We understand the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting nonprofits in many ways, including increased demand for their services, lost revenue and other challenges. We are currently accepting applications for the final funding phase, Phase Three: Reimagining. Please check the information above to confirm your eligibility.
Additional grant opportunities, resources, and tools are being compiled daily. Those to explore include the Nonprofit Finance Fund. Please note, only 501(c)(3) or fiscally sponsored projects are eligible for grants. If you are a small business, visit the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce for additional resources.
Regrettably, the fund is not able to award grants to individuals. We understand many individuals and families have been affected by the pandemic and more will continue to be affected. We are working to move resources to community-based organizations directly supporting local residents and families who are most affected by emerging health, economic, and social impacts.
As we begin to award grants to community-based organizations, we will post them on our website. Please check back for a list of organizations which may be able to assist you.
Additional resources to consider:
The Worcester Together: Central Mass COVID-19 Fund will prioritize community-based organizations serving Worcester County cities and towns.
We encourage organizations serving the northern part of Worcester County to first inquire with the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts and the United Way of North Central Massachusetts about the availability of funds.
The GWCF geographic footprint covers: Ashburnham, Athol, Auburn, Barre, Berlin, Blackstone, Bolton, Boylston, Brookfield, Charlton, Clinton, Douglas, Dudley, East Brookfield, Fitchburg, Gardner, Grafton, Hardwick, Harvard, Holden, Hopedale, Hubbardston, Lancaster, Leicester, Leominster, Lunenburg, Mendon, Milford, Millbury, Millville, New Braintree, North Brookfield, Northborough, Northbridge, Oakham, Oxford, Paxton, Petersham, Phillipston, Princeton, Royalston, Rutland, Shrewsbury, Southborough, Southbridge, Spencer, Sterling, Sturbridge, Sutton, Templeton, Upton, Uxbridge, Warren, Webster, West Boylston, West Brookfield, Westborough, Westminster, Winchendon, Worcester.