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Foundation today announced the awardees of its Leicester Savings Bank Fund. Over the past twenty-one years, the fund has been supporting the town and its residents in a myriad of ways, from town staples like the Harvest Fair and Summer Concert Series to responsive programs that are helping residents with immediate and basic needs. This year, the fund is even kickstarting new projects that are creating and preserving community spaces.
This year, grants total over $43,000. The 2019 grantees are:
The Foundation today announced the awardees of its Leicester Savings Bank Fund. The fund seeks projects that work to build a stronger community and improve the quality of life for all in Leicester through community development, education, recreation, human services, or the arts. Those organizations receiving funds this year are:
The Foundation is now accepting applications for its Leicester Savings Bank Fund. The fund is seeking proposals for projects that work to build a stronger community and improve the quality of life for all in Leicester. Specifically, the fund supports projects that:
Any non-municipal association or nonprofit organization serving Leicester is encouraged to apply. Grants are not generally awarded from this Fund to individuals or municipal agencies.
Applications must be received by April 13, 2018. For more information, contact Sarah Shugrue, firstname.lastname@example.org or (508) 755-0980 x109.
Established in 1997 with an endowment gift of $1 million to Greater Worcester Community Foundation, the Leicester Savings Bank Fund was created as a result of the merger between Country Bank for Savings in Ware with the Leicester Savings Bank. The Leicester Savings Bank Fund is a permanent charitable resource to benefit residents of Leicester, Massachusetts.
The Foundation is now accepting applications for its Leicester Savings Bank Fund. The fund, in its twenty first year of grantmaking, is seeking proposals for projects that improve community and quality of life for all in Leicester. Specifically, the fund is interested in projects that empathetically serve vulnerable members of the community, improve access to community resources, or support education, recreation and arts.
The Leicester Savings Bank Fund, created in 1997 with a $1 million gift from Leicester Savings Bank during its acquisition, honors the Bank’s longstanding commitment to the community. Since its establishment at the Foundation, it has granted over $872,000 to have projects that have been and continue to enhance the vibrancy of the Leicester community.
Any non-municipal association or nonprofit organization serving Leicester is encouraged to apply to the Leicester Savings Bank Fund. Grants are not generally awarded from this fund to individuals or municipal agencies.
Applications must be received by April 12, 2019. For more information, contact Sarah Shugrue, email@example.com or (508) 755-0980 x109.
All members of our community deserve meaningful opportunities to meet their needs and achieve their potential. For those individuals seeking to rise out of poverty, particular challenges may stand in their way. For this reason, it has long been a priority of Greater Worcester Community Foundation to support organizations that address the basic needs of Worcester County residents.
Founded in 2011, the Worcester County Food Bank Fund to End Hunger has been awarding grants to nonprofits that share the vision of hunger-free communities. This year, thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, the Foundation was also able to fund small capital projects for nonprofits working to alleviate hunger and homelessness through the Basic Needs Capital Grants program.
These two grant programs combined were able to award over $151,000 to 30 different organizations.
“Many of the organizations we see working in the hunger and homelessness sphere are lean operations,” said Foundation Program Officer Sarah Shugrue. “They often have to make tough choices when it comes to spending money and the irony is that they have their own basic needs.”
Appliances, storage equipment, vehicles, educational tools, and salary support are a few of the needs outlined in funded grant requests.
“These essentials can be difficult to acquire,” continued Shugrue, “While many funding sources can’t cover them, the Foundation can. Through the Fund to End Hunger and Basic Needs Capital Grants organizations are supported as they make critical capacity improvements that ultimately enable them to better serve their communities with efficiency, cultural competency, and dignity.”
The 2019 recipients of the Worcester County Food Bank Fund to End Hunger received a total of $61,910. Grantees include:
Basic Needs Grants totaled $90,000 and recipients include the following:
Greater Worcester Community Foundation is currently accepting grant applications for the Leicester Savings Bank Fund, a permanent charitable resource to benefit residents of Leicester, MA. The fund will supports projects that improve the quality of life and build a stronger community for Leicester residents of every age.
To receive funding, applicants must state how they will use the grant to do the following:
Any non-municipal association or nonprofit organization that serves residents of Leicester is invited to apply. Grants are available for capital expenditures (to acquire or renovate property or equipment) or for operating expenses of specific programs or projects undertaken by associations or organizations. The advisory committee is comprised of former trustees of Leicester Savings Bank and community members.
Applications must be received online by April 14, 2017. For more information, please contact Sarah Shugrue firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-755-0980.
Just finishing its 16th year, YCI has engaged nearly 200 teens from diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds since 1999 and awarded approximately $310,000 to 75 nonprofit organizations in Worcester County. The only non-school, youth grant making committee in Worcester County, YCI empowers area teens to make important funding decisions in the community and develop grant making and leadership skills.
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