The mission statement of The Sheehan Family Foundation is to protect our environment and to enhance the quality of education. Our focus is on projects in eastern Massachusetts.
Our Foundation's contributions are targeted to programs and organizations serving underpriviledged youth and families. The thrust is to support programs and organizations that enhance cognitive and social skills for educational success.
More than 75 properties in Southeastern Massachusetts have benefitted from the Foundation's efforts. It's approach has been to connect local conservation groups to each other in an effort to scale-up effectiveness. While Director of the Plymouth chapter of the Nature Conservancy, Robb Johnson, said that this approach has “Freed up the attention of all the groups to focus on results - not worrying about who got the credit.”
Boys & Girls Clubs
For over a decade The Sheehan Family Foundation has supported local Boys & Girls Clubs on the South Shore of Massachusetts, recently donating funds for the construction of new facilities in Plymouth, MA and Marshfield, MA.
Raising A Reader
Through family participation, the Raising a Reader program teaches early childhood reading as a way to put children on a path to enjoyable reading throughout their school careers. The Foundation now lent its support for three years running for the programs in Brockton and Everett, MA.
The Trustees of Reservations (TTOR)
For five years, the Sheehan Family Foundation supported the Trustees of Reservations. They're a non-profit organization seeking to preserve scenic, historic or ecologically significant spaces in Massachusetts for the public's enjoyment.
Wildlands Trust of Southeastern Massachusetts
A non-profit conservation organization that strives to protect and manage both private and public lands, the group implements sustainable land-use policies across Southeastern Massachusetts. Our Foundation has been a supporter of Wildlands Trust for a decade.
The Nature Conservancy
Since 2012, The Sheehan Family Foundation has supported this leading non-profit land conservation organization. The Nature Conservancy has lead environmental protection projects across the United States and 35 countries, including land rescue projects in Southeastern Massachusetts.
Jones River Watershed Alliance
The Sheehan Family Foundation has supported the Alliance, a member-funded, non-profit organization, for over ten years. Through advocacy, land protection, habitat restoration and improvements to the watershed infrastructure, The Jones River Watershed Association seeks to protect and improve the Jones River watershed in Kingston, Massachusetts.