How You Can Support
Worcester Together: Central Mass COVID-19 Fund
 

We are hearing from many people in our community about how they can help, what they can do, and where to direct their gifts to have the greatest impact. We hope the following information will answer your questions and inspire you to be a part of this greater community call to action.

If you still have questions, please contact Kelly Stimson, Vice President for Donor Services, at kstimson@greaterworcester.org to get the answers you need.

FAQs

How can I make a gift to the Fund?

It’s easy to make a gift to Worcester Together. You can make a gift ONLINE with a CREDIT CARD via the link below. You can also TEXT WorcesterCovid19 to 243725 to give online. Giving online is our preference as the GWCF team is working remotely and can process your donation right away electronically!

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You may also give by CHECK made out to the Greater Worcester Community Foundation. Please include "Worcester Together" in the memo line and mail to: 

The Greater Worcester Community Foundation
370 Main Street, Suite 650
Worcester, MA 01608

I want to make a gift. Can I restrict my funding to a particular nonprofit?

Thank you for your generosity and concern for our neighbors. To ensure that we are able to meet the community’s evolving needs with flexible dollars as efficiently as possible, we are not accepting restricted gifts at this time.  

We encourage foundations, businesses and individuals to contribute to Worcester Together, a collaborative Fund with the City, United Way of Central Massachusetts and other funders. An Oversight Committee comprised of representatives from the partner entities, will guide the activities of the Fund to ensure it has maximum reach and effectiveness. 

In addition to making a gift to Worcester Together, we encourage you to support local organizations directly that need your help, with flexible operating funds. Please refer to our online giving page to make a donation.   

If I have a DAF at the Foundation, can I give from my DAF to this Fund?

Yes, this would be an easy way to participate by making a gift from your Donor Advised Fund. We encourage you to make grant through your DonorCentral portal. 

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Can you tell me more about your work with nonprofits during this pandemic?

Our highest and immediate priority is to meet the basic needs of our communities.

Our nonprofit partners are sharing that across the sector there is increased demand for services or for services to be delivered differently, a loss of income and challenges to long-term sustainability. Please refer to the Nonprofit section of the website for information on how we are facilitating the flow of dollars to where it is most needed. 
 

Is there a geographic focus for the funding?

Yes, priority will be given to 501 C(3) nonprofit community-based organizations or fiscally sponsored projects in the Greater Worcester region that includes 65 cities and towns of Worcester County. 

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