Moreover, we encourage productive partnerships that cross our region’s private and public sectors to identify and address current and emerging challenges.Are you a good fit for us? Take a look at GWCF's recent grants.
Before You Apply
Know that grants are made only to 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations serving the greater Worcester region (cities and towns of Worcester County). We prefer to fund organizations that are based in the region; outside organizations must be able to demonstrate the significant role of local partners, advisors, and/or planning steps which garner local understanding and support. Non-incorporated organizations may apply through an established nonprofit that agrees to provide fiscal oversight (a fiscal agent).
All grantees must be able to demonstrate sound planning and fiscal stewardship, have a legitimate and effective governing board, and agree to the Foundation’s reporting requirements.
Public agencies, municipal departments, and houses of worship are not typically eligible to receive discretionary grants. Before applying, we would like to hear from you in advance of your proposal, especially if you have never applied before or if there is something new to discuss. This conversation will allow you to learn more about us and how we operate, and for us to learn about your organization.
Call (508) 755-0980, to speak with a program officer.