Our Grantees

Across the region, Foundation grantees are working hard to address the current and emerging needs of our communities through innovative programs, strong leadership and a commitment to increasing opportunities for all.

Grantee Spotlight

Dismas House began its Prisoner Reentry Program in 1998 with Foundation support. Aided by strong community connections, Dismas House meets the diverse needs of its residents as they navigate their reentry, practically and emotionally, back into society. "We fashioned our own toolkit to succeed," says David McMahon, founding director. "The Dismas model works."

Today, donors like you continue to help make their work possible by supporting discretionary, field of interest and donor advised funds with the Foundation. Thank you!

Meet Our Grantees

As each of our grant cycles complete, approved grants will be listed here. Please check back often to view updates!

Basic Needs Capital Grants

This is a one-time grant program made possible by a generous gift from an anonymous donor. Grants were awarded in 2019 to help hunger and homelessness organizations build capacity.

Grant Awardees

Boys & Girls Club of Worcester, $4,500
Catholic Charities Worcester County, $2,500
Central MA Housing Alliance, $5,000
Community Harvest Project, Inc., $5,000
Dismas House of Massachusetts, $7,500
Friendly House, $10,000
Growing Places Garden Project, Inc., $3,250
Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Worcester, $2,600
Jeremiah's Inn, $3,500
Living in Freedom Together (LIFT), $10,000
Nativity School of Worcester, $1,500
Our Father's House, Inc., $10,000
Rachel's Table, $2,150
Regional Environmental Council, $10,000
UPC - Blackstone Valley Emergency Shelter, $2,500
YWCA of Central Massachusetts, $10,000

Community Grants

This is the Foundation's largest and most flexible grant program, providing approximately $1.7 million annually for the general betterment of the community. (See the Early Childhood Grants section for more!)

2018 Grant Awardees

Abby's House, $18,000
Shelter, Housing, and Advocacy Operations
African Community Education Program (ACE

$18,000, Family Outreach & Education Programming
$20,000, Youth Academic & Social-Emotional Programming

Alzheimer's Association Massachusetts New Hampshire Chapter, $5,000
Increasing Core Services through Volunteer-Powered Program Delivery
American Red Cross, $9,000
Disaster Cycle Services
Angels Net Foundation Inc, $5,000
Educational and Social Programs for Immigrant and Refugee Youth
Anna Maria College, $2,500
OpporTUNEity® Music Connections
Appalachian Mountain Club, $5,000
Youth Opportunities Program Worcester Summit Site 2019
Art in the Park Worcester (fs Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston)
, $10,000
Art in the Park, Worcester
Ascentria Community Services, Inc.
, $25,000
Immigration Legal Assistance Program
Auburn Youth & Family Services
, $10,000.00
Youth and Family Support Programs and Services
Audio Journal, Inc., $5,500
General Operating Support
Best Buddies Massachusetts, $4,000
Worcester County Friendship Program
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest, Inc., $20,000’
Worcester Area Mentoring Program
Blackstone Valley Boys and Girls Club, $7,500
2019 Summer Program Camperships
Boys & Girls Club of Lunenburg, $5,000
After-School Program
Boys & Girls Club of Webster - Dudley, $5,000
Junior Staff Development Program
Boys & Girls Club of Worcester, $25,000
Youth Development Programs
Building Futures, Inc. (fs Worcester Housing Authority), $18,000
Lakeside Summer Camp
Camp Putnam, Inc., $10,000
Summer Camperships
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Worcester, $12,000
Citizenship Services and Education for Families
Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance, Inc., $12,000
Public Education & Advocacy
Clark University, $10,000
Adam Achiever Program
Clinton Adult Learning Center,
Clinton Adult Learning Center
Coalition for a Healthy Greater Worcester (fs YWCA of Central MA), $5,000
Strengthening and Diversifying Community Engagement in the CHIP
Community Harvest Project, 
$2,500, CRAVE (Class Room Agriculture and Vegetable Education)
$15,000, Volunteer Farming Program

Community Legal Aid, Inc., $17,500
Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project
Community Servings, $9,000
Nutrition Program for Critically Ill Individuals & Families
Creative Hub Worcester, $2,500
Discovery Museum, $5,000
Discovery Science: Worcester
Dismas House of Massachusetts, Inc., $15,000
Prisoner Reentry Program
Dress for Success Worcester Inc, $5,000
More Than a Suit
Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center
, $10,000
Linguistically and Culturally Competent Care for Arabic-Speaking Patients
Elder Services of Worcester Area, Inc., $7,500
Nutrition Program
Family Health Center of Worcester, Inc., 
$7,500, Summer Jump Start 2019
$10,000, Healthcare for Homeless Families Program
$25,000, Dental Care for Un/Underinsured Low-income Individuals

Fathering Fathers Inc., $2,500
Fresh Start Furniture Bank, Inc., $5,000
Furniture Distribution Center
Friendly House, Inc., $21,000
Frances Perkins Transitional Program
Friends of St Luke's, Inc, $7,500
St. Luke's Guesthouse
Friends of the Shrewsbury Public Library
$2,500, Memory Cafe
$5,000, English Conversation Circle

Genesis Club, Inc., $20,000
Supported Education with Young Adults Focus
Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts, $7,500
It's A Girl's World
Girls Incorporated of Worcester

$6,500, Eureka! Program
$17,500, Support for General Operations

Greater Worcester Land Trust, $7,000
Community Based Environmental Conservation
Growing Places Garden Project,
NCM Food Hub Connector
Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester, $7,500
General Program Support
Hope Coalition (fs UMass Memorial) $12,500
Peer Leadership Program
Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Worcester (fs Friendly House), $10,000
Program Support
Jeremiah's Inn, $8,000
Nutrition Center
Joy of Music Program, Inc., $10,000
Financial Aid Program
L.U.K. Crisis Center, Inc., $5,000
Mentoring Program
Latin American Health Alliance of Central Mass. Inc.
Pilot Program
Latino Education Institute (fs Worcester State Foundation), $18,000
ENLACE (Encouraging Latinos to Achieve Excellence)
Let's Get Ready, $10,000
Worcester Access to Success Program
LGBT Asylum Support Task Force (fs Hadwen Park Congregational Church), $6,000
LGBT Asylum Task Force
Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester, $22,500
English Language Literacy for Job Seekers and Other Adult Immigrants & Refugees
Literacy Volunteers of South Central Massachusetts, $8,500
ESOL Tutoring Programs
Main South Community Development Corporation, $8,500
Youth-Police Dialogue Program
Massachusetts Audubon Society Inc., $18,000
Nature Education and Recreation Programs for Worcester Youth
Massachusetts Education & Career Opportunities, Inc., $10,000
Collegiate Success Institute (CSI)
Massachusetts Education & Career Opportunities, Inc. (MassEdCO), $12,500
On Our Way
Matthew 25, Inc., $7,500
General Operating Support
Montachusett Interfaith Hospitality Network, $15,000
Family Pathways Project
Montachusett Opportunity Council, Inc., $8,000
Homework Help Center at Green Acres
Muslim Community Link Inc,
Black Seed Farmers Market
Nativity School of Worcester, $7,500
Graduate Support Program
NEADS Inc., $9,500
Service Dog Training
New Hope, Inc.
, $10,000
MJ Leadenham Center Supervised Visitation Expansion
NewVue Communities, $20,000
North of Main Neighborhood Initiative
North Brookfield Youth Center, $10,000
Youth Programs
North Quabbin Citizen Advocacy, Inc., $7,000
Protecting Vulnerable People
Notre Dame Health Care, $6,000
Educational Bridge Center
Oak Hill CDC, $10,000
Operating Support for Neighborhood Development
One Can Help, $2,500
Operational Support
Open Sky Community Services
$12,500, South County Homeless Assistance Program 
$18,000, Safe Homes

Opera New England of Northeastern CT, $3,500
Opera and Symphony Programs for Schools
Our Father's House, Inc., $15,000
Ensuring Health & Wellness in Homeless Children
Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester, $5,000
Financial Assistance for Children from Low-Income Households
Parent/Professional Advocacy League (PPAL),
Outreach and Navigation for Families
Pathways for Change, $12,000
Sexual Assault Prevention & Survivor Services
Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, $5,000
Sex Education for Youth and Parents
Preservation Worcester, Inc., $9,500
Operating Support
Pride Productions Inc, $5,000
Millennial Media Group
Quinsigamond Community College Foundation
$5,000, Brothers & Keepers Summer Bridge Program
$15,000, Women in Technology STEM Program

Rachel's Table, $12,000
Support for Food Programs
Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center (RIAC)

$10,000, ESOL System Navigator
$10,000, Comprehensive Case Management

Regatta Point Community Sailing, Inc.
, $5,000
Boating Program Scholarships for Youth
Regional Environmental Council, Inc.,
General Operations
Restorer of Broken Bridges, Inc.,
Net of Compassion - Main Street Saturday Program
Rise Above Foundation,
Activities for Foster Youth
Salisbury Singers Inc, $2,000
Program Support
Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts,
Building Healthy Asian and Arabic Speaker Communities
Spanish American Center, Inc., $6,500
Nos Estamos Ayudando (Helping Ourselves)
Straight Ahead Ministries Inc, $15,000
Worcester Youth Re-Entry Center
Tasks for Transit, Inc., $2,500
Free WRTA Bus Day Pass
Tenacity, Inc., $7,500
Summer Tennis & Reading Program
The Barton Center for Diabetes Education, Inc., $5,000
Campership Program
The Salvation Army - Worcester Citadel Corps,
Sally's Place
The SHINE Initiative (fs Community Foundation of North Central MA), $7,500
Student Wellness Advisory Team (SWAT)
Tower Hill Botanic Garden (Worcester County Horticultural Society),
Youth Refugee Gardening Program
Tri-Valley, Inc., $10,000
Nutrition Program for Seniors
United Way of Central Massachusetts, $18,000
YouthConnect Worcester - 2019
VSA Massachusetts
, $5,000
Open Door Gallery at Worcester Art Museum
WCUW Inc., $10,000
The Sounds & Stories of Worcester
Whitin Community Center, $10,000
Youth Outreach Programs
Worcester Academy, $5,000
Summer Scholars Program
Worcester Anti-Foreclosure Team (fs Worcester Common Ground), $7,500
Program Support for WAFT
Worcester Center for Crafts (WCC), $5,000
Youth Craft + Creativity
Worcester Center for Performing Arts (Hanover Theatre), $5,000
Adopt-A-School WPS Partnership
Worcester Common Ground, Inc.
, $10,000
Community Building and Affordable Housing
Worcester Community Action Council, Inc., $10,000
YouthWorks Year-Round Jobs Program
Worcester Community Housing Resources, Inc., $10,000
Confronting Critical Housing & Financial Needs for Long-Term Solutions
Worcester Cultural Coalition, $15,000
Building Community Through Creativity
Worcester Earn a Bike Inc., $2,500
Operating Support
Worcester Education Collaborative (fs United Way), $12,500
Operating Support
Worcester Impact on Sexual Health (WISH) (fs Center for Health Impact), $5,000
Education Program
Worcester Interfaith, $10,000
Putting Worcester to Work
Worcester Public Schools (fs City of Worcester), $12,000
Building Student Leadership through Youth Philanthropy
Worcester Regional Research Bureau, Inc., $8,500
Operating Support
Worcester Youth Center, $15,000
Support for Core Programs
Worcester Youth Orchestras, $5,000
Financial Aid & Scholarship Program
Yes We Care, Inc., $3,000
Homework Center
YMCA of Central Massachusetts
$10,000, Minority Achievers Program
$11,000, Summer PLAY

Youth Opportunities Upheld (YOU), Inc., $10,000
Dynamy Youth Academy
YWCA of Central Massachusetts
$7,500, Racial Equity Program
$10,000, Girls CHOICE
$20,000, Domestic Violence Services

Creative Engagement Grant Program


In its pilot year, the Creative Engagement Grant Program is intended to is intended to direct both financial and knowledge resources to select Worcester non-profit cultural organizations.   

2019 Grant Awardees

Ecotarium, $70,000
Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester, $50,000
WCUW, Inc., $5,000
Worcester County Light Opera Club, $40,000
Worcester County Poetry Association, $40,000
Worcester Historical Museum, $60,000


2018 Grant Awardees

ArtsWorcester, $70,000


Crocodile River Music, $60,000

Main Idea/Render Creative, $30,000

Music Worcester, $70,000

Worcester Chamber Music Society, $70,000

Creative Spark Mini-Grant Program

Creative Spark Mini-Grants support organizations and individuals engaged in the creative sector with an innovative ideas that advances the City of Worcester's Cultural Plan. In 2019, applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.

2019 Grant Awardees

Seven Bridge Writer's Collaborative, $1,860
Program to Support Worcester Writers

Squares Squared, Inc, $5,000
POW! WOW! Worcester School Week

In its pilot year, the Creative Spark Grant Program is intended to support organizations and individual artists who use arts and creativity to activate underserved populations and amplify under heard voices in Worcester.  

2018 Grant Awardees

Ansaar of Worcester, $3,180
Social and Cultural Integration Outings for Non-English Speakers
Crocodile River Music/African Arts in Education, $7,500
African Music Series
Future Focus Media Cooperative, $7,500
Telling Our Stories
Girls Inc., of Worcester, $7,500
Indoor Mural Project
Mass Leap, Inc., $5,000
Youth Spoken Word Leaders Program
Eli Mateo, $6,925
Music Worcester, $7,500
We Speak the Same Language
Saori Worcester, $7,500
Weaving Bridges 2020
Steven Schwartz, $7,500
Learning Life Skills Thru Magic
Seven Hills Foundation, $7,500
Creative Movement Dance Program
Worcester Earn a Bike, $1,500
Mural for Main South

Early Childhood Grants

A child’s first eight years are the most critical for human development, and we believe that building a solid foundation during these years is the most effective way to assure a healthy and productive life.

2018 Grant Awardees

Apple Tree Arts, $15,000
Head Start Preschool Music Outreach Program
Bancroft School, $20,000
Worcester Partnership
Center for Health Impact, $18,000
Supporting Early Childhood Development Through Cultural and Linguistic Navigation
Community Healthlink (fs UMass Memorial Healthcare), $12,500
Together For Kids
EcoTarium (Worcester Natural History Society),
$15,000, Countdown to Kindergarten 2018/2019
$10,000, EBT Access Program
Edward Street Child Services
$20,000, Early Childhood Matters
$55,000, Master Teacher Consultation Program 

Family Health Center of Worcester, Inc.
$15,000, Baby Café
$10,000, Centering Pregnancy 
Hope Coalition (fs UMass Memorial), $20,000
Worcester ACTs (Addresses Childhood Trauma)
Kennedy-Donovan Center, $12,000
Fostering Early Connections - Building Parenting Confidence and Competence 
Latino Education Institute (fs Worcester State Foundation), $25,000
Early Connections Program
Literacy Volunteers of Greater Worcester, $5,000
English Language Literacy for Immigrants and Refugee Parents Helping Schoolchildren
Pernet Family Health Service, Inc., $22,500
Early Childhood Development Program 
Rainbow Child Development Center, $18,000
Early Education Program 
Reach Out and Read, $10,000
Worcester Rx for Success! 
The CASA Project, $25,000
Early Childhood Support Services 
Tri-Community YMCA, $10,000
Strengthening Families 
United Way of Central Massachusetts, $60,000
Summer Learning Collaborative 
Worcester Jewish Community Center, $10,000
Scholarships for Afterschool and Summer Childcare Programs 
Worcester Public Library, $5,000
2018 Summer Reading Program

2017 Grant Awardees

The CASA Project $25,000
Operating Support
EcoTarium $7,500
2017 Countdown to Kindergarten (C2K)
Edward Street Child Services Inc 
Early Childhood Matters $20,000
Master Teacher Consultation Program $55,000
Family Health Center of Worcester 
Baby Cafe $15,000
Centering Pregnancy $10,000
Guild of St. Agnes $15,000
Teacher Education
HOPE Coalition $20,000
Implementation of Worcester ACTs
Horizons for Homeless Children $8,000
Central Region Playspace Program
House of Peace and Education $10,000
HOPE for Kids, Pals Program
Jewish Family & Children's Service, Inc. $10,000
School Consultation Program-Worcester
Latino Education Institute of Worcester State University $25,000
LEI Family Engagement Initiative
Pernet Family Health Service $10,000
Program Expansion for Early Intervention
Rainbow Child Development Center $18,000
Early Education Program
Tri-Community YMCA $10,000
Strengthening Families
United Way of Central Massachusetts $60,000
Summer Learning Collaborative
Worcester Comprehensive Education & Care, Inc. $7,500
Teen Parent Support Program
Worcester Public Library Foundation $5,000
2017 Summer Reading Program 

Fairlawn Foundation

Fairlawn Foundation grants promote excellence and innovation in healthcare delivery, education and research in the Worcester area.

2019 Grant Awardees

Anna Maria College, $37,500
Fairlawn Psychology Pipeline Expansion
Boys & Girls Club of Worcester, $20,000
Behavioral Specialist and Peer Mentoring
HOPE Coalition, $75,000
Worcester ACTs Evaluation
Open Sky Community Services, $75,000
Mental Health Career Pipeline Project
The CASA Project, $80,000
Mental Health Services for Children in Foster Care
UMass Memorial Foundation, $45,000
UMMS Shriver Center/ Sibling Support Program

2018 Grant Awardees

Arms With Ethics, $25,000
Worcester Veteran Engagement Program 

The Bridge of Central Massachusetts, $35,000
Creation of a Collaborative Pipeline to Increase Mental Health Staff 

The CASA Project, $90,000
Mental Health Services for Vulnerable Children: A CASA/FSCM/DCF Collaboration 

Children's Friend, Inc., $49,500 
The Gender Wellness Initiative - LGBTQI Community and School-Based Outreach and Support Services 

HOPE Coalition, $85,000
Worcester ACTs (Addresses Childhood Trauma) 

Y.O.U., Inc., $75,000
Increased Access to Child Psychiatry

2017 Grant Awardees

CASA Project $100,000
Mental Health Services
Children's Friend $50,000
Outreach and Support Services
Community Healthlink $50,000
Integrating Wellness into Behavioral Health Services
Genesis Club $57,000
Young Adults Transitions Project
HOPE Coalition $85,000
Worcester ACTs 

Fallon OrNda Community Health Fund

This fund improves the health status of vulnerable populations living in Central Massachusetts.


2019 Grant Awardees

Boys & Girls Club of Worcester,  $10,000
YouthReach: Targeted Outreach to Vulnerable Youth

Catholic Charities Worcester County,  $10,000
Diaper Pantry Program

Children's Friend, An Affiliate of Seven Hills Foundation,  $10,000
Gender Wellness Initiative

Dismas House of Massachusetts $5,000
Clinical Services

Family Health Center of Worcester,  $20,000
Healthcare for Homeless Families

Girls Inc., of Worcester,  $5,239
Promoting Healthy Lifestyles

HOPE Coalition $15,000
Mental Health Model

Living in Freedom Together (LIFT) $10,000
LIFT Drop-In Center

Net of Compassion $10,000
Outreach, Shelter and Support for Worcester's Homeless

Pathways for Change,  $7,000
Medical Accompaniment

Pernet Family Health Service $20,000
Home Visiting

Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts,  $12,500
Sexual Health Education Programs

St. Anne's Free Medical Program,  $10,000
Radiology Pilot Program

The CASA Project,  $15,000
Mental Health Services

Worcester Youth Center Inc,  $20,000
Health and Wellness

YWCA of Central Massachusetts,  $7,581
SPLASH Learn-to-Swim Program

2018 Grant Awardees

Boys & Girls Club of Worcester $10,000.00            


YouthReach: Targeted Outreach to Vulnerable Youth


The CASA Project $15,000.00      
Mental Health Services for Vulnerable Children Collaboration

Community Harvest Project, Inc. $5,000.00          
Patient Produce Distributions

Community Health Connections $5,000.00             
Improving Access for Patients with Restricted Mobility

Dismas House of Central Massachusetts $5,000.00             


Clinical Support Services


Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center $15,000.00          
Tacoma Street Dental Practice Support

Family Health Center of Worcester $20,000.00    
Healthcare for Homeless Families

Genesis Club $7,500.00 
Outreach Program to Psychiatric Hospital Patients

Girls Inc., of Worcester $5,239.00              
Promoting Healthy Lifestyles

HOPE Coalition $15,000.00            
Mental Health Model

Pathways for Change $7,000.00 
Medical Accompaniment

Pernet Family Health Service $20,000.00                
Enhancing Maternal and Child Well-Being through Home Visits

Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts $12,500.00           
Sexual Health Education Programs

Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts $15,000.00 
Healthcare Access Program

Worcester Youth Center Inc $20,000.00 
Health and Wellness

YWCA of Central Massachusetts $8,000.00 
SPLASH: Swim & Play, Aquatic Safety & Health

Friends of Learning in Killingly (FOLK)

This fund was created by the Class of 1966 to promote innovative school-based educational projects in Killingly, CT.

2018 Grant Awardees

Killingly Central School
Music Program Enhancements $225
Expansion of Art Centers $650
Online Teacher Resource Subscription for Elementary School Staff $405

Killingly High School
Introducing the 2018 Connecticut Nutmeg Award Winners $350
The Cold War in Eastern Connecticut $250
Technology Student Association (TSA) $600

Killingly Intermediate School
Unlock Learning $300
Exploring the World Thru Virtual Reality $450

2017 Grant Awardees

Goodyear Early Childhood Center
Preschool Outdoor Discovery Garden $300

Killingly Central School
K.C.S. Birthday Book Mobile $250
Making Books Accessible for Everyone: Building a Braille Library $250
Killingly High School
ALPS Assessment and Rewards Program $400
Digital Marketing Boot Camp - Two-Day Workshop $300
The Cold War in Eastern Connecticut $250
AP Calculus Moody's Math Challenge $200
TSA Technology Student Association $400

Killingly Intermediate School
NSTA Membership $79
Introducing VEX Robotics to the KIS students $450
After-school Theatre $500

Killingly Memorial School
Physical Education $400
US Math Recovery Council $500  

Jeppson Memorial Fund for Brookfield

Established in 1977, the Jeppson Memorial Fund supports civic and community projects that make life better for the citizens of Brookfield.

2018 Grant Awardees

A.P.P.L.E. Seed, Inc. $1,500
The Brookfield Citizen
A.P.P.L.E. Seed, Inc. $1,500
Tree Planting Project
Audio Journal, Inc. $1,000
Radio Reading
Council on Aging, Brookfield $200
Gravestone Stone Girls history program
Second Chance Animal Shelter $1,000
Homebound to the Rescue
Tantasqua Education Foundation $2,000
Public School  Program Support

2017 Grant Awardees

A.P.P.L.E. Seed, Inc. $1,420
The Brookfield Citizen
A.P.P.L.E. Seed, Inc. $1,420
Highway Beautification Project
Brookfield Unitarian Universalist Church $2,920
Handicapped Accessibility Project
Council on Aging, Brookfield $425
Senior Citizen Concert
Merrick Public Library $2,410
Pre-school Music Program 

Leicester Savings Bank Fund

The Leicester Savings Bank Fund supports projects and programs benefiting residents of Leicester.

2018 Grant Awardees

Audio Journal Inc, $1,000
The Leicester Connection
Harvest Fair Committee, $3,500
Leicester Harvest Fair
Leicester Christmas Display, Inc., $5,000
Operational Support
Leicester Council on Aging, $7,000
Outreach Coordinator
Leicester Little League, Inc., $5,000
Equipment Purchase
Leicester Middle School Council
, $1,000
LMS CommuniTeen
Leicester Summer Concert Series Committee
, $2,000
Operational Support
Make-a-Change, Inc.
, $1,000
Program Support
Massachusetts Audubon Society, $3,000
Supporting Science Learning
Second Chance Animal Shelter
, $2,000
Homebound to the Rescue
Senior Citizen Club of Leicester
, $2,000
Entertainment Series
St. Joseph and St. Pius X Parishes
, $3,220
Operational Support
Talk, Tears and Tea, $1,000
Operational Support
Town of Leicester - Burncoat Park Sports Planning Committee, $5,000
Operational Support

2017 Grant Awardees

Harvest Fair Committee $3,000
Hearts for Heat, Leicester Chapter $5,000
Leicester Hearts for Heat
Hope in Hands Community Garden $1,500
Community Garden Expansion
Leicester Council on Aging $5,000
Outreach Coordinator
Leicester Middle School Council $1,000
LMS CommuniTeen
Leicester Police Department 
Police Memorial $4,500
Leicester Summer Concert Series Committee $3,000
Leicester Summer Concert Series 2017
Massachusetts Audubon Society $3,000
Supporting Science Learning at Leicester Memorial Elementary School
Science from Scientists, Inc. $2,500
In-School Module Based STEM Enrichment Program
Senior Citizen Club of Leicester $2,000
Entertainment Series
St. Joseph and St. Pius X Parishes $5,000
Leicester Food Pantry 

Mary B. Grogan Fund for Youth in Millbury

The Mary B. Grogan Fund for Youth is a permanent charitable resource to benefit young residents of Millbury, Massachusetts.

2018 Grant Awardees

Millbury Memorial Jr./Sr. High School, $1,000
Earth Links Project

Millbury Public Library, $800
Support for Public Programming

2017 Grant Awardees

Millbury Memorial Jr./Sr. High School, $640
Earth Links Project
Millbury Public Library, $500
Support for Public Programming
Mohegan Council Boy Scouts of America, $400
Treasure Valley Experience
R.E. Shaw Elementary School, $760
Class Trip

Mini-Grant Program

Greater Worcester Community Foundation sets aside $50,000 to award Mini Grants in amounts up to $3,000 for low cost projects or initiatives that help organizations improve their ability to do their work.

2018 Grant Awardees

All Out Adventures, Inc. $1,000
Adaptive Cycling in the Blackstone Valley 
Community Harvest Project, Inc. $1,000
Preventative Deer Fencing 
Dismas House of Central Massachusetts $1,000
Grey Water Pilot Project 
Spanish American Center $3,800
Board Development Initiative 
Tasks for Transit, Inc. $3,000
Job Fare Program 
Worcester Center for Crafts $3,400
New Marketing Collaborative for Summer Youth Programs 
Worcester Chamber Music Society $2,000
Video Marketing Project 
Worcester Youth Center Inc. $3,500
Work Readiness Expansion
Worcester Schubertiad $675 
Fundraising Consultant   

2017 Grant Awardees

Apple Tree Arts $3,000
Succession Planning
Arms With Ethics $3,000
Pilot Project with WPD: Temporary Gun Safe Storage
Auburn Youth and Family Services $2,100
AYFS Clinical Consultation
Boys & Girls Club of Wester-Dudley $800
Coding for Kids, an after-school program teaching youth special skills
Children's Friend, Inc. $1,600
Technology Purchase
City of Worcester, Youth Opportunities Office  $3,000
Summer Symposium Youth Worker Training
Common Ground Land Trust $600
Equipment Purchase
Community Legal Aid $3,000
Special Fundraising Project
Genesis Club $3,000
Purchase of Heating and Cooling Equipment
Girls Inc., of Worcester $2,000
Human Resource Consulting Services
Growing Places Garden Project $3,000
Strategic Reframing
HOPE Coalition $3,000
Youth Leadership Training Summer 2017
Jane Fund of Central Massachusetts $1,000
Leadership Training
Jericho Road Worcester $2,2225
Communications & Branding initiative
Leicester Council on Aging $650
Equipment Purchase
Listening: The Barre Integrated Health Center $1,000
Mindfulness training for teachers in select Quabbin RSD schools
Massachusetts Association for Community Action $1,000
Poverty Study Update
Opacum Land Trust $500
Board Development
Pakachoag Music School of Greater Worcester $2,000
Campaign Feasibility Study
Preservation Worcester $1,750
Jane Jacobs in the Woo
Quinsigamond Community College Foundation $3,000
WeTEACH - Summer 2017 Pilot Program
United Nations Association of Greater Boston $1,000
Worcester Pilot Model UN Program
United Neighbors of Fitchburg, Inc. $1,000
Accreditation Training
Worcester Education Collaborative $3,000
Worcester Public Schools Strategic Plan
Worcester Interfaith $3,000
Strategic Planning
YMCA of Central Massachusetts $2,500
Pilot Project for Youth 

Worcester County Food Bank Fund to End Hunger

The Fund to End Hunger awards grants to the Hunger-Free Network of the Worcester County Food Bank and other nonprofit organizations. The Fund seeks creative solutions that share the vision of creating hunger-free communities of tomorrow and work towards that goal.

2018 Grant Awardees

AIDS Project Worcester, $3,000
Nutrition Program
Boys & Girls Club of Worcester, $3,000
Kids Cafe Program
Building Futures, Inc., $1,500
A Better Life Program
Catholic Charities Worcester County, $1,000
Emergency Stabilization and Homelessness Prevention Program
Centro, Inc., $2,000
Food Pantry
Community Harvest Project, Inc., $3,000
CRAVE Program
Dismas House of Central Massachusetts, $3,000
Recovery Grows Worcester
Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, $3,000
Nutrition Program
Friendly House, $3,000
Food Pantry
Gardner Community Action Committee, Inc., $1,500
Tasting Tuesday
Gardner Public Schools, $2,500
Food Services Program- Equipment Purchase|
Growing Places Garden Project, Inc., $3,000
North Central Healthy Food System Coordinator
Jeremiah's Inn, $2,500
Garden-to-Table Initiative
Milford Youth Center, $3,000
Milford Youth Center Food Services Program
Montachusett Opportunity Council, $1,900
CARE AIDS Services Program
Muslim Community Link, $2,400
Equipment Purchase
Pernet Family Health Service, $2,000
Food Pantry
Rachel's Table, $1,500
Program Support
Rainbow Child Development Center, $2,820
Seeds to Health Program
Regional Environmental Council, $3,000
UGROW Pilot Program
Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts, $1,500
Cultural Food Programming
Spanish American Center, $1,500
Feeding Programs
Tasks for Transit, Inc., $1,000
One Day Bus Pass Program
Tri-Parish Community Church Food Pantry, $2,500
Hardwick Food Pantry -Summer Farmers' Market
United Way of Tri-County, $3,600
Wheat Community Connections
Veterans, Inc., $4,000
Food Services Program
Worcester Community Action Council, $1,120
Head Start Garden
Webster Public Schools, $6,850
Equipment purchase

2017 Grant Awardees

Boys & Girls Club of Worcester $2,500
Kids Cafe
Catholic Charities Worcester County
Homeless Prevention Program - SNAP
Centro, Inc.
Community Support Program for Food Assistance
Community Harvest Project, Inc.
Farming Equipment
Dismas House of Central Massachusetts
Recovery Grows Worcester
Friendly House $3,000
Food Pantry Operations
Gardner Community Action Committee, Inc. $1,000
Food Distribution - Tasting Tuesday
Gedakina, Inc. $2,500
Nature's Gardens
Growing Places Garden Project, Inc. $2,800
Healthy Food Access at Farmers Markets
Jeremiah's Inn $3,000
Nutrition Center and Community Garden
Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center $2,900
Food Pantry Operations
Our Father's House, Inc. $2,000
Fitchburg Community Food Pantry
Rachel's Table $1,500
Rachel's Table Food Rescue Program
Rainbow Child Development Center $2,840
Nutrition education program
Regional Environmental Council $3,000
Incentive Program at Farmers Markets
Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts $3,000
Cultural Food for Body and Mind
Spanish American Center $2,500
Food Pantry Operations
Webster Public Schools $3,740
Park Ave Elementary School Breakfast in the Classroom
YMCA of Central Massachusetts $3,000
Garden Program at Central Community Branch 

Youth for Community Improvement (YCI)

Youth for Community Improvement (YCI), an advisory committee of the Greater Worcester Community Foundation comprised of area high school students, requests proposals from Worcester County nonprofit organizations.

2018 Grant Awardees

Boys & Girls Club of Worcester $2,000
Leadership Clubs

Hope Coalition $4,000
HOPE Coalition Workshop Series 

Main South Community Development Corporation $4,000
Student Concert Event

Muslim Community Link Inc. $2,000
Youth Jobs Training Programs

Nativity School of Worcester $500
Arts Program

Pernet Family Health Services Inc. $3,500
Teen Gardening Program

Quinsigamond Community College $2,100
Gateway to College Program

Shrewsbury High School $1,000
Student Chemistry Club

Worcester Interfaith $1,500
Youth Advocacy Project

YMCA of Central Massachusetts $4,000
Youth & Government Program

YWCA of Central Massachusetts $700
Teen Health Education workshop

2017 Grant Awardees

African Community Education Program $3,000
Youth Leadership Council
Angels-Net Foundation, Inc. $2,000
Youth Leadership Development
Bottom Line $1,000
Worcester Campus Program
HOPE Coalition $2,000
HOPE School Chapters
Let's Empower, Advocate, Do! (L.E.A.D) $2,000
Youth Mental Health First Aid Certification
Massachusetts Audubon Society $1,000
Let's GO! at Worcester East Middle School
Montachusett Opportunity Council $2,000
Education Program
Nativity School of Worcester $500
Arts Program
Spanish American Center $1,500
Leominster Youth for Change
Student Immigrant Movement $2,500
Student Immigrant Movement Central MA
Thrive Support & Advocacy $3,000
Leadership Experience and Development (LEAD) Program
Worcester Community Action Council $1,000
Youth Jobs Training
Worcester Roots $3,000
Co-¡op Connections 

Share this page

370 Main St. Suite 650, Worcester, MA 01608   (508) 755-0980   Email us   Enews Signup

Give Now   Donor Central