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Leicester Savings Bank Fund Grant

Grants to Leicester, Massachusetts Nonprofits
to Improve the Quality of Life of Local Residents

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Greater Worcester Community Foundation - Leicester Savings Bank Fund

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Grants to Leicester, Massachusetts nonprofit organizations for projects that strengthen the community and improve the quality of life for residents of every age. Funding is intended for capital expenditures, including the acquisition or renovation of equipment or property, or for operating expenses of specific programs or projects undertaken by associations or organizations.

To receive funding, applicants must demonstrate how they will use the grant to do the following:
- Make a positive difference for the Leicester community’s vulnerable citizens.
- Improve Leicester community life through community development, education, recreation, the arts, or human services.
- Attract other resources or secure matching funds from public or private sources.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180085

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any non-municipal association or nonprofit organization that serves residents of Leicester is invited to apply.

Grants are made only to 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations serving the greater Worcester region (cities and towns of Worcester County). The Foundation prefers to fund organizations that are based in the region; outside organizations must be able to demonstrate the significant role of local partners, advisors, and/or planning steps which garner local understanding and support. Non-incorporated organizations may apply through an established nonprofit that agrees to provide fiscal oversight (a fiscal agent). All grantees must be able to demonstrate sound planning and fiscal stewardship, have a legitimate and effective governing board, and agree to the Foundation’s reporting requirements.

Grants will generally not be awarded from this Fund to individuals or to municipal agencies. Public agencies, municipal departments, and houses of worship are not typically eligible to receive discretionary grants.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline: April 12, 2019
Notification Date: By June 14

The Foundation would like to hear from you in advance of your proposal, especially if you have never applied before or if there is something new to discuss. This conversation will allow you to learn more about the Foundation and how it operates, and for it to learn about your organization.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

General inquiries:
Call 508-755-0980 to speak with a Program Officer about grant programs.

Christopher O'Keeffe, ext. 108
Vice President for Program

Jonathan Cohen, ext. 111
Program Officer

Sarah J. Shugrue, ext. 109
Program Officer

Greater Worcester Community Foundation
370 Main St. Suite 650,
Worcester, MA 01608

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Massachusetts: Leicester