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

Donor Advised Grants

Donor Advised Funds allow you to make grant suggestions at your convenience to organizations that matter to you.

2017 Grant Awardees

15-40 Connection $5,600
365Z Foundation $1,000
Abby's House $6,400
African Arts in Education $500
African Community Education Program $1,300
AIDS Project Worcester $100
American Antiquarian Society $7,600
American Friends of Magen David $100
American Heart Association - Lee county $200
American Israel Public Affairs Committee $200
American Poodles At Work $200
American Red Cross of Central and Western Massachusetts $16,250
American Red Cross of Lee County $1,200
Anna Maria College $37,000
Anti-Defamation League Foundation $100
ArtsWorcester $3,900
Athol Area YMCA $3,000
Athol Bird and Nature Club $250
Audio Journal $600
Bancroft School $5,100
Baystate Health Foundation $100,000
Be Like Brit Foundation $600
Berkshire South Regional Community Center $500
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest $200
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences $500
Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library Association $1,000
Boothbay Railway Village $1,500
Boothbay Region Ambulance Service $300
Boothbay Region Land Trust $500
Boothbay Region YMCA $2,000
Boys & Girls Club of Worcester $29,500
Briarwood Continuing Care Retirement Community $500
Brigham and Women's Hospital $200
Camp Dark Waters $600
Camp Starfish $250
Canal District Alliance $7,000
Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation $5,000
Care Inc. 700
CASA Project $5,000
Catholic Charities of Worcester County $300
Center for Nonviolent Solutions $600
Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance $500
Clark University $4,500
Coastside Land Trust $10,000
College of the Holy Cross $3,500
Community Harvest Project $35,250
Community Healthlink $25,000 
Community Legal Aid $22,500 
Community MusicWorks $1,000
Creative Learning for Children, Inc. d/b/a Kaleidoscope $2,500
Cross Catholic Outreach $500
CSF of Marlborough Dollars for Scholars $1,000
Cystic Dreams $250
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation $500
Cystic Fibrosis Research $200
Devereux Center of Massachusetts $2,292
Diocese of Worcester $38,500
Dismas House of Central Massachusetts $2,100
Doctors Without Borders USA $1,600
Dynamy, Inc. $1,300
East Quabbin Land Trust $500
Easter Seals of Massachusetts $500
EcoTarium $8,500
Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center $1,800
EnjoinGood $1,000
Equal Justice Initiative $1,000
Family Health Center of Worcester $6,100
Finnish American Reporter $2,000
First Baptist Church of Worcester $25,000
First Congregational Church of Shrewsbury $250
First Unitarian Church $7,000
Fisher House Foundation $2,500
Fitchburg Art Museum $500
Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation $400
Florida Repertory Company $200
Food for the Poor $100
Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund $1,000
Friendly House $1,000
Friends of Sutton Elders $250
Friends of the Brookfield Town Hall $1,000
Friends of the Library Rockport Massachusetts $200
Friends of Merrick Public Library $3,000
Genesis Club $3,500
Girls Inc., of Worcester $3,400
Grafton Land Trust $400
Grand Harbor Community Outreach Program $1,000
Greater Auburn Community Chorus $1,000
Greater Boston Food Bank $100
Greater Worcester Land Trust $650
Guideposts Foundation $1,000
Guild of St. Agnes $1,500
Hanover Theatre $3,000
Harrington HealthCare System $500
Haymakers for Hope $500
Heifer Farm $1000
Hillel International $100
Holy Name Central Catholic Junior/Senior High School $25,500
Home for Little Wanderers $600
House of Hope Church $500
Immaculate Heart of Mary School $2,500
In Your Shoes $500
Jacob Edwards Library $1,500  
Jeremiah's Inn $1,000
Jewish Family & Children Service of the Suncoast $200
Jewish Federation of Central Massachusetts $2,000
Jewish Healthcare Center $1,500
Joe Andruzzi Foundation $750
Joy of Music Program, Inc. $11,800
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation $500
Lahey Clinic Foundation $1,500
Lee Memorial Health System Foundation, Inc. $1,000
Leicester Police Department $1,000
Life Chronicles $2,500
LUK Inc. $1,000
Martha's Vineyard Cerebral Palsy Camp, Inc. $100
Martha's Vineyard Museum $100
Mary's Shelter of the Treasure Coast $2,500
Mass Academy of Math and Science at WPI $4,448
Massachusetts Audubon Society $17,550
Massachusetts Institute of Technology $520,000
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences $500
Matthew 25, Inc. $100
McAuley Nazareth Home For Boys $100
Miami Foundation $200
Mohegan Council Boy Scouts of America $2,000
Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries $1,000
Morris Animal Foundation $500
Music Worcester $16,100
Mystic Seaport $3,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Central NE Chapter $250
National Organization for Rare Disorders $300
National Park Foundation $100
National Parks Conservation Association $1,000
Nativity School of Worcester $5,000
Neighborhood Falmouth $300
Nineteen Carter $2,000
Norman Rockwell Museum $12,200
NuDay Syria $1,000
Old Sturbridge Village $10,000
Oxfam America $200 
Pan-Massachusetts Challenge $3,500
Parent Professional Advisory League $5,000
Parents Helping Parents $2,500
Partners in Health $10,000
Pernet Family Health Service $1,800
Planned Parenthood League of Central Massachusetts $3,000
Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts $100
Positive Futures Network $1,000
Postal Employees' Relief Fund $10,000
Preservation Worcester $7,350
Problem Pregnancy of Worcester $2,000
Project Bread $100
Rainbow Child Development Center $1,300
Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust $200
Rangeley Lakes Region Historical Society $250
Rangeley Region Health Center $250
Regional Environmental Council $500
Reliant Medical Group Foundation $100
Remote Area Medical $1,000
Rockport Public Library Gift Fund $100
Rosie's Place $100
Saint Leo University $1,000
Salvation Army Lee County $3,000
Salvation Army Worcester Citadel Corp $4,000
Saving Baby Equine Charity $5,000
Seeds of Solidarity Education Center $1,000
Senior Coastsiders Inc. $20,000
Seven Hills Foundation $250
Shalom Life Center $600
Sharsheret Inc. $100
SHINE Initiative $5,000
Shrewsbury Public Library Foundation $1,500
Shriners Hospitals for Children $3,200
Skyline Technical Fund, Inc. $1,000
South Worcester Neighborhood Improvement Corporation $1,500 
Southwest Florida Community Foundation $200
SPC Matthew Pollini Memorial Fund, Inc. $9,523
Special Olympics Florida $2,000  
Springfield College $1,000
St. Anne and St. Patrick Parish $4,000
St. John Catholic Church $100
St. John's High School $1,000
Stockbridge Bowl Association $500
Straight Ahead Ministries, Inc. $31,000
Temple Emanuel Sinai $400
Tennessee Justice Center $5,000
The Sizer Foundation $1,000
The Amber Trust $1,500
The Cape Cod Foundation $100
The CASA Project $100
The Center of Hope Foundation $2,500
The Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts $500
The National World War II Museum $100
The Research Bureau $100
The Southern Poverty Law Center $200
Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center $100
Tower Hill Botanic Garden (Worcester County Horticultural Society) $5,000
Tri Speaker Little League $1,000
Trinity Church Congregational of Bolton $1,000  
Trustees of Reservations $2,000
Tufts University $200
UMass Memorial Foundation $30,500
United Way Lee, Hendry & Glades $10,000
United Way of Central Massachusetts $25,000
University of Massachusetts Graduate School of Nursing $1,000
University of Minnesota Foundation $2,000  
Urgent Care Center St. Andrews Campus $500
Veterarn's Inc. $100
Visitation House, Inc. $3,000
VNA Care Network and Hospice $200
Volunteers of America Massachusetts $2,000
Walloon Lake Trust and Conservancy $100
Waquoit Congregational Church $100
Wayne County Community Foundation $35,000
West End House Camp $360
Westborough TV $1,000
WGBH $100
WGBH Educational Foundation $1,600
Whitin Community Center $20,000
Wikimedia Foundation $100
Women's Resource Center $1,000
Worcester Academy $6,000
Worcester Animal Rescue League $1,250
Worcester Area Mission Society $3,000
Worcester Art Museum $114,200
Worcester Center for Crafts $12,100
Worcester Chamber Music Society $11,500
Worcester Community Action Council $1,100
Worcester Comprehensive Education & Care $1,300  
Worcester County Food Bank, Inc. $17,500
Worcester County Horticultural Society/Tower Hill Botanic Garden $4,504
Worcester County Mechanics Association/Mechanics Hall $1,750
Worcester Educational Development Foundation $300
Worcester Historical Museum $3,100
Worcester Interfaith $4,216
Worcester Jewish Community Center $10,000
Worcester Polytechnic Institute $10,000
Worcester Public Library Foundation $5,000 
Worcester Refugee Assistance Project $5,000
Worcester Roots $1,000
Worcester State Foundation $1,500
Worcester Youth Center $4,700
World Vision $1,000
WUMB, Public Radio $100
YMCA of Central Massachusetts $1,000
YMCA of Greater Hartford $66,300 
YWCA of Central Massachusetts $25,768
Y.O.U. Inc. $500

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.

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 


2016 Grant Awardees

Anna Maria College $7,500 
Fairlawn Nurse Scholars Program
Becker College $7,500 
Fairlawn Nurse Scholars Program
Center for Health Impact $100,000 
Community Health Workers
City of Worcester Division of Public Health $88,190 
Academic Health Collaborative Planning Program
Quinsigamond Community College Foundation $7,500 
Fairlawn Nurse Scholars Program
University of Massachusetts Medical School $60,000 
Pediatric Medical Training for Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Worcester State Foundation $7,500 
Fairlawn Nurse Scholars Program
Worcester State Foundation $70,527 
STEM Center's Workforce Preparation Support Program 

Fallon OrNda Community Health Fund

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

2017 Grant Awardees

Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence $5,000
Worcester Intervention Program
Catholic Charities Worcester County $12,500
Emergency Pantry Program
Children's Friend, Inc. $10,000
Mental Health Services for LGBT Youth/Families.
Dismas House of Central Massachusetts $5,000
Clinical Support Services
Family Health Center of Worcester $20,000
Healthcare for Homeless Families
Genesis Club $5,000
Health and Wellness Program
Girls Inc., of Worcester $6,500
Promoting Healthy Lifestyles
HOPE Coalition $15,000
Mental Health Model
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences $7,500
Worcester Campus: Dental Hygiene Community Ambassador Program
Pathways for Change $7,000
Medical Accompaniment
Pernet Family Health Service $20,000
Home Visits for Young Mothers
Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts $12,500
Central Mass. Health Education Programs
Reliant Medical Group Foundation $4,000
Transportation Program
Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts $15,000
Healthcare Access Program
Worcester Youth Center Inc $20,000
Safe and Successful Youth
Y.O.U., Inc. $18,000
Pregnant and Parenting Teen/Voices with Choices Program

2016 Grant Awardees

Community Health Connections $12,500
Pediatric Healthcare Screenings
Family Health Center of Worcester $20,000
Healthcare for Homeless Families
Girls Inc., of Worcester $6,500
Promoting Healthy Lifestyles
MCPHS University $10,000
Dental Hygiene Community Ambassador Program
Pathways for Change $7,000
Medical Accompaniment
Pernet Family Health Service $20,000
Services for Young Parents
Reliant Medical Group Foundation $5,000
Transportation Assistance
Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts $15,000
Healthcare Access Refugees, Immigrants and Low-income Residents
Spectrum Health Systems $15,000
Recovery Support Program
UMass Memorial Foundation $22,000
HOPE Coalition Mental Health Model
Veterans, Inc. $12,500
Independence Hall Treatment Center
Worcester Youth Center Inc $20,000
Violence Prevention Outreach Project
Y.O.U., Inc. $18,000 

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.

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 

2016 Grant Awardees

Auburn Police Department $3,500 
In honor of The Auburn Police Department In memory of Officer Ron Tarentino
Audio Journal Inc $900 
The Leicester Connection
Harvest Fair Committee $3,000 
2016 Event
Hearts for Heat, Leicester Chapter $5,000 
Fuel Assistance Fund
Leicester Council on Aging $5,000 
Outreach Program
Leicester Police Department $3,500 
In honor of The Leicester Police Department In memory of Officer Ron Tarentino
Leicester Summer Concert Series Committee $4,000 
2016 Concert Series
Massachusetts Audubon Society $3,000 
Education Program for Leicester Memorial Students
Science from Scientists, Inc. $3,000 
Leicester Memorial School Program
Senior Citizen Club of Leicester $2,000 
Entertainment Series
St. Joseph and St. Pius X Parishes $5,000 
Leicester Food Pantry 

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.

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 


2016 Grant Awardees

Action Worcester  
Let's Put Worcester on the Map $1,000
Mural Project $3000

A Worcester Schubertiad $1,000
Community Concert 
Blackstone Heritage Corridor $3,000
Welcome Center Signage
CASA Project $3,000
Administrative Upgrades
Children's Friend, Inc. $1,500
Planning Grant
Community Legal Aid $3,000
AmeriCorp Pilot Project
Dismas House of Central Massachusetts $3,000
Technology Upgrade
Family Services of Central Massachusetts $3,000
First Night Worcester $3,200
First Night Worcester 2017 Event Programming
Genesis Club $3,000
Kitchen Equipment Upgrade
Guild of St. Agnes $2,100
Playground equipment purchase
Leicester Council on Aging $700
Senior Center Project
Magafan Mural Project $2,000 
Magafan Mural Project
Music Worcester $1,000
Professional Development
Preservation Worcester $3,000
Website Redesign
Worcester Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation $3,000 
Worcester Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (WAASE) Outreach
Worcester Educational Development Foundation $2,000 
Equipment purchase for Health Education
Worcester Public Library Foundation $500
Teen Action Group Event
Worcester Roots Project $2,880 
Individual Donor Approach Overhaul
Y.O.U., Inc. $2,800 
Worcester Community Connections Coalition Planning Grant

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.

2017 Grant Awardees

Boys & Girls Club of Worcester $2,500
Kids Cafe
Catholic Charities Worcester County $3,000
Homeless Prevention Program - SNAP
Centro, Inc. $2,200
Community Support Program for Food Assistance
Community Harvest Project, Inc. $3,000
Farming Equipment
Dismas House of Central Massachusetts $3,000
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 

2016 Grant Awardees

AIDS Project Worcester $3,000
APW Community Garden
Ascentria Care Alliance $3,000
New Lands Farm Collective
Boys & Girls Club of Worcester $3,000
Kids Cafe
Catholic Charities Worcester County $6,000 
Food Pantry Operations and Equipment
Community Harvest Project, Inc. $3,000
Head Start Family Program
Dismas House of Central Massachusetts $3,000
Dismas Family Farm Greenhouse
El Buen Samaritano Food Program, Inc. $1,128
Equipment Purchase
Gardner Community Action Committee, Inc. $3,700
Food Pantry Equipment Purchase
Ginny's Helping Hands Food Pantry $1,500
Equipment Purchase
Growing Places Garden Project, Inc. $3,000
Fitchburg Farmers Market
GVNA Healthcare, Inc. $1,800
Food Pantry Equipment
Jeremiah's Hospice, Inc. $3,000
Garden Program
Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry $1,200
SNAP Outreach Program Equipment Purchase
Pernet Family Health Service $2,000
Food Pantry Operations
Rachel's Table $1,500
Food Rescue Program
Rainbow Child Development Center $2,830
Preschool Education Program
Regional Environmental Council $3,000
SNAP Incentive Program
Spanish American Center $3,000
Food Pantry Operations
Stone Soup Collective Artists Activists Community Resource Center $2,500
SNAP Outreach Video project
United Way of Tri-County $3,000
Wheat Community Connections
Valley Residents for Improvement, Inc. $3,000
Worcester Housing Authority "A Better Life" Skills Class
YWCA of Central Massachusetts $3,000
Community Garden Program Expansion 

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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