Domestic Violence Services Network, Inc.


DVSN runs exclusively on grants and donations. We could not continue to provide the support, services, and programs we do without contributions from individuals and community organizations. We celebrate and appreciate these incredible funders for their essential support of DVSN.


Thank you to all our generous funders!

Cummings Foundation

The Cummings $20 Million Grant Program supports Massachusetts nonprofits that are based in and primarily serve Middlesex, Essex, and Suffolk counties. Through this place-based initiative, Cummings Foundation aims to give back in the area where it owns commercial buildings, all of which are managed, at no cost to the Foundation, by its affiliate, Cummings Properties. Founded in 1970 by Bill Cummings, the Woburn-based commercial real estate firm leases and manages 10 million square feet of debt-free space, the majority of which exclusively benefits the Foundation.

Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance

MOVA upholds and advances the rights of crime victims and witnesses by providing outreach and education, policy advocacy, policy and program development, legislative advocacy, grants management, and service referrals. The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) administers two Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) formula grant programs that support crime victim compensation and assistance and distribute funds to MOVA.

Stow Community Chest

The Stow Community Chest has been raising money for 35 years to support dozens of health programs, social service agencies, and community organizations that benefit Stow. They are an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Concord-Carlisle Community Chest

Founded in 1947 as an organization of neighbors helping neighbors, the mission of the Concord-Carlisle Community Chest is to engage our community to help neighbors in need. Local businesses and individuals share their philanthropic gifts of time, expertise, and financial resources. CCCC translates that support into essential aid for nonprofit human service organizations serving residents in Concord and Carlisle.

Maynard Community Chest

The Maynard Community Chest is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization that strengthens our community by supporting local charitable agencies that provide a broad range of essential human services to people who live or work in Maynard, Massachusetts. The Community Chest supports 19 organizations and provides many kinds of services to Maynard residents of all ages, abilities and typ




CHNA 15 is a partnership between the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, hospitals, service agencies, schools, businesses, boards of health, non-profit organizations and citizens working together to improve the health of member communities. They provide assessment planning to inform, program and fund community-based prevention and health promotion initiatives.

Acton-Boxborough United Way

Acton-Boxborough United Way supports our local community – being there in a crisis and planning for long term change. Founded in 1981 as the Acton-Boxborough Community Chest, we became part of the international United Way in 1991, while retaining our independent and local status. ABUW fights for the education, health and financial stability for every person in our community. They have invested $4.25 million into the community through grants, community forums and impact measures over the past 30 years.

The Parmenter Foundation

The Parmenter Foundation is a charitable organization in MetroWest that provides hope and support for our community members who are grieving or in need of compassionate end-of-life care. They provide funding for nonprofit organizations that deliver high quality, innovative bereavement programs and palliative care, and offer educational and inspirational resources that help our neighbors navigate through the challenging grief process.

Danny's Place

Through workshops, experiences, and online resources, Danny’s Place helps young people grow into happy and healthy emerging adults. Founded in 2006, in the heart of the Acton-Boxborough community of Massachusetts, Danny’s Place is a loving tribute to Danny McCarthy, who in his short life taught all of us the importance of living fully.

MA Executive Office of Public Safety & Security

The Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety & Security is responsible for the policy development and budgetary oversight of its secretariat agencies, independent programs, and several boards which aid in crime prevention, homeland security preparedness, and ensuring the safety of residents and visitors in the Commonwealth.

Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation

Established as a nonprofit, private charitable foundation, the Foundation carries out the philanthropic mission of Middlesex Savings Bank, supporting nonprofit organizations, services and programs in a wide variety of fields, including education, public health and welfare, the arts, and community development. The Foundation also provides annual scholarship support to college bound seniors in addition to its principal grant-making philanthropic program.

Metrowest Women's Fund

The Metrowest Women’s Fund is in the business of changing lives. They invest in women and girls through community building, education and grant making. Their mission is to identify the needs of women and girls in the Metrowest and raise resources to meet those needs.

First Parish Bedford

The First Parish in Bedford is a community of individuals and families, adults and children, committed to independent spiritual paths and a shared religious journey. They create opportunities for service, initiate compassionate actions for social justice, and join with others who are already engaged. Inspired by their vision of community, local and global, they aspire to shape our culture and enlarge common ground.

Trinitarian Congregational

The TriCon congregation is theologically diverse with people from many religious backgrounds and traditions. They strive to make a difference by getting involved and be giving of time, talents, skills and expertise. The church thrives on volunteerism. Individual participation is essential to the church’s ministry, mission and well-being.

First Parish Lincoln

The First Parish in Lincoln (FPL) is an open and welcoming church. They are somewhat unique in that although they have roots in both the Congregational and Unitarian traditions dating back to the 1940’s, over the years they have developed their own unique form of worship that makes room for people of many religious backgrounds or none at all.

Artisans Way

Artisans Way is a fine art and contemporary craft gallery located in historic Concord center since 2011.  They offer a wide variety of artisan-made ceramics, glass, jewelry, metal, wood, apparel, fine art, home furnishings and special holiday items from across the US. During the coronavirus pandemic, Artisans Way has been selling face masks and donating the proceeds to DVSN.

Foundation for MetroWest

Established in 1995, the Foundation for MetroWest is the community foundation serving the cities and towns in the region, encompassing 700,000 residents from Westborough to Waltham and Acton to Dedham. The Foundation promotes philanthropy across the area, helps donors maximize the impact of their local giving, serves as a resource for local nonprofits and enhances the quality of life for all our residents. The Foundation is supported by a wide range of businesses, individuals, community groups and other philanthropic organizations.

All the flowers of all the tomorrows are in the seeds of today.

-Chinese Proverb