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a joint event with the Estate & Business Planning Council of Worcester County, Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts and Montachusett Regional Estate & Business Planning Council
Corporators to elect new members, receive the 2016 Annual Report, and celebrate local giving.
Guest speaker: Maria Mossaides, Massachusetts Child Advocate
For more information or to reserve contact Kelly Stimson at email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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’s Nonprofit Support Center provides nonprofit organizations in Worcester County the training, tools and support to build their operational expertise. The programs being offered this fall are:
Thursday, October 15 - 9 a.m. -12 p.m.
Whatever the funding target may be – a foundation, corporation, or government funder – there are certain steps that are generally the same and key areas that deserve special attention. This session will focus on asking good questions up front, clarifying goals and objectives, the roles of needs assessment, logic models, theory of change, and partnerships and how to stay “in the know” about grantwriting trends.
Thursday, October 29 - 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Sponsored by Bowditch & Dewey
Attend this session to discover the principles and mechanics of reserve funds – including how operating reserves fit into an organization’s overall capital structure – and how an effective strategy bolsters an organization’s long-term sustainability.
Tuesday, November 10 - 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Story can be a powerful change agent and catalyst. Understanding what it is, why it’s important, and how to use it intentionally are important leadership skills with multiple applications for nonprofit staff and board. In this interactive workshop attendees will discover the power of storytelling as a communication tool to engage, motivate articulate challenges and inspire others to support their vision.
Wednesday, November 18 - 12 p.m.-1:30 p.m. (lunch to be provided)
In this session participants will learn more about the survey data from the recently published report, Leadership New England: Essential Shifts for a Thriving Nonprofit Sector and explore the changes that leaders believe are essential, and discuss strategies that will contribute to healthy, resilient nonprofits over the next decade.
Wednesday, December 2 - 12 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Thought leaders in our region from corporate, private, and community foundations will discuss trends that are expected to have increasing influence on grant decisions in coming years. Panelists: Cary Olson-Cartwright, AVP Social Responsibility, UNUM; Deborah Linnell, Program Officer, Van Beuren Charitable Foundation; Geeta Pradhan, President, Cambridge Community Foundation; Rebecca Donham, Senior Program Officer, Metrowest Health Foundation. Moderator: Chris O’Keeffe, VP for Program, Greater Worcester Community Foundation.
To learn more about the Nonprofit Support Center or to register, visit www.greaterworcester.org call (508)755-0980.
The Foundation announced today the awarding of $342,00 through the Fairlawn Foundation Fund that will serve the health needs of Central Massachusetts. For 2017, the Fairlawn Foundation focused on innovative projects that address mental health needs in our community.
Each of this year’s grantees are striving to have meaningful, measurable impact on the mental health of young people. The following organizations received grants from the Fairlawn Foundation Fund:
● CASA Project to pilot an innovative, collaborative approach to ensure that children in the foster care system who require mental health services get access to them in a timely manner with fewer barriers.
● Children’s Friend, Inc. to increase the ability of schools and area organizations to address the needs of LGBTQI youth and their families, this pilot will include close collaboration with a school district and the development of supportive education and training materials.
● Community Healthlink to expand a program that integrates wellness interventions into children’s behavioral health services for children with serious emotional disorders, improving their overall health and quality of life.
● Genesis Club to work with area high schools to insure that teens who would benefit from the Club’s mental health support services are informed about and tracked into the program.
● HOPE Coalition for the Worcester ACTs (Addressing Childhood Trauma) partnership that seeks to provide mental health supports to young children who are exposed to violence, and their families, addressing short-term issues with the hope of preventing long-term challenges.
Fairlawn Foundation, a donor advised fund at the Foundation, is a philanthropic endowment dedicated to improving health and health care in the Worcester area through grants to nonprofit organizations in our region.
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