We offer multiple fund types that reflect your philanthropic and financial goals.
Getting Started is Simple
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.
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.
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.
"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
How Does it Work?
Learn more about what to expect when giving through the Greater Worcester Community Foundation.