The Auburn Foundation
The Auburn Foundation is a permanent endowment fund created by Arthur M. Pappas, M.D., and Martha R. Pappas, residents of Auburn and active in community affairs. Their gift was made to Greater Worcester Community Foundation, which serves as permanent steward of the fund. Anyone interested in adding to the Fund may do so with gifts of any size to help expand this resource.
The purpose of the Auburn Foundation is to improve the quality of life for Auburn residents, to create a more vibrant community and to encourage cooperative leadership among Auburn citizens. Of special interest are projects that bring together all ages and sections of the town, that improve the lives of those who are most vulnerable, that contribute to healthy, active living, and that enrich the cultural environment and community life.
An Advisory Committee of current and former Auburn residents has been appointed to review and recommend awards. All eligible applications received by the deadline will be given full consideration.
Areas of Interest
- Projects or events that make life better for Auburn residents of all ages
- Activities or services that encourage active living and healthy recreation
- Cultural or artistic performances; public seminars; festivals or exhibitions
- Programs or services that help frail or vulnerable citizens
- Opportunities for cultural enrichment
- Projects that foster community awareness and connections among different groups
Any nonprofit organization that serves residents of Auburn is invited to apply - public schools are not eligible.
Scope and Limitations
Money may be used for general support, staff costs, equipment purchase, construction or supplies; travel or consultant fees; training or conferences; planning efforts with other organizations; research and program evaluation.
Requests are limited to a maximum of $5,000 per organization. The Auburn Foundation will award approximately $16,000 annually.
Grants will not be awarded to for-profit businesses or for scholarships.
The Auburn Foundation awards are not intended to replace municipal funds.
Grant funds may not be used for expenses already incurred by the applicant.
Note: If a deadline falls on a weekend or public holiday, proposals are due the following business day at 5:00 p.m.
Application Forms & Instructions
Access to our on-line application system can be found here.
Contact: Pam Kane
Telephone: (508) 755-0980