This Month's News & Updates
You're Invited to Our Annual Meeting
Dr. Heather Forkey, MD
Join us as we celebrate the Foundation's achievements over the previous year. 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Mechanics Hall,  321 Main St.,Worcester
Program at 4:30pm. Reception to follow.
Free and open to the public!

This year's guest speaker will be
Dr. Heather Forkey, MD, UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center, Division of Child Protection.

Help us recognize the Foundation's 2018 scholarship award recipients and meet some of the donors whose generosity will contribute to their future success!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Worcester State University
May Street Building
280 May Street, Worcester
Program begins at 4:30pm
Professional Advisor Network Event Recap
Donald J. Greene
On Thursday, April 26, our   Professional Advisor Network  gathered together to discuss  Charitable Aspects of the New Tax Act . Donald J. Greene,  Philanthropic Client Relationship Executive for U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management, was the event speaker. 

The event was co-sponsored by Greater Worcester Community Foundation, Estate and Business Planning Council of Worcester County, Community Foundation of North Central MA, and Montachusett Estate and Retirement Planning Council.
Outreach & Education Site Visits for May

Photo by Apple Tree Arts
Our Outreach & Education Visitors Program offers an outstanding way for Foundation volunteers, fund holders and corporators to experience the strong impact our grantmaking has on the community. Visits are scheduled to various GWCF grantees across Worcester County throughout the spring, summer and fall. Volunteers are invited to come hear from top agency leaders and see where programs are delivered. The best visits end with participants informed and inspired.  

The following site visits are scheduled for May and early June.

African Community Education:  May 5, 10:00am
Area(s) of Interest:  Culturally-Sensitive Social Services, Youth Activities

Visitation House:  May 7, 4:00pm
Area(s) of Interest: Early Childhood Parent Supports, Social/Health Services

Spanish American Center:  May 10, 9:00am in Leominster
Area(s) of Interest:  Immigrant/Refugee Programs/Services

Area(s) of Interest: Affordable/Fair Housing

Apple Tree Arts May 24, 3:00pm in Grafton
Area(s) of Interest:  Early Childhood Enrichment, Performing Arts Education

Pernet Family Health Service:  May 30, 3:00pm
Area(s) of Interest:  Early Childhood Social/Health Services, Family Supports

Catholic Charities of Worcester County Friday, June 1, 9:00am
Area(s) of Interest:  Immigrant/Refugee Programs/Services
Upcoming Grant Deadlines

The Foundation is currently accepting applications for the following funds:

Creative Community Engagement Grant
The Creative Community Engagement Grant Program  will support organizations who actively seek to develop deeper engagement with our changing and diverse community in alignment with their strategic visions and our values. Online applications are due by May 18, 2018.

Worcester County Food Bank Fund to End Hunger
The Worcester County Food Bank Fund to End Hunger seeks to fund innovative and sustainable solutions to the problem of hunger through advocacy and programs that incorporate practices that have shown promise throughout the country or here in Worcester County. Online applications are due by May 18, 2018.
Nonprofit Support Center Workshops in May

The next NSC workshop, entitled  Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Moving Ahead will be held on Wednesday, May 9.   Presenters will be Linda Cavaioli, Executive Director YWCA Central Massachusetts, & Valerie Zolezzi-Wyndham, Promoting Good, LLC. Prior attendance by at least one person from your organization at  Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Getting Started  is required. 
The final workshop will be held on Wednesday, May 23 entitled Understanding the New FASB Requirements for Nonprofits. Presenter will be  Amanda Pelcher, CPA.
Read Our Blog!
Through Foundation Reflections we engage with you on topics vital to creating a prosperous community and region where opportunity is extended to everyone.  Read our latest post and join the conversation! 

Questions? Comments? Contact our Vice President  of Donor Services
Kelly Stimson at 508.755.0980 or