We offer multiple fund types that reflect your philanthropic and financial goals.

Start a Fund


Getting Started

With a $10,000 gift, you can create your own charitable fund with the Greater Worcester Community Foundation. Establish your fund in your name or the name of your family—or let its name honor a cherished person, group or cause. All grants from your fund will carry its name, now and in the future.

We are a 501(c)(3) public charitable corporation and all contributions are fully tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. We do all the administration—including investing, grant making and reporting—sparing you expense, work and worry.

Establish a fund

Watch Your Endowment Grow as You Serve the Region

Why give through the foundation? As a qualified 501(c)(3) public charity, the Greater Worcester Community Foundation offers the maximum deductibility for income, gift and estate tax purposes. The fund is commingled with other funds in one of two portfolio options, both designed to ensure preservation and growth of principal and a dependable source of revenue for distribution and expenses.

Watch Your Endowment Grow as You Serve the Region

Grants may be awarded to qualified, 501(c)(3) public charities located anywhere in the United States. The Foundation will determine the eligibility and may require additional information from the organization before approving the grant recommendation. If you want ideas and advice, our team will provide them. The Foundation handles all of the administration.

Giving Options

Our fund allows us to benefit cultural institutions we love, including Hanover Theater, Worcester Art Museum, and Music Worcester, while supporting the Foundation.

- Drs. Ivan and Noreen Green