Foundation / Corporation
Greater Worcester Community Foundation (GWCF)
Grants of up to $25,000 and grants of up to $50,000 to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations for programs to benefit the community in eligible regions. Funding areas of interest include families, health and wellbeing, and local arts and culture. Priority will be given to projects that emphasize racial equity and inclusivity. Funding is intended to benefit the Greater Worcester Region.
GWCF has been on a learning journey to better understand how to leverage and streamline resources entrusted to the Foundation to make the most meaningful impact in communities. These strategic areas -- Health & Wellbeing, Thriving Families, and Creative Worcester -- have emerged as the Foundation's current priorities, and will be continuously honed.
In addition to the strategic focus areas, the Foundation also wants to ensure it is investing resources in organizations that are on a journey to examine, learn and pivot in the areas of racial equity, community voice and changing policies and systems. GWCF believes these three components are key to moving organizations forward to a more inclusive, equitable and just community where all can thrive. The Foundation seeks to understand the journey organizations are on in this area, and therefore are not necessarily looking for advanced responses, but rather honest and authentic reflections. The Foundation seeks to partner with grantees with a commitment to Racial Equity, Community Voice, and Policy and Systems, as defined on the URL for Full Text (RFP).
The Community Grant Program considers two types of grants for the highest level of investments. Both grant types are awarded on an annual basis. Organizations are eligible in the 2021 cycle to submit applications for both operating and program grants if they so choose. For additional information on these grant types, see URL for Full Text (RFP).
GrantWatch ID#: 169966
General Operating Grants: $5,000-$50,000.
Project Grants: $2,500-$25,000
Grantees are asked to expend their grant within 18 months of award.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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Questions about the Nonprofit Support Center:
Contact Sarah Shugrue, ext. 109
Senior Program Officer
Greater Worcester Community Foundation
370 Main Street, Suite 650
Worcester, MA 01608
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