The Community Foundation for MetroWest, a community foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life in over 30 MetroWest communities, awarded a $10,000 Arts and Culture Grant to The Center for Arts in Natick.

Founded in 1995, the Foundation for MetroWest provides financial and educational resources to local nonprofit organizations throughout the MetroWest region. In this 2022 Arts and Culture Grant cycle, TCAN was one of 18 arts and culture organizations receiving a total of $125,000 in financial support from the Foundation, to further their collective efforts on arts education, live performance, exhibit and gallery programming, historical preservation, and cultural community building.

“The Foundation for MetroWest has been a steadfast partner of TCAN since our founding in 1997 and has generously provided support to expand our capacity, strengthen the technical skills of our staff and increase the quality of our programming,” said David Lavalley, Executive Director of TCAN. “The staff and trustees of the Foundation have a deep appreciation for our arts-based mission and have been instrumental in our growth as an organization. We are truly grateful for their continued support.”

The funding provided to TCAN will provide needed assistance as it recovers from the extended impact of COVID-19, which forced an 18-month hiatus in events and arts programming.

About The Center for Arts in Natick

Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, TCAN provides a cultural center to the MetroWest Boston region, where national and emerging artists present concert performances, movie screenings, and art exhibitions in an environment that brings together individuals and families, children and seniors. Classes in music and theatre are held for students of all ages.

About The Foundation for MetroWest

Since 1995, the Foundation for Metrowest has distributed over $28 million to deserving nonprofit organizations within the MetroWest region. These grants have helped address community needs in Human Services, Hunger Relief, Environment, Public Health, Youth Development, and Emergency Relief. By sponsoring professional development programs and training, the Foundation has also worked to strengthen the nonprofit organizations responsible for delivering important services to their individual communities, and to the region at large.