O&E Site Visitors Program

Site Visits to our grantee organizations are a great way for GWCF volunteers, fund holders, and corporators to experience first-hand the work of our region's vibrant nonprofit community. The best visits end with participants informed and inspired, both by the work of the agencies, and by how the Foundation is having a real impact.

O&E visits are one of the best ways to fulfill my role as a Foundation Board member. The community benefits from so many thriving nonprofits. These visits provide me with the opportunity to witness how well our funds are being used.

Matt Wally, Foundation Board Member










At our 2018 visit to Community Harvest Project, we observed volunteers hard at work, tending fresh produce that will feed hungry families across Worcester County. Through partnerships and education initiatives, this impressive operation is making a real impact. Foundation support is helping to make it possible.

These visits are like a backstage pass. I’ve learned so much about the workings of non-profits and their missions. The professional staff makes it easy. Just show up with an inquisitive mind.

Scott Rossiter, Foundation Corporator

What To Expect On Your Visit:

  • You'll gain a unique, behind-the-scenes experience of nonprofits you know and others that you may not. Join us for as many visits as you like and broaden your perspective on Worcester County's hard working nonprofits.
  • Plan to dedicate about 2 hours to your visit. Time will be spent touring the organization and hearing from key staff.
  • Some reading materials may be provided in advance of the visit to help you get a sense of the funded programs you will be learning about.
  • You'll have the opportunity to take part in a short debriefing session led by a foundation staff member. Observations will be incorporated into a visit report that informs future grant decisions.
  • We hope you'll feel a sense of fulfillment having both learned something new and assisted the Foundation is this necessary annual check in!


Contact Jonathan Cohen, Vice President for Programs & Strategy

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