Greater Worcester Community Foundation offers a range of competitive grant cycles annually to provide area nonprofits with access to flexible and supportive funding.

2024 Grant Calendar

Each of our competitive grant programs has its own set of guidelines and parameters. Please visit each grant webpage to confirm eligibility and appropriateness. Organizations may apply for multiple grant programs.

Grant Program

Focus Area

Location

Open

Deadline

Friends of Learning in Killingly (FOLK) Fund

Support for public school educators in Killingly, CT

Killingly, CT

1/24/24

Nonprofit Effectiveness: Spring Round

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

Worcester County

3/1/24

4/15/24

Leicester Savings Bank Fund

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

Leicester

3/1/24

4/19/24

Worcester County Food Bank Fund to End Hunger

Support for nonprofit organizations working towards a shared vision of a hunger-free Worcester County.

Worcester County

3/1/24

4/19/24

Community Grants: Arts and Basic Needs

Support for projects/programs highly aligned with our strategic focus areas in arts & creativity and basic needs such as housing and food security, and benefit Worcester County residents.

Worcester County

4/1/24

6/14/24

Community Grants: Health and Youth

Support for projects/programs highly aligned with our strategic focus areas in health & wellbeing and thriving families.

Worcester County

4/15/24

6/28/24

Community Grants: Operating Renewals

Renewal grants for nonprofits that have previously received operating support from the Foundation.

Worcester County

8/1/24

9/16/24

Community Grants: Operating Grants

Operating support for nonprofit organizations whose primary work is highly aligned with our strategic focus areas and that have a strong presence in Worcester County.

Worcester County

9/1/24

10/15/24

Nonprofit Effectiveness: Fall Round

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

Worcester County

9/15/24

10/15/24