Our Grantees

Across the region, Foundation grantees are working hard to address the current and emerging needs of our communities through innovative programs, strong leadership and a commitment to increasing opportunities for all.

Grantee Spotlight

Dismas House began its Prisoner Reentry Program in 1998 with Foundation support. Aided by strong community connections, Dismas House meets the diverse needs of its residents as they navigate their reentry, practically and emotionally, back into society. "We fashioned our own toolkit to succeed," says David McMahon, founding director. "The Dismas model works."

Today, donors like you continue to help make their work possible by supporting discretionary, field of interest and donor advised funds with the Foundation. Thank you!

Meet Our Grantees

As each of our grant cycles complete, approved grants will be listed here. Please check back often to view updates!

Community Grants

This is the Foundation's largest and most flexible grant program, providing approximately $1.6 million annually for the general betterment of the community.

2017 Grant Awardees

Abby's House $18,000
Shelter, Housing & Advocacy Operations
Advocates, Inc. $5,000
Worcester Initiative for Supported Reentry (WISR)
African Community Education Program 
Youth Academic & Social-Emotional Programming $24,000
Family Outreach & Education Programming $21,000

Alzheimer's Association, MA/NH Chapter $5,000
Expansion of Alzheimer's Care and Support
American Red Cross $9,000
Disaster Relief & Recovery Program
Angels Net Foundation Inc $5,000
Educational & Social Programs for Immigrant & Refugee Youth
Appalachian Mountain Club $5,000
Youth Opportunities Program - Worcester Summit Site
Apple Tree Arts $15,000
Head Start Preschool Music Outreach Program
ArtsWorcester $10,000
Aurora Gallery Programs
Ascentria Community Services, Inc. $25,000
Immigration & Legal Assistance Program
Auburn Youth & Family Services $10,000
Operating Support
Audio Journal, Inc. $5,000
General Operating Support
Bancroft School $20,000
Worcester Partnership
Best Buddies Massachusetts $4,000
School Friendship Programs in Worcester
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central MA/Metrowest $20,000
Worcester County Mentoring Program
Blackstone Valley Boys and Girls Club $7,500
2018 Summer Program Camperships
Bottom Line $10,000
Worcester Access/Success Programs
Boys & Girls Club of Webster - Dudley $7,000
Boys & Girls Club Junior Staff Development Program
Boys & Girls Club of Worcester $25,000
General Program Support
Camp Putnam $10,000
Camp Scholarships
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Worcester $12,000
Citizenship Services and Education for Families
Center for Health Impact $15,000
Intercultural Communication for the Wellbeing of Children
Center for Nonviolent Solutions, Inc $5,000
Peer Mediation and Peacebuilding Program
Center of Hope Foundation Inc. $7,500
Employment Services Marketing Technical Assistance
Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance $12,000
Public Education & Advocacy
CENTRO $5,000
Community Based Services
Children's Friend $5,000
Community Outreach Project for The Carriage House
Clark University $10,000
Adam Achiever Program/Main South College Success Program
Community Harvest Project $15,000
Volunteer Farming Program
Community Healthlink $12,000
Together For Kids
Community Legal Aid, Inc. $15,000
Immigrant Victims Legal Advocacy Project
Community Servings $9,000
Nutrition Program for Critically Ill Individuals & Families
Dismas House of Massachusetts $15,000
Prisoner Reentry Program
EBT Access Program $10,000 
2017 Countdown to Kindergarten (C2K) $7,500 

Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center $17,500
Substance Abuse Assessment and Intervention
Edward Street Child Services
Early Childhood Matters $20,000
Master Teacher Consultation Program $55,000 

Elder Services of Worcester Area, Inc. $7,500
Nutrition Program
Ex-Prisoners and Prisoners Organizing for Community Advancement (EPOCA) $5,000
Putting UNITY Back into CommUNITY
Family Health Center of Worcester 
Baby Café $15,000
Centering Pregnancy $10,000
Positive Directions Summer Jump Start $7,500
Dental Care for Un/Underinsured Low-Income Adults & Children $25,000
Healthcare for Homeless Families Program $10,000

Fresh Start Furniture Bank, Inc. $5,000
Furniture Distribution Center
Friendly House 
Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Worcester $10,000
Frances Perkins Transitional Program $21,000 

Friends of St Luke's, Inc $7,500
St. Luke's Guesthouse
Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library $5,000
English Conversation Circle
Genesis Club, Inc. $20,000
Educational Supports and Young Adults Initiative
Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts $7,500
It's A Girl's World
Girls Incorporated of Worcester 
Eureka! $6,500 
General Operations $17,500 

Greater Worcester Land Trust $7,000
Increasing Public Engagement with the Forests, Trails, Waters, and Agriculture
Growing Places Garden Project $4,000
Growing Healthy People and Community
Guild of St. Agnes of Worcester $15,000
Teacher Education
Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester $7,500
General Program Support
Hope Coalition 
Worcester ACTs (Addressing Childhood Trauma) $20,000
HOPE Coalition Peer Leadership Program $12,500

Horizons for Homeless Children $8,000
Central Region Playspace Program
House of Peace & Education $10,000
HOPE for Kids, Pals Program
Jeremiah's Inn $7,500
Nutrition Programs
Jewish Family & Childrens Service $10,000
School Consultation Program
Joy of Music Program, Inc. $10,000
Financial Aid Program
Kennedy-Donovan Center $12,000
Fostering Early Connections - Building Parenting Confidence and Competence
L.U.K. Crisis Center, Inc. $5,000
Mentoring Program
Let's Get Ready $10,000
Worcester College Access Program
LGBT Asylum Support Task Force $5,000
Operating Support
Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester 
English Language Literacy for Immigrant and Refugee Parents Helping Schoolchildren $5,000
English Language Proficiency for Job Seekers & Other Adult Immigrants & Refugees $20,000

Literacy Volunteers of the Tri-Community $7,500
ESOL Tutoring Programs
Massachusetts Audubon Society Inc. $18,000
Nature Education and Recreation Programs for Worcester Youth
Massachusetts Education & Career Opportunities
Collegiate Success Institute $10,000 
On Our Way $12,500

Matthew 25, Inc. $7,500
9 Mt. Pleasant Street Housing Initiative
Montachusett Opportunity Council, Inc. $8,000
Homework Help Center at Green Acres
Music Worcester, Inc. $10,000
In Harmony: Music Worcester Comes to Worcester
National Education for Assistance Dog Service $9,500
Service Dog Training
Nativity School of Worcester $7,500
Graduate Support Program
New Hope, Inc. $10,000
MJ Ledenham Center
NewVue Communities $20,000
North of Main (NoM) Neighborhood Initiative
North Brookfield Youth Center $10,000
Youth Programs
North Quabbin Citizen Advocacy, Inc. $7,000
Operating Support
Notre Dame Health Care $5,000
Educational Bridge Center
Oak Hill CDC $10,000
Operating Support for Neighborhood Development
Our Father's House, Inc. $15,000
Ensuring Health & Wellness in Homeless Children
Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester $4,000
Financial Aid Program
Parent/Professional Advocacy League $5,000
Strengthening Family Voice
Pathways for Change $10,000
Sexual Assault Prevention & Survivor Services
Pernet Family Health Service 
The Bridge between Early Childhood Services and Early Intervention $10,000
Early Childhood Development Program $20,000

Plumley Village $25,000
Catch the Reading Bug I
Preservation Worcester, Inc. $9,000
Operating Support
Quinsigamond Community College Foundation 
Brothers & Keepers Summer Bridge Academy $5,000
Women in Technology Program $15,000

Rachel's Table $12,000
Program Support
Rainbow Child Development Center $18,000
Early Education Program
Reach Out and Read $5,000
Worcester Rx for Success!
Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center 
Comprehensive Case Management $10,000
ESOL System Navigator - Collaborative Project $10,000 

Regatta Point Community Sailing, Inc. $5,000
Boating Scholarships for Youth
Regional Environmental Council, Inc. $20,000
General Operations
Rise Above Foundation $5,000
Activities for Foster Youth
South Middlesex Opportunity Council $15,000
Greater Worcester Housing Connection
Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts $25,000
Building Healthy Asian and Arabic Speaking Communities
Spanish American Center, Inc. $6,000
Nos Estamos Ayudando (Helping Ourselves)
StandUp For Kids - Worcester $5,000
Operating Support
Straight Ahead Ministries Inc $15,000
Youth Re-entry Project and Straight2Work Program
Tenacity, Inc. $7,500
Summer Tennis & Reading Program
The Barton Center for Diabetes Education $5,000
Campership Program
The Bridge of Central MA 
The South County Housing Assistance Program $12,500
Safe Homes $18,000

The CASA Project 
CASA Project $25,000
Transitional Age Youth Bridge Program $7,500

The Discovery Museums $5,000
Discovery Science Worcester
The Salvation Army - Worcester Citadel Corps $7,500
Sally's Place
Tower Hill Botanic Garden $5,000
Worcester Refugee Assistance Project (WRAP) Partnership Program
Tri-Community YMCA $10,000
Strengthening Families
Tri-Valley, Inc. $10,000
Nutrition Programs for Seniors
United Way of Central MA $60,000
Summer Learning Collaborative
United Way/YouthConnect $18,000
Summer 2017
Valley Residents for Improvement $18,000
Lakeside Summer Camp
Veterans Inc. $12,500
Supportive Services for Veterans and Families
Visitation House $5,000
Outreach Coordinator
VSA Massachusetts $5,000
Open Door Gallery at Worcester Art Museum
WCUW Inc. $10,000
The Voices of Worcester
Whitin Community Center $10,000
Youth Outreach Programs
Worcester Academy $5,000
Summer Scholars Program
Worcester Anti-Foreclosure Team $7,500
Program Support
Worcester Center for Crafts (WCC) $5,000
Youth Craft & Creativity
Worcester Center for Performing Arts $5,000
Adopt-a-School - WPS Partnership
Worcester Chamber Music Society $10,000
Operating Support
Worcester Common Ground, Inc. $10,000
Community Building and Affordable Housing
Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. $10,000
YouthWorks - Year-Round Program
Worcester Community Housing Resources, Inc. $10,000
Quality Housing in Liveable Neighborhoods
Worcester Comprehensive Education & Care $7,500
Teen Parent Support Program
Worcester County Food Bank $5,000
Food Sourcing and Distribution
Worcester Cultural Coalition $15,000
Creativity Sparks Community
Worcester Education Collaborative $12,500
Operating Support
Worcester Interfaith $10,000
Summer Jobs for Youth/Youth Jobs Pipeline Initiative
Worcester Jewish Community Center $10,000
Scholarships for Afterschool and Summer Childcare Programs
Worcester Public Library Foundation $5,000
2017 Summer Reading Program
Worcester Public Schools $12,000
Youth Leadership through Philanthropy at South High
Worcester Regional Research Bureau, Inc. $6,000
Operating Support
Worcester State University/Latino Education Institute 
Family Engagement Across the Ages $25,000
ENLACE - Encouraging Latinos to Achieve Excellence $12,000 

Worcester Youth Center $15,000
Support for Core Programs
Worcester Youth Orchestras $5,000
Financial Aid & Scholarship Program
YMCA of Central Massachusetts 
Minority Achievers Program $10,000
Summer PLAY $11,000
Youth Opportunities Upheld (YOU), Inc. $10,000
Dynamy Youth Academy
YWCA of Central Massachusetts 
Racial Equity Program $7,500   
Domestic Violence Services $20,000
Girls CHOICE $10,000

Creative Spark Grant Program

In its pilot year, the Creative Spark Grant Program is intended to support organizations and individual artists who use arts and creativity to activate underserved populations and amplify under heard voices in Worcester.  

2018 Grant Awardees

Ansaar of Worcester, $3,180
Social and Cultural Integration Outings for Non-English Speakers
Crocodile River Music/African Arts in Education, $7,500
African Music Series
Future Focus Media Cooperative, $7,500
Telling Our Stories
Girls Inc., of Worcester, $7,500
Indoor Mural Project
Mass Leap, Inc., $5,000
Youth Spoken Word Leaders Program
Eli Mateo, $6,925
Music Worcester, $7,500
We Speak the Same Language
Saori Worcester, $7,500
Weaving Bridges 2020
Steven Schwartz, $7,500
Learning Life Skills Thru Magic
Seven Hills Foundation, $7,500
Creative Movement Dance Program
Worcester Earn a Bike, $1,500
Mural for Main South

Early Childhood Grants

A child’s first eight years are the most critical for human development, and we believe that building a solid foundation during these years is the most effective way to assure a healthy and productive life.

2017 Grant Awardees

The CASA Project $25,000
Operating Support
EcoTarium $7,500
2017 Countdown to Kindergarten (C2K)
Edward Street Child Services Inc 
Early Childhood Matters $20,000
Master Teacher Consultation Program $55,000
Family Health Center of Worcester 
Baby Cafe $15,000
Centering Pregnancy $10,000
Guild of St. Agnes $15,000
Teacher Education
HOPE Coalition $20,000
Implementation of Worcester ACTs
Horizons for Homeless Children $8,000
Central Region Playspace Program
House of Peace and Education $10,000
HOPE for Kids, Pals Program
Jewish Family & Children's Service, Inc. $10,000
School Consultation Program-Worcester
Latino Education Institute of Worcester State University $25,000
LEI Family Engagement Initiative
Pernet Family Health Service $10,000
Program Expansion for Early Intervention
Rainbow Child Development Center $18,000
Early Education Program
Tri-Community YMCA $10,000
Strengthening Families
United Way of Central Massachusetts $60,000
Summer Learning Collaborative
Worcester Comprehensive Education & Care, Inc. $7,500
Teen Parent Support Program
Worcester Public Library Foundation $5,000
2017 Summer Reading Program 

2016 Grant Awardees

Bancroft School $35,000
Worcester Partnership
The CASA Project $25,000
Child Court Advocacy
Children's Friend, Inc. $15,000
Early Learning Center
EcoTarium $7,500
Countdown to Kindergarten Program
Edward Street Child Services Inc
$20,000 Early Childhood Matters Initiative
$55,000 Master Teacher Consultation Program
Elm Park Center for Early Childhood Education $15,000
Center Expansion
Family Health Center of Worcester
$15,000 Baby Cafe Program
$10,000 Centering Pregnancy Program
Horizons for Homeless Children $8,000
Central Region Playspace Program
Jewish Family & Children's Service, Inc. $7,500
School Consultation Program
Pernet Family Health Service $5,000
Summer Book Club
Rainbow Child Development Center $15,000
Early Childhood Center
UMass Memorial Foundation $10,000
Youth Violence Prevention Program
United Way of Central Massachusetts $60,000
Summer Learning Collaborative
Worcester Comprehensive Education & Care, Inc. $7,500
Teen Parent Support Program
Worcester State Foundation $25,000
Latino Education Institute Family Engagement Initiative
YMCA of Central Massachusetts $6,000
Central Community Branch Preschool
YWCA of Central Massachusetts $10,000
Child Care Partnership Pilot Program

Fairlawn Foundation

Fairlawn Foundation grants promote excellence and innovation in healthcare delivery, education and research in the Worcester area.

2018 Grant Awardees

Arms With Ethics, $25,000
Worcester Veteran Engagement Program 

The Bridge of Central Massachusetts, $35,000
Creation of a Collaborative Pipeline to Increase Mental Health Staff 

The CASA Project, $90,000
Mental Health Services for Vulnerable Children: A CASA/FSCM/DCF Collaboration 

Children's Friend, Inc., $49,500 
The Gender Wellness Initiative - LGBTQI Community and School-Based Outreach and Support Services 

HOPE Coalition, $85,000
Worcester ACTs (Addresses Childhood Trauma) 

Y.O.U., Inc., $75,000
Increased Access to Child Psychiatry

2017 Grant Awardees

CASA Project $100,000
Mental Health Services
Children's Friend $50,000
Outreach and Support Services
Community Healthlink $50,000
Integrating Wellness into Behavioral Health Services
Genesis Club $57,000
Young Adults Transitions Project
HOPE Coalition $85,000
Worcester ACTs 

Fallon OrNda Community Health Fund

This fund improves the health status of vulnerable populations living in Central Massachusetts.

2018 Grant Awardees

Boys & Girls Club of Worcester $10,000.00            

YouthReach: Targeted Outreach to Vulnerable Youth

The CASA Project $15,000.00      
Mental Health Services for Vulnerable Children Collaboration

Community Harvest Project, Inc. $5,000.00          
Patient Produce Distributions

Community Health Connections $5,000.00             
Improving Access for Patients with Restricted Mobility

Dismas House of Central Massachusetts $5,000.00             

Clinical Support Services

Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center $15,000.00          
Tacoma Street Dental Practice Support

Family Health Center of Worcester $20,000.00    
Healthcare for Homeless Families

Genesis Club $7,500.00 
Outreach Program to Psychiatric Hospital Patients

Girls Inc., of Worcester $5,239.00              
Promoting Healthy Lifestyles

HOPE Coalition $15,000.00            
Mental Health Model

Pathways for Change $7,000.00 
Medical Accompaniment

Pernet Family Health Service $20,000.00                
Enhancing Maternal and Child Well-Being through Home Visits

Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts $12,500.00           
Sexual Health Education Programs

Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts $15,000.00 
Healthcare Access Program

Worcester Youth Center Inc $20,000.00 
Health and Wellness

YWCA of Central Massachusetts 
SPLASH: Swim & Play, Aquatic Safety & Health

2017 Grant Awardees

Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence $5,000
Worcester Intervention Program

Catholic Charities Worcester County
Emergency Pantry Program

Children's Friend, Inc.
Mental Health Services for LGBT Youth/Families.

Dismas House of Central Massachusetts
Clinical Support Services

Family Health Center of Worcester
Healthcare for Homeless Families

Genesis Club
Health and Wellness Program

Girls Inc., of Worcester
Promoting Healthy Lifestyles

HOPE Coalition
Mental Health Model

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Worcester Campus: Dental Hygiene Community Ambassador Program

Pathways for Change
Medical Accompaniment

Pernet Family Health Service
Home Visits for Young Mothers

Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts
Central Mass. Health Education Programs

Reliant Medical Group Foundation
Transportation Program

Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts
Healthcare Access Program

Worcester Youth Center Inc
Safe and Successful Youth

Y.O.U., Inc.
Pregnant and Parenting Teen/Voices with Choices Program

Friends of Learning in Killingly (FOLK)

This fund was created by the Class of 1966 to promote innovative school-based educational projects in Killingly, CT.

2018 Grant Awardees

Killingly Central School
Music Program Enhancements $225
Expansion of Art Centers $650
Online Teacher Resource Subscription for Elementary School Staff $405

Killingly High School
Introducing the 2018 Connecticut Nutmeg Award Winners $350
The Cold War in Eastern Connecticut $250
Technology Student Association (TSA) $600

Killingly Intermediate School
Unlock Learning $300
Exploring the World Thru Virtual Reality $450

2017 Grant Awardees

Goodyear Early Childhood Center
Preschool Outdoor Discovery Garden $300

Killingly Central School
K.C.S. Birthday Book Mobile $250
Making Books Accessible for Everyone: Building a Braille Library $250
Killingly High School
ALPS Assessment and Rewards Program $400
Digital Marketing Boot Camp - Two-Day Workshop $300
The Cold War in Eastern Connecticut $250
AP Calculus Moody's Math Challenge $200
TSA Technology Student Association $400

Killingly Intermediate School
NSTA Membership $79
Introducing VEX Robotics to the KIS students $450
After-school Theatre $500

Killingly Memorial School
Physical Education $400
US Math Recovery Council $500  

Jeppson Memorial Fund for Brookfield

Established in 1977, the Jeppson Memorial Fund supports civic and community projects that make life better for the citizens of Brookfield.

2017 Grant Awardees

A.P.P.L.E. Seed, Inc. $1,420
The Brookfield Citizen
A.P.P.L.E. Seed, Inc. $1,420
Highway Beautification Project
Brookfield Unitarian Universalist Church $2,920
Handicapped Accessibility Project
Council on Aging, Brookfield $425
Senior Citizen Concert
Merrick Public Library $2,410
Pre-school Music Program 

2016 Grant Awardees

A.P.P.L.E. Seed, Inc. $1,500 
The Brookfield Citizen
Brookfield Institute $1,050
Veterans Storytelling Project
Cub Scout Pack 159 $1,825
Quaboag Plantation Pathway Interpretive Signs
Merrick Public Library $2,375
Pre-School Music Therapy
New Hope, Inc. $1,750 
SAFEPLAN: Court-based advocacy for victims of violence

Leicester Savings Bank Fund

The Leicester Savings Bank Fund supports projects and programs benefiting residents of Leicester.

2018 Grant Awardees

Audio Journal Inc, $1,000
The Leicester Connection
Harvest Fair Committee, $3,500
Leicester Harvest Fair
Leicester Christmas Display, Inc., $5,000
Operational Support
Leicester Council on Aging, $7,000
Outreach Coordinator
Leicester Little League, Inc., $5,000
Equipment Purchase
Leicester Middle School Council
, $1,000
LMS CommuniTeen
Leicester Summer Concert Series Committee
, $2,000
Operational Support
Make-a-Change, Inc.
, $1,000
Program Support
Massachusetts Audubon Society, $3,000
Supporting Science Learning
Second Chance Animal Shelter
, $2,000
Homebound to the Rescue
Senior Citizen Club of Leicester
, $2,000
Entertainment Series
St. Joseph and St. Pius X Parishes
, $3,220
Operational Support
Talk, Tears and Tea, $1,000
Operational Support
Town of Leicester - Burncoat Park Sports Planning Committee, $5,000
Operational Support

2017 Grant Awardees

Harvest Fair Committee $3,000
Hearts for Heat, Leicester Chapter $5,000
Leicester Hearts for Heat
Hope in Hands Community Garden $1,500
Community Garden Expansion
Leicester Council on Aging $5,000
Outreach Coordinator
Leicester Middle School Council $1,000
LMS CommuniTeen
Leicester Police Department 
Police Memorial $4,500
Leicester Summer Concert Series Committee $3,000
Leicester Summer Concert Series 2017
Massachusetts Audubon Society $3,000
Supporting Science Learning at Leicester Memorial Elementary School
Science from Scientists, Inc. $2,500
In-School Module Based STEM Enrichment Program
Senior Citizen Club of Leicester $2,000
Entertainment Series
St. Joseph and St. Pius X Parishes $5,000
Leicester Food Pantry 

Mary B. Grogan Fund for Youth in Millbury

The Mary B. Grogan Fund for Youth is a permanent charitable resource to benefit young residents of Millbury, Massachusetts.

2017 Grant Awardees

Millbury Memorial Jr./Sr. High School, $640
Earth Links Project
Millbury Public Library, $500
Support for Public Programming
Mohegan Council Boy Scouts of America, $400
Treasure Valley Experience
R.E. Shaw Elementary School, $760
Class Trip

2016 Grant Awardees

Millbury Fire Explorer Post 13, $684
Fire Explorer Uniforms
Millbury Memorial Jr./Sr. High School, $427
Earth Links Project
Millbury Youth Commission, $450
Rainforest Reptile Show
R.E. Shaw Elementary School, $760
Camp Bournedale Education Trip

Mini-Grant Program

Greater Worcester Community Foundation sets aside $50,000 to award Mini Grants in amounts up to $3,000 for low cost projects or initiatives that help organizations improve their ability to do their work.

2018 Grant Awardees

All Out Adventures, Inc. $1,000
Adaptive Cycling in the Blackstone Valley 
Community Harvest Project, Inc. $1,000
Preventative Deer Fencing 
Dismas House of Central Massachusetts $1,000
Grey Water Pilot Project 
Spanish American Center $3,800
Board Development Initiative 
Tasks for Transit, Inc. $3,000
Job Fare Program 
Worcester Center for Crafts $3,400
New Marketing Collaborative for Summer Youth Programs 
Worcester Chamber Music Society $2,000
Video Marketing Project 
Worcester Youth Center Inc. $3,500
Work Readiness Expansion
Worcester Schubertiad $675 
Fundraising Consultant   

2017 Grant Awardees

Apple Tree Arts $3,000
Succession Planning
Arms With Ethics $3,000
Pilot Project with WPD: Temporary Gun Safe Storage
Auburn Youth and Family Services $2,100
AYFS Clinical Consultation
Boys & Girls Club of Wester-Dudley $800
Coding for Kids, an after-school program teaching youth special skills
Children's Friend, Inc. $1,600
Technology Purchase
City of Worcester, Youth Opportunities Office  $3,000
Summer Symposium Youth Worker Training
Common Ground Land Trust $600
Equipment Purchase
Community Legal Aid $3,000
Special Fundraising Project
Genesis Club $3,000
Purchase of Heating and Cooling Equipment
Girls Inc., of Worcester $2,000
Human Resource Consulting Services
Growing Places Garden Project $3,000
Strategic Reframing
HOPE Coalition $3,000
Youth Leadership Training Summer 2017
Jane Fund of Central Massachusetts $1,000
Leadership Training
Jericho Road Worcester $2,2225
Communications & Branding initiative
Leicester Council on Aging $650
Equipment Purchase
Listening: The Barre Integrated Health Center $1,000
Mindfulness training for teachers in select Quabbin RSD schools
Massachusetts Association for Community Action $1,000
Poverty Study Update
Opacum Land Trust $500
Board Development
Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester $2,000
Campaign Feasibility Study
Preservation Worcester $1,750
Jane Jacobs in the Woo
Quinsigamond Community College Foundation $3,000
WeTEACH - Summer 2017 Pilot Program
United Nations Association of Greater Boston $1,000
Worcester Pilot Model UN Program
United Neighbors of Fitchburg, Inc. $1,000
Accreditation Training
Worcester Education Collaborative $3,000
Worcester Public Schools Strategic Plan
Worcester Interfaith $3,000
Strategic Planning
YMCA of Central Massachusetts $2,500
Pilot Project for Youth 

Worcester County Food Bank Fund to End Hunger

The Fund to End Hunger awards grants to the Hunger-Free Network of the Worcester County Food Bank and other nonprofit organizations. The Fund seeks creative solutions that share the vision of creating hunger-free communities of tomorrow and work towards that goal.

2018 Grant Awardees

AIDS Project Worcester, $3,000
Nutrition Program
Boys & Girls Club of Worcester, $3,000
Kids Cafe Program
Building Futures, Inc., $1,500
A Better Life Program
Catholic Charities Worcester County, $1,000
Emergency Stabilization and Homelessness Prevention Program
Centro, Inc., $2,000
Food Pantry
Community Harvest Project, Inc., $3,000
CRAVE Program
Dismas House of Central Massachusetts, $3,000
Recovery Grows Worcester
Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, $3,000
Nutrition Program
Friendly House, $3,000
Food Pantry
Gardner Community Action Committee, Inc., $1,500
Tasting Tuesday
Gardner Public Schools, $2,500
Food Services Program- Equipment Purchase|
Growing Places Garden Project, Inc., $3,000
North Central Healthy Food System Coordinator
Jeremiah's Inn, $2,500
Garden-to-Table Initiative
Milford Youth Center, $3,000
Milford Youth Center Food Services Program
Montachusett Opportunity Council, $1,900
CARE AIDS Services Program
Muslim Community Link, $2,400
Equipment Purchase
Pernet Family Health Service, $2,000
Food Pantry
Rachel's Table, $1,500
Program Support
Rainbow Child Development Center, $2,820
Seeds to Health Program
Regional Environmental Council, $3,000
UGROW Pilot Program
Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts, $1,500
Cultural Food Programming
Spanish American Center, $1,500
Feeding Programs
Tasks for Transit, Inc., $1,000
One Day Bus Pass Program
Tri-Parish Community Church Food Pantry, $2,500
Hardwick Food Pantry -Summer Farmers' Market
United Way of Tri-County, $3,600
Wheat Community Connections
Veterans, Inc., $4,000
Food Services Program
Worcester Community Action Council, $1,120
Head Start Garden
Webster Public Schools, $6,850
Equipment purchase

2017 Grant Awardees

Boys & Girls Club of Worcester $2,500
Kids Cafe
Catholic Charities Worcester County
Homeless Prevention Program - SNAP
Centro, Inc.
Community Support Program for Food Assistance
Community Harvest Project, Inc.
Farming Equipment
Dismas House of Central Massachusetts
Recovery Grows Worcester
Friendly House $3,000
Food Pantry Operations
Gardner Community Action Committee, Inc. $1,000
Food Distribution - Tasting Tuesday
Gedakina, Inc. $2,500
Nature's Gardens
Growing Places Garden Project, Inc. $2,800
Healthy Food Access at Farmers Markets
Jeremiah's Inn $3,000
Nutrition Center and Community Garden
Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center $2,900
Food Pantry Operations
Our Father's House, Inc. $2,000
Fitchburg Community Food Pantry
Rachel's Table $1,500
Rachel's Table Food Rescue Program
Rainbow Child Development Center $2,840
Nutrition education program
Regional Environmental Council $3,000
Incentive Program at Farmers Markets
Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts $3,000
Cultural Food for Body and Mind
Spanish American Center $2,500
Food Pantry Operations
Webster Public Schools $3,740
Park Ave Elementary School Breakfast in the Classroom
YMCA of Central Massachusetts $3,000
Garden Program at Central Community Branch 

Youth for Community Improvement (YCI)

Youth for Community Improvement (YCI), an advisory committee of the Greater Worcester Community Foundation comprised of area high school students, requests proposals from Worcester County nonprofit organizations.

2017 Grant Awardees

African Community Education Program $3,000
Youth Leadership Council
Angels-Net Foundation, Inc. $2,000
Youth Leadership Development
Bottom Line $1,000
Worcester Campus Program
HOPE Coalition $2,000
HOPE School Chapters
Let's Empower, Advocate, Do! (L.E.A.D) $2,000
Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification
Massachusetts Audubon Society $1,000
Let's GO! at Worcester East Middle School
Montachusett Opportunity Council $2,000
Education Program
Nativity School of Worcester $500
Arts Program
Spanish American Center $1,500
Leominster Youth for Change
Student Immigrant Movement $2,500
Student Immigrant Movement Central MA
Thrive Support & Advocacy $3,000
Leadership Experience and Development (LEAD) Program
Worcester Community Action Council $1,000
Youth Jobs Training
Worcester Roots $3,000
Co-¡op Connections 

2016 Grant Awardees

African Community Education Program $2,000
Cultural Enrichment Program

Ascentria Care Alliance $1,600
Worcester Refugee Assistance Program

LUK Crisis Center $1,500
Adventure Kids Camp

Main South Community Development Corporation $3,000
Youth Corps

Massachusetts Audubon Society $2,000
Let's GO! Worcester

Montachusett Opportunity Council $4,000
Program Support: Bringing In the Bystander

Rachel's Table $1,600
Summer Produce for Children

Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts $2,000
Youth Programs

Worcester Interfaith $4,000
Youth Jobs Agenda

Worcester Youth Center Inc $500
Open Mic Series


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