6633

Ashland Sporting Association, Inc

Ashland Sporting Association, Inc

158 Pond Street, Suite A, Ashland 01721

508-315-4820  www.ashlandhalfmarathon.com

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.

Bethany Hill School

Bethany Hill School

89 Bethany Road, Framingham 01702

508-875-1117 

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass / MetroWest

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass / MetroWest

4 Franklin Commons, Framingham 01702

Call2Talk

Call2Talk

A confidential emotional support call line.

508-532-CALL

Charles River Community Groups

Charles River Community Groups

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.

Choose Framingham

Choose Framingham

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.

Downtown Framingham Inc.

Downtown Framingham Inc.

129 Concord Street, Framingham 01701
508-861-3289 

Framingham Downtown Inc. 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!

Family Promise Metrowest Day Center

Family Promise Metrowest Day Center

Common Street Community Church
13 Common Street, Natick 01760

508-315-4820 

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.

Foundation for MetroWest

Foundation for MetroWest

5 Eliot Street, Natick 01760

508-647-2260 

 

Framingham Public Library

Framingham Public Library

49 Lexington Street, Framingham 01701

508-532-5570

Franklin Downtown Partnership

Franklin Downtown Partnership

9 East Central Street, Franklin, MA 02038

774-571-3109

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.

Friends of Saxonville

Friends of Saxonville

P.O. Box 3236
Framingham  01705

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.

Leadership MetroWest

Leadership MetroWest

1671 Worcester Road, Suite 301, Framingham 01701

508-872-6161

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.

MetroWest Nonprofit Network

MetroWest Nonprofit Network

PO Box 1661, Framingham 01701
508-377-3998
 
Natick Community Organic Farm

Natick Community Organic Farm

117 Eliot Street, Natick  01760

508-655-2204 

Natick Community Senior Center

Natick Community Senior Center

117 East Central St, Natick 01760 

508-647-6540

 

OUT MetroWest

OUT MetroWest

P.O. Box 2122, Framingham 01703

508-875-2122 

Planet Aid

Planet Aid

47 Sumner Street, Milford 01757

508-893-0644

 

Rotary Club of Framingham

Rotary Club of Framingham

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 Kindness

SPARK Kindness

Natick 01760

SPARK= Successful, Positive, Authentic, Resilient Kids. We build kind, empowered and inclusive communities where no child or family feels alone, bullied, unsupported or unconnected.

Sudbury Foundation

Sudbury Foundation

326 Concord Road, Sudbury 01776

978-443-0849

The Sudbury Foundation is a private foundation working to transform lives and strengthen communities through grantmaking and scholarship programs in Sudbury and surrounding communities.

United Way of Tri-County

United Way of Tri-County

46 Park Street, Framingham 01702
888-811-3291
 
The United Way of Tri-County helps local neighbors as MetroWest’s largest community-based investor in Education, Financial Stability, Health and Basic Human Needs – the building blocks for a good quality of life. GIVE. ADVOCATE. VOLUNTEER.

Services - Natick Organic

Services - Rotary

Community Spotlight - Milford

Settled as part of the town of Mendon in 1662, Milford made a name for itself as an early New England mill and mining town. Conveniently located on the Charles, Mill, and Blackstone rivers, the town utilized its natural resources to drive its early economic rise.

 

In addition to ample waterpower, the area yielded large deposits of beautiful pink Milford granite, discovered in 1870. Highly sought after, the polished stone was utilized in projects the world over and was even used in the building of the Washington Monument and the original Penn Station in New York City.

 

Just as Milford’s geography played a large part in the town’s early success, so too has its location provided a push for its latest revitalization over the past half-century. As the town’s economy stalled in the middle part of the 20th century, many residents made their way to other areas in search of work. Luckily, in 1969, Interstate 495 was built, making Milford easily accessible to this new corridor of transportation. Since then, the growing town has been moving at highway speeds.

 

Milford is still all about growth, especially growing locally, and you don’t have to look any farther than CraftRoots Brewing for proof. Not satisfied with simply joining in on the emerging craft beer scene, the local brewery and taproom was named the fastest growing brewery in the entire nation in 2018.

 

Community events continue to grow as well, with the inaugural July 4th parade in 2018 and the Celebrate Milford festival now in its third successful year.