Thom Neponset Valley Receives Foundation for MetroWest Grant

Arthur Hughes Gretchen Rowe

Photo credit: Scott Metzger
Arthur Hughes, President of Thom’s Board of Directors
Gretchen Rowe, Executive Director

Generous funding from the Foundation for MetroWest will allow for new programming at Thom Neponset Valley Early Intervention Program which will benefit families in the communities of Dedham, Medfield, Millis, Walpole, and Westwood. Thom Neponset Valley Early Intervention Program aims to support and empower the autism community through a parent/caregiver support group. Being a caregiver of a child with autism can bring about many challenges.  The proposed group will: provide mutual support, share valuable information and resources, feature speakers on topics of interest, teach advocacy skills for parents, and provide onsite childcare so that caregivers have the opportunity to fully participate.

Established in 1995, the Foundation for MetroWest is the only community foundation serving the 33 cities and towns in the region and serves as a resource for local nonprofits. Since its inception, the foundation has granted $15 million to charitable organizations and currently stewards more than $22 million in charitable assets for current needs and future impact.

For information about the Foundation for MetroWest, visit