Greater Worcester Community Foundation

The Greater Worcester Community Foundation goes beyond making grants. The Foundation identifies and addresses our region’s current and emerging challenges. In collaboration with partners in our nonprofit, public and business sectors, we bring people and resources together to help our region meet pressing and long-term needs and prepare for the future.

Greater Worcester Community Foundation Features

    posted on 23 Mar 2018 | Group News
    The Foundation is now accepting applications for its Creative Spark Grant Program. The grant program is one element of the Creative Worcester Initiative, which the Foundation has launched in...
    posted on 16 Mar 2018 | Group News
    There is no question that empowering youth contributes to a stronger community. As the weight of societal issues falls heavier upon the shoulders of young adults, affordable post-high school options...
    posted on 9 Mar 2018 | Group News
    There are a lot of people in the city focused on ACEs. Among them: WEC The Worcester Education Collaborative, Worcester Public Schools Worcester MA,, Health Foundation of Central MA, Rainbow...
    posted on 2 Mar 2018 | Group News
    The Foundation is now accepting applications for its Leicester Savings Bank Fund.
    posted on 16 Feb 2018 | Group News
    Thanks to the generosity and support of the Barr Foundation, Greater Worcester Community Foundation has joined Creative Commonwealth, a new initiative to strengthen arts and creativity across...

Other news from Greater Worcester Community Foundation

    posted on 8 Feb 2018 | Group News
    The Foundation is now accepting applications for the Fallon/OrNda Community Health Fund. The purpose of the fund is to advance projects that increase access to healthcare or health promotion...
    posted on 2 Feb 2018 | Group News
    The Barr Foundation, the largest private foundation in Massachusetts, recently awarded $500,000 to Greater Worcester Community Foundation's Creative Worcester initiative as part of the...
    posted on 26 Jan 2018 | Group News
    There is a clear change blossoming in the city of Worcester.
    posted on 12 Jan 2018 | Group News
    Several Worcester nonprofit organizations along with the city's Department of Public Health are coming together to co-host a screening of the 2016 documentary Resilience on January 22. The...
    posted on 29 Dec 2017 | Group News
    December is flying by and 2018 will be here before we know it. As you check off items from your end-of-the-year checklist, please don't forget that Dec. 31 is the last day to make charitable...

About Us

Ours is a citizen-run model of philanthropy dedicated to enhancing the community in perpetuity. 

In establishing the Greater Worcester Community Foundation, our founders sought to develop an organization that engaged Worcester County in its own betterment. This neighborly experiment built on self-reliance embraces and engages diverse sectors united in their vision of a better Worcester.

In our first 40 years, we’ve used the simple, accountable and flexible model of the community foundation to build an endowment of $140 million, raise $125 million and distribute $96 million in grants. Each year, we continue to grow our resources—knowledge, relationships and funds—and do more for our community.


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Greater Worcester Community Foundation
370 Main Street 650
Worcester, MA 01608
United States
Phone: 1 508-755-0980
Fax: 1 508-755-3406



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