The Fund for Wellesley, an endowed fund of the Foundation for MetroWest that’s been around since 2008, says it has distributed over $30,000 to seven local nonprofit organizations in the areas of community building and civic engagement, and youth development and opportunity.
Wellesley Scholarship Foundation: To support development of an online Town Common Scholarship and Financial Aid Application in a smart fillable PDF format.
Wellesley Information Technology Department: To support adding Texthelp’s Browsealoud service — which helps make websites more accessible with easy speech, reading, and translation tools — to the Town’s website.
Wellesley Recreation Department: To support the Town’s first-ever Family Campout, at which families can come together to enjoy an eco-friendly evening of games, a camp fire, and a variety of educational experiences.
Special Olympics Massachusetts: To support Wellesley High School’s Unified Champion School track program, bringing students with and without intellectual/developmental disabilities together.
Wellesley Choral Society: To enhance the social engagement of seniors through attendance at and participation in the Society’s concerts (funded through the Al Robinson Fund for the Arts).
OUT Metrowest: To support the Wellesley meetings of the Umbrella program, which provide a safe space for teens to connect with transgender and gender non-conforming peers and adult mentors.
Wellesley Friendly Aid: To support Wellesley Connects, an all-volunteer college mentoring program, in its second year at Wellesley High School.