The Highland Street Foundation was established in 1989 by David J. McGrath, jr., the founder and owner of TAD Resources International, Inc. David died in May 1995 and TAD was subsequently sold to Adecco, the world’s largest temporary help company, in October 1997.
In his lifetime, David and his wife JoAnn contributed to a great number of varied charitable causes through their personal philanthropy. With the sale of the company, the Highland Street Foundation received the majority of its current endowment.
Today, JoAnn and her five children, who make up the Highland Street Foundation board, continue the traditions that she started with David. Since its establishment in 1989 the McGrath Family and the Highland Street Foundation have contributed more than $165 million to many worthy non-profit organizations.
The Highland Street Foundation is committed to addressing the needs and concerns of children and families in Massachusetts and California. We direct our efforts to provide access and opportunities in the area of education, housing, mentorship, health care, environment and the arts.