Foundation for MetroWest Awards $5,000 Capital Grant to TCAN

The Center for Arts in Natick is pleased to recognize the Foundation for MetroWest for a capital grant of $5,000 to support the renovation of its second floor as a performance space and movie theater.

The Foundation for MetroWest announced the grant in a Grant Celebration ceremony held December 12, 2016 at the Weston Community Center in Weston, MA. The ceremony recognized 38 grant recipients who were awarded $304,600 in grant funding for Arts & Culture and Family Support programs.

TCAN will designate the funds towards its $1.4M capital renovation project which will transform the upper level of the Firehouse to become a 120-seat digital cinema venue featuring state of the art projection and sound equipment. The movie theater is scheduled to become operational in late January 2017 with a grand opening slated to present the Academy Award winning film “West Side Story” released in 1961 and directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins with music by Leonard Bernstein.

The Foundation for MetroWest is one of TCAN's earliest supporters, providing funding since the year 2000 for a wide variety of capital projects, technology upgrades and cultural programs.

About Foundation for MetroWest

Established in 1995, the Foundation for MetroWest is the only community foundation serving the 33 cities and towns in the region. They promote philanthropy in the region, help donors maximize the impact of their local giving, serve as a resource fo local nonprofits and enhance the quality of life for all our residents. Since its inception, the Foundation has granted $11.6 million to charitable organizations and currently steward more than $16 million in charitable assets for current needs and future impact. To learn more, please visit or call 508-647-2260.