Greater Worcester Community Foundation offers a range of competitive grant cycles annually to provide area nonprofits with access to flexible and supportive funding. Each of our granting programs has its own set of guidelines and parameters. All organizations should closely review the grant opportunities to confirm eligibility and appropriateness. Organizations may apply in multiple areas and to whichever programs they choose.

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Greater Worcester Community Foundation 2023 Grant Programs Overview & Deadlines

Grant Program

Focus Area

Grant Deadline

Notification By:

WCFB Fund to End Hunger

Project support for organizations working to end hunger

4/14/23

6/1/23

Creative Intersections

Support for projects at intersection of arts/creativity and social impact

4/14/23

6/1/23

Leicester Savings Bank

Projects that enhance the life of residents and support needed services in Leicester, MA.

4/14/23

6/1/23

Nonprofit Effectiveness- Spring

Innovative & urgent projects designed to build the infrastructure and capacity of your organization

5/12/23

6/30/23

Community Grants- Project

Support for projects/programs highly aligned with our strategic focus areas in arts & creativity, health & wellbeing, or thriving families, and benefit Worcester County residents.

6/16/23

8/11/23

Community Grants- General Operating

Operating support for nonprofit organizations whose primary work is highly aligned with our strategic focus areas in arts & creativity, health & wellbeing, or thriving families, and that have a strong presence in Worcester County.

8/11/23

10/13/23

Nonprofit Effectiveness Fall

Innovative & urgent projects designed to build the infrastructure and capacity of your organization

9/8/23

10/20/23

Mary B. Grogan Fund for Youth

Projects that support young people who are residents of Millbury, MA.

10/20/23

12/1/23

Youth for Community Improvement (YCI)

Small projects grants in rotating areas identified by the teen led committee annually but that always include authentic youth voice

TBD

TBD

Friends of Learning in Killingly (FOLK)

Support for public school educators in Killingly, CT

1/19/24

2/15/24


Applications are online!

We require an online application for all of our grant programs. Each organization must create an account through our web portal to complete the application and upload materials including narrative, budgets, audits, progress reports, board lists and other attachments.

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