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Read the thoughts and impressions on a variety of topics written by Ann T. Lisi, President and CEO, and Chris O’Keefe, Vice President of Program, as well as occasional guest bloggers about what’s happening at Greater Worcester Community Foundation.


The Foundation’s scholarship program enables college-bound high school seniors to be considered for multiple opportunities through a single online application.

The message was clear to everyone at this year’s Annual Meeting: In order to grow our community here in Central Massachusetts, we must work together to build relationships, promote teamwork, and make an impact.

The Annual Meeting is a special gathering and a chance to highlight community progress, in the past year and over the longer term.

We share the sentiment of our partners and friends at the Worcester County Food Bank (WCFB) that food is a matter of societal justice.

To really understand the work of a nonprofit organization, nothing compares to a face-to-face visit, which is why we offer our Outreach & Education Site Visitors Program.

Our mission here at GWCF is to enhance the community, now and in the future, through philanthropic leadership. That inspiring generosity, wisely stewarding resources entrusted to us, and effective grant making.

As the first eight years of life are the most critical for human development, we have come to believe that what matters most are the types of environments that we create for children.

“Congratulations! It is my pleasure to inform you…” This is the phrase that every college-bound senior hopes to see from the schools they’ve applied to. But once accepted, how do they afford it?

As 2016 comes to a close, we want to take a moment to thank everyone who helped make this year a success for our Foundation and community.

We take pride in the wide ranging capacity of the Community Foundation’s interests and impact -- from early childhood and the environment to social justice and creativity.

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