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

Founded in 1952 by Sudbury residents Herbert and Esther Atkinson, the Foundation focuses its activities on quality of life issues that value both human and natural resources. Our funding enables our nonprofit partners to be strategic and innovative in addressing some of the most challenging issues facing communities today. Our college scholarship and opportunity grant program encourages local youth to discover their passion both in and out of the classroom — and then to follow it.