Recent Sudbury Program Grant Awards

A $200,000 matching grant to the Sudbury Historical Society will bring the agency closer to its dream of renovating and re-opening the historic Loring Parsonage as a town History Center. The building will include permanent and rotating exhibit space for the Society’s extensive collection, as well as meeting, research and office space for Society staff, volunteers and visitors. Located in the heart of Sudbury Town Center, the facility will serve as a Welcome Center for everyone in the community.

2017 Grants

Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School
, Sudbury, MA, $7,500
Faculty stipends to pilot the Hub for Innovation.

Town of Sudbury/Goodnow Library, Sudbury, MA, $31,250
To purchase equipment and provide staff training as part of an extensive renovation to the Library’s second floor.

MetroWest Free Medical Program, Sudbury, MA, $1,200
To purchase equipment to create an additional exam room at the Sudbury location.

Organization for the Assabet, Sudbury & Concord Rivers, Concord, MA, $5,000
To create a report card on the health status of the Assabet, Sudbury and Concord rivers.

Sudbury United Methodist Church, Sudbury, MA, $25,000
In support of a capital campaign.

SWEET, Inc., Sudbury, MA, $545
A series of projects to help eradicate invasive species in Sudbury.

2016 Grants

Gaining Ground, Concord, MA, $5,000
To support Gaining Ground’s work providing healthy produce to the Sudbury Community Food Pantry, and other local pantries.

Sudbury Valley Trustees, Sudbury, MA, $10,000
To develop a master landscape plan for Wolbach Farm, the agency’s headquarters.

Town of Sudbury – Council on Aging, Sudbury, MA, $18,000
To encourage residents to support their neighbors through continued funding of the Senior Volunteer Coordinator position at the Fairbank Senior Center.

2015 Grants

Bridges Together, Sudbury MA, $14,000
To develop and pilot a new version of the Bridges Program for high school students at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School.

Foundation for MetroWest, Natick, MA, $45,000 over three years
Continued support for the Sudbury Youth In Philanthropy program.

Gaining Ground, Concord, MA, $5,000
To support Gaining Ground’s work providing healthy produce to the Sudbury Community Food Pantry, and other local pantries.

Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, Sudbury, MA, $15,000
To enable L-S students to participate in the 2016 Global Leaders Summit in The Hague.

Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, Sudbury, MA, $9,050
To upgrade technology at the award-winning student newspaper, The Forum.

Longfellow’s Wayside Inn, Sudbury, MA, $9,000
For a comprehensive analysis of historic Inn’s property holdings for planning and preservation purposes.

Organization for the Assabet, Sudbury & Concord Rivers, Concord, MA, $6,000
To research, update and publish a new recreation guide and map of the Sudbury River.

Parmenter Foundation, Sudbury, MA, $7,000
To fund the development of a stand-alone website for the Foundation as Parmenter VNA merges with Care Group Home Care.

Sudbury Valley Trustees, Sudbury, MA, $24,600
To support ancillary activities to enhance the recently-acquired Landham Brook Marsh conservation area (formerly known as Johnson Farm) in Sudbury.

Town of Sudbury/Selectmen’s Office, Sudbury, MA, $7,500
To engage the Town’s Board of Selectmen in a team building and strategic communications consultation.

Town of Sudbury/Fire Department, Sudbury, MA ,$7,055
To purchase an Advanced Life System (ALS) training simulator manikin that will enable enhanced training scenarios for the Fire Department’s Paramedic and Emergency Medical Technicians.

Town of Sudbury/Council on Aging, Sudbury, MA, $18,000
To encourage residents to support their neighbors through continued funding of the Senior Volunteer Coordinator position at the Fairbank Senior Center.

2014 Grants

Organizational Capacity & Effectiveness Grants
Goodnow Library Foundation, Sudbury, MA, $75,000
Over two years, for development and marketing support.

SMILE Mass, Inc., Sudbury, MA $5,000
To expand the agency’s beach wheelchair loaner program for use at lakes and ponds in MetroWest and the direct loaner equipment program to area residents.

Sudbury Community Food Pantry, Sudbury, MA, $500
To purchase a computer to be used for financial/accounting purposes.

Sudbury Historical Society, Sudbury, MA, $150,000
Over three years, to fund the agency’s first full-time executive director.

Sudbury, Wayland, Lincoln Domestic Violence Roundtable, Sudbury, MA, $2,000
For a website upgrade.

Town of Sudbury – Council on Aging, Sudbury, MA $18,000
To encourage residents to support their neighbors through continued funding of the Senior Volunteer Coordinator position at the Fairbank Senior Center.

Youth Development & Opportunity Grant
Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, Sudbury MA, $7,500
Start-up support for CRANE (Community Resource and Awareness Network of Sudbury and Lincoln), a parent/community group addressing teen behavioral issues through education and resource information.

Preservation of Community Character & Assets Grant
Longfellow’s Wayside Inn, Sudbury, MA, $100,000
To restore and repaint the exterior of the historic Inn.

2013 Grants

Youth Development and Opportunity Grants

Bridges Together, Marlborough, MA $5,000
To pilot a new curriculum and program delivery model called Bridges Arts geared toward children pre-K to Grade 2, in partnership with local libraries and utilizing senior citizens as program volunteers. The pilot will take place at Goodnow Library.

Foundation for MetroWest, Framingham, MA, $30,000
Over two years, to continue the Sudbury-based Youth in Philanthropy program, which provides local teens with an opportunity learn about grantmaking and philanthropy, for two additional years.

Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, Sudbury, MA, $5,000
To enable Connections, a staff-parent-student group focused on teen substance usage, to run its 2013-2014 educational programs while developing funding strategies to pay for expanded activities going forward.

Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, Sudbury, MA, $7,700
To fund a series of summer staff workshops and curriculum development efforts focused on Language-Based Learning Disabilities.

Sudbury Public Schools, Sudbury, MA, $32,150
To pilot the 1:1 technology concept with a team of 90, 6th grade students and their teachers at Curtis Middle School.

Community Building Grants

Lt. Scott F. Milley Ranger Foundation, Sudbury, MA $5,000
To help fund a memorial at Willis Lake in Sudbury to honor Lt. Scott Milley, the Sudbury soldier who was killed in action in 2010 while serving in Afghanistan.

MetroWest Legal Services, Framingham, MA, $5,000
To enable MLS to provide legal assistance in the coming year to an estimated 40 clients from Sudbury.

Town of Sudbury, Sudbury MA, $30,000
To help fund a feasibility study to determine the best and future usage of the Fairbank Community Center.

Organizational Capacity & Effectiveness Grants

Goodnow Library Foundation, Sudbury MA $25,000
For development and marketing support.

Town of Sudbury, Sudbury MA, $15,000
To fund a 10-week management training program for Town of Sudbury mid-level managers.

Town of Sudbury/Council on Aging, Sudbury, MA $18,000
To encourage residents to support their neighbors through continued funding of the Senior Volunteer Coordinator position at the Fairbank Senior Center.

Town of Sudbury/Fire Department, Sudbury, MA $13,000
To purchase a Lucas Chest Compression Machine to enhance the Department’s new Advanced Life Support service.

Preservation of Community Character & Assets Grants

Sudbury Historical Society, Sudbury, MA, $12,500
To help fund an architectural and structural study of the Loring Parsonage to assess its suitability as a Town History Center/Museum.

Sudbury Valley Trustees, Sudbury, MA/$28,500
To help restore up to 80 acres of the habitat of the Desert Natural Area located in Sudbury and Marlborough.

Friends of the Bruce Freeman Trail, Concord, MA, $5,000
To help fund the “25%” design for the northernmost, half-mile section of the proposed Sudbury Rail Trail from the Concord border to Route 117 at Davis Field.

2012 Grants

Youth Development and Opportunity Grants

Foundation for Metrowest, Natick, MA $15,000
To pilot a second Youth Action Council program, based in Sudbury, to provide local teens with an opportunity to learn about grantmaking and philanthropy.

Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, Sudbury, MA  $16,650
To fund a summer professional development workshop on Language-Based Learning Disabilities for up to 60 teachers.

Sudbury Extended Day, Sudbury, MA $5,000
To fund a training conference for Sudbury child care providers.

Community Building Grants

Sudbury Historical Society, Sudbury, MA $5,000
To help publish “Images of America, Sudbury, Massachusetts,” an Arcadia Printing Company pictorial view of of the town.

Town of Sudbury/Goodnow Library, Sudbury, MA    $15,000
To fund a website redesign.

Town of Sudbury/Council on Aging, Sudbury, MA/$15,000
To encourage residents to support their neighbors through continued funding of the Senior Volunteer Coordinator position at the Fairbank Senior Center.

Organizational Capacity & Effectiveness Grants

Sudbury Valley Trustees, Sudbury, MA/$19,000
To fund an initiative to increase reliance on skilled volunteers.

2011 Grants

Community Building Grant

Town of Sudbury/Park and Recreation Department, Sudbury, MA
A $4,300 start-up grant to create a community garden on the grounds of the Fairbank Community Center.

Youth Development and Opportunity Grants

Sudbury Extended Day, Inc., Sudbury, MA
A $4,500 grant to fund a training conference for Sudbury child care and nursery school staff members.

Sudbury Public Schools, Sudbury, MA
A $7,500 grant to update of the Bridges intergenerational curriculum, a collaboration between Sudbury Public Schools and the Sudbury Senior Center, offered in every 4th grade classroom.

Organizational Capacity and Effectiveness Grants

Goodnow Library Foundation, Inc., Sudbury, MA
A $15,600 grant to hire a development consultant to begin planning a multi-year endowment campaign.

Sudbury Public Schools, Sudbury, MA
A $10,765 grant to purchase five automatic external defibrillators to be placed in each Sudbury Public School building in order to respond to cardiac emergencies both during and after school hours.

2010 Grants

Community Building Grants

Town of Sudbury/Council on Aging, Sudbury, MA, $15,000
To encourage residents to support their neighbors through continued funding of the Senior Volunteer Coordinator position at the Fairbank Senior Center.

Town of Sudbury/Park and Recreation Department, Sudbury, MA, $2,000
To help purchase equipment to start a Power Soccer program for area residents who use motorized wheelchairs.

Youth Development and Opportunity Grant

Sudbury Public Schools, Sudbury, MA $1,500
To fund a presentation to parents and community members on How to Ensure Cyber Success by Dr. Elizabeth Englander, a prominent spokesperson on cyber-world safety.

Organizational Capacity and Effectiveness Grants

Longfellow’s Wayside Inn, Sudbury, MA, $50,000 over 2 years
To hire a part-time development staff member to create the Inn’s first fundraising infrastructure.

Town of Sudbury/Department of Public Works (DPW), Sudbury, MA, $37,000
To create an automated data tracking system for DPW activities that will be tied to the Town’s current GIS system. The project is a follow-up to the CORE management process funded by the Foundation in 2008 and 2009.

 

2009 Grants

Community Building Grants

Friends of Sudbury Park and Recreation, Inc., Sudbury, MA, $20,000
To support the creation of a handicapped-accessible playground and park for ages 2-5 at Sudbury’s Haskell Field in partnership with the adjacent Boundless Playground, also handicapped accessible, for ages 5-12.

Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, Sudbury, MA, $2,375
To provide transitional funding for the L-S Civic Orchestra until a new fundraising mechanism is formulated.

Town of Sudbury, Sudbury, MA, $4,500
To purchase fencing and timbers to complete the handicapped-accessible playground at Haskell Field.

Town of Sudbury/Council on Aging, Sudbury, MA, $15,000
To encourage residents to support their neighbors through continued funding of the Senior Volunteer Coordinator position at the Fairbank Senior Center.

Youth Development and Opportunity Grant

Sudbury Public Schools, Sudbury, MA, $65,000
An additional year of funding for the School and Family Social Worker position, designed to support students with emotional, family and mental health issues and their families.

Organizational Capacity and Effectiveness Grants

Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School/L-S Adult Education, Sudbury, MA, $5,000
To cover the cost of printing and mailing the program’s 2009 Spring and Fall course catalog.

Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, Sudbury, MA, $4,800
To purchase a new server and integrated database and circulation software for the school’s library.

Longfellow’s Wayside Inn, Sudbury, MA, $12,000
For a second year, to host the Longfellow Big Read, a series of community events that encourage the multi-generational reading of the poetry of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

Sudbury Education Resource Fund, Inc., Sudbury, MA, $1,200
To redesign the organization’s web site.

Sudbury Extended Day, Inc., Sudbury, MA, $5,200
To support a workshop for Sudbury childcare workers on “How to Handle Hard to Handle Children.”

Town of Sudbury, Sudbury, MA, $3,000
For a facilitated process designed to help the Department of Public Works develop strategies and initiatives for improved operating efficiencies.

Other

American Chestnut Foundation, Bennington, VT, $10,000
To plant a tree in ACF’s new Legacy Orchard in honor of Sudbury Foundation Trustee John Taft’s 30+ years of service.

2008 Grants

Community Building Grants

Town of Sudbury/Council on Aging, Sudbury, MA $15,000
To encourage residents to support their neighbors through continued funding of the Senior Volunteer Coordinator position at the Fairbank Senior Center.

Town of Sudbury, Sudbury, MA $4,500
To establish a citizens’ education program so Sudbury residents can learn more about how Town government works.

Town of Sudbury/Local Emergency Planning Committee, Sudbury, MA $1,000
To support outreach activities for Sudbury’s Community Emergency Response Team.

Town of Sudbury/Local Emergency Planning Committee, Sudbury, MA $1,000
Through the Vulnerable In-Town Populations subcommittee, to distribute a questionnaire to encourage vulnerable Sudbury residents to engage in emergency planning and to help first responders locate frail seniors and people with disabilities in the case of an emergency.

Sudbury Historical Society, Sudbury, MA $9,500
In partnership with the Sudbury Public Schools, to develop a unit of study on the history of Sudbury to enhance the third grade Colonial America curriculum and to pilot the first year of the program, which will culminate in a field trip for all third graders to historic sites in Town Center.

Preservation of Community Character & Assets Grants

Sudbury Valley Trustees, Inc., Sudbury, MA $350,000
To help purchase a Conservation Restriction on 300 acres of the Knox Trail Council’s 450-acre Nobscot Scout Reservation. (An additional $450,000 grant was made to the project from the Foundation’s Atkinson Donor Advised Fund at Crossroads Community Foundation.)

Town of Sudbury/Ponds and Waterways Committee, Sudbury, MA $1,000
To mount and frame 10 color maps of the town’s ponds and waterways for use by and display at Sudbury’s public schools and town buildings.

Youth Development and Opportunity Grants

Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, Sudbury, MA $12,250
Scholarship support for a nine-day trip to Puerto Rico that will provide 15 METCO students with an opportunity to travel, experience another culture and perform community service.

Sudbury Public Schools, Sudbury, MA $6,000
In partnership with the Sudbury Historical Society, to develop a unit of study on the history of Sudbury to enhance the third grade Colonial America curriculum and to pilot the first year of the program, which will culminate in a field trip for all third graders to historic sites in Town Center.

Organizational Capacity and Effectiveness Grants

Goodnow Library Foundation, Inc., Sudbury, MA $10,000
To hire a consultant to help set this new Foundation’s strategic direction.

Town of Sudbury/Fire Department, Sudbury, MA $3,900
To purchase a “Transfill Portable Oxygen Analyzer” to assure the quality of oxygen generated, bottled and delivered to ambulance patients.

Town of Sudbury/Sudbury Public Schools, Sudbury, MA $15,000
For a facilitated process designed to help the Town of Sudbury and Sudbury Public Schools work together to develop strategies and initiatives to contain and/or reduce the costs of town and school services.

Woods Walk Sanctuary, Inc., Sudbury, MA $2,000
To assess the feasibility of acquiring and renovating a Sudbury property as a group home for mentally and/or physically disabled residents with accessibility to the property’s nature trail.