Grant to Improve TCAN's Fundraising, Structure
A nonprofit foundation is helping the Center for Arts in Natick build up its organizational structure.
Information submitted by the Center for Arts.
The Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation, a nonprofit, private foundation that carries out the philanthropic mission of the bank, has provided $15,000 to The Center for Arts in Natick to strengthen and increase TCAN’s impact on the community by improving its organizational capacity.
“We are pleased and honored to receive this grant from Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation, an organization with a long history of supporting our mission to enhance Metrowest through the arts,” said David Lavalley, TCAN’s executive director. “Improving TCAN’s fundraising infrastructure will help sustain TCAN for future generations, and also allow us to continue providing program access to local public schools, nonprofit groups and other deserving members of our community. We appreciate the commitment of the Foundation to the arts, to our community and to TCAN’s longevity.”
The Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation’s Capacity Building Program is designed to strengthen and increase the impact of local nonprofits by improving their organizational capacity. At TCAN, the grant will provide needed infrastructure for TCAN’s fundraising program, including resources for funding research and database management, fundraising systems and materials, and donor stewardship activities. With increased development capacity, TCAN’s patrons will continue to enjoy high quality programming provided at affordable ticket prices for generations to come.
About The Center for Arts in Natick
Founded in 1997 with a mission to build community through the arts, TCAN is the Metrowest region’s premier performing arts venue with over 20,000 ticketed patrons each year. TCAN’s concert series has featured performances by George Winston, Judy Collins, Shawn Colvin, Joan Osborne, David Sanborn, Lori McKenna and hundreds of other national and local touring artists. TCAN strives to increase community participation in the arts through theatre productions by the TCAN Players; an all-ages teen music program called Rock Off Main Street; visual art exhibits and weekly Open Mic events.
TCAN also works to make the arts accessible to the broadest possible audience through arts education programs for children, including afterschool theatre and arts education programs.