Recent Grants

The grant programs for 2013 are underway. As each cycle completes the approved grants will be listed.  Please check back often to view updates.

 

Discretionary Grants

The largest and most flexible grant program, providing approximately $1.6 million annually for the general betterment of the community.

Spring 2014

  • Abby's House $18,000
    Affordable Housing Program
    to provide emergency and transitional housing services to women
    Elkanah B. Atkinson Community and Education Fund, Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund
  • African Community Education Program $12,000
    Operating Support
    for academic support and outreach services for immigrant children and their families
    H. Arthur Smith Fund, Andrew N. Ahlfors and Helmi E. Ahlfors Fund
  • Alternatives Unlimited $10,000
    Employment Academy
    to increase vocational opportunities for persons with disabilities
    Orville Harrold Fund
  • American Red Cross of Central and Western Massachusetts $9,000
    Casework Management
    for staffing costs involved in helping victims of emergency and distress in Worcester County.
    Founders Fund
  • ARTSWorcester $8,000
    Operating Support
    to serve and engage visual, literary, and performing artists to enrich the city of Worcester
    Fund for the Arts and Humanities
  • Auburn Youth and Family Services $7,500
    Youth and Family Support
    to provide after-school care and other services to youth and families
    Nathan and Barbara Greenberg Fund
  • Audio Journal Inc. $12,300
    Operating Support
    access to news and information for individuals who are blind or have low vision
    Robert and Mary S. Cushman Fund, Samuel Frank Charitable Fund
  • Bancroft School $9,000
    Worcester Partnership
    to engage Elm Park Community School children in academic enrichment programs
    during the summer and school year
    Jeppson Memorial Community Fund
  • Barton Center for Diabetes Education $5,000
    Campership Program for children with  Diabetes
    to fund scholarships for campers
    Lorraine Crepeau Fund
  • Best Buddies Massachusetts $4,000
    Worcester County Friendship Project
    to provide one-to-one mentoring relationships in Worcester area high schools and colleges
    Elva E. and John J. Chisholm Fund, Estelle M. Sullivan Fund
  • Boys & Girls Club of Webster-Dudley $6,952
    Junior Staff Development Program
    to provide stipends for youth camp counselors
    Barbara S. Massey Fund, Elva E. and John J. Chisholm Fund
  • Boys & Girls Club of Worcester $20,000
    Operating Support
    to support excellence in youth development programming
    Marian B. Kubelus and Marian Zell Nesbit Memorial Fund
  • Bridge of Central Massachusetts $12,500
    Health and Wellness Initiative
    coaching and training for individuals in residential and supported housing programs
    D. Russell and Atsye S. Taft Fund, Central Massachusetts Health Standards Fund
  • Camp Putnam, Inc. $10,000
    Operating Support
    scholarship asistance to youth ages 6-15 to attend overnight summer camp
    Andrew N. Ahlfors and Helmi E. Ahlfors Fund, Youth Opportunity Fund
  • The Canal District Alliance $3,044
    Blackstone Canal Horse and Wagon Tours
    to provide educational tours of the Worcester canal district
    Marlene and David Persky Fund
  • Catholic Charities Worcester County $12,000
    Citizenship for Families
    to  provide information and application assistance to immigrants becoming new citizens
    Francis A. and Jacquelyn H. Harrington Human Services Fund
  • Centro Las Americas, Inc. $10,000
    Latino Elder Program
    to support case management and services to Latino seniors in the Worcester area
    Lorraine Crepeau Fund
  • Children's Friend, Inc. $10,000
    Mental health services at the Ellsworth Center
    to provide counseling and psychotherapy for young people affected by trauma
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund
  • Community Healthlink $12,000
    Together for Kids
    for behavioral health services for young children and their families
    Founders Fund, Estelle M. Sullivan Fund
  • The Discovery Museums, Inc. $5,000
    Open Door Connections: Worcester
    to engage Worcester elementary school children in classroom and
    museum activities
    Bradley C. Higgins Fund
  • Dress for Success Worcester Inc. $5,000
    Professional Women's Group
    to provide women with a network of support and information to
    remain employed
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund
  • Dynamy, Inc. $12,000
    Dynamy Youth Academy
    to improve college access for low income youth
    Robert W. Booth Fund in Memory of George F. Booth,
    James J. and Patricia A. Moynihan Fund
  • Family Health Center of Worcester $9,000
    Centering Pregnancy Program
    for support groups and other services that improve birth outcomes
    for immigrant women
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund, Jiji's Fund
  • Family Health Center of Worcester $10,000
    Homeless Families Transitioning to Stability
    Case management for families to navigate care and services
    Partnership Fund, Albert R. and Carolyn Jones Fund
  • Horizons for Homeless Children $7,000
    Central Region Playspaces
    to support children living in homeless shelters
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund
  • Household Goods Recycling of Massachusetts $6,000
    Operating Support
    to provide free household items to people in need
    Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Wetzel Fund
  • Jewish Family Service of Worcester $7,500
    School Consultation Program
    to support school staff and parents to strengthen student social skills
    Samuel Frank Charitable Fund
  • Joy of Music Program, Inc. $9,000
    Financial Aid Program
    to support music scholarships for students in need
    Shepherd Knapp School Fund
  • Junior Achievement of Northern New England $12,000
    Prepare Worcester County youth to live self-sustaining lives
    to provide financial literacy programs in the Worcester Public Schools grades k-8
    Charles H. Farnum Fund
  • Latin American Health Alliance of Central MA $17,000
    Reyes Café Job Training Initiative
    to increase vocational opportunity for LAHA clients in recovery
    Elva E. and John J. Chisholm Fund, Lund Pioneer Fund
  • Latino Education Institute $12,000
    ENLACE (Encouraging Latinos to Achieve Excellence)
    to provide in-school and after-school programming to at risk Latino boys
    Barbara S. Massey Fund
  • Lutheran Social Services of New England $22,500
    LSS Immigration Legal Assistance Program
    to provide legal services for the most urgent humanitarian cases
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund
  • Montachusett Interfaith Hospitality Network $15,000
    MIHN Family Housing Program
    to assist homeless families
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund, Joseph A. Tosoni Fund
  • Montachusett Opportunity Council $8,000
    Homework Center
    for an afterschool program for youth  who live at Green Acres Village
    Joseph A. Tosoni Fund
  • Music Worcester $5,000
    Free Ticket & Worcester Public School Programming
    to expand community and school programs in the Worcester area
    Jeppson Memorial Community Fund
  • Nativity School of Worcester $9,000
    Nativity Fellows Program
    to support excellence in teaching at the Nativity School
    Shepherd Knapp School Fund
 
  • New Hope, Inc. $10,000
    RESPECT Batterer Intervention Program
    for an intensive program that holds batterers accountable
    and works to prevent future violence
    Francis A. and Jacquelyn H. Harrington Human Services Fund,
    Saint Vincent Healthcare Fund
  • North Brookfield Youth Center $9,000
    Operating Support
    to provide year round programs for youth in grades k-12
    Jeppson Memorial Community Fund
  • Oak Hill Community Development Corporation $10,000
    Investing in Union Hill
    for support of the agency's work in Worcester's Union Hill neighborhood
    Elva E. and John J. Chisholm Fund
  • Our Father's Table $5,000
    Operating Support
    to provide nutritious meals to homeless and at-risk individuals and families
    in the Fitchburg area
    Raymond P. Harold Discretionary Fund
  • Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester $4,000
    Raising the Baton  Higher  for Diversity and Access
    to support financial aid for students in need
    Jeppson Memorial Community Fund
  • Pathways for Change $10,000
    Operating Support
    for sexual assault prevention and survivor support services
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund, John F. and Rayna Keenan Fund
  • Pernet Family Health Service $5,000
    Pernet Community-Based Educational Services
    for staffing, upgrading and maintaining Pernet's community computer lab
    Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Wetzel Fund,
    Robert W. Booth Fund in Memory of George F. Booth
  • Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts $5,000
    Get Real Teen Council in Worcester
    to support a pilot teen sexuality peer education council in Worcester
    Harry G. Stoddard Fund
  • Preservation Worcester $9,000
    Operating Support
    for education and advocacy to preserve and enhance the city's built environment
    Robert W. Booth Fund in Memory of George F. Booth
  • Rachel's Table $12,000
    Operating Support
    for food recovery and summer meal programs in the city of Worcester
    Elva E. and John J. Chisholm Fund, Albert R. and Carolyn Jones Fund
  • Rainbow Child Development Center $15,000
    Preschool Social Services Program
    to provide social services to preschool children
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund
  • Reach Out and Read $8,000
    Worcester "Rx for Reading" Initiative
    to purchase and distribute books for children during well-child visits
    Marion Stoddard Fletcher Fund
  • Regatta Point Community Sailing $7,000
    Community Sailing Scholarship Program
    to provide scholarships for youth with financial need
    Youth Opportunity Fund
  • Rise Above Foundation $4,000
    Activities for Foster Youth
    to support Worcester-area foster children in enriching activities
    Youth Opportunity Fund
  • Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts $10,000
    Operating Support
    to provide effective support to Southeast Asian immigrants and refugees
    D. Russell and Atsye S. Taft Fund
  • Spanish American Center $6,000
    Nos Estamos Ayudando
    for adult English language classes
    Joseph A. Tosoni Fund
  • Tenacity, Inc. $7,500
    Worcester Summer Tennis & Reading Program
    to provide Worcester youth with access to reading, fitness and tennis
    Youth Opportunity Fund
  • Tri-Valley, Inc. $7,000
    Nutrition Program
    for home delivered and congregate meals for low-income seniors
    Lorraine Crepeau Fund
  • Twin Cities Community Development Corporation $13,000
    Regionalization Program
    for assistance with the Greater Gardner CDC merger
    Barbara S. Massey Fund, Jean B. and Gilbert S. Davis Fund
  • United Neighbors of Fitchburg, Inc. $6,000
    Empowerment Through Education
    to support the ESL, GED, computer and leadership training classes
    Joseph A. Tosoni Fund
  • Valley Residents for Improvement, Inc. $18,000
    The Lakeside Summer Camp
    Enabling children from Lakeside Apartments to attend camp with
    YMCA of Central MA
    Robert W. Booth Fund in Memory of George F. Booth,
    Marian B. Kubelus and Marian Zell Nesbit Memorial Fund
  • Whitin Memorial Community Association, Inc. $4,036
    Youth Outreach Programs
    for summer and school year youth activities in Blackstone Valley
    Ann J. and Richard Prouty Fund, Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Wetzel Fund
  • Worcester Academy $7,500
    Summer Scholars Program
    to reduce summer learning loss among low income children
    Shepherd Knapp School Fund, Richard C. Daniels Fund
  • Worcester Common Ground $12,500
    Affordable Housing and Community Gardens
    for community development work in Worcester's Piedmont neighborhood
    Harry G. Stoddard Fund
  • Worcester Comprehensive Education & Care, Inc. $7,500
    Teen Parent Support program
    summer services for teen parents attending Doherty and South High Schools
    Robert W. Booth Fund in Memory of George F. Booth
  • Worcester East Side Community Development Corporation $10,000
    Housing Counseling Program
    for improvements to the agency's home ownership training
    Ann J. and Richard Prouty Fund, Micah Housing Corporation Fund
  • Worcester Education Collaborative $5,000
    Operating Support
    to develop collaborations that improve public education in Worcester
    Richard C. Daniels Fund
  • Worcester Regional Research Bureau $4,000
    Operating Support
    for municipal research and public education activities
    Richard C. Daniels Fund
  • Worcester Roots Project $5,111
    Youth and Cooperative Development
    for youth development and employment programs
    Ruth H. and Warren A. Ellsworth Fund, Orville Harrold Fund
  • Y.O.U., Inc. $7,500
    Pregnant and Parenting Teen Program
    for health and educational services for teen parents in southern Worcester County
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund
  • Y.O.U., Inc. $7,500
    Bruce Wells Scholars/Worcester Upward Bound Program
    to improve college access for low income youth
    Youth Opportunity Fund
  • YMCA of Central Massachusetts $11,000
    Summer PLAY
    to support a literacy-rich environment aimed at reducing summer learning loss
    Max H. Kuhner and Eloise A. Kuhner Fund, Elva E. and John J. Chisholm Fund
  • YouthNet $15,000
    Operating Support
    summer programs for teens  including activities at area centers
    and onsite clinical support
    Robert W. Booth Fund in Memory of George F. Booth,
    Sumner Lee Sharfman Fund
  • YWCA of Central Massachusetts $13,000
    Young Parents Program
    for education and job training for teen mothers who have dropped out of school
    Harry G. Stoddard Fund
 

 Total: $652,443

Fall 2013

 

ART AND CULTURE

  • Apple Tree Arts $6,000
    Operating Support: to support and help sustain music education
    Robert W. Booth Fund in Memory of George F. Booth
  • Assabet Valley Mastersingers $2,500
    2014 Concert Series: Two concerts in March and May 2014
    Robert W. Booth Fund in Memory of George F. Booth
  • Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor, Inc. $11,180
    Operating Support: to support the Valley's historic, cultural and natural resources
    Bradford J. Kemp Fund
  • Fitchburg Cultural Alliance $5,000
    Rollstone Studios: to support the work in celebrating Fitchburg's 250th anniversary
    and to develop and implement a marketing plan
    Elva E. and John J. Chisholm Fund
  • Opera New England of Northeastern CT $3,000
    Webster School Program: to provide opera and symphony education and performances
    to Webster school children
    Bradford J. Kemp Fund, Robert W. Booth Fund in Memory of George F. Booth
  • Park Spirit of Worcester $1,500
    Summer Concert Series: to support concerts in Elm Park for the community
    Robert W. Booth Fund in Memory of George F. Booth
  • Salisbury Singers $1,500
    Operating Support: to produce public concerts
    Robert W. Booth Fund in Memory of George F. Booth
  • WCUW, Inc. $9,000
    Operating Support: to support public community radio
    Robert W. Booth Fund in Memory of George F. Booth
  • Worcester Chamber Music Society $5,000
    Outreach Programs: support and expansion of educational and outreach efforts
    through Community Connections
    Robert W. Booth Fund in Memory of George F. Booth

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

  • Center for Women & Enterprise $5,000
    Worcester Entrepreneur Program: to provide a curriculum that trains women in the
    fundamental principles of business and developing business plans
    Worcester Credit Bureau Fund
  • Jericho Road Project $3,500
    Jericho Road Worcester: for skills-based volunteer and leadership connection programs
    Worcester Credit Bureau Fund
  • Matthew 25, Inc. $8,712
    Affordable Housing Restoration: to support property development for low income families
    D. Russell and Atsye S. Taft Fund
  • Oak Hill Community Development Corporation $7,500
    NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center of Worcester: for education and support of
    low/moderate income home owners
    Robert W. Booth Fund in Memory of George F. Booth, Elva E. and John J. Chisholm Fund
  • Worcester Common Ground $4,000
    Worcester Anti-foreclosure Team: to protect families at risk due to mortgage foreclosure
    Elva E. and John J. Chisholm Fund
  • Worcester Community Housing Resources $12,500
    Affordable Housing: for general operating support to develop and manage affordable
    housing in Worcester County
    Robert W. Booth Fund in Memory of George F. Booth

EDUCATION

  • Bottom Line $7,500
    Worcester Programs: to guide first generation college bound Worcester high school students
    in the college application process and through college
    Robert W. Booth Fund in Memory of George F. Booth
  • Let's Get Ready $10,000
    Worcester Project: to engage college students as tutors providing support for first-generation
    college-bound high school seniors
    Elva E. and John J. Chisholm Fund
  • Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester $11,000
    English Literacy Academy: to provide classes and tutoring in English for
    Speakers of Other Languages
    Harry G. Stoddard Fund, Charles H. Farnum Fund
  • Massachusetts Education and Career Opportunities, Inc. $6,000
    Collegiate Success Institute: to engage Worcester high school students in financial literacy,
    college prep and career exploration
    Robert W. Booth Fund in Memory of George F. Booth
  • Quinsigamond Community College Foundation $15,000
    High School Collaboration: to engage Worcester public school girls in STEM education
    through the Women in Technology Program
    Elva E. and John J. Chisholm Fund, Charles H. Farnum Fund
  • Shrewsbury Public Library $4,000
    English Conversation Circle: to pay for facilitators to assist in ESOL learning circles
    Robert W. Booth Fund in Memory of George F. Booth
  • South High Community School $10,000
    Youth Philanthropy: for the youth council to award grants to local areas of human need
    Elva E. and John J. Chisholm Fund
  • YMCA of Central Massachusetts $9,000
    Minority Achievers Program: for academic support and career exploration services
    Charles H. Farnum Fund

ENVIRONMENTAL

  • Appalachian Mountain Club $5,000
    Youth Program in Worcester: to expand outdoor youth adventure programs
    through schools and agencies
    Worcester Credit Bureau Fund
  • Greater Worcester Land Trust $5,000
    Operating Support: to oversee and expand volunteers for land stewardship
    Barbara S. Massey Fund, Jeppson Memorial Community Fund  
  • Growing Places Garden Project, Inc. $4,000
    Operating Support: to offer backyard gardening support and nutrition education
    Elva E. and John J. Chisholm Fund  
  • Massachusetts Audubon Society $11,000
    Let's GO!-- to provide outdoor activity, community awareness and science education
    for low-income youth
    Jeppson Memorial Community Fund, Marion Stoddard Fletcher Fund
  • Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust $6,500
    Service Learning Programs: to support youth service learning
    Harry G. Stoddard Fund  
  • Regional Environmental Council $16,000
    Program Support: for public education, gardening programs, and youth engagement to
    foster environmental health and justice
    Elva E. and John J. Chisholm Fund  
  • Worcester County Horticultural Society/Tower Hill Botanic Garden $10,000
    Education Programs: to support seminars, workshops, and lectures as they
    relate to plants and wellness
    Robert W. Booth Fund in Memory of George F. Booth

 

 
 

HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES 

  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest $16,258
    Worcester Mentoring Program: for mentoring services at schools and
    agencies in Worceter and South Co
    Charles H. Farnum Fund, Marion Stoddard Fletcher Fund,
    Robert W. Booth Fund in Memory of George F. Booth
  • Blackstone Valley Boys & Girls Club $5,000
    Summer Camp: to provide scholarships in 2014 for families in financial need
    Bradford J. Kemp Fund, Youth Opportunity Fund  
  • Bridge of Central Massachusetts $17,000
    Safe Homes: services for GLBT youth and their allies
    Discretionary Funds, Robert W. Booth Fund in Memory of George F. Booth,
    Charles H. Farnum Fund
  • The CASA Project $12,000
    Operating Support: to manage volunteer advocates for children in
    Central Mass. juvenile courts
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund
  • Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance $11,730
    Public Education and Advocacy: to educate community on policy
    solutions to decrease homelessness
    H. Arthur Smith Fund, Robert W. Booth Fund in Memory of George F. Booth
  • Children's Friend, Inc. $14,000
    School Age Mothers: education and health services for teen mothers to succeed
    in education and parenting
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund, Discretionary Funds
  • Community Harvest Project, Inc. $12,000
    Operating Support: to engage community members in the production
    of produce for the needy
    Worcester Credit Bureau Fund, Elva E. and John J. Chisholm Fund,
    Discretionary Funds
     
  • Community Legal Aid $14,783
    Operating Support: for individual case aid and community education
    services in Worcester County
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund
  • Community Servings, Inc. $7,314
    Worcester Programs: to provide meals to homebound individuals with a
    serious or chronic illness
    Marc Needleman Memorial Fund, Lorraine Crepeau Fund
  • Dismas House of Central Massachusetts $14,000
    Prisoner Reentry: to provide general operating support for the Richard St. home
    Robert W. Booth Fund in Memory of George F. Booth  
  • Elder Services of Worcester Area, Inc. $7,500
    Nutrition Program: to provide congregate and home delivered meals to frail elders
    Discretionary Funds, Elva E. and John J. Chisholm Fund  
  • Family Health Center of Worcester $23,000
    Access to Dental Care: to expand access to adults most in need
    Lorraine Crepeau Fund, Elva E. and John J. Chisholm Fund  
  • Family Service Organization of Worcester Inc. $5,000
    Elder Services: to screen and address at-risk elder homes for safety
    Elva E. and John J. Chisholm Fund  
  • Friendly House $20,000
    Transitional Housing Program: for homelss families at Frances Perkins House
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund  
  • Genesis Club $15,000
    Education and Employment: to support education and career guidance for club members
    Robert W. Booth Fund in Memory of George F. Booth, Charles H. Farnum Fund 
  • Girls Inc., of Worcester $15,000
    Operating Support: for programs that help girls become strong and confident
    Robert W. Booth Fund in Memory of George F. Booth  
  • Interfaith Hospitality Network $10,000
    Family Homelessness: to support the operations of the June St. home
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund  
  • Ivy Child International $6,000
    Worcester School Program: a pilot program at Claremont Academy for
    middle school girls
    Shepherd Knapp School Fund, Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund  
  • Jeremiah's Hospice, Inc. $7,446
    Operating Support: for addiction recovery services and other support
    Charles H. Farnum Fund
  • Lutheran Social Services of New England $12,500
    Immigration Legal Assistance: legal counsel for immigrants and
    refugees in Worcester
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund  
  • MY TURN $4,000
    MY TURN Leominster: to help at-risk youth develop skills for employment
    or post secondary education
    Elva E. and John J. Chisholm Fund
  • NEADS/Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans $11,000
    Operating Support: for training and placement of assistance dogs for
    people in Worcester County
    Charles H. Farnum Fund  
  • North Quabbin Citizen Advocacy $7,000
    Operating Support: to support long-term relationships for
    North Quabbin residents with mental illness
    Marion Stoddard Fletcher Fund
  • Our Father's House, Inc. $15,000
    Children's Health Program: to fund a part-time social worker
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund  
  • Pernet Family Health Service $17,500
    Home Nursing Program: to help fund the nursing coordinator's position
    for early intervention
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund  
  • Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center $10,000
    Case Management: to provide services and resources for recent
    refugees and immigrants in Worcester
    Elva E. and John J. Chisholm Fund
  • Straight Ahead Ministries, Inc. $14,000
    Worcester Youth Programs: to support disconnected youth with job and
    education training
    Richard C. Daniels Fund, Jeppson Memorial Community Fund 
  • Veterans, Inc. $18,500
    Program Support: to serve those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan
    through peer specialists
    Discretionary Funds, Elva E. and John J. Chisholm Fund 
  • VNA Care Network and Hospice $4,988
    Worcester Elder Clinics: to provide health screenings, education and referrals at
    community-based sites
    Saint Vincent Healthcare Fund, Elva E. and John J. Chisholm Fund 
  • Worcester Youth Center $12,000
    Operating Support: to help teens and young adults gain life and employment skills
    Robert W. Booth Fund in Memory of George F. Booth
  • YWCA of Central Massachusetts $10,000
    Daybreak Community Services: advocacy and support through the Worcester
    Intervention Network (WIN)
    Francis A. and Jacquelyn H. Harrington Human Services Fund,
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund
  • YWCA of Central Massachusetts $7,500
    Daybreak Community Education: to raise awareness of violence and to
    promote healthy relationships
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund

 Total Granted: $592,911

Spring 2013

 

NUTRITION, SHELTER, AND EMERGENCY SERVICES

  • Abby's House $15,000
    to provide emergency and transitional housing services to women
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund
  • American Red Cross of Central Massachusetts $9,000
    Case Management to help victims of emergency and distress in Worcester Co.
    Francis A. and Jacquelyn H. Harrington Human Services Fund, Jiji's Fund,
    Saint Vincent Healthcare Fnd
  • Household Goods Recyling of Massachusetts $6,000
    to collect and distribute used furniture and household goods to people in need
    Worcester Credit Bureau Fund
  • Rachel's Table $12,000
    For food recovery and summer meal programs in the city of Worcester
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund
  • Tri-Valley, Inc. $7,000
    Nutrition Program for home delivered and congregate meals for low-income seniors
    Elva E. and John J. Chisholm Fund  

EARLY CHILDHOOD AND CHILDREN’S HEALTH

  • Children's Friend, Inc. $10,000
    Counseling Center mental health services for low-income children and families
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund
  • Community Healthlink $12,000
    Together for Kids-a collaboration of services for young children and their families
    Francis A. and Jacquelyn H. Harrington Human Services Fund
  • Family Health Center of Worcester $7,000
    Centering Pregnancy-support groups that improve birth outcomes for immigrant women
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund
  • Horizons for Homeless Children $7,000
    Central Region Playspaces-to support children living in homeless shelters
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund
  • Jewish Family Service of Worcester $7,500
    School Consultation Program-to subsidize school-based mental health intervention services
    Richard C. Daniels Fund
  • Rainbow Child Development Center $12,000
    Social Services for preschool children and their families
    Olive I. and Anthony A. Borgatti Jr. Fund, Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund
  • Worcester Comprehensive Education and Care $15,000
    to replace flooring and purchase supplies for the preschool
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund
  • Y.O.U., Inc. $7,500
    Pregnant and Parenting Teen Program-for nursing and case management in
    Southern Worcester Co.
    Marion Stoddard Fletcher Fund

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT, EDUCATION 

  • African Community Education Program $12,000
    for academic support and outreach services for immigrant children and their families
    H. Arthur Smith Fund, Barbara E. and William E. Christensen Fund
  • Athol Area YMCA $5,000
    Youth Programs-to provide activities for teens
    Joseph A. Tosoni Fund
  • Auburn Youth and Family Services $7,500
    to provide counseling and other supportive services to youth and families
    Irving N. and Annabel Wolfson Fund, Charles H. Farnum Fund
  • Bancroft School $9,000
    Worcester Partnership-to engage Elm Park Community School
    children in enrichment programs
    Youth Opportunity Fund, Worcester County Deputy Sheriffs Association Fund
  • Best Buddies Massachusetts $4,000
    Greater Worcester Project- to provide mentoring relationships in
    Worcester area high schools
    Elva E. and John J. Chisholm Fund
  • Boys & Girls Club of Webster-Dudley $7,000
    Junior Staff - to provide stipends for youth camp counselors
    Bradford J. Kemp Fund
  • Boys & Girls Club of Worcester $7,000
    "Be Great: Graduate" workshops, safety certification and job placement for youth
    Elva E. and John J. Chisholm Fund
  • Camp Putnam $9,000
    Camperships for low-income youth from Worcester and surrounding towns
    Sumner Lee Sharfman Fund, Elva E. and John J. Chisholm Fund
  • Discovery Museums $5,000
    Outreach Program - to engage Worcester elementary school children in
    classroom and museum activities
    Charles H. Farnum Fund
  • Dynamy, Inc. $12,000
    Dynamy Youth Academy- to prepare low-income, first-generation
    Worcester school students for college
    Youth Opportunity Fund
  • EcoTarium $9,000
    Education Program- WPS 7th grade Real Math and Science in
    collaboration with Massachusetts Audubon
    Shepherd Knapp School Fund, James J. and Patricia A. Moynihan Fund
  • Junior Achievement of Northern New England $12,000
    Worcester Program-to provide financial literacy programs in the
    Worcester Public Schools grades k-8
    Charles H. Farnum Fund
  • Mohegan Council Boy Scouts of America $8,000
    Urban Scouting-for Scoutreach to provide alternative troop opportunities in Worcester
    Marian B. Kubelus and Marian Zell Nesbit Memorial Fund
  • Montachusett Opportunity Council $8,000
    Homework Center- for an afterschool program for young people residing
    at Green Acres Village
    Joseph A. Tosoni Fund
  • Nativity School of Worcester $9,000
    Nativity Fellows Program-to provide talented and passionate teachers for the school
    Shepherd Knapp School Fund
  • North Brookfield Youth Center $9,000
    to provide year round programs for youth in grades k-12
    Jeppson Memorial Community Fund
  • Regatta Point Community Sailing $7,000
    Youth Scholarships-to provide scholarships for youth with financial need
    Barbara S. Massey Fund
  • Rise Above Foundation $4,000
    to support Worcester area foster children in enriching activities
    Olive I. and Anthony A. Borgatti Jr. Fund
  • Tenacity, Inc. $7,500
    for the 2013 Worcester summer tennis and reading enrichment program
    Marian B. Kubelus and Marian Zell Nesbit Memorial Fund
  • Valley Residents for Improvement $18,000
    Summer Camp for children in Lakeside Apartments in collaboration with
    YMCA of Central Mass.
    Marian B. Kubelus and Marian Zell Nesbit Memorial Fund,
    Robert W. Booth Fund in Memory of George F. Booth
  • Whitin Memorial Community Center $8,000
    Youth Outreach-for summer and school year youth activities in Blackstone Valley
    D. Russell and Atsye S. Taft Fund
  • Worcester State Foundation $12,000
    Latino Education Institute: ENLACE support for Latino males at
    Sullivan Middle School
    Barbara S. Massey Fund
  • YMCA of Central Massachusetts $11,000
    Summer PLAY- a literacy-rich environment aimed at reducing summer learning loss
    Max H. Kuhner and Eloise A. Kuhner Fund,
    Marian B. Kubelus and Marian Zell Nesbit Memorial Fund,
    Robert W. Booth Fund in Memory of George F. Booth
  • Y.O.U., Inc. $9,000
    Upward Bound college access program in Southbridge
    Youth Opportunity Fund
  • YouthNet $15,000
    for the summer teen program at area centers with onsite clinical support
    Robert W. Booth Fund in Memory of George F. Booth
 
 

HEALTH AND WELLNESS FOR ADULTS

  • Central Massachusetts Area Health Education Center $10,000
    Healthy Aging – outreach and information for senior residents of
    Worcester Housing Authority
    Cancer Care and Research Fund, Lorraine Crepeau Fund
  • Family Health Center of Worcester $10,000
    Homeless Families Program-clinical and social services to help families
    transition to permanent housing
    Lorraine Crepeau Fund, Sarah B. and Dix F. Davis Fund
  • Mosaic Cultural Complex c/o Central Mass AHEC $8,000
    Barbershop Health Network-to improve health access for men of color
    Lund Pioneer Fund, Worcester Credit Bureau Fund
  • New Hope, Inc. $10,000
    RESPECT: an intensive program for batterers and to prevent future violence
    Francis A. and Jacquelyn H. Harrington Human Services Fund
  • Pathways for Change $10,000
    for sexual assault and survivor support services
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund
  • Project New Hope $3,000
    Service Veteran Support-weekend retreats for armed services
    veterans and their families
    Elva E. and John J. Chisholm Fund

WORKFORCE TRAINING, ADULT EDUCATION, LEGAL SERVICES

  • Catholic Charities Worcester County $12,000
    Citizenship Information and application assistance
    Worcester Credit Bureau Fund
  • Dress for Success Worcester $6,000
    to provide women with professional clothing and support services
    Worcester Credit Bureau Fund, Corinne Charron Turner Fund
  • House of Peace and Education $10,000
    for programs that empower women through skill building and job readiness
    Curtis G. Watkins Education Fund, Richard C. Daniels Fund
  • Lutheran Social Services of New England $10,000
    Legal Services for unaccompanied refugee and immigrant minors
    Francis A. and Jacquelyn H. Harrington Human Services Fund
  • Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts $10,000
    for staffing and outreach that engage Southeast Asian youth and families in community
    D. Russell and Atsye S. Taft Fund
  • Spanish American Center $6,000
    for adult English language classes in the Fitchburg center
    Joseph A. Tosoni Fund, Charles H. Farnum Fund
  • United Neighbors of Fitchburg, Inc. $6,000
    for the ESL, GED, computer and leadership training classes
    Joseph A. Tosoni Fund 
  • YWCA of Central Massachusetts $6,000
    Drop-in Respite Child Care services for mothers in crisis or transition
    Lois Anne Memorial Fund, Child Wellness Fund,
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund
  • YWCA of Central Massachusetts $13,000
    Young Parents Program-education and job training for teen
    mothers to finish school
    Marion Stoddard Fletcher Fund

ART AND CULTURE

  • ART in the PARK, Worcester $7,000
    for awards and other expenses of the 2013 outdoor sculpture exhibit at Elm Park
    Fund for the Arts and Humanities
  • ARTSWorcester $8,000
    to serve and engage visual, literary, and performing artists to
    enrich the city of Worcester
    Fund for the Arts and Humanities,
    Robert W. Booth Fund in Memory of George F. Booth
  • Canal District Alliance $3,000
    Tour Program - educational tours of the canal district
    Charles H. Farnum Fund
  • First Night Worcester $6,000
    to produce the annual downtown arts festival and related educational partnerships
    Robert W. Booth Fund in Memory of George F. Booth
  • Joy of Music Program $9,000
    Financial Aid-to support music scholarships for students in need
    Shepherd Knapp School Fund
  • Master Singers of Worcester $3,000
    for the Peacemakers concert Worcester Children's Chorus and community ensembles
    Robert W. Booth Fund in Memory of George F. Booth
  • Music Worcester $4,000
    Ticket Subsidy for low-income youth and families in the community
    Jeppson Memorial Community Fund
  • Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester $4,000
    to enhance the music school's programs and capacity
    Jeppson Memorial Community Fund  
  • Preservation Worcester $9,000
    for education and advocacy to preserve and enhance the city's built environment
    Robert W. Booth Fund in Memory of George F. Booth

HOUSING AND NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT

  • Habitat for Humanity-MetroWest/Greater Worcester $10,000
    Plantation Street Project to build a family home in Worcester
    Elva E. and John J. Chisholm Fund 
  • Main South Community Development Corporation $7,500
    for revitalization of Main South neighborhoods
    Main South Fund, Francis A. and Jacquelyn H. Harrington Human Services Fund
  • Oak Hill Community Development Corporation $10,000
    for revitilization projects in the Oak Hill neighborhood
    Providence & Worcester Railroad Company Fund, Harry G. Stoddard Fund
  • Pleasant Street Neighborhood Network Center $7,000
    to operate the network center for the greater Piedmont section of Worcester
    Richard C. Daniels Fund
  • Twin Cities Community Development Corporation $10,000
    for revitalization projects including a focus on the College neighborhood
    Charles H. Farnum Fund
  • Worcester Common Ground $12,500
    to develop affordable housing and support neighborhood revitilization
    Micah Housing Corporation Fund, Marion Stoddard Fletcher Fund
  • Worcester East Side Community Development Corporation $10,000
    for affordable housing and neighborhood improvements in lower Lincoln Street area
    Barbara S. Massey Fund

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND RESEARCH

  • Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission $12,774
    Worcester County Indicators Project -to develop a web-based regional data project
    Partnership Fund, Central Massachusetts Health Standards Fund
  • Stand for Children Leadership Center $7,000
    Worcester Chapter to train Worcester parents in effective organizing and
    leadership skill development
    Worcester Credit Bureau Fund
  • Worcester Cultural Coalition $7,000
    for operating and program expenses to promote creative economy
    Robert W. Booth Fund in Memory of George F. Booth
  • Worcester Education Collaborative $8,000
    to develop collaborations that improve public education in Worcester
    Harry G. Stoddard Fund
  • Worcester Regional Research Bureau $4,000
    for research and public education programs in 2013
    Robert W. Booth Fund in Memory of George F. Booth

______________________
Total Grant Awards: $643,774

Fall 2012

  • Apple Tree Arts $6,000
    Head Start Preschool Outreach, for music instruction at area Head Start preschools
    Discretionary Funds

  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest $17,500
    Bigs in School and Sites, for mentoring services within schools and agencies
    Discretionary Funds, Marian B. Kubelus and Marian Zell Nesbit Memorial Fund

  • Blackstone Valley Boys & Girls Club $6,000
    Summer Camp Support, to provide scholarships for youth who need additional financial support
    Discretionary Funds, Child Wellness Fund

  • Bottom Line $10,000
    Worcester College Access and Success Programs, for college application and support
    Shepherd Knapp School Fund

  • Bridge of Central Massachusetts $18,000
    Safe Homes, for clinician and program manager for GLBT youth
    Discretionary Funds, Andrew N. Ahlfors and Helmi E. Ahlfors Fund

  • The CASA Project $16,000
    Child Court Advocacy, to manage volunteers to advocate for children in juvenile courts
    Discretionary Funds, Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund

  • Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance $15,000
    Public Education and Advocacy, to educate community members on policy solutions
    Discretionary Funds, Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund

  • Centro Las Americas $10,000
    Latino Elder Program, for case management and transportion
    Discretionary Funds

  • Children's Friend $20,000
    The School Age Mothers (SAM) Program, education and health services for young mothers
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund

  • Claflin Hill Music Performance Foundation $5,000
    Community Music Outreach, for musician fees and other costs for public concerts
    Discretionary Funds

  • Community Harvest Project $12,500
    Volunteer Farming Program, to engage community members in food production for the needy
    Discretionary Funds, Worcester Credit Bureau Fund

  • Community Legal Aid $17,500
    Worcester County Operating Support, free legal representation and community education
    Discretionary Funds, Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund

  • Community Services, Inc. $7,840
    Worcester Nutrition Program, to provide meals to homebound individuals in our area
    Lorraine Crepeau Fund, Marc Needleman Memorial Fund

  • Dismas House of Central Massachusetts $15,000
    Prisoner Reentry, general operating support for shelters and services
    Discretionary Funds, Lorraine Crepeau Fund
  • Elder Services of Worcester Area $7,500
    Nutrition Program, for congregate or home delivered meals to frail elders
    Discretionary Funds

  • Family Health Center of Worcester $25,000
    Dental Care, to increase access to essential dental services
    Discretionary Funds, Sarah B. and Dix F. Davis Fund
  • Fitchburg Cultural Alliance $8,000
    Rollstone Studios, for staffing to increase public access to the studio
    Discretionary Funds, Joseph A. Tosoni Fund
  • Friendly House $20,000
    The Frances Perkins Transitional Housing Program, required HUD matching funds
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund

  • Friends of the Worcester Public Library $6,000
    Museum Pass Program, to provide free admissions
    Discretionary Funds
  • Girls Inc., of Worcester $17,500
    General Operating Support, comprehensive programming for girls
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund
  • Greater Worcester Land Trust $5,000
    Volunteer & Membership Coordinator, to expand volunteers for land stewardship
    Discretionary Funds
  • Growing Places Garden Project $7,000
    Program Support, to offer backyard gardening support and nutrition education
    Discretionary Funds

  • Habitat for Humanity North Central Massachusetts $10,000
    Construction Assistant Intern, to produce affordable housing for families in need
    Discretionary Funds

  • HOPE Coalition $12,500
    The HOPE Coalition Mental Health Model, site-based mental health services at four centers
    Discretionary Funds
  • Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Worcester $10,000
    Homeless Family Support, to provide shelter and other services for homeless families
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund
  • Jericho Road Project $5,000
    Worcester Area Nonprofit Support, for board development programs
    Discretionary Funds, Worcester County Deputy Sheriffs Association Fund
  • Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester $12,395
    ESOL, to provide classes and tutoring in English for Speakers of other Languages
    H. Arthur Smith Fund
  • Lutheran Social Services of New England $12,500
    Assistance to Victims of Human Trafficking, support for people in the Worcester area
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund
 
 
  • Massachusetts Audubon Society $13,000
    Let's Go, for outdoor exploration and physical activity program at Worcester East Middle School
    Discretionary Funds, Max H. Kuhner and Eloise A. Kuhner Fund

  • Matthew 25, Inc. $10,000
    3 Benefit Terrace, for the Worcester area director to oversee property development
    Discretionary Funds, Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund
  • Montachusett Interfaith Hospitality Network $15,000
    Family Housing Program, operating support for services to homeless families
    Discretionary Funds, Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund

  • Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust $6,500
    MassLIFT Service Learning Program, for the youth service learning coordinator position
    Discretionary Funds, Greater Worcester Jaycees Fund

  • Museum of Russian Icons $4,500
    3 Museums 1 Great Day, audience engagement with the Worcester Art Museum and Tower Hill
    Discretionary Funds

  • NEADS/Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans $12,500
    Assistance Dog Training, to train service dogs for people with mobility challenges
    Discretionary Funds

  • North Quabbin Citizen Advocacy $8,000
    General Operating Support, to support volunteer advocacy friendships for people of all ages
    Discretionary Funds

  • Northbridge Council on Aging $5,000
    Transportation Coordinator, to coordinate transportation of elders to needed appointments
    Discretionary Funds
  • Oak Hill Community Development Corporation $17,500
    NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center of Worcester, classes for responsible homeownership
    Discretionary Funds

  • Our Father's House, Inc. $15,000
    Ensuring Wellness in Homeless Children, to increase the hours of the social worker
    Discretionary Funds, Joseph A. Tosoni Fund
  • Performing Arts of Northeast Connecticut $3,500
    Southbridge and Webster School Programs, to present the New Haven Symphony in schools
    Discretionary Funds

  • Quinsigamond Community College Foundation $16,000
    Women in Technology, for a high school collaboration teaching robotics to girls
    Discretionary Funds, Anna S. and Warren G. Davis Fund

  • Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center $13,331
    Comprehensive Case Management Services, advocacy services for refugees in Worcester
    Discretionary Funds, Jiji's Fund

  • Regional Environmental Council $17,500
    General Operating Support, for public education, gardening and youth engagement
    Worcester Credit Bureau Fund
  • Salisbury Singers $1,500
    Concert Season, to produce public concerts
    Discretionary Funds
  • Shrewsbury Public Library $4,500
    English Conversation Circle, to facilitate an ESOL learning circle in 2013
    Discretionary Funds

  • South High Community School $12,000
    Youth Leadership through Philanthropy, for the youth council to award for local need
    Discretionary Funds, Youth Opportunity Fund

  • Straight Ahead Ministries $15,000
    Worcester Youth Re-entry Project, for interventions that support disconnected youth
    Discretionary Funds, Fairman C. Cowan Fund

  • ValleyCAST $5,000
    ValleyCast, to produce a documentary on Whitinsville in the industrial revolution
    Discretionary Funds

  • Veterans, Inc. $20,000
    Veteran Peer Specialist, to serve those returning from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan
    Discretionary Funds, Lois Anne Memorial Fund

  • VNA Care Network and Hospice $7,500
    Worcester Elder Health Clinic, to provide health screenings at community-based sites
    Discretionary Funds, Central Massachusetts Health Standards Fund
  • Worcester Anti-Foreclosure Team $2,500
    WAFT grassroots campaign, to inform homeowners of their options under foreclosure
    Discretionary Funds

  • Worcester Chamber Music Society $6,000
    Education and Outreach, for community education and free access to concerts
    Discretionary Funds

  • Worcester Community Housing Resources $20,000
    Affordable Housing, operating support for 2013 efforts to develop housing
    Discretionary Funds
  • Worcester Roots Project $10,000
    Staffing, to train staff and educate residents about environmental health topics
    Worcester Credit Bureau Fund

  • Worcester Youth Center $15,000
    Operating Support, to provide youth with opportunities and support
    Discretionary Funds

  • YMCA of Central Massachusetts $12,000
    Minority Achievers Program, for academic support and career exploration services
    Shepherd Knapp School Fund
  • YWCA/Daybreak Resources for Women & Children $10,000
    Daybreak Services, for advocacy, counseling, and support for women dealing with domestic violence
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund

  • YWCA of Central Massachusetts $7,500
    Domestic Violence Community Education, to educate about violence and promote healthy relationships
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund 

______________________
Total Grant Awards: $650,566

Spring 2012

  • Abby's House $20,000
    Operating Costs: general operating support to provide vital services to homeless women and children
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund
  • African Community Education Program $15,000
    Operational Support: for an academic support program and outreach services for immigrant children and their families
    Barbara E. and William E. Christensen Fund, Discretionary Funds

  • ARTSWorcester $10,000
    General Operating Support: to serve visual, literary, and performing artists
    Fund for the Arts and Humanities

  • Auburn Youth and Family Services $10,000
    Youth Development Programs and Services: to provide high impact programs and activities for children and youth of Auburn
    Discretionary Funds

  • Bancroft School $10,500
    Worcester Partnership: to engage children from Elm Park Community School in enrichment programs at Bancroft
    Robert S. and Helen A. Bowditch Fund, Discretionary Funds

  • Best Buddies Massachusetts $4,000
    The Worcester CountyHigh School and College Frienship Project: to provide one-to-one friendships for people with and without intellectual disabilities
    Discretionary Funds

  • Boys & Girls Club of Worcester  $10,000
    Summer Time Learning Loss: for staffing training and to implement high yield learning activities at summer camp
    Main South Fund, Discretionary Funds

  • Camp Putnam, Inc $10,000
    Residential Summer Camp: for campership assistance for low-income youth from Worcester and surrounding towns
    Discretionary Funds

  • Children's Friend, Inc. $10,000
    Treatment Access Fund: to provide mental health services to children and families who would otherwise be unable to obtain therapeutic support
    Lorraine Crepeau Fund, Discretionary Funds

  • Church of Saint Luke the Evangelist $4,000
    Adult ELL Program: for teachers and coordinators, and to purchase student textbooks for English Language Learners
    Discretionary Funds
  • City of Worcester Health and Human Services $20,000
    Senior Support Team: to support coordindated outreach efforts that connect  frail and vulnerable seniors to needed services
    Olive I. and Anthony A. Borgatti Jr. Fund, Discretionary Funds

  • Cleghorn Neighborhood Center $7,500
    Empowerment Through Education: to support ESL, GED, computer and leadership training classes
    Joseph A. Tosoni Fund

  • Colleges of Worcester Consortium, Inc. $8,000
    Collegiate Success Institute: to engage Worcester high school students in financial literacy and career exploration
    Discretionary Funds

  • Community Healthlink $12,000
    Together For Kids: to support early childhood menthal health prevention model for YWCA preschoolers
    Francis A. and Jacquelyn H. Harrington Human Services Fund, Discretionary Funds

  • Discovery Museums $5,000
    Open Door Connections: to engage Worcester elementary school children in hands on science, math, technology and engineering activites in classrooms and at the museum
    Discretionary Funds

  • Dress for Success Worcester Inc. $7,000
    General operating support: to support programs that promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women
    Discretionary Funds

  • Dynamy, Inc. $15,000
    Youth Academy: for academic and leadership programs to prepare low-income, first-generation Worcester Public high shcool students for college success
    Youth Opportunity Fund

  • EcoTarium $7,500
    Real Math Real Science 2012-2013: for a collaboration with Mass Audubon to teach investigational science and math to 7th grade Worcester Public School students
    Discretionary Funds

  • Family Health Center of Worcester $23,000
    Transitioning to Stability: to provide health care and case management support for homeless children and families
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund

  • Family Health Center of Worcester $7,202
    Centering Pregnancy: to provide services that improve positive birth outcomes for high risk low-income women
    Lund Pioneer Fund

  • First Night Worcester $8,000
    First Night Worcester 2013: toward the annual festival of the arts in downtown Worcester and related educational partnerships
    Fund for the Arts and Humanities, Discretionary Funds

  • Habitat for Humanity-MetroWest/Greater Worcester $12,000
    General operating support: to support the affordable housing program
    Micah Housing Corporation Fund, Discretionary Funds

  • Heywood Hospital $10,000
    Murdock Health Center: administrative support for the care coordination and outreach services
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund

  • Horizons for Homeless Children $8,000
    Central Region Playspaces: to design and equip playspaces in homeless shelters and to recruit volunteers to engage children in developmentally-appropriate play
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund

  • House of Peace and Education $15,000
    Operating support: to empower women and children through skill and charachter building and job readiness programs
    Curtis G. Watkins Education Fund, Discretionary Funds

  • Household Goods Recyling of Massachusetts $7,000
    General Operating: to collect and distribute quality furniture and household goods to individuals and families in need
    Discretionary Funds

  • Jewish Family Service of Worcester $9,000
    School based Consultation to Improve Social/Emotional Skills: to subsidize in school mental health intervention strategies and services
    Saint Vincent Healthcare Fund, Discretionary Funds

  • Joy of Music Program $10,000
    Financial Aid Program: need-based scholarships for students
    Discretionary Funds

  • LUK Crisis Center $5,400
    Family Mediation Services: to work with families as part of the COMPASS Project to reduce teen and young adult homelessness
    Discretionary Funds

  • Lutheran Social Services of New England $17,500
    Economic Advancement for Refugee Women: for a financial literacy course and focus on a craft collaborative
    Corinne Charron Turner Fund, Discretionary Funds

 

  • Master Singers of Worcester $4,000
    Hecho en Mexico: for a Spring 2013 performance and reception at Tuckerman Hall
    Discretionary Funds

  • Mohegan Council Boy Scouts of America $12,000
    ScoutReach: to instill positive values and help young people achieving their potential at site-based locations in Worcester county
    Lorraine Crepeau Fund

  • MSPCC $8,000
    MSPCC Connecting Families Program: to provide Worcester operational support to connect familes with vital community services and resources
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund

  • Nativity School of Worcester $10,000
    Nativity Fellows Program: to provide students with talented and passionate teachers
    James J. and Patricia A. Moynihan Fund, Discretionary Funds

  • North Brookfield Youth Center $10,000
    General support: for academic and enrichment programs for children
    Discretionary Funds

  • Oak Hill Community Development Corporation $12,500
    Community Stabilization and Development: for general operating support for affordable housing and community building efforts
    Worcester Credit Bureau Fund

  • Old Sturbridge Village $150,000
    Campaign for Old Sturbridge Village - Debt Elimination: toward Old Sturbridge Village’s campaign to pay off two loans totaling $4 million
    Robert W. Booth Fund in Memory of George F. Booth

  • Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester $5,000
    Sustainability and Growth: to support the music school
    Discretionary Funds

  • Pathways for Change $12,500
    Rape Crisis Hotline and Counseling: to provide multicultural education and prevention services to individuals impacted by sexual violence
    Worcester Credit Bureau Fund

  • Pleasant Street Neighborhood Network Center $8,000
    Operating Support: to create safe, attractive and livable communities for a diverse group of Piedmont area residents
    Providence & Worcester Railroad Company Fund, Discretionary Funds

  • Preservation Worcester $10,000
    General support: for education and advocay to preserve the built environment
    Discretionary Funds

  • Rachel's Table $13,000
    Food rescue in Worcester: for food recovery and children's nutrition at summer meal programs
    Elkanah B. Atkinson Community and Education Fund, Discretionary Funds

  • Rainbow Child Development Center $15,000
    Preschool Program: to provide a quality education for vulnerable young children
    Marian B. Kubelus and Marian Zell Nesbit Memorial Fund, Discretionary Funds

  • Rise Above Foundation $5,000
    Foster Children Activities: to provide special events outside the reach of area foster children
    Irving N. and Annabel Wolfson Fund, Discretionary Funds

  • Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts $14,000
    Operating Support: to engage Southeast Asian youth and families in community
    Discretionary Funds

  • Spanish American Center $6,000
    English for Speakers of other Languages: for ESL classes
    Discretionary Funds

  • Stand for Children Leadership Center $7,500
    Expansion of Worcester Chapter: to train parents in leadership skills to advocate for better schools
    Discretionary Funds

  • Tenacity, Inc. $9,000
    Summer Tennis & Reading Program: for a free summer enrichment program involving reading and tennis for youth across the city
    Andrew N. Ahlfors and Helmi E. Ahlfors Fund

  • Twin Cities Community Development Corporation $12,500
    Strong Neighborhoods Campaign: to support community organizing activities in Fitchburg and Leominster
    Discretionary Funds

  • UMass Memorial Health Care, Inc. $5,000
    Mobile Safety Street: to operate an injury prevention education program in Worcester Public Schools and city sites
    Central Massachusetts Health Standards Fund

  • Valley Residents for Improvement, Inc. $18,000
    Summer Program: For summer day camp at Lakeside Apartments with Worcester Housing Authority and YMCA of Central MA
    Marian B. Kubelus and Marian Zell Nesbit Memorial Fund

  • VSA Arts of Massachusetts $5,000
    Worcester Arts Expansion Program: for arts-based instruction for students with or without disabilites
    Discretionary Funds

  • WCUW, Inc. $10,000
    Operating Support: for the community radio station to manage volunteers and deliver culturally relevant programming
    Discretionary Funds

  • Webster Education Foundation $7,000
    Partnership After School For Student Success "For Girls Only": to promote healthy choices using SMART curricula
    Bradford J. Kemp Fund

  • Whitin Memorial Community Center $10,000
    Youth Outreach Programs: for Summer Youth Theatre, after-school and year round educational and recreational activities
    Discretionary Funds

  • Worcester Education Collaborative $9,000
    General Operating Support: to develop collaborations and partnerships that will improve public education in Worcester
    Discretionary Funds

  • Worcester Tree Initiative $5,000
    Planting and Caring for trees: to plant trees and create tree stewards in areas devasted by investations in Worcester and surrounding towns
    Discretionary Funds

  • YOU, Inc. $10,000
    The Upward Bound Scholars Program: to assist high school students transition to and succeed in college
    Sumner Lee Sharfman Fund, Discretionary Funds

  • YMCA of Central Massachusetts $13,000
    Kids on the Move: for an after-school program of youth centered exercise, nutritional education and interactive family activities
    Partnership Fund, Discretionary Funds

  • YouthNet $17,500
    YouthNet Summer 2012: for the summer evening program for young teens, including activities at area centers and onsite clinical support
    Youth Opportunity Fund, Discretionary Funds

  • YWCA of Central Massachusetts $15,000
    Young Parents Program: to enable teen mothers to complete their GED and pursue employment
    Francis A. and Jacquelyn H. Harrington Human Services Fund

    YWCA of Central Massachusetts $7,500
    Drop-In Respite Child Care: to provide emergency child care services for mothers in crisis or transition
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund

______________________
Total Grant Awards: 773,602

Fall 2011

Arts & Culture

  • Apple Tree Arts $5,000
    Early Childhood Head Start Music, for a comprehensive music
    curriculum for children at Head Start sites;
    Discretionary Funds, Child Wellness Fund

  • Claflin Hill Music Performance Foundation $5,000
    The Claflin Hill Symphony Orchestra: Cultural Access Program,
    for the 2012 performance season in Milford;
    Discretionary Funds

  • John Woodman Higgins Armory Museum $10,000
    Engaging History at the Higgins,
    to expand and enhance the museum's school programs;
    Worcester Credit Bureau Fund

  • Old Sturbridge Village    $15,000
    Educational Outreach Project,
    to support overnight educational fieldtrips for underserved students
    from Worcester Public Schools;
    Discretionary Funds

  • Performing Arts of Northeast Connecticut $3,500
    Southbridge, MA. School Program,
    for presentations at Southbridge elementary schools;
    Max H. Kuhner and Eloise A. Kuhner Fund

  • Salisbury Singers $1,500
    38th Season,
    for costs associated with the presentation of the performing season;
    Discretionary Funds

  • Worcester Chamber Music Society $4,500
    Educational and Community Outreach Programs,
    to increase public awareness and provide free and reduced ticket
    prices to concerts for people of all ages;
    Discretionary Funds

            

        Community Development

    • Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance $15,000
      Public Education and Advocacy,
      for community education and coalition building on issues of family homelessness
      and affordable housing;
      Discretionary Funds
    • Main South Community Development Corporation $7,500
      The Main South Promise Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (PNRI),
      to help fund the salary of the program coordinator;
      Discretionary Funds, Marian B. Kubelus and Marian Zell Nesbit Memorial Fund
    • Matthew 25, Inc. $6,000
      3 Benefit Terrace Rehab Project,
      to support the salary of the Worcester area director;
      Discretionary Funds
    •  New England Business Associates $7,200
      Worcester Office,
      to purchase computers for job skills training program for people with disabilities;
      Discretionary Funds

    • Oak Hill Community Development Corporation $17,500
      NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center,
      for programs to help low/moderate-income people purchase homes
      and for foreclosure prevention;
      Discretionary Funds

    • Polus Center for Social & Economic Development $6,944
      The World Gift Espresso Cafe,
      to provide employment opportunities for people with disabilities;
      Lund Pioneer Fund

    • Worcester Common Ground $15,000
      Affordable housing development,
      for neighborhood improvement and production of affordable housing;
      Discretionary Funds

    • Worcester Community Housing Resources $20,000
      Community Lending Program,
      to operate the loan fund program assisting nonprofit and individual homeowners;
      Discretionary Funds

      Education

    •  Bottom Line $10,000
      College Access Worcester,
      to help disadvantaged students with access to and success in college and career;
      Discretionary Funds, Shepherd Knapp School Fund

    • EcoTarium $15,000
      Real Math, Real Science: 7th Grade Program Pilot II,
      for a collaboration with Massachusetts Audubon to teach investigational science
      and math to seventh grade Worcester Public School students;
      Discretionary Funds

    • Latino Education Institute $17,500
      Club Educacion, to support ESOL and other programs for
      Latino families and children;
      Discretionary Funds, Robert S. and Helen A. Bowditch Fund

    • Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester $12,000
      General Operating,
      to provide ESOL tutoring and classes to refugees and immigrants;
      Discretionary Funds

    • Quinsigamond Community College Foundation $16,000
      Women in Technology Middle and High School Program,
      to provide Worcester Public School girls in grades 7-12
      with hands-on experiences
      in technology and engineering;
      Shepherd Knapp School Fund

    • South High Community School $10,000
      Youth Philanthropy Program,
      for the Youth Council to learn and serve by awarding grants to
      local areas of human need;
      Discretionary Funds, Greater Worcester Jaycees Fund

      Environmental

    • Massachusetts Audubon Society $10,000
      Let's Go at Worcester East Middle School,
      for the outdoor exploration program at Worcester East Middle School;
      Discretionary Funds, Max H. Kuhner and Eloise A. Kuhner Fund

    • Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust $6,500
      Service Learning Program,
      operating support for the service learning coordinator position,
      enabling youth to serve as volunteers;
      Discretionary Funds, H. Arthur Smith Fund

    • Regatta Point Community Sailing $7,500
      Deckhands, Summer Day Camp and Junior Programs,
      to provide full and partial scholarships for youth with financial need;
      Discretionary Funds

    • Regional Environmental Council $17,500
      UGROW, YouthGROW,
      to help urban youth and adults build and maintain community gardens;
      Worcester Credit Bureau Fund

       

 

  Health & Human Services

  • American Red Cross of Central Massachusetts $10,000
    Disaster Relief & Preparedness Service,
    to provide food, clothing, shelter and other services to people impacted
    by disasters in Worcester county;
    Discretionary Funds

  • Audio Journal $12,000
    Outreach and Development Coordinator Support,
    for general operating support to create additional community awareness
    and raise additional funds;
    Discretionary Funds, Central Massachusetts Health Standards Fund

  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest $17,500
    Bigs in Schools and Sites,
    to assist in providing one-to-one mentoring services to at-risk youth
    in Worcester and in South Worcester County in the next year;
    Marian B. Kubelus and Marian Zell Nesbit Memorial Fund

  • Blackstone Valley Boys & Girls Club $6,000
    Summer Camp Program,
    to provide scholarships for youth who need additional financial support;
    Discretionary Funds

  • Bridge of Central Massachusetts $16,000
    Safe Homes,
    to support operating and programming costs for GLBTQ youth;
    Discretionary Funds, Marc Needleman Memorial Fund

  • The CASA Project $14,000
    CASA Court Advocacy Program,
    to work with and advocate for abused and neglected children
    in Central Massachusetts juvenile courts;
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund

  • Centro Las Americas, Inc. $7,500
    The Latino Elder Program,
    to provide health screenings and social programming for Latino elders;
    Lorraine Crepeau Fund

  • Children's Friend $20,000
    School Age Mothers (SAM),
    to provide health and social services to pregnant and parenting teens
    in the Worcester Public Schools;
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund

  • Community Harvest Project, Inc. $12,500
    General operating support,
    to operate a fresh produce distribution program with community volunteers
    and in collaboration with Worcester County Food Bank;
    Lorraine Crepeau Fund

  • Community Legal Aid $14,000
    General Support for Worcester Area Services,
    to provide free civil legal representation to low-income individuals
    in the greater Worcester area;
    Discretionary Funds, Worcester Credit Bureau Fund

  • Dismas House of Central Massachusetts $15,000
    Richards Street House,
    to  provide housing and supportive services for homeless ex-offenders
    in Central Massachusetts;
    Discretionary Funds, Francis A. and Jacquelyn H. Harrington Human Services Fund

  • Elder Services of Worcester Area $7,500
    Nutrition Program,
    to support operational costs for home delivered and congregate meals
    for vulnerable, low income seniors;
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund

  • Family Health Center of Worcester $24,536
    Increasing Access to Dental Care and Oral Health Education,
    to provide affordable and essential dental services for low income adults;
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund, Sarah B. and Dix F. Davis Fund, Discretionary Funds
     
  • First Church Unitarian Universalist of Leominster $14,000
    Coffeehouse for GLBTQ Youth,
    for program operating costs such as staff and technology for the safe space for youth;
    Discretionary Funds

  • Friendly House $20,000
    The Frances Perkins Transitional Housing Program,
    to provide housing and supportive services to homeless families;
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund

  • Genesis Club $17,500
    Education and Employment Project,
    to provide club members with confidence and support as they work and attend school;
    Discretionary Funds, Olive I. and Anthony A. Borgatti Jr. Fund

  • Girls Inc., of Worcester $17,500
    Operating Support,
    to provide comprehensive programming for girls;
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund

  • Henry Lee Willis Community Center $10,000
    Family Care Academic Advising,
    to provide tutoring help for foster care youth and support high school graduation and college prep;
    Discretionary Funds, Harriet Miller Hight Education Fund with the Association of Colored Peoples
     
  • HOPE Coalition $12,500
    The HOPE Coalition Mental Health Model,
    to integrate an adolescent mental health model at Worcester area youth centers and programs;
    Discretionary Funds, Andrew N. Ahlfors and Helmi E. Ahlfors Fund

  • Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Worcester $10,000
    Operating support,
    to provide shelter and other services for homeless families in order to become self-sufficient;
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund

  • Jewish Family Service of Worcester $7,500
    The Child and Family Counseling program,
    to subsidize mental health counseling for low-income children and families;
    Discretionary Funds, Irving N. and Annabel Wolfson Fund

  • Lutheran Social Services of New England $12,500
    LSS Immigration Legal Assistance Program,
    to support legal counsel for GLBT persons and political asylees in Worcester;
    Discretionary Funds

  • Montachusett Interfaith Hospitality Network $13,000
    Operating Support,
    to provide emergency shelter and support to families in need of temporary housing;
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund

  • Montachusett Opportunity Council $15,000
    Green Acres Village Homework Center,
    to operate a safe space afterschool program for young people residing at Green Acres Village;
    Discretionary Funds, Joseph A. Tosoni Fund

  • NEADS/Dogs for Deaf and Disabled Americans $12,500
    Assistance Dog Team Sponsorship,
    to support the training of service dogs to enhance independence for people with disabilities;
    Discretionary Funds, Lorraine Crepeau Fund

  • New England Homes for the Deaf $8,000
    The Deaf Senior Citizen Outreach Program,
    to support recreational activities and educational workshops on aging and health care related topics;
    Discretionary Funds, Elkanah B. Atkinson Community and Education Fund

  • New Hope, Inc. $18,000
    MJ Leadenham Center,
    for supervised visitation and batterer intervention services at the Worcester center;
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund

  • North Quabbin Citizen Advocacy $8,000
    Program Operating in Worcester County,
    to support volunteer advocacy friendships for people of all ages;
    H. Arthur Smith Fund

  • Northbridge Council on Aging $5,000
    Transportation Program,
    for the position of transportation coordinator arranging volunteer drivers for medical appointments;
    Discretionary Funds, Lorraine Crepeau Fund

  • Our Father's House, Inc. $15,000
    Ensuring Wellness in Homeless Children,
    to provide access to medical and dental services for all children coming into the shelter;
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund

  • Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center $12,000
    Comprehensive Case Management Worcester,
    to resettle newly arrived refugees in Worcester;
    Discretionary Funds

  • Tri-Valley, Inc. $7,500
    Community Support Services,
    to provide individual, in-home services to low-income elders in South Central Massachusetts;
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund

  • VNA Care Network and Hospice $7,500
    The Worcester Elder Health Clinic,
    for outreach services to benefit vulnerable elders in the city of Worcester;
    Saint Vincent Healthcare Fund, Discretionary Funds

  • Worcester Youth Center $12,500
    Operating Support for 2012,
    to help serve Worcester's most at-risk youth;
    Discretionary Funds, Youth Opportunity Fund

  • YMCA of Central Massachusett $12,000
    The Minority Achievers Program, to support the academic support and career exploration
    initiative for minority middle and high school students;
    Discretionary Funds, Barbara E. and William E. Christensen Fund
     
  • YWCA of Central Massachusetts $7,500
    Domestic Violence Community Education,
    to provide violence prevention education workshops to school age children
    and adults in the greater Worcester area;
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund

  • YWCA/Daybreak Resources for Women & Children $10,000
    Daybreak Community-based Services,
    to provide outreach and services to women who are victims of domestic violence;
    Eliza D. and Cora J. D. Dodge Fund 

______________________
Total Grant Awards: 723,180

 

The Auburn Foundation

Supports charitable, educational, humanistic, and cultural activities to benefit the citizens of Auburn.

2013

  • Auburn Historical Society $4,000  
    Museum Floor Repairs
  • Auburn Youth and Family Services $4,500  
    Summer Youth Development Programs
  • Friends of Pappas Recreation Complex Corp. $4,500  
    Pappas Recreation Complex Playground Project
  • Massachusetts Audubon Society $5,000  
    Plant Science Program for Auburn Third Graders

____________________
Total Grant Awards:
$18,000

2012 

  • Auburn Youth and Family Services $3,000  
    Summer Youth Development Programs
  • Friends of Pappas Recreation Complex Corp. $4,000  
    Dr. Arthur and Dr. Martha Pappas Recreation Complex
  • Keeping Auburn Warm $2,500  
    Fuel Assistance for Auburn Residents
  • Massachusetts Audubon Society $5,000  
    Plant Science Program for Auburn Third Graders
  • Town of Auburn, Dept. of Recreation & Culture $1,500  
    Auburn Children's Summer Theater Camp
    ____________________
    Total Grant Awards:
    $16,000

2011

  • Auburn Historical Society $3,000
    Artifact Preservation and Storage Shed
  • Auburn Youth and Family Services $5,000
    Summer Youth Development Programs
  • First Congregational Church in Auburn $600
    Auburn Community Supper
  • Friends of the Senior Citizens Association $4,000
    Kitchen cabinet refacing
  • Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts $2,000
    Summer Camp for Girls
  • Massachusetts Audubon Society $5,000
    Auburn Initiative
  • Town of Auburn, Dept. of Recreation & Culture $2,000
    Auburn Children's Summer Theater Camp
  • Worcester Youth Orchestras $2,900
    General Support

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Total Grant Awards $24,500

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Community Ministries

Supports congregational-based social ministries in Worcester neighborhoods.

2013

  • All Saints Episcopal Church $3,000  
    Fun and Fab Friday
  • Concordia Lutheran Church $1,400  
    Kids' Express/Teen LOGOS
  • Elm Park Ministries $3,000  
    Elm Park Ministries Urban Day Camp
  • Marie Anne Center $3,000  
    Marie Anne Center Summer Activities for Children
  • Pernet Family Health Service $2,000  
    Community Computer Lab
  • Straight Ahead Ministries, Inc. $3,000  
    Straight Ahead Basketball League

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Total Grant Awards: $15,400

2011

  • All-Saints Episcopal Church $2,000
    Fun and Fab Fridays
  • Belmont Street Baptist Church $2,500
    English as a Second Language
  • Marie Anne Center $3,000
    Summer Activities for Children
  • Our Lady of Providence Church $1,000
    Lincoln St. Saints Basketball League
  • St. Peter's Parish $2,500
    Summer Community Service Project for At-Risk Teens
  • Trinity Lutheran Church $3,000
    Elm Park Ministries Urban Day Camp _______________________
    Total Grant Awards: $14,000

Fairlawn Foundation

Promotes excellence and innovation in healthcare delivery, education and research in the Worcester area.

2013

  • American Red Cross of Central and Western Massachusetts $25,000
    Health Care Workforce Training
  • Anna Maria College $15,000
    Fairlawn Foundation Nursing Scholarships
  • Becker College $15,000
    Fairlawn Foundation Nursing Scholarships
  • Central Massachusetts Area Health Education Center $45,000
    Medical Interpreter Certification Prep
  • Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center $88,500
    Health Care Connections
  • Family Health Center of Worcester $75,000
    Family Nurse Practitioner Residency Program
  • Massachusetts College of Allied Pharmacy and Health Science $15,000
    Fairlawn Foundation Nursing Scholarships
  • Quinsigamond Community College Foundation $15,000
    Fairlawn Foundation Nursing Scholarships
  • University of Massachusetts Graduate School of Nursing $20,000
    Fairlawn Foundation Nursing Scholarships
  • Worcester State Foundation $20,000
    Fairlawn Foundation Nursing Scholarships

 

Total grants awarded: $333,500

2012

  • Anna Maria College $15,000
    Fairlawn Nurse Scholars Program
    To provide tuition aid to nursing students enrolled at Anna Maria College
  • Becker College $15,000
    Fairlawn Nursing Scholarships
    To support nursing students who live in Worcester and have demonstrated a commitment to future employment here and who agree to serve as outreach ambassaors for nursing.
  • Central Massachusetts AHEC $35,000
    Medical Interpreter Training
    Seed funding to develop supports for more interpreters to secure certification
  • Heywood Hospital $20,000
    Non-Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT) Program
    To begin a pilot project with GAAMHA Transit serving high-risk and vulnerable patients with chronic disease.
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences $15,000
    Fairlawn Scholars Award Fund
    To support nursing students who live in the Worcester area and have demonstrated a commitment to future employment here and who agree to serve as outreach ambassaors for nursing.
  • Quinsigamond Community College Foundation $15,000
    Fairlawn Nursing Scholarships
    To provide scholarship support for students in the Associates Degree in Nursing and Practical Nursing Certificate programs who demonstrate commitment and financial need.
  • University of Massachusetts Graduate School of Nursing $20,000
    Fairlawn Nursing Scholars Program
    To support nursing students who live in Worcester and have demonstrated a commitment to future employment here and who agree to serve as outreach ambassaors for nursing.
  • Worcester State Foundation $20,000
    Fairlawn Nursing Scholars Program
    To support nursing students who live in Worcester and have demonstrated a commitment to future employment here and who agree to serve as outreach ambassaors for nursing.
  • Worcester State University $60,000
    The Future of Nursing
    A one year grant to establish the program in 2012

Total Grant Awards $225,000

2011

  • Anna Maria College $15,000
    Fairlawn Nurse Scholars Program
    to award as scholarship for qualified nursing students Spring 2012
  • Becker College $15,000
    Fairlawn Nursing Scholars Program
    for scholarship assistance for nursing students
  • Community Healthlink $90,000
    Improving Health for People with Mental Illness
    to develop and coordinate wellness programs for 400 clients.
  • Family Health Center of Worcester $67,000
    Family Nurse Practitioner Residency
    for salary support for FNP residents during fiscal year 2012
  • Fitchburg State University $150,000
    Educational Advancement
    for LPN's to implement a collaborative project to increase bachelor degrees in nursing.

 

  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science $15,000
    Fairlawn Scholars Award Fund
    to provide scholarship assistance to Worcester nursing students in Spring 2012
  • Quinsigamond Community College Foundation $15,000
    Fairlawn Nurse Scholars Program
    to provide scholarships to qualified nursing students in Spring 2012
  • University of Massachusetts Graduate School of Nursing $20,000
    Fairlawn Scholars Program
    to provide scholarships for nursing students at the graduate level in Spring 2012
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School/Commonwealth Medicine $90,000
    Central Massachusetts MOLST (Medical Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment)
    to develop and test a curriculum in order to implement MOLST throughout Central Mass by 2014.
  • Worcester State University $20,000
    Fairlawn Nurse Scholars Program
    to provide scholarships for qualified nursing students

 

Total Grant Awards: $497,000

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Improves the health status of vulnerable populations living in Central Massachusetts.

 

2014

 

 

  • Catholic Charities of Worcester $19,000
    Health Outreach & Education Project                   
  • Central MA Area Health Education Center $10,000
    Saavy Caregiver Program                     
  • Children’s Friend $16,000
    School Age Mothers Program                                    
  • Dismas House $5,000
    Family Farm medical transportation                                          
  • Family Health Center $20,000
    Homeless Families Program                                           
  • Genesis Club $5,000
    Health & Wellness Programs                                                        
  • Girl’s Inc. $6,500
    Promoting Healthy Lifestyles for At-Risk-Girls                                  
  • Pathway’s for Change $5,000
    Medical Accompaniment                                               
  • Pernet Family Health Services $15,000
    Expanding Maternal-Child Linkages                 
  • Planned Parenthood League, Worcester $10,000
    Bilingual Education and Outreach Project        
  • Rainbow Child Development $5,000
    Speech & Language Development                      
  • Southeast Asian Coalition $15,000
    Healthcare Access                                        
  • Worcester Division of Elder Affairs $7,000
    Promoting Health Aging                                   
  • YMCA of Central MA $8,030
    LIVESTRONG                                                                    
  • Y.O.U., Inc. $10,000
    Early Childhood Mental Health                                                       
  • Y.O.U., Inc. $16,000
    Pregnant & Parenting Teen                                                 
 
   
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2014 Fallon/OrNda Grants Total: $172,530

 

 2013
  • Abby's House $5,000
    Women's Center
    for nutrition education, dental care, fitness, and other health
    promotion services for women at the Center
  • AIDS Project Worcester $10,000
    Caring for Hepatitis C Exposure
    to provide rapid HEP C testing and counseling to high risk clients
  • Boys & Girls Club of Webster-Dudley $10,000
    Choices Program
    to provide mental health counseling and other supportive services
    and programs for youth ages 12-15
  • Catholic Charities Worcester County $15,000
    Health Outreach and Education Project
    for case management and direct services for vulnerable
    people in Southbridge
  • Children's Friend, Inc. $20,000
    School Age Mothers
    to  provide health and social services to pregnant and parenting
    teens in the Worcester Public Schools
  • City of Worcester Health and Human Services $15,000
    Promoting Healthy Aging Through Evidence-Based Programming
    to provide free, multi-lingual exercise and wellness classes
    at the Worcester Senior Center
  • Family Health Center of Worcester $20,000
    Homeless Families Program
    toward an additional case manager position to serve the
    growing numbers of newly sheltered families.
  • Genesis Club $5,000
    Healthy Living
    to support the health and wellness initiative for adults living
    with mental illness
  • Girls Inc., of Worcester $7,500
    Promoting Healthy Lifestyles for At-Risk Girls
    to provide programming in fitness and nutrition to encourage
    physical fitness and wellness for economically disadvantaged girls
 
  • Pathways for Change $4,222
    Medical Accompaniment
    for coordinated response for victims of sexual assault
    and abuse at hospitals and/or via the hotline
  • Pernet Family Health Service $5,000
    Linking Mothers and Babies to Long-Term Support
    to prevent health risks for vulnerable young mothers and
    their new born infants
  • Rainbow Child Development Center $5,000
    Speech and Language Development Program
    for continued support to assist children ages 2.9 - 5 years to enter
    kindergarten ready to learn
  • Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts $15,000
    Healthy Mind, Healthy Life
    to support health and mental health access to the Asian communities
    in the Worcester area
  • UMass Memorial Foundation $5,000
    Asthma Home Management for Children in Worcester Public Schools
    to help parents, schools and providers upgrade skills in respiratory
    assessment and use of inhalers
  • VNA Care Network and Hospice $5,000
    Improving Patient Care: Low Level Light Therapy
    pain management for home bound and frail patients
  • Y.O.U., Inc. $20,000
    Pregnant and Parenting Teen Program
    to provide skilled nursing, prenatal education, and case management to
    teenage parents in Southern Worcester County
  • Y.O.U., Inc. $10,000
    Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation
    to provide on-site counseling services to young children in need of
    behavioral assistance and to work with staff to support them in the classroom
_______________________
2013 Fallon/OrNda Grants Total:
$176,722

2012

  • Abby's House $5,000  
    Women's Center
    For nutrition education, dental care, fitness, and other health promotion services for
    women at the Center
  • AIDS Project Worcester $7,325
    STI Clinic Construction
    For costs associated with expansion of space for counseling and testing
  • Boys & Girls Club of Webster-Dudley $7,000
    The Choices Program
    To provide mental health counseling for youth ages 12-15 4 nights a week
  • Catholic Charities Worcester County $15,000
    Health Outreach and Education Project
    For case management and direct services for vulnerable people in Southbridge
  • Children's Friend $20,000  
    School Age Mothers Program
    To provide health and social services to pregnant and parenting teens in the
    Worcester Public Schools
  • City of Worcester Health and Human Services $15,000  
    Promoting Healthy Aging Through Evidence-Based Programming
    To provide free, multi-lingual exercise classes at the Worcester Senior Center and for
    a public information campaign to increase participation and awareness
  • Community Healthlink $10,000
    St. Johns Health Care Clinic
    To support medical staff once a week to work with adults in need of medical care
  • Family Health Center of Worcester $20,000
    Homeless Families Program
    Toward an additional case manager position to serve the growing numbers of
    newly sheltered families
  • Genesis Club $5,000
    Promoting Healthy Lifestyles
    To support regular exercise, nutrition and smoking cessation programming
 
 
  • Our Father's House, Inc. $7,000
    Ensuring Wellness in Homeless Children
    To provide access to medical and dental services for all children coming into the shelter
  • Pathways for Change $3,000
    The Medical Accompaniment Services
    On-Calls status as well as Hospital Response
  • Pernet Family Health Service $5,000
    Linking Mothers and Babies to Long-Term Support
    Support for case management services and nursing visits to prevent families in crisis from falling through the cracks
  • Rainbow Child Development Center $7,500
    Speech and Language Development Program
    For continued support to assist children ages 2.9 - 5 years to enter kindergarten ready to learn
  • Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts $15,000
    Access to Healthcare Project
    To reduce health disparities, promote healthy lifestyles and to be a bridge for access to health care
  • UMass Memorial Health Care, Inc. $10,000
    Better Breathing for Children in Worcester Public Schools
    To help school nurses upgrade skills in respiratory assessment and use of inhalers
  • Y.O.U., Inc. $20,000
    The Pregnant and Parenting Teen Program
    To provide skilled nursing, prenatal education, and case management to teenage parents in Southern Worcester County
  • Y.O.U., Inc. $15,000
    The Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Program
    To provide on-site counseling services to young children in need of behavioral assistance and to work with staff to support them in the classroom
  • YMCA of Central Massachusetts $5,000
    LIVESTRONG
    To support an evidence based exercise and healthy living program for cancer survivors
 
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2012 Fallon/OrNda Grants Total:
$191,825

2011

  • Abby's House $5,000
    The Women's Center
    For nutrition education, dental care, fitness, and other health promotion services for women at the Center
  • Boys & Girls Club of Webster-Dudley $10,000
    The Choices Program
    To assit with staff and mental health counseling for youth ages 12-15
  • Catholic Charities $19,000
    Worcester County Health Outreach and Education Project
    For case management and direct services for vulnerable people in Southbridge
  • Children's Friend $20,000
    School Age Mothers (SAM) Program
    To improve the health of teen parent and their children
  • City of Worcester Health and Human Services $10,000
    Promoting Healthy Aging
    To provide free, multi-lingual exercise classes at the Worcester Senior Center and for a public information
    campaign to increase participation
  • Community Healthlink $15,000
    Triage Center Nursing Care
    To help support a part-time nurse for the new triage center for homeless individuals
  • Family Health Center of Worcester $20,000
    Homeless Families Program
    Toward an additional case manager position to serve the growing numbers of newly sheltered families
 
  • Pernet Family Health Service $15,000
    Safety Net Services
    For a half-time case manager
  • Pregnant and Parenting Teen Program $20,000
    Pregnant & Parenting Teen Program
    To provide skilled nursing, prenatal education, and case management to teenage
    parents in Southern Worcester County
  • Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts $15,000
    The SEAC Health Access Project
    To maintain a part-time health outreach coordinator
  • Spectrum Health Systems $10,000
    Primary Care/Behavioral Health Integration Project
    To purchase medical equipment for a new primary care medical exam room
  • UMass Memorial Foundation $10,000
    UMass Memorial Ronald McDonald Care Mobile
    Towards the purchase of a new Care Mobile that improves access to health and dental care
  • YMCA of Central Massachusetts $10,000
    Men's Health and Family Services
    To engage men from communities of color in Worcester with information about important health screenings
  • Y.O.U., Inc. $15,000
    Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation
    For consultation services in early child care centers in identified neighborhoods

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2011 Fallon/OrNda Grants Total: $194,000

 

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Created by the Class of 1966 to promote innovative school-based educational projects in Killingly, CT.

2013

  • Goodyear Early Childhood Center $380
    For materials to be used in fine-motor activities.
  • Killingly Central School $150
    For poetry books and refreshments for an evening
    Poetry Cafe for students and parents.
  • Killingly High School $321
    For 3 document cameras, and accessories, to support
    9th grade English instruction.
  • Killingly Intermediate School $200
    For four Kindle chargers.
 
  • Killingly Intermediate School $130
    For an Avervision document camera.
  • Killingly Intermediate School $252
    For 2 video cameras and other recording equipment.
  • Killingly Intermediate School $300
    To take 25 students to visit the Mark Twain
    house and museum in Hartford, CT.
  • Killingly Memorial School $520
    For a digital projector, document camera,
    and accessory equipment.
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Total 2013 FOLK Fund Grants:
$2,253


2012
 

  • Killingly Central School $250
    For curriculum supplies for a summer program
    for children with Autism Spectrum disorders
  • Killingly Central School $250
    To fund a portion of the Summer Reader celebration
    assembly being held in September 2012
  • Killingly High School $200
    To purchase gift cards for the ALPS Assessment
    and Rewards Program
  • Killingly High School $500
    For a class field trip to Concord, Massachusetts
 
 
  • Killingly Intermediate School $500
    For the purchase of four Kindles and downloadable
    books
  • Killingly Intermediate School $400
    To purchase Boardmaker Plus, an educational
    software for curriculum development
  • Killingly Memorial School $250
    To help fund the Mad Science Assembly in
    September 2012
  • Killingly Memorial School $640
    To purchase Summer Reading Challenge books
    for 80 students

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Total 2012 FOLK Fund Grants:
$2,990

2011

  • Killingly Central School $400
    Reading for Safety's Sake
  • Killingly Central School $150
    High-Interest Periodicals for Struggling Readers
  • Killingly Central School $250
    Field trip to Mystic Aquarium for grade 1
  • Killingly Memorial School $250
    Fine Motor Readiness for Kindergarten Curriculum
  • Killingly Intermediate School $500
    Be a Historical Explorer and a Muse Composer
 
  • Killingly Intermediate School $250
    Travel by train!
  • Killingly Intermediate School $200
    Social Skills-multimedia
  • Killingly Intermediate School $400
    Killingly Connections
  • Killingly High School $400
    Project SEARCH
  • Killingly High School $400
    American Citizenship Course State Capitol Field Trip

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Total 2011 FOLK Fund Grants: $3,200

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Mary B. Grogan Fund for Youth

A resource for recreational and educational programs for the youth of Millbury.

2013

  • Millbury Memorial Jr./Sr. High School $1,000  
    For Terry Hamilton's Environmental Science Class
  • Millbury Public Library $600
    For the "Celebrity Readers" radio literacy program
  • Town of Millbury $1,000
    For the Millbury Youth Commission
    Total Grant Awards: $2,600

2012

  • Friends of the Millbury Public Library $1,072  
    Animal Vacation Children's Program Series
    for the "Animal Vacation" children's program
  • Friends of the Millbury Public Library $650  
    Celebrity Readers programs
    for support of specific Celebrity Readers shows, as outlined in your application

    Total Grant Awards: $1,722

2011 

  • EcoTarium $500  
    Millbury Youth Accessibility Program
    to support summer program youth and chaperones to visit the museum for a field trip
  • Millbury Historical Society $200  
    Bringing the Grass Hill School to Life
    to assit with providing a field trip for second grade students to a 1861 school house
  • Millbury Memorial Jr./Sr. High School $700  
    Environmental Science Class
    to support the senior class with supplies and transportation costs associated with learning about,
    and teaching environmental issues and recycling
  • Millbury Public Library $650  
    Celebrity Readers
    to continue bi-monthly career exploration and educational programming, including a special summer series
  • Millbury Public Library $392  
    School vacation programs
    to bring in interactive animal adventures to support learning and reading for youth

     Total Grant Awards: $2,442
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Jeppson Fund for Brookfield

Established in 1977 for civic and community projects that make life better for the citizens of Brookfield.

2013

 

  • A.P.P.L.E. Seed, Inc. $2,000
    Publish the Brookfield Citizen Newspaper
  • Brookfield Police Department $1,714
    Child Safety Seat Program
  • Merrick Public Library $2,000
    Pre-School Music Therapy Activities

    Jeppson Memorial Fund for Brookfield $5,714

2012 

  • A.P.P.L.E. Seed, Inc. $1,650
    Publish the Brookfield Citizen                 
    to cover printing costs
  • Brookfield Cemetery Commission $1,350                 
    Historic gravestone cleaning                   
    to purchase professional quality cleaning solution
  • Brookfield Ecumenical Food Pantry $500                  
    Food Assistance
    to help families and individuals in need
  • The Brookfield Fund $500
    Emergency Assistance
  • Friends of the Brookfield Town Hall $2,000              
    Planning & Development                         
    for costs associated with marketing, printing and mailing


    Jeppson Memorial Fund for Brookfield Total: $ 6,000

2011

  • A.P.P.L.E. Seed, Inc. $1,200
    Publish a monthly newsletter
    Cost of printing and postage for 2 to 3 months
  • Brookfield Ecumenical Food Pantry $766
    Food Assistance
    To help families and individuals in need
  • The Brookfield Fund $766
    Emergency Assistance
    To provide emergency funds for utilities and other household needs
  • Brookfield Police Department $2,000
    Infant car seats
    To purchase switchable infant car seats for distribution to town residents
  • Merrick Public Library $1,500
    Children's Music Therapy
    For professional fees for fiscal year 2012

Jeppson Memorial Fund for Brookfield Total: $ 6,232

 

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Supports projects and programs benefiting residents of Leicester.

2013

  • Harvest Fair Committee $2,500  
    LEICESTER HARVEST FAIR 2013 COMMITTEE
  • Hearts for Heat, Leicester Chapter $4,000  
    Leicester Hearts for Heat
  • Hope in Hands Community Garden $250  
    Hope in Hands Community Garden
  • Leicester Council on Aging $5,000  
    Outreach
  • Leicester Police Department $4,500  
    Emergency Automatic Defibrillator "AED"
  • Leicester Police Department $2,500  
    D.A.R.E. DRUG ABUSE RESISTANCE EDUCATION
  • Leicester Summer Concert Series Committee $3,500  
    Leicester Summer Concert Series 2013
  • Massachusetts Audubon Society $3,500  
    Investigations into the Natural World: A Kindergarten and Second Grade Experience
  • Senior Citizen Club of Leicester $2,250  
    Entertainment and Speakers for Senior Citizen Club of Leicester
  • St. Joseph and St. Pius X Parishes $5,000  
    Leicester Food Pantry
  • Town of Leicester $2,000  
    Leicester's 300th Founder's Day
  • YWCA of Central Massachusetts $1,950  
    Violence Prevention Education
    _______________________
    Total Grant Awards:
    $35,743

2012

  • Harvest Fair Committee $2,850  
    Leicester Harvest Fair 2012
  • Hearts for Heat, Leicester Chapter $5,000  
    Helping neighbors with their heating needs
  • Leicester Council on Aging $5,000  
    Outreach Coordinator
  • Leicester Police Department $2,700  
    D.A.R.E (Drug Abuse Resistance Education)
  • Leicester Police Department $2,395  
    A.E.D. (Automatic Emergency Defibrillator)
  • Leicester Public Library Capital Campaign $4,500  
    Leicester Library Renovation Campaign
  • Leicester Summer Concert Series Committee $5,000  
    Leicester Summer Concert Series 2012
  • Massachusetts Audubon Society $4,012  
    Leicester Education Program 2012-13
  • Senior Citizen Club of Leicester $2,250  
    Entertainment and Speakers
  • St. Joseph and St. Pius X Parishes $5,000  
    Leicester Food Pantry _______________________
    Total Grant Awards:
    $38,707

2011

  • Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary $3,445
    Leicester Education Program 
  • Christ Episcopal Church $1,000
    Hope in Hands Community Garden
  • Harvest Fair Committee $2,000
    Leicester Harvest Fair 2011 
  • Leicester Council on Aging $5,000
    The Outreach Worker  
  • Leicester Police Department $3,000
    D.A.R.E. (Drug abuse resistance education)
  • Leicester Public Library $5,000
    Capital Campaign
  • Leicester Summer Concert Series Committee $3,000
    Leicester Summer Concert Series 2011
  • LMS Sports Boosters $6,000
    Leicester Middle School Sports Boosters
  • Senior Citizen Club of Leicester $2,000
    Entertainment and speakers
  • St. Joseph and St. Pius X Parishes $5,000
    LFP Program

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Total Grant Awards: $35,445

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

2013

  • Clinton Greenway Conservation Trust, Inc. $2,000
    Equipment Purchase
  • Community Harvest Project, Inc. $2,900
    Pilot Project: Nutrition Education
  • EcoTarium $2,500
    Technology Upgrade
  • Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center $3,000
    Edward M. Kennedy CHC CSA Connect Program
  • Family Health Center of Worcester $2,900
    Pediatric Advanced Life Support Training
  • Genesis Club $3,000
    College Campus Outreach Initiative to Improve
    Students' Mental Health
  • Girls Inc. of Worcester $3,000
    Girls Inc. E-Ventures in Reading
  • Grafton Land Trust $950
    Donor Management System
  • Jeremiah's Hospice, Inc. $3,000
    Professional Development
  • Matthew 25, Inc. $3,000 
    Computer Software Purchase
 
  • Pernet Family Health Service $3,000
    Technology Upgrade
  • Pleasant Street Neighborhood Network Center $2,000
    Vision and Planning
  • Preservation Worcester $1,500
    Technology Upgrades for Increased Capacity
  • Shrewsbury Youth & Family Services $2,770
    Telephone System Upgrade
  • Touchstone Community School $2,000
    Strategic Planning 2020
  • Uxbridge Free Public Library $1,500
    One Book, One Community
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute $1,000
    Northeast Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and
    Transgender Conference Funding
  • Worcester Revolution of 1774 $3,000
    Writing and production of pageant
  • Worcester Roots Project $2,500
    The Co-op Academy  
Total Grant Awards: $46,020

2012

  • Audio Journal, Inc. $1,500
    It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
  • Common Pathways $2,500
    Self-Sufficiency Workshops
  • Dress for Success Worcester Inc. $2,000
    Leadership Conference
  • Family Health Center of Worcester $3,000
    Medical Interpreters Conference 2012
  • Fruitlands Museum $1,065
    Small Equipment Purchase
  • Girls Inc. of Worcester $3,000
    Program Evaluation Software
  • Growing Places Garden Project, Inc. $3,000
    Planning and Evaluation
  • Joy of Music Program, Inc. $1,500
    Emergency grant to replace the server
  • Leicester Council on Aging $1,295
    Technology upgrade
  • Master Singers of Worcester $800
    Technology upgrade
  • Merriam-Gilbert Public Library $1,200
    Library Director's Conference Sponsorship
  • Music Worcester $2,235
    Box Office Compatibility
 
  • United Neighbors of Fitchburg Inc. $2,000
    Technology as a Strategy to Efficiency in Community Work
  • Uxbridge Free Public Library $3,000
    Uxbridge Works
  • Worcester Community Action Council $3,000
    2012 Youth Works Summer Program
  • Worcester Comprehensive Education & Care, Inc. $3,000
    Agency reorganization
  • Worcester Education Collaborative $3,000
    Academic Support Training 
  • Worcester Interfaith $540
    Match on Dry Grass Conference
  • Y.O.U., Inc. $2,000
    Bullying Remediation and Court Education Program

Total Grant Awards: $39,635

2011

  • Assabet Valley Pastoral Counseling Center $2,900 
     Merger of Assabet Valley and Worcester Pastoral Counseling Centers
  • City of Worcester Office of The Mayor $1,500
    Worcester Civic Academy
  • Culture LEAP $1,500
    Fundraising Consultant
  • Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center $1,621
    Refugee Groups and "Yoga Warriors" Pilot Project
  • Elm Park Center for Early Childhood Education $2,000
    Chestnut School Playground Construction Project
  • Girls Incorporated of Worcester $3,000
    Girls Inc. Regional Northeast Conference
  • Henry Lee Willis Community Center $2,000
    Social Justice Roundtable-Rethink Voting
  • John Woodman Higgins Armory Museum $2,750
    The Summer Museum Youth Assistant Program
  • Joy of Music Program $3,000
    Redesign the Recital Hall
 
  • Latino Education Institute $3,000
    Mayoral Commission on Hispanic Educational Excel
  • Pernet Family Health Center $1,675
    Crompton Park Ice Skating Rink
  • Pleasant Street Neighborhood Network Center $2,300
    New Neighbors/ESL
  • Preservation Worcester $2,000
    Image Management Project
  • Quinsigamond Village Community Center $3,000
    Quinsigamond Village Community Services
  • Regional Environmental Council $3,000
    Computer Upgrade Project
  • Worcester Center for the Performing Arts $2,000
    To host a one year exhibition of "The No Evil Project"
  • Worcester Chamber Music Society $3,000
    Free Family Concert
  • Worcester Film Works $2,500
    Movies on the Common
  • Worcester Roots Project $2,000
    Future Focus:Youth Media Training Pilot Project

 

Total Grant Awards: $44,246

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Water and Land Stewardship Fund

Improves the region’s environment through grants focused on water quality and related land use issues.

2013

  • Dudley Conservation Land Trust, Inc. $1,844
    Engaging Conservationists                
  • Greater Worcester Land Trust $3,000
    Trail, Soil and Water Conservation                
  • MA Audubon, Broad Meadow Brook $4,000
    Let’s Go!                                             
  • Miller’s River Watershed Council $2,500
    Blue Trails Expansion                        
  • North County Land Trust $2,500
    Land Stewardship                                                      
  • Regional Environmental Council $1,500
    Member & Donor Development                    

Total Awards $15,344

2012

  • Greater Worcester Land Trust $2,357
    The Shed
    to expand the existing rough sawn wooden shed
  • Habitat for Humanity-MetroWest/Greater Worcester $1,000
    Plantation Street Project
    to create rain gardens and purchase rain barrels for two homes
  • Massachusetts Audubon Society $5,000
    Broad Meadow Brook Let's Go! - Blackstone River Programs
    to cover the time for educators from Broad Meadow Brook to implement the fourteen trips
    within the Blackstone River watershed
  • Millers River Watershed Council $4,000
    Millers & Otter River Blue Trails
    for environmental stewardship activities
  • North County Land Trust, Inc. $4,000
    Land Steward Internship Position
    to assist with land stewardship activities

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2012 Grants Total:
$16,357

2011

  • EcoTarium $3,000                                       
    Upper Pond Aeration Program
    Will be used towards the purchase, installation and maintance of a floating fountain aeration system
  • Massachusetts Audubon Society $3,500            
    Broad Meadow Brook-Let's Go-Blackstone River Program

    F or Worcester East Middle students to hike, bike, canoe and learn about water quality monitoring in the Blackstone River corridor
  • Millers River Watershed Council $4,000
    The Watershed Stewardship Project (WSP)
    To organize and implement a long-term integrated digital marketing and promotion plan to include a website upgrade
  • Mohegan Council Boy Scouts of America $2,000
    The Mohegan Council's Ecology and Conservation (E-Con)
    To purchase binoculars, a microscope and other materials and supplies
  • North County Land Trust $4,000
    AmeriCorp Land Steward Service Position
    To partially support the salary of an AmeriCorp person to create "Baseline Documentation Reports" and perform other land stewardship responsibilities
    Water and Land Stewardship

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2011 Grants Total:
$16,500

 

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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.

Fall 2013

  • AIDS Project Worcester $3,000
    For the Nutrition Program to purchase an industrial refrigerator for the food pantry
  • Boys & Girls Club of Worcester $4,000
    For the Kids Cafe to pay teen assistant cooks and table captains
  • Catholic Charities Worcester County $1,375
    Emergency Stabilization Program to purchase a new freezer for the food pantry
  • Community Harvest Project, Inc. $3,000
    Nutrition Education to teach 4th and 5th grade Worcester students about fresh food and to raise their awareness of hunger
  • Community Legal Aid $5,000
    Refugee Advocacy Project to help newly arriving refugees access public benefits including food stamps
  • Dismas House of Central Massachusetts $3,000
    Nutrition Program to purchase three refrigerators or freezers
  • El Buen Samaritano Food Program, Inc. $2,067
    Equipment Purchase for a freezer with shelving
  • Friendly House $3,300
    Friendly House and Plumley Village Food Pantry to purchase two refrigerators; one for each
  • Growing Places Garden Project, Inc. $2,500
    Program Guide for Spanish translation of the Growing Guide, an instructional manual on raised bed gardening
  • Jeremiah's Hospice, Inc. $1,500
    Food Pantry to purchase a computer and printer dedicated to the food pantry
  • Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry $330
    Supplies- Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry to purchase shopping carts for use in the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry
  • Lutheran Social Services of New England $3,000
    New Lands Farm to support a collective of small-scale refugee farmers from Worcester
  • Our Father's House, Inc. $2,202
    Emergency Services to purchase kitchen appliances for the meals program
  • The Oxford Ecumenical Council, Inc. $900
    Food Pantry to purchase a small chest freezer
  • Rachel's Table $1,500
    Rachel's Table to purchase food safety supplies
  • Spanish American Center $2,600
    Food Pantry toward salary of the food pantry coordinator
  • Tri-Valley, Inc. $3,000
    Nutrition Program to purchase essential equipment for two feeding programs

    Total $42,274

Fall 2012

  • Blessed John Paul ll Parish/St. Vincent de Paul $1,500
    Truck expenses
  • Catholic Charities of Worcester County $1,500
    Freezer and transportation costs
  • Community Harvest Project $3,000
    Nutrition Education Initiative 
  • Community Legal Aid $5,000
    Refugee Advocacy Project
  • First Baptist Church of Leominster $3,000
    Counter materials/freezer
  • Gardner VNA $2,704
    Part-time case manager
  • Lutheran Social Service $3,000
    New Lands Farm
  • Montachusett Veteran’s Outreach Center $3,000
    Freezer/general operating
  • Our Father’s House $2,208
    Refrigerator/freezer                                                                                             
  • The Oxford Ecumenical Council $3,000
    Refrigerator                                                                          
  • Regional Environmental Council $3,000
    SNAP Benefits/Farmer’s Markets
  • St. Peter’s Parish/St. Vincent de Paul $3,000
    Freezer, shelving/tables
  • United Neighbors of Fitchburg/Cleghorn $2,000
    Materials purchase/labor                                          

Total $35,912

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Youth for Community Improvement

Supports Worcester-area programs that are making positive changes in the community.

2013 Grants

  • African Community Education Program $3,500
    Mentoring Program
    to increase the one-on-one mentoring pairs for refugee and immigrant youth
  • Community Harvest Project, Inc. $3,500
    Youth Outreach Initiative
    to connect local high school students to the mission of hunger relief in Worcester County
  • Friendly House $3,500
    Mentor Program
    to help create a Little Buddies Mentoring Program for up to twenty children
  • North Brookfield Youth Center $3,500
    Summer Program
    For Camp S.M.I.L.E. teens to develop a summer program for younger children, pre-K through 6th
  • Rachel's Table $3,500
    Summer Program
    To provide fresh fruits and vegetables for children at 40 summer sites in Worcester
  • Stetson School $2,500
    Organic Garden Program
    to purchase materials to sustain and grow the Fresh Start Organic Garden
    Total Grant Awards: $20,000

  • 2012 Grants
  • Easter Seals of Massachusetts $4,000
    Youth Leadership Group and Transition Program
    For leadership and community service opportunities for youth with disabilities.
  • Girls Inc., of Worcester $1,600
    Dear World: Voices of Worcester Girls
    To promote youth dialogue about child abuse and violence prevention through "Life is a Stage."
  • North Brookfield Youth Center $4,000
    Camp S.M.I.L.E.
    To support the youth lead summer camp with a focus on science, math and other experiencial opportunities.
  • Rachel's Table $3,788
    Summer Produce Program
    To purchase fresh fruits and vegetables for Worcester children.
  • Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts $3,787
    Youth Effect
    To increase youth engagement and leadeship development in the community and to prevent teen depression.
  • Worcester Interfaith $3,788
    Youth Jobs Initiative
    To support workforce development and job training for low-income Worcester inner-city youth.

Total Grant Awards: $20,963

2011 Grants

  • Children’s Friends $4,000
    Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Training for Clinicians
    To send a mental health clinician for specialized training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy to help prevent teen girls from committing suicide and from performing other self-destructive behaviors.
  • Cleghorn Neighborhood Center $800
    Project Swirl
    For Project Swirls to remove graffiti and paint murals in different neighborhoods in Fitchburg.
  • Friendly House $3,000
    Gym and Swim Counselor In Training (CIT) Program
    To support the Counselor in Training portion of the summer Gym and Swim program.
  • Girls Inc. of Worcester $2,000
    Dear World: Voices of Worcester Girls
    To support a summer component of the “Dear World: Voices of Worcester Girls” anti-bullying and expressive arts program.
  • Henry Lee Willis Community Center $3,000
    Hope House Residential Substance Recovery Program
    To build a basketball court at Hope House Residential Substance Recovery Program for young men in Leicester.
  • Quabbin Regional High School $3,000
    Breathe Fresh
    As part of the schools “Breathe Fresh” campaign, funds will go to purchase and install cigarette smoke detectors in Barre.
  • Regional Environmental Council $3,000
    YouthGROW Cooperitive Business
    For the YouthGROW Cooperative Business to pay for youth stipends and supplies.
  • Southeast Asian Coalition of Central MA $3,000
    Youth Effect Cultural Program
    To fund the Youth Effect Cultural program and to support high school Asian clubs.

Total Grant Awards: $21,800