Massachusetts Community Foundations Partnership


The Massachusetts Community Foundations Partnership is a collaborative made up of 14 community foundations in Massachusetts. Established in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the collaborative will partner with nonprofit organizations to strengthen their programs and capacities as they work to address the critical issues facing communities across Massachusetts. As nonprofit services become more and more critical to those they serve, and to the resilience of our Commonwealth as a whole, nonprofit organizations are facing declining revenue streams and rapidly shifting landscapes paired with increased demands. The Massachusetts Community Foundations Partnership seeks to contribute to the stabilizing, re-envisioning, and rebuilding of the nonprofit sector.

The collaborative will produce a series of technical assistance and capacity building programs. Virtual programs will address topics such as strategic planning, fundraising, financial management, and racial justice and diversity, equity, and inclusion work. In addition to training, nonprofit participants will have the opportunity to network with one another, to troubleshoot common issues, and to exchange best practices. The first programs are scheduled for November of 2020, with programs held regularly throughout the following calendar year.

The series of technical assistance and capacity building programs is being offered by the Massachusetts Community Foundations Partnership in collaboration with the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network and Philanthropy Massachusetts. Our goals include:

  • Support nonprofit organizations as they strengthen their missions, programs, and capacities in order to stabilize, re-envision, and rebuild organizations and the sector;
  • Connect and strengthen community foundations for greater impact in providing support services that enhance the sector’s work; and
  • Deepen our collective impact on critical social and economic issues facing our communities and the Commonwealth.

Donors interested in more information may email Peter Taylor, President of the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation and Chair of this Partnership.

Upcoming Programs

All recordings will be made available following each program. For any questions regarding these programs and registration, please reach out to Madeleine Morgan at or 617-391-9171.

Tuesday, November 10th
10:00 am – 11:15 am
Cultivating and Communicating with Donors Virtually: Part I – Watch the recording here

Thursday, November 12th
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Making Strategy in Uncertain TimesWatch the recording here

Tuesday, November 17th
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cultivating and Communicating with Donors Virtually: Part 2 – Watch the recording here

Thursday, November 19th
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
How to Update Your Digital Fundraising Strategy in the Age of COVID-19 – Watch the recording here

Thursday, December 3rd
10:00 am – 11:30 am
How to Build, Launch, and Promote a Digital Fundraising CampaignRegister here

Tuesday, December 8th
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
More Than Money: Identifying Organizational Strengths and NeedsRegister here

We share, lift up, and hold ourselves accountable to these values as we advance this work:

  • Transparency
  • Listening, Respect, and Trust
  • Shared and equitable decision-making
  • Accountability to and inclusivity of Nonprofit Sector
  • Embracing and advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Humility and a learning mindset
  • Excellence & Impact

Community Foundations

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
The Boston Foundation
Brookline Community Foundation

Cape Cod Foundation
Community Foundation of Nantucket
Community Foundation of North Central MA
Community Foundation of Western MA
Essex County Community Foundation
Foundation for MetroWest
Greater Lowell Community Foundation
Greater Worcester Community Foundation
Permanent Endowment for Martha’s Vineyard
South Coast Community Foundation
Watertown Community Foundation


Philanthropy Massachusetts
Massachusetts Nonprofit Network

This collaborative is being fiscally sponsored by Philanthropy Massachusetts.