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.

2021 Harmony Foundation Fall Grant Cycle Underway

The Harmony Foundation's Fall Grant Cycle is underway for those interested in submitting applications. Our grants within the Newton Community are intended to facilitate learning, interaction, and understanding, and to build respect across racial, ethnic and religious...

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Newton’s MLK Day Celebration, 2021

To all who were able to. join us and would like to re-watch the program, or for anyone who did not attend this year, here is the link to the program!  A special shoutout to NewTV for their innovation and partnership. https://vimeo.com/497977263

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Events from Newton’s “Overdue” Coalition

The Harmony Foundation is a member of Newton's Overdue Coalition addressing the need to talk about race in Newton. Here is a sample of some of the events organized by the Coalition. Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 7:00 pm, Raising Anti-Racist Kids:...

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