The Foundation has made early childhood education a priority in its funding. According to research, a child's first eight years are the most critical for human development, and the Foundation believes that building a solid base during these years is the most effective way to assure a productive life rooted in behavioral and physical health.

These early Childhood grants are focused on four critical areas: increasing the quality and accessibility of formal early education for low-income children; improving the health of young children and their mothers; supporting parents and families in their roles as teachers, caregivers, and supporters of their children's development; and, helping to eliminate summer learning loss among low-income children in greater Worcester.

The organizations receiving funding are:


Edward Street Child Services

Family Health Center of Worcester

Guild of St. Agnes of Worcester

HOPE Coalition

Horizons for Homeless Children

House of Peace & Education

Jewish Family & Children's Service

Latino Education Institute

Pernet Family Health Service

Rainbow Child Development Center

The CASA Project

Tri-Community YMCA

United Way of Central MA

Worcester Comprehensive Education & Care

Worcester Public Library Foundation