The Foundation was established by renowned photographer and Winchester resident Arthur Griffin to provide scholarships for young visual artists and grants to preserve and enhance the beauty of the Winchester Community. For seventy years, Arthur Griffin (1903–2001) strolled and studied the streets and paths of Winchester, his beloved adopted hometown. Here, the renowned photographer captured the spirit of New England in the brick, foliage, and sunsets of an iconic Massachusetts town.
Gives grants to fund community programs as part of its mission
Now one of the largest foundations in New England, Woburn-based Cummings Foundation has awarded more than $260 million in grants to Greater Boston nonprofits alone. Its giving is concentrated in Middlesex, Essex, and Suffolk counties and benefits a broad range of causes, including human services, education, healthcare, and social justice.
Winchester Rotary has three major Fundraising events, Golf Tournament, Pancake Breakfast and Chili Fest. All monies raised are returned to the community through grant requests and donations. In addition we participate in volunteer service events such as Mission of Deeds, Meals on Wheels, and Winchester Got Lunch.
The Winchester Cultural Council is a town agency composed of volunteers appointed by the Select Board who work to enhance the artistic and cultural life of the town. The council collaborates with the Massachusetts Cultural Council and other state agencies, and works to build connections between local organizations.