Basic Needs Capital Grant

The Foundation is pleased to announce a special one-time small capital grant opportunity for nonprofit organizations working to alleviate hunger or homelessness in Worcester County. This award is made possible by an anonymous gift made through GWCF and is not intended for renewal. 

GWCF will award grants in the amount of $1,000 to $10,000 for small or mid-sized capital projects which lead to organizations being able to increase efficiency, serve more people, improve access, and make other capacity improvements. Examples may include: equipment or vehicle purchases, energy efficiency, security upgrades, technology purchases, and other modest capital expenditures. Grants may not be used for personnel, operating expenses, or routine material purchases. Grants must be expended for capital needs during calendar year 2019 and may not be used to reimburse costs already occurred. 


Any qualified nonprofit public charity based in Worcester County with at least five years of successful operations serving people in need may apply.


April 26, 2019

Application Forms & Instructions

The application form is online. The first time an organization applies to the Foundation through our online application system, it creates an Organization Account to use for each application going forward. Please use the same account you have previously used, or create a new one if this your first time applying online. You may contact Foundation staff to find out if your organization already has an account in our system.

Contact: Sarah Shugrue, Program Officer 508-755-0980

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