Foundation / Corporation
Greater Worcester Community Foundation (GWCF)
Grants ranging from $2,500 to $25,000 to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations for community projects that benefit Worcester and the surrounding towns and cities of Worcester County. Eligible program areas include arts, environment, and civic life; early childhood development; youth education and development; economic security; and healthy communities.
Civic Life, the Arts and the Environment: The Foundation believes that everyone in Greater Worcester should have access to the community’s cultural and natural resources, and opportunities to help move the community forward. This includes arts and culture, civic engagement and environmental stewardship.
Early Childhood Development: A child’s first eight years are the most critical for human development, and the Foundation believes that building a solid foundation during these years is the most effective way to assure a healthy and productive life. Organizations interested in applying for a grant for Early Childhood services should follow these guidelines:
Youth Development and Education: As a community, the Foundation wants to prepare young people to meet the challenges of adolescence and adulthood and to achieve their full potential. Youth development is promoted through activities and experiences that help youth develop social, ethical, emotional, physical and cognitive competencies.
Economic Security: All members of the community deserve meaningful opportunities to meet their needs and achieve their potential. Those seeking to rise out of poverty face particular challenges and deserve effective assistance and support
Healthy Communities: The Foundation supports the Greater Worcester Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). Accordingly, the Foundation is committed to health equity, which means that all people, regardless of ethnicity, socio-economic status, sex or age, have equal opportunity to develop and maintain health through equal access to resources. The Foundation also wants to ensure that all people, particularly those most vulnerable, have access to the care they need when and where they need it.
For more information on all of these focus areas, see the URL for Full Text link below.
GrantWatch ID#: 169966
The typical grant range is $2,500 to $25,000.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://www.grantinterface.com/Common/LogOn.aspx?eqs=3QVk173peTmxbQZplIooYoBKIaMYZiEE0
Jonathan Cohen, Program Officer
Sharah Shugrue, Program Officer
Greater Worcester Community Foundation
370 Main Street, Suite 650
USA: Massachusetts: Worcester or the cities and towns of Worcester County