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: Framingham
America’s largest town boasts a population of almost 70,000 residents speaking more than 50 languages and living 20 miles west of Boston in urban, suburban, and rural neighborhoods. 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, and active investment in the Town’s infrastructure.
Framingham boasts excellent higher education opportunities right in our back yard at Framingham State University and Mass Bay Community College, as well as easy access to the world-class institutions in the greater Boston area, including Harvard, MIT, Tufts, Boston University, Boston College, Wellesley, Brandeis, Bentley, Northeastern University, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
In addition to continuing education opportunities at Framingham State University and Mass Bay Community College, there are opportunities for arts education through both the Danforth Museum School and the Amazing Things Arts Center Workshops
Framingham operates over 200 youth, adult, and family arts and athletic programs on 62 public athletic fields, an indoor pool, a skating rink, and an athletic center. You and your family can also enjoy 52 playgrounds with equipment, 20 public tennis courts including 10 with lights, and three public beaches. You could go boating and picnicking at Farm Pond, skating at Loring Arena, walking through Wittenborg Woods - you’ll run out of weekends before you run out of things to do!
When completed, the Cochituate Rail Trail will connect Framingham and Natick residents to local schools, offices, shopping, and transportation hubs. The 25-mile Bruce Freeman Rail Trail, which will connect Framingham with Lowell, is in the planning stages, as is the 104-mile long Mass Central Rail Trail, connecting Boston to Western Massachusetts, passing just north of Framingham.
For a list of public beaches in town, go here.
Eat, Drink, Shop
Framingham is one of those unique places that offer just about every shopping opportunity imaginable. Our section of Route 9 / Worcester Road is well-known throughout New England as a mecca for popular retail and restaurant experiences.
Downtown Framingham boasts over 30 ethnic enterprises, including Asian, Hispanic, Brazilian, and Eastern European shops, cafes, and restaurants. Shoppers looking for alternatives to big box stores and chain restaurants can enjoy Brazilian, Middle Eastern, Indian, and Asian cuisine; imported clothing shops; and attentive service that defines family-owned operations.
The Golden Triangle is located at the MassPike (I-90) Exit #13 roughly in the area bounded by Route 9, Route 30, and Speen Street. This area includes the Natick Mall, the Framingham Mall, and Shoppers World for a comprehensive shopping and dining experience with everything from a grocery store to high-end luxury shops. In between are a wide variety of restaurants at every price-point.
In addition to the section of Route 9 that forms the border of the Golden Triangle described above, Route 9 extends through Framingham with a large number shopping, dining, and other services serving local and regional customers. This includes hubs of activity at Framingham Centre and the Technology Park area at Mass Pike Exit 12.
Visual and Performing Arts
Arts and culture flourish in Framingham and an abundance of entertainment venues are located throughout the town. The IMAX theater, AMC movie complex, Amazing Things Art Center, and Nevins Hall at the Historic Memorial Building just begin to identify the diversity of experiences offered. Framingham also plays host to a number of regional cultural institutions including the Danforth Museum of Art, the Mazmanian Art Gallery, Garden in the Woods, and the Framingham History Center.
For more things to do, view the Framingham Calendar of Events.
Danforth Museum of Art - Focusing on American art from 18th century to present day, the Danforth Museum of Art is dedicated to showing the very best examples of contemporary art by both emerging and established artists, as well as an exploration of the School of Boston Expressionism. Our compelling exhibitions and permanent collection of over 3,500 works of art offer countless opportunities for all ages to explore a range of media and artistic forms of expression. Our mission strongly supports education: the 400 yearly studio art courses offered in the Museum School, family workshops, and artist lectures offer Museum members and visitors numerous opportunities to learn and create.
Mazmanian Gallery at Framingham State University
Fountain Street Studios located just outside downtown, the Fountain Street Studios is a vibrant artists community that holds frequent strolls and open houses that allow you to come visit and watch the artists at work.
Saxonville Studios, located in the Saxonville area of Framingham, this small but diverse group of artists has been active for more than 20 years.