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Acton Organization Receives $5K Grant from Foundation for MetroWest

Community Foundation distributes more than $170K throughout the region.

(EDITOR'S NOTE: The following was submitted by Bree Simmers.)

Museum-goers in Acton have more to celebrate this holiday season. Foundation for MetroWest announced that they will be awarding a $5,000 grant to The Discovery Museums as part of their 2012 grant cycle. The award was made last night at an event held at Massachusetts Horticultural Society in Wellesley, MA where a total of $173,500 was distributed to organizations throughout the region.

The grant will fund the development of a plan that will help the museum expand their popular outdoor program, Nature’s Corridor.

“Having such wonderful nonprofits continually working to strengthen this region is what makes MetroWest such a strong and vibrant community,” said Judy Salerno, executive director of Foundation for MetroWest. 

Salerno continued, “In this difficult economic climate, it’s more important than ever to support and strengthen our local organizations. We are proud to support the Discovery Museums in their efforts to continually strengthen and enrich the MetroWest region.”

This year, Foundation for MetroWest distributed approximately one million throughout the region and has distributed more than $7.5 million since its inception in 1995. 

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