Fund Listing

Since 1975, generous individuals, families and organizations have used the Foundation to manage their charitable giving through a named fund. The Foundation uses the income from these funds to make grants that support organizations and purposed defined by the donor.

Fund types

  • Discretionary and field of interest funds support the changing needs of the community
  • Donor advised funds allow donors to make grant recommendation
  • Designated and agency funds support a particular organization
  • Scholarship funds provide tuition assistance to student

Highlighted Funds

Your gift to any of these funds will help important community priorities and grow the good in central Massachusetts.

Fund for the Arts & Humanities supports cultural programs that enable expanded access to the arts, music, drama, and the humanities.

Community Response Fund enables donors to respond to urgent community needs as identified by the Foundation.

Directors & Corporators Fund provides flexible funding for leadership and special projects operated by the Foundation

Founders Fund is an endowment for community granting, dedicated to those individuals who were instrumental in the establishment of Greater Worcester Community Foundation in 1975.

General Scholarship Fund provides college scholarship awards to graduating high school seniors from Worcester and the area.

GLBT Endowment Fundcreated in 2005 thanks to an outpouring of support from the community, to foster safety and social equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals and their families.

Water & Land Stewardship Fund 
provides small grants to local grassroots activities intended to preserve and protect the natural environment and watersheds of Central Massachusetts.

Worcester Street Tree Fund is the only endowment dedicated to funding street trees in the city of Worcester.

Youth for Community Improvement Endowment Fund was created by the YCI Class of 2001, to expand the role of youth as leaders.

Youth Opportunity Fund invests in programs that help disadvantaged young people expand their horizons and develop networks of support.

The list below incorporates all the funds held by the Foundation. Some funds have links to web sites which will provide additional information.

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William and Rose Abbott Memorial Fund
(2015)
Agency
William and Rose Abbott Memorial Fund
Donate
Abby Kelley Foster House Fund
(2008)
Agency
Abby Kelley Foster House Fund
Donate
Abby's Empowerment Fund
(2009) for direct aid to residents of Abby's House.
Designated
Abby's Empowerment Fund
for direct aid to residents of Abby's House.
Donate
Morris and Ethel Abramoff Joy of Music Scholarship Fund
(2012)
Agency
Morris and Ethel Abramoff Joy of Music Scholarship Fund
Donate
Ruth and John Adam Fund
(2000) for innovative projects that assist disadvantaged children to succeed in school and beyond.
Field of Interest
Ruth and John Adam Fund
for innovative projects that assist disadvantaged children to succeed in school and beyond.
Donate
Andrew N. Ahlfors and Helmi E. Ahlfors Fund
(2002) to support youth in the city of Worcester and surrounding communities.
Field of Interest
Andrew N. Ahlfors and Helmi E. Ahlfors Fund
to support youth in the city of Worcester and surrounding communities.
Donate
Richard and Jeanne Ahlquist Community Service Scholarship Fund
(2015) to support graduating high school seniors from Grafton High School.
Scholarship
Richard and Jeanne Ahlquist Community Service Scholarship Fund
to support graduating high school seniors from Grafton High School.
Donate
George I. Alden Education Fund
(2010) for early childhood and adult basic education programs.
Field of Interest
George I. Alden Education Fund
for early childhood and adult basic education programs.
Donate
Hollis E. and Gwendolyn D. Alden Fund
(1977) to support Dana Hall School, Massachusetts Easter Seals, First Unitarian Church, UMass Memorial Foundation and Worcester Foundation for Biomedical Research.
Designated
Hollis E. and Gwendolyn D. Alden Fund
to support Dana Hall School, Massachusetts Easter Seals, First Unitarian Church, UMass Memorial Foundation and Worcester Foundation for Biomedical Research.
Donate
Rosalind Lee and Victor Ambros Fund
(2014)
Donor Advised
Rosalind Lee and Victor Ambros Fund
Donate
American Red Cross of Central Massachusetts Fund
(2000)
Agency
American Red Cross of Central Massachusetts Fund
Donate
Wallace D. and Dorothy M. Andrews Scholarship Fund
(2011) to support African American students in bioscience, mathematics, engineering or physics.
Scholarship
Wallace D. and Dorothy M. Andrews Scholarship Fund
to support African American students in bioscience, mathematics, engineering or physics.
Donate
Lois Anne Memorial Fund
(1993) to support human services through the foundation's community grant program.
Field of Interest
Lois Anne Memorial Fund
to support human services through the foundation's community grant program.
Donate
Argitis Family Fund
(2004)
Donor Advised
Argitis Family Fund
Donate
Clarence S. Arms Family Fund
(1986) to support the Visiting Nurse Association and the Worcester Public Library Talking Books Program.
Designated
Clarence S. Arms Family Fund
to support the Visiting Nurse Association and the Worcester Public Library Talking Books Program.
Donate
Isabel K. Arms Fund
(2015) to support a variety of community organizations.
Field of Interest
Isabel K. Arms Fund
to support a variety of community organizations.
Donate
Adolfo Arrastia Beacon of Light Scholarship Fund
(2005) to assist students who are affiliated with the Worcester Youth Center.
Scholarship
Adolfo Arrastia Beacon of Light Scholarship Fund
to assist students who are affiliated with the Worcester Youth Center.
Donate
Helen and Chuck Arsenault Memorial Scholarship Fund
(2000) to assist students from Leicester High School.
Scholarship
Helen and Chuck Arsenault Memorial Scholarship Fund
to assist students from Leicester High School.
Donate
Fund for the Arts and Humanities
(1993) to promote widespread support of the arts and humanities in greater Worcester.
Field of Interest
Fund for the Arts and Humanities
to promote widespread support of the arts and humanities in greater Worcester.
Donate
Elkanah B. Atkinson Community and Education Fund
(1986)
Donor Advised
Elkanah B. Atkinson Community and Education Fund
Donate

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