Eligibility and Limitations
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 that garnered 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 to us before or if there is something new to discuss with us. 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 and ask to speak with a program officer.