Forms to Establish Funds and Gifts

For your convenience, we’ve included several forms that will cover most transactions you and your clients are likely to conduct with the Foundation. Of course you have wide discretion in the choice of wording you choose to employ in these forms, which simply offer suggested text.

Fund Agreements

Sample Agreement to create a Fund (Word Document)

Sample Bequest Language

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I give, devise and bequeath to Greater Worcester Community Foundation, a Massachusetts non-profit corporation (the "Foundation"), the following assets:

[insert specific assets, dollar amount, percentage, or residuary]

This gift will create an unrestricted fund (the “Fund”) for charitable purposes in accordance with the Articles of Association of the Foundation.

The Fund shall be named The _______________________ Fund.

Special Note

Please note that the above language is for informational purposes only and the Foundation staff can assist with the actual document preparation to ensure our ability to comply with the donor's wishes.

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I give, devise and bequeath to Greater Worcester Community Foundation, a Massachusetts non-profit corporation (the "Foundation"), the following assets:

[insert specific assets, dollar amount, percentage, or residuary]

The Fund shall be named The _______________________ Fund.

Annual distributions from the Fund, as determined in accordance with the distribution policies of the Foundation, shall be paid to or for the support of ____________________________ with the understanding that the Articles of Association of Greater Worcester Community Foundation gives its Board of Directors variance power should "circumstances have so changed since the execution of this instrument as to render unnecessary, undesirable, impractical or impossible a literal compliance with the terms of this instrument."

Special Note

Please note that the above language is for informational purposes only and the Foundation staff can assist with the actual document preparation to ensure our ability to comply with the donor's wishes.

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I bequeath __________________________________ (describe dollar amount, property to be given, or proportion of your residuary estate) to Greater Worcester Community Foundation, a Massachusetts non-profit to be added to the _______________________ Fund, a component fund of Greater Worcester Community Foundation, and I direct that this bequest become part of this Fund.

Special Note

Please note that the above language is for informational purposes only and the Foundation staff can assist with the actual document preparation to ensure our ability to comply with the donor's wishes.

Joe Stolberg, Chair of the PAN Committee at the Foundation.

“Our region has a significant asset in the Foundation,” says Joe Stolberg, the founding chair of PAN and Managing Partner of Stolberg, Ebbeling & Blanchette, LLP. “When clients put money in the Foundation, our clients and our community are well served.”             

“Our clients believe in us,” concludes Joe. “We believe in the Foundation. Everybody wins.”