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Foundation Grants $1.4M to 124 Nonprofits

The Foundation today announced it has granted $1,444,500 to 124 central Massachusetts nonprofits that address issues relating to civics, culture, the natural environment, early childhood well-being, youth development, economic security, and healthy communities.

“As the largest program we have, our Community Grants provide funds annually for the general betterment of the entire Worcester community and beyond,” said Ann T. Lisi, president of GWCF. “This year, we reached another significant milestone as we increased the number of nonprofits that received grants from last year. We are honored to continually be a part of a strong network of thoughtful and strategic donors committed to making an impact in our communities.”

Receiving the grants were the following:
  • Abby's House, $18,000
  • Advocates, $5,000
  • African Community Education Program, two grants totaling $45,000
  • Alzheimer's Association, MA/NH Chapter, $5,000
  • American Red Cross Disaster Relief & Recovery Program, $9,000
  • Angels Net Foundation, $5,000
  • Appalachian Mountain Club, $5,000
  • Apple Tree Arts Head Start Preschool Music Outreach, $15,000
  • ArtsWorcester Aurora Gallery Programs, $10,000
  • Ascentria Community Services, $25,000
  • Auburn Youth & Family Services, $10,000
  • Audio Journal General Operating Support, $5,000
  • Bancroft School, $20,000
  • The Barton Center for Diabetes Education, $5,000
  • Best Buddies Massachusetts, $4,000
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central MA/Metrowest, $20,000
  • Blackstone Valley Boys and Girls Club, $7500
  • Bottom Line Worcester Access/Success Programs, $10,000
  • Boys & Girls Club of Webster/Dudley, $7,000
  • Boys & Girls Club of Worcester General Program Support, $25,000
  • The Bridge of Central Massachusetts, two grants totaling $30,500
  • Camp Putnam Camp Scholarships, $10,000
  • The CASA Project, $7500
  • Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Worcester, $12,000
  • Center for Health Impact, $15,000
  • Center for Nonviolent Solutions, $5,000
  • Center of Hope Foundation, $7500
  • Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance, $12,000
  • CENTRO, $5,000
  • Children's Friend, $5,000
  • Clark University Adam Achiever Program, $10,000
  • Community Harvest Project, $15,000
  • Community Healthlink, $12,000
  • Community Legal Aid, $15,000
  • Community Servings, $9,000
  • The Discovery Museums, $5,000
  • Dismas House of Massachusetts Prisoner Reentry Program , $15,000
  • EcoTarium EBT Access Program, $10,000
  • Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, $17500
  • Elder Services of Worcester Area Nutrition Program , $7500
  • Ex-Prisoners and Prisoners Organizing for Community, $5,000
  • Family Health Center of Worcester, three grants totaling $42,500
  • Fresh Start Furniture Bank, $5,000
  • Friendly House, $21,000
  • Friends of St. Lukes, $7500
  • Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library, $5,000
  • Genesis Club, $20,000
  • Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts, $7500
  • Girls Incorporated of Worcester, two grants totaling $24,000
  • Greater Worcester Land Trust, $7,000
  • Growing Places Garden Project, $4,000
  • Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester, $7500
  • Hope Coalition, $12500
  • Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Worcester, $10,000
  • Jeremiah's Inn, $7500
  • Joy of Music Program, $10,000
  • Kennedy-Donovan Center, $12,000
  • L.U.K. Crisis Center, $5,000
  • Latino Education Institute of Worcester State University, $12,000
  • Let's Get Ready, $10,000
  • LGBT Asylum Support Task Force, $5,000
  • Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester, two grants totaling $25,000
  • Literacy Volunteers of the Tri-Community, $7500
  • Massachusetts Audubon Society, $18,000
  • Massachusetts Education & Career Opportunities, two grants totaling $22,500
  • Matthew 25, $7500
  • Montachusett Opportunity Council, $8,000
  • Music Worcester, $10,000
  • National Education for Assistance Dog Service, $9500
  • Nativity School of Worcester, $7500
  • New Hope, $10,000
  • NewVue Communities, $20,000
  • North Brookfield Youth Center, $10,000
  • North Quabbin Citizen Advocacy, $7,000
  • Notre Dame Health Care, $5,000
  • Oak Hill Community Development Corporation, $10,000
  • Our Father's House, $15,000
  • Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester, $4,000
  • Parent/Professional Advocacy League, $5,000
  • Pathways for Change, $10,000
  • Pernet Family Health Service, $20,000
  • Preservation Worcester, $9,000
  • Quinsigamond Community College Foundation, two grants totaling $20,000
  • Rachel's Table, $12,000
  • Reach Out and Read, $5,000
  • Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center, two grants totaling $20,000
  • Regatta Point Community Sailing, $5,000
  • Regional Environmental Council, $20,000
  • Rise Above Foundation, $5,000
  • The Salvation Army - Worcester, $7500
  • South Middlesex Opportunity Council, $15,000
  • Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts, $25,000
  • Spanish American Center, $6,000
  • StandUp For Kids - Worcester, $5,000
  • Straight Ahead Ministries, $15,000
  • Tenacity, $7500
  • Tower Hill Botanic Garden, $5,000
  • Tri-Valley, Inc., $10,000
  • Valley Residents for Improvement, $18,000
  • Veterans Inc., $12500
  • Visitation House, $5,000
  • VSA Massachusetts, $5,000
  • WCUW Inc., $10,000
  • Whitin Community Center, $10,000
  • Worcester Academy, $5,000
  • Worcester Anti-Foreclosure Team, $7500
  • Worcester Center for Crafts, $5,000
  • Worcester Center for Performing Arts, $5,000
  • Worcester Chamber Music Society, $10,000
  • Worcester Common Ground, $10,000
  • Worcester Community Action Council, $10,000
  • Worcester Community Housing Resources, $10,000
  • Worcester County Food Bank Food, $5,000
  • Worcester Cultural Coalition, $15,000
  • Worcester Education Collaborative, $12500
  • Worcester Interfaith, $10,000
  • Worcester Jewish Community Center, $10,000
  • Worcester Public Schools Youth Leadership through Philanthropy, $12,000
  • Worcester Regional Research Bureau, $6,000
  • Worcester Youth Center, $15,000
  • Worcester Youth Orchestras, $5,000
  • Youth Opportunities Upheld (YOU), Inc., $10,000
  • YouthConnect, $18,000
  • YWCA of Central Massachusetts, five grants totaling $58,500 


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