2023 Application Deadline Coming Soon

The Fairlawn Foundation Fund was established in 1992 as an endowed fund administered by GWCF and is one of the state’s earliest health conversation fund. The original Fairlawn Hospital was established in 1921 by members of the Swedish community in Worcester and transitioned to a for-profit rehabilitation center in 1991. The Fund has awarded more than $8 million in grants since its inception.

Eligibility, Scope & Limitations

Areas of Interest

The fund seeks to support small new projects that innovatively address greater Worcester’s behavioral health needs. Projects of special interest include those that;

Projects should include the perspectives of those with lived experience on the issue being address and show evidence of significant collaboration.


The fund awards two different types of grants (Demonstration Project & Planning), please read below to determine which one is appropriate for your project.

*Please note, planning grantees will be expected to submit a written project report and meet with trustees to discuss progress. Being awarded a planning grant does not guarantee a subsequent demonstration project grant.

Ready to Apply?

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Consider reaching out to a member of our program team to discuss your proposal idea before applying.

Access the online application here