Community Organizations

If you belong to a club/organization in Ashland and would like to have your organization listed, please send us an email. Typically requests will be processed within 1-3 business days.

  • Arts! Ashland Alliance is a 501C3 nonprofit that was created to support access to diverse expressions of arts and cultural programming, cultivate Ashland’s cultural economy and promote Downtown Ashland as a cultural & business destination. Arts! Ashland works with the nonprofit organizations in a collaborative approach to benefit Ashland residents. Our signature event is the Dragonfly Festival held in August.
  • Ashland Bike Club (ABC) is dedicated to building community by offering weekly bike rides to Ashland residents and to those who live in neighboring towns. Everyone is welcome. Our rides are conducted at a gentle pace that encourages the group to remain together. We are a social bike riding club, not a racing club. Our routes are carefully planned to maximize safety and to provide some great scenery over quiet country roads throughout Metrowest. Come ride with us! For more information, email us or visit our website.
  • Ashland Business Association (ABA) provides networking, learning programs, and marketing opportunities for its members; advocates for Ashland-based businesses in an effort to build a strong, local economy; strives to strengthen our community by keeping dollars and jobs in Ashland; educates consumers about the benefits of shopping local; and maintains Ashland First as the ‘go to’ portal for finding local vendors. To join or renew membership, visit Ashland First. Contact via email. Become a friend on Facebook.
  • Ashland Community Gardens at Stone Park has 56 garden beds (18 in-ground and 38 raised) on an old tennis court at Stone Park. ACG is planning to expand in the near future to meet growing demand for garden beds. An active community space, ACG holds educational programs, potluck meals and other activities throughout the growing season. To be on the wait list for a garden bed, receive notices of events or volunteer, contact us via email. Become a friend on Facebook.
  • Ashland Creative comprises over 200 artists, including painters, writers, photographers and craftspeople, that meets to support each other and promote the local creative economy. The group is working to find space for classes, readings and other creative projects. Contact us via email.
  • Ashland Directions is the Town's newspaper that is delivered monthly to every residence (over 6,500) free from September through July. It contains Town and School news. There are columns by the Town Manager, the Superintendent of Schools, our State Representative and Senator as well as "Stories of Ashland" by Steve Leacu. For placing ads, items for the Community Calendar or general information, please contact Al Porter (Editor and Publisher) by sending an email message or call 508-881-4743
  • Ashland Education Foundation, Inc. is a community-based organization dedicated to providing enhanced educational opportunities for students in the Ashland Public Schools.  AEFI does this through competitive teacher grants and capital campaigns.  Since 2010, the AEFI has raised over $445,000 towards funding innovative projects within the Ashland Public Schools.
  • Ashland Emergency Fund was founded in 1987 to establish a source of money for emergency assistance, to create a permanent fund, to build an organization of citizens ready to respond, and to provide a heightened sense of responsibility for the welfare of others within the Town of Ashland.
  • Ashland Farmers' Market
  • Ashland Garden Club
  • Ashland Historical Society
  • Ashland Lions Club
  • Ashland Music Association
  • Ashland Parent Advisory Council works towards the understanding, respect, support and appropriate education for all children with special needs and/or disabilities in our community. As a volunteer organization we count on our members to share valuable knowledge, help keep information current, and increase the awareness of the activities and works of this group to the whole community.
  • Ashland PTO
  • Friends of the Ashland Library is working to raise funds and increase community involvement in the library. Find out more. Join today! Contact us via email.
  • Metrowest Humane Society an advocate for animal welfare, MWHS focuses on the well-being of cats in the Metrowest Boston area, including finding loving homes or providing life-long care while educating the community and reducing the feral/stray cat population. MWHS is a volunteer-led, non-profit, no-kill shelter dependent on charitable donations. Contact us via email.
  • MOM's Club of Ashland supports local moms, their children, and their families.
  • Mothers and More Metrowest is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of mothers through support, education and advocacy. They address mothers' needs as individuals and members of society, and promote the value of all the work mothers do. Events and activities include monthly discussion meetings, guest speakers, mom's night out, book club, playgroups, children's activities, seasoned moms and early stages discussion groups, and more. For more information email.
  • North Star Masonic Lodge, Ashland
  • Voices Against Violence provides free and confidential services to victims of domestic/partner violence and sexual assault/rape in the Metrowest area. Services are provided in English, Spanish, and Portuguese and are available to everyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. Services include a 24-hour hotline, crisis intervention, supportive counseling and support groups, information and referrals, and medical, legal and criminal justice advocacy. 24 Hour HOTLINE 800-593-1125 or 508-626-8686.