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 4 Dec 2018 | Group News
    It's the season of giving, of both money and time.   
  • posted on 4 Dec 2018 | Group News
    I love this time of year -- the changing colors, the opportunities to get together with family and friends, the direct mail from nonprofits.   If you're anything like me, you appreciate these...
  • posted on 4 Dec 2018 | Group News
    Funds benefit the town's young people
  • posted on 1 Nov 2018 | Group News
    Greater Worcester Community Foundation is seeking a Donor Services Associate to join their team.  Under the guidance of the Vice President of Donor Services and the Donor Services Officer, the...
  • posted on 1 Nov 2018 | Group News
    The Foundation's Youth for Community Improvement (YCI) Fund is now accepting proposals. YCI has engaged over 200 teens from diverse ethnic and economic backgrounds since 1999, and...

Other news from Greater Worcester Community Foundation

  • posted on 1 Nov 2018 | Group News
    The City of Worcester, having demonstrated a strong commitment to arts & culture, has partnered with Greater Worcester Community Foundation and the Worcester Cultural Coalition to develop a...
  • posted on 1 Nov 2018 | Group News
    The Foundation today announced the awardees of its Jeppson Memorial Fund for Brookfield. The Fund, established in 1977, provides grants for civic and community projects that help enhance the lives of...
    posted on 20 Sep 2018 | Group News
    When putting together a calendar of workshops for nonprofit executives -- some of the busiest people I know -- relevance is our main objective. What problems are managers facing today? What steps can...
  • posted on 20 Sep 2018 | Group News
    With our fall Community Grants Season almost here, our program team will soon be engaging in a dialogue with many local nonprofits as they present their annual program operating requests....
  • posted on 20 Sep 2018 | Group News
    Dr. Jayne Singer, a clinical psychologist and faculty member at Boston's Brazelton Touchpoints Center, is joining us for a special event in Worcester. She brings with her extensive experience...

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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