What's Happening at the Foundation

Foundation Grants Over $151K to Build Capacity of Hunger & Homelessness Organizations

Awardees of the Fund to End Hunger and Basic Needs Capital Grants have been announced.

Now Accepting Applications for Community Grants

The Foundation’s largest competitive granting program of the year, Community Grants support nonprofit organizations that build healthy and vibrant communities through creating access to opportunity and upward mobility in Greater Worcester.

Now Accepting Applications for Creative Spark Mini-Grant Program

The grant program aims to enable organizations and individuals engaged in the creative sector to advance strategies outlined in the City’s Cultural Plan, released at the end of May in partnership with GWCF and Worcester Cultural Coalition.

Fairlawn Foundation Fund Grantees Announced

Over $332K Awarded to Address Mental Health Needs in Worcester

Leicester Savings Fund Grants Over $43K to Leicester Organizations

In it's 21st year of granting, this fund supports projects across a spectrum that benefit Leicester residents.

Foundation Awards Over $683K in Scholarships

Awards ranged from $300 to $5,000 and were given to 399 students who are beginning or continuing their college educations.

Completion of First Comprehensive Cultural Plan

The City of Worcester, in partnership with Greater Worcester Community Foundation and the Worcester Cultural Coalition, is pleased to announce the completion of the City of Worcester Cultural Plan, “Becoming Worcester: The Evolution of a Creative City.”

Creative Community Engagement Program Awards $260K to Local Arts & Culture Organizations

These resources are aimed to empower non-profits to develop innovative ways to increase engagement with diverse communities that represent Worcester’s changing demographics.

Fallon/OrNda Community Health Fund Awards Over $187K to Improve Access to Healthcare in Worcester

The fund advances projects that increase access to healthcare or health promotion services that address the social determinants of health.

The Foundation is Now Accepting Applications for Jeppson Memorial Fund

The Fund, established in 1977, provides grants for civic and community projects that help enhance the lives of Brookfield residents and enrich the cultural community.

Foundation Names Barbara Fields as New President and Chief Executive Officer

Search leads to former RI Housing CEO/Executive Director and founding Executive Director of the Rhode Island office of Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC).

Parlee Jones Receives Greater Worcester Community Foundation’s Renaissance Award

Foundation’s highest honor awarded to local community activist

Board Announces Celebration Dinner & Dance Honoring Ann Lisi

Join us June 25 as we celebrate Ann's tremendous career and legacy with the Foundation!

Now Accepting Applications for Worcester County Food Bank Fund to End Hunger

The fund is seeking proposals for projects that address hunger and food insecurity through innovative and sustainable solutions.

YCI Youth Program Receives National Recognition and Grant

Youth for Community Improvement (YCI), a young person-led grant-making committee of the Foundation, has been selected as a recipient of the Powers of Youth Challenge grant for a pilot project they have designed to empower young people.

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