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The Greater Worcester Community Foundation is currently accepting grant applications for their Community Grant program. Community Grants support nonprofit organizations that build healthy and vibrant communities in Central Massachusetts. The Foundation focus on five areas of interest for community grants, which include arts and culture, civic engagement, and environment; early childhood development; youth development and education; economic security; and healthy communities.
“After a year-long “learning tour,” spent exploring issues and speaking with nonprofit leaders we revised our community grant guidelines in early 2016. The changes were made with both continuity and increased effectiveness in mind,” said Ann Lisi, President and CEO at GWCF. “One of the changes was to shift our community grants program from a semiannual to an annual schedule to make more efficient use of staff and volunteer time and to increase the rigor of our grant making by facilitating comparison of proposals.”
Several fundamental values inform GWCF’s grant making: access to opportunity, respect for diversity, and sustainable institutions. With these in mind, we are confident that a healthy and vibrant community can be realized.
Community grants are available for first-time applicants as well as existing and past grantees. Applications must be received by September 15, 2016. For more information, contact Jonathan Cohen, firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-755-0980.
Greater Worcester Community Foundation is currently accepting grant applications for its Fairlawn Foundation Fund. The Fairlawn Foundation Fund is dedicated to improving health and health care in the Worcester area through grants to nonprofit organizations in Central Massachusetts. Since its inception in 1992, more than $6 Million has been awarded in grants to support capital needs, clinical services, and professional education.
In 2017, the Fairlawn Foundation will be focused on innovative projects that address mental health needs in our community. The Fund is especially interested in projects that:
To be considered eligible, applicants must be tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations as recognized by IRS code 501(c)(3) located in the greater Worcester area.
Applications must be received online by Friday, June 16th. For more information, please contact Jonathan Cohen, email@example.com or 508-755-0980.
The Foundation is accepting grant applications for its Fairlawn Foundation Fund, which is dedicated to improving health and healthcare through grants to nonprofit organizations in the Worcester region. The Fairlawn Foundation is focused on innovative projects that address mental health needs in our community, and is especially interested in projects that:
Greater Worcester Community Foundation is currently accepting grant applications for the Leicester Savings Bank Fund, a permanent charitable resource to benefit residents of Leicester, MA. The fund will supports projects that improve the quality of life and build a stronger community for Leicester residents of every age.
To receive funding, applicants must state how they will use the grant to do the following:
Any non-municipal association or nonprofit organization that serves residents of Leicester is invited to apply. Grants are available for capital expenditures (to acquire or renovate property or equipment) or for operating expenses of specific programs or projects undertaken by associations or organizations. The advisory committee is comprised of former trustees of Leicester Savings Bank and community members.
Applications must be received online by April 14, 2017. For more information, please contact Sarah Shugrue firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-755-0980.
The Foundation is now accepting applications for its Creative Community Engagement Grant Program. The grant program is one element of the Creative Worcester Initiative, which the Foundation has launched in partnership with the Barr Foundation and its Creative Commonwealth Initiative.
With support of five community foundations in five cities across Massachusetts, Creative Commonwealth aims to help engage donors with local artists and cultural organizations in new and transformative ways. Within Creative Worcester, the Creative Community Engagement Grant Program is intended to direct both financial and knowledge resources to Worcester’s non-profit cultural organizations.
These resources are intended to empower non-profits to develop innovative ways to increase engagement with diverse communities that represent Worcester’s changing demographics. Funds may be used for, but are not limited to: operating support, capital needs, audience engagement efforts, or other areas where the organization feels it will improve its ability to engage Worcester’s diverse communities.
To be considered, applicants must be tax-exempt, nonprofit organizations as recognized by IRS code 501(c)(3) serving the Worcester area. Applicants must meet a variety of criteria to ensure project aligns with the Foundation’s vision for community engagement. Organizations chosen to receive Creative Community Engagement grants will also be expected to meet other terms and conditions, including attendance to bi-monthly learning sessions.
Applications must be received online by May 18, 2018. For more information or to RSVP to the orientation, please contact Jonathan Cohen at email@example.com or 508-755-0980 with questions or concerns.
Of particular interest are projects that result in:
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