Mission

Mission

To enhance our community, now and in the future, through philanthropic leadership.

Vision

Vision

The communities of greater Worcester are valued and attractive because of the well-being of our citizens.

Values

• We appreciate and trust the people of our community to work together to solve problems, build prosperity, and bring vitality to the lives of others.

• Our community is a unified body of individuals from a rich array of backgrounds who contribute in unique ways.

• We are a professional, compassionate steward of our donors’ gifts, which have been permanently entrusted to us for the purpose of improving lives and conditions.

Our vision will be realized when

National Standards

National Standards Accreditation


The National Standards Seal by our name indicates official confirmation from the Council on Foundations that we have met the most rigorous standards in philanthropy. It affirms our commitment to financial security, transparency and accountability. It says our grantmaking includes an open, competitive process designed to address the changing needs of our community. The Foundation is accredited through July 2025.

Our Community

We are passionate about our region. The Greater Worcester Community Foundation serves the needs of residents across the 60 towns and cities that make up Worcester County. Founded in 1974, we provide support and resources to improve the lives of the more than 850,000 people who call this area home.

Our Community
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