The Cornerstone Initiative was established in 1995 as a source of grant-based and special funding with a special focus on serving youth and seniors, specifically for pilot or innovative programs.
The Cornerstone Initiative Innovation grants are a renewed commitment to address important needs in our community in new and creative ways. If you are seeking funding for a start-up, new, or innovative project, we welcome ideas on an ongoing basis. Click here for more information.
Examples of projects funded:
And in 2022, we were pleased to have awarded a total of $35,762 to the following five organizations: CCACE, Cooperative Elder Services, First Connections, Metrowest Legal Services, Open Table.
Organizations interested in learning more about this fund should contact Jennifer Ubaldino.
Launched in January 2021, the Cornerstone Initiative Scholarship is given to candidates who have demonstrated interest in, experience in or commitment to racial justice, equity, or working with historically underserved or underprivileged populations. This experience or commitment can be demonstrated through their school experiences, community service experiences, or their future college and career plans and aspirations. If an applicant is not available that meets this criteria, The Scholarship Fund will make the award to otherwise eligible “best fit” candidates.
To learn more about the Scholarship, please contact Jennifer Ubaldino.