- 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 501©(3) 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 other 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 Community Theater produces two quality theater productions per year that entertain, enrich, and educate Ashland, MA. while offering an opportunity for adults and teens interested in acting, directing, writing, and stage work. We encourage the creation of original material revolving around social issues and values pertinent to our lives and community and partner with WACA-TV and All Flowers Productions to produce film and video projects. Check out our Website or find us on Facebook
- Ashland Cultural Council promotes the arts and to develop programs for the local community. A
volunteer run organization, the goal of the ACC is to encourage arts and arts
education in the Town of Ashland.
- 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 provides a venue for local farmers and small businesses to sell their products, improve
nutrition by providing greater access to fresh local produce, educate residents
about nutrition and sustainable agriculture and to build community while
contributing to a vibrant town center in downtown Ashland.
- Ashland Garden Club is a volunteer group that maintains several
garden beds and takes pride in beautifying the Town.
- Ashland Historical Society for over 100 years, the Society’s members have
volunteered their time and knowledge to preserve the history of Ashland and
provide information to those who seek it.
- Ashland Lions Club & Ashland Greater Lions Club The Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world. The Lions support many programs in the Ashland community for the betterment of the community and to help the less fortunate.
- 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 brings educational
enrichment programs and fun family events to the Ashland Public Schools.
- Ashland Town Forest Committee works tirelessly to maintain and improve this invaluable resource for the Ashland Community.
- Ashland Sustainability Committee works to make Ashland a green and renewable community.
- Ashland Sporting Association, a
501©(3) nonprofit that hosts several events throughout the year including
the MetroWest K9 5K - June, Ashland Half Marathon - October,
MetroWest Beer Fest - October and other charity collaborations
throughout the year.
- Decisions at Every Turn Coalition is dedicated to creating a safe and healthy Ashland by working as a community to prevent, reduce and solve the problems that can lead to youth substance use and abuse. We have many behavioral health promotion and prevention resources for parents and community members available on our website. We have many opportunities for volunteer involvement; please contact us with questions, comments, and/or suggestions.
- Friends of the Ashland Library works to raise funds and works to increase community involvement in the library. Find out more. Join today! Contact us via email.
- Friends of the Council of Aging volunteer group supports the
programs and services offered by the Council of Aging and Elder Services.
- The Green Up Ashland Committee works to promote a litter-free environment and to encourage stewardship of our lands and waterways. We are a community committee working in collaboration with the Town. The primary project that we work on is our annual Town-wide spring clean-up known as Green Up Ashland Day. This takes place on the first Saturday of May every year. Many other community groups participate with us in this event. To volunteer or for more information email us or visit our website.
- 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
- Rotary Club of Framingham is a service organization of local business men and women from Ashland, Framingham, Holliston and Hopkinton,who want to better the community in which we live and/or work. They undertake a variety of community projects which range from building a new playground to clean-up of a town park to serving Thanksgiving dinner to those in need.
- 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.
- We’re All in this Together (WAITT) is a community
organization connecting business with community for all the right reasons.