Making a Difference: Legacy Fund Grants
FRIENDS OF THE MEDFIELD RAIL TRAIL
The Rail Trail was a recipient of a $5,000 grant from the Legacy Fund. In addition, Rail Trail committee member, Christian Donner, reports that the Rail Trail secured an additional grant of $100,000 from the Department of Conservation and Recreation to help create the Medfield Rail Trail. In June, 2021, the MBTA and the Town signed the agreement to lease the Medfield segment of the abandoned railroad track and construction of the rail trail can now begin!
Learn more at https://medfield.baycolonyrailtrail.org/.
MEDFIELD CARES ABOUT PREVENTION
Medfield Cares About Prevention (MCAP) received a $5,000 grant from the Legacy Fund. MCAP is committed to grow a culture of safety and health for the community’s youth, and utilized these funds to secure a professional grant writer to assist in their pursuit of federal “DrugFree Communities” funding. The application was successful and as a direct result MCAP secured $625,000 in federal funding to be used for youth initiatives in Medfield over a five-year period.
Learn more at https://medfieldcares.org/wp/.
THE CULTURAL ALLIANCE OF MEDFIELD
The Cultural Alliance of Medfield (CAM) received a $10,000 grant from the Legacy Fund. Under the guidance of Jean Mineo, CAM has secured the rights to develop an Arts Center at the former Medfield State Hospital and entered into a 99-year lease with the Town of Medfield for the use of the former Chapel and Infirmary buildings. CAM is raising private funds for this effort and ultimately envisions a Performing Arts and Education Center featuring indoor and outdoor performance venues, rehearsal space and classrooms, and open space for community activities. CAM leveraged its Legacy Fund grant to raise additional monies to further architectural and design work.
Learn more at https://medfieldculture.org/.
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Get Involved – Join the Legacy Fund Committee
Would you like to help raise funds to benefit the Medfield community? The Legacy Fund Committee of the Medfield Foundation is always looking for individuals interested in getting involved to help make a difference.
Whether you can offer an hour or two or you’d like to formally join the Committee, we need your help. For more information on getting involved, please contact Todd Trehubenko or Chris Cahill, at email@example.com, and we will get in touch with you.