Why Give Through the Foundation

Greater Worcester Community Foundation is the leading philanthropic organization serving the region. Deep professional expertise, an unparalleled network of community partnerships and a record of effective, high-impact grant making have made the Foundation a key resource for those who seek to make a difference in the world.

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Experience and integrity

With professional and volunteer leadership of the highest caliber as well as a long and distinguished track record of community partnerships, the Foundation is a trusted civic and philanthropic leader.

Tax advantages

As a 501(c)(3) public charitable corporation [PDF], we offer maximum deductibility for income, gift and estate tax purposes. EIN: 04-2572276


We know our community’s challenges and work closely with the nonprofits striving to improve lives and conditions in our region. With our local expertise, we can match your passions with worthy programs that need and merit your support.


With our expert staff just a phone call away, comprehensive donor services and flexible options for giving, we make it easy for you to create the fund that fulfills your charitable and financial goals and we do all the reporting and administration.


Our citizen-run model keeps costs and fees low so more of your money goes to your cherished cause rather than administrative overhead.


Your fund becomes part of our professionally managed endowment, where over time it grows and gains grant making power. And as your grant making partner, we fulfill your charitable intentions in perpetuity.


The Foundation maintains and manages much information that must be kept confidential. The Foundation strives to treat all donors, grantees, applicants, board members, volunteers, and staff with the highest consideration for respect and privacy. A full version of the Foundation's Confidentiality Policy and be viewed here.


A Board of Directors comprising leading citizens from diverse sectors of our community governs the Foundation. Serving without compensation and for limited terms, they oversee our direction and policies. An annual independent audit confirms our fiscal integrity.

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