WPR Gives Back
Foundation for MetroWest
The Foundation serves as a resource, leader, and catalyst for philanthropy by connecting donors with nonprofits, and nonprofits with each other across the region. The Foundation plays a crucial role in attracting and retaining charitable dollars in the region to create strong, vibrant communities, now and in the future. The Foundation manages philanthropic initiatives for donors and nonprofits, reducing administrative costs while increasing tax advantages. The Foundation is a single source of information about the needs of the community, the organizations that can most effectively meet those needs, and where charitable contributions can have the greatest impact. The Foundation provides grants in four key areas: family support, arts and culture, environment, and youth development.
The Pan-Mass Challenge raises money for life-saving cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through an annual bike-a-thon that crosses the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. While today there are many athletic fund-raising events, the PMC channels 100% of every rider-raised dollar directly to the Jimmy Fund. Since its founding in 1980, the PMC has successfully melded support from committed cyclists, volunteers, corporate sponsors and individual contributors. All are essential to the PMC's goal and model: to attain maximum fund-raising efficiency while increasing its annual gift. PMC's hope and aspiration is to provide Dana-Farber's doctors and researchers with the necessary resources to discover cures for all cancers.
Commonwealth Cares is a 501(c)(3) charity created to maximize the impact of our many and varied efforts to give back to the communities where we work, live, and visit. Commonwealth Cares provides contributions of time, talent, and financial support to a wide range of philanthropic efforts aimed at relieving human suffering, promoting social and economic growth, and sustaining and protecting our planet's resources. Some of the efforts Commonwealth Cares is involved in today include Feeding American's Hungry Children, Oxfam America, Waste Not, Doctors Without Borders, and The American Red Cross.