The Medfield Foundation (MFi) is a 100% volunteer-run
501(c)(3) non-profit charitable corporation whose mission is to
enrich the lives of Medfield residents, build a stronger
community, and facilitate the raising and allocation of private
funds for public needs in the town of Medfield.
How is MFi Building Community?
By organizing and running signature events such as the MFi Angel Run, the Volunteer Awards Ceremony, and the Youth Leadership Program.
By enabling small projects to raise funds without the need for becoming their own registered charity.
Accepting and managing donations from Medfield residents that are earmarked for our town charities under our umbrella organization.
Promoting town-wide initiatives through our website, social media and marketing activities.
"I appreciate the time I got to contribute to the Foundation with the help of the great leadership within the wonderful organization."
Dylan Strehlke, MFi Youth Leader
Our Community Thrives Because of You
Medfield is a unique community offering a rich history, natural beauty, safe neighborhoods and superior educational opportunities. We are also a caring community that is supported by visionary citizens who are continually looking for ways to make life better for everyone.
The mission of Medfield Foundation, Inc. (MFi) is to enrich the lives of Medfield residents and build a stronger community by supporting private fundraising initiatives that address un-met public needs. As a community foundation, we
have worked with many organizations and individuals in our town to raise over
$3 million dollars that has been directed back to Medfield since our inception
We host a variety of events that encourage volunteerism and support philanthropic giving including the MFi Angel Run, Volunteer Awards and the MFi Youth Leadership Program. Some additional initiatives that we have supported include:
Straw Hat Park
Dale Street Playground & Outside Classroom
Council on Aging Senior Bus
Medfield Cares About Prevention (MCAP)
Medfield Night Fireworks
Medfield High School Field, Track and Bleachers
Art in Public Places
Kingsbury Grist Mill
Medfield Community Assistance for Public Needs
These have complemented other volunteer-led efforts in town including school improvement projects, land acquisition, and arts and cultural events.
As we look to the future, we anticipate additional challenges that will need to be addressed based on what we are seeing today in our community and their potential impact:
Housing – first-time home buyers, seniors and “empty-nesters” struggle to find suitable homes in a competitive market and potential 40B housing is a wildcard that could change the housing landscape
Open Space vs. Development – whether it is the future development at the Medfield State Hospital or other land acquisition for conservation, open space vs. development will have a meaningful impact on Medfield for many years to come
Education – the quality of education in Medfield attracts new families to town but the potential for mass influxes could strain the system. Plus, data and trends indicate youth face a newly recognized need for mental health support and other services
Support Services – the recent increase in subsidized housing and other economic shifts have created financial hardships and put a burden on town services. Organizations such as the Food Cupboard are critical to families and operate without financial support from town government
This is what we see today that may impact the community in the future but the future is unpredictable. In the midst of this uncertainty we seek to build a permanent resource that can deal with the impact of potentially drastic changes to the town. In no way is this permanent resource intended to deal directly with these major issues themselves but rather to assist with the repercussions of what happens to our town and its people with the goal of building a stronger community.