The Solstice Foundation, Solstice Restaurant, Summer Solstice Celebration

Mission

The Solstice Foundation is a nonprofit  organization with the mission to mobilize the caring power of Solstice Restaurant friends, patrons, and family, to support worthy charitable organizations and individuals while upholding the core values that have helped the restaurant thrive: Family, Community, Health & Education.

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Summer Tradition

Celebrate summer’s arrival while supporting critical community initiatives.

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Fancy Fare

Enjoy Chef’s twist on summer fare, including fancy BBQ featuring fresh local ingredients.

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Live Music

Dance the night away with the South Shore’s premier rock & roll party band, Despite Dwight.

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Join Us for 2017!

The 2017 Summer Solstice Celebration is planned for Saturday, June 17th.  Don’t miss this festive summer kick-off.  Help us connect with our cherished patrons and friends like you! Please share your email address below so our invitation finds its way to your inbox this spring.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in becoming a sponsor of the Summer Solstice Celebration? There are a number of sponsorship levels available.  For more information, contact info@solsticefoundation.org

Apply for a Grant

Individuals and organizations are invited to apply for a grant from the Solstice Foundation. Introduce yourself to us by composing a detailed email about your organization, a concise description of how the funds will be utilized, and the dollar amount requested: grants@thesolsticefoundation.org

All grant requests are reviewed and considered by the Solstice Foundation Board of Directors based on alignment with the foundation mission and available funds.

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Putting Your Donations to
Work in the Community

When the iconic big blue tent goes up in the parking lot of Solstice Restaurant each June, patrons and friends of the restaurant come together for the Annual Summer Solstice Celebration to kick off summer and raise funds to support critical community initiatives. Over the last 13 years, the party has supported a variety of non-profit organizations. In 2014, the restaurant formalized The Solstice Foundation as a 501(c)3 to broaden the ability to give in the community.

  • The Solstice Foundation recently awarded a grant in the amount of $10,000 to the South Shore Hospital’s Youth Health Connection (YHC) to support critical substance abuse and suicide prevention programming in Kings...

  • A grand total of $15,000 was designated to local organizations, thanks to the incredible generosity of Solstice Restaurant patrons and friends who attended the 2015 Summer Solstice Celebration in support of the So...

  • The Solstice Foundation is thrilled to support SLIP, the Silver Lake Integrated Playground with $5,000 to purchase sensory, educational, and strengthening toys and equipment to enhance this barrier-free playground...

  • The Solstice Foundation designated $2,000 to Heidrea for Heroes, a Plymouth-based organization dedicated to supporting US Veterans in need as part of their Lift 21 program. Established in 2013 as a 501(c)(3) non-p...

  • On the heels of  our  2014 grant to SSYHC, funding a yearlong engagement with Prevention Consultant Julie Nussbaum, to work with community leaders in the towns of Kingston and Duxbury to build sustainable coalitio...

  • The Solstice Foundation 2015 grant round included a significant donation to  Hope Floats Healing & Wellness Center to support three daylong support retreats for adults who are struggling with bereavement. Thes...

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The Board of Trustees

The Solstice Foundation board of trustees is comprised of community leaders dedicated to its mission; John and Hollie Cataldi, Theresa Breen,  Allison Berry,  Jill Daly, Donna Roth, and Brian Whidden.

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Theresa Breen
President, Solstice Foundation
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Hollie & John Cataldi
Owners, Solstice Restaurant
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Jill Daly
Trustee
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Allison Berry
Trustee
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Donna Roth
Trustee
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Brian Whidden
Trustee
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Summer Solstice Celebration
Beneficiaries 2004 – 2016