Welcome to the Harmony Foundation

What is the
Harmony Foundation?

Newton’s Foundation for Racial, Ethnic and Religious Harmony, also known as “The Harmony Foundation” was founded under Mayor Theodore D. Mann in 1988. 

The Foundation facilitates learning, interaction, understanding and respect across racial, ethnic and religious dimensions within the Newton community, with the purpose of furthering the recognition of our diversity as a continuing and increasing source of community strength. 

The Harmony Foundation oversees two significant community-building events annually — a Martin Luther King Day Celebration and theTheodore D. Mann Newton Mayor’s Community Breakfast. Our event-planning and programming partners each year include the Mayor’s Office, Newton Public Schools, The Newton Interfaith Clergy Association, the Village Bank, FORJ (Families Organizing for Racial Justice), Newton’s Human Rights Commission, the Rotary Club of Newton, and the Newton Theatre Company.

2024 Harmony Foundation Spring Grant Cycle Underway

The 2024 Harmony Foundation Spring Grants Cycle is now OPEN through June 15, 2023. Typically grants request are for small grants from $500 - $1,500.  Please use our website form.  All applications should align with the Foundation's mission around racial, ethnic and...

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Spotlight: Recent Partnerships and Grants

An example of some of our recent grants: Newton North High School FORJ and Families and Newton Talks Race: Purchase of 250 copies of "Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community"?  (Fall, 2021) Charles E Brown Middle School: Writing as Activism - Advocating for...

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Harmony Foundation’s Advisory Board

Over the course of the summer 2021 and at the start of the fall, The Harmony Foundation's Executive Board  was fortunate to create an advisory team!   Our advisory board will help us with community connection and outreach, publicity, fundraising and grants,...

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