Make a Difference forever.

The Fund for Wellesley was created as an endowed fund in celebration of Wellesley’s 125th birthday. Its establishment continues Wellesley’s long tradition of leadership in philanthropic engagement and stewardship of the Town. 

By making a contribution to The Fund for Wellesley, you are helping to build an endowment that strengthens the community, creating pride of place among residents today and for years to come. Make a donation to The Fund for Wellesley today, this link will send you to the Foundation for MetroWest website where you can complete your donation and/or receive additional information.

Current Campaigns

Wellesley Youth in Philanthropy Campaign

Since 2014 The Fund for Wellesley has provided the funding to bring Youth in Philanthropy to Wellesley.  The Fund for Wellesley recognizes the importance of giving Wellesley teens the opportunity to develop critical skills to support our community.  We know that students who learn to give at a young age are more likely to be philanthropic leaders later in life.

This semester-long experiential leadership program developed to empower and educate local youth in grades 9-12 to become the next generation of activists and philanthropists is quickly becoming a tradition for local youth.  Each class grants $10,000 to local youth-serving nonprofits; for Wellesley’s program, these dollars are directed to local Wellesley and surrounding community nonprofits. 

We are seeking to raise $500,000 to endow the Wellesley Youth in Philanthropy program to guarantee that this program in Wellesley does not go away. This fund will ensure that YIP will be a permanent fixture for Wellesley teens and a sustainable source of funding for area nonprofits. We believe it is imperative to nurture a culture of giving in the next generation, so that philanthropy becomes embedded in a community like Wellesley, forever. And, we have received a challenge gift of $100,000 to launch the fund!

 Today we are asking you to consider making a gift to support this campaign. Contributors of $5,000 or more qualify as Change Makers of The Fund for Wellesley.  Change Makers may pledge and complete their gifts over a five year period.

 To speak with someone about this exciting campaign for the youth in our community, please contact Renee Quinn, Senior Development Officer at the Foundation for MetroWest, at 508-647-2260 or






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