May 2019
This Month's News & Updates
So many events coming up! You'll want to scroll all the way to the end on this one.
Annual Meeting May 15
Program begins at 4:30pm;
Reception to follow

Join us to learn more about the Foundation and celebrate the achievements of the past year. Featured speaker, Jim Canales, President & Trustee of the Barr Foundation , will address the critical roles community foundations play beyond grantmaking alone. He'll also highlight why Barr chose GWCF as one of only five partners in its “ Creative Commonwealth Initiative.

Meet the new Directors and Corporators. And be present for the unveiling of the 2019 Renaissance Award!
The GWCF Board of Directors invites you to a
Celebration Dinner & Dance in Honor of Ann T. Lisi

Tuesday, June 25 at 5:00pm
Mechanics Hall

Join us as we celebrate Ann's tremendous 30 year career and the legacy that will shape our Foundation and our community for decades to come!

Dinner by Struck Catering | Music by Clockwork
Working With Volunteers & Interns: Free Workshop May 21

This seminar, brought to us by Lawyers Clearinghouse , will provide practical tips from an employment law specialist and answer the following questions:
  • What are the legal definitions of volunteers and interns?
  • What are the challenges and opportunities of utilizing this workforce?
  • How can a nonprofit minimize its potential liability when working with volunteers and interns?
Lawyers Clearinghouse:
Volunteers & Interns
Tuesday, May 21, 10am-Noon
Have you seen our renovated conference space?
It's perfectly suited for NSC workshops like this!
Spread the Word! YCI Seeks Young People Looking to Make
a Difference
Applications due June 3

Youth for Community Improvement (YCI) brings high school students from different communities together to make granting decisions in support of causes they care about. It's Worcester County's only non-school, youth-philanthropy program; since 1999, YCI has granted over $300,000 to area nonprofits.

Young people who are interested in building leadership skills, learning about nonprofits, and connecting with peers from across the region are encouraged to apply.
Questions? Contact Sarah Shugrue
Leadership Worcester Wants YOU!
Join Worcester's growing network of connected, prepared,
and inspired leaders.

If you're interested in experiencing Worcester like never before,
Leadership Worcester may be right for you. Through this 9 month program,
participants explore key topics of relevance to our community, learn from influential
leaders, and forge connections that will move the region and each other forward.
Applications for the Class of 2020 are due May 24.
Corporators, Board Members, Donors & Friends: You're Invited!

Conducting site visits of our grantee organizations is an important (and fun!) part of our grantmaking process. When you join us on a visit, you'll get to experience first-hand the impact the Foundation's granting has on our community.

This season, we've already visited with Central Mass Housing Alliance, Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Worcester, Dress for Success Worcester, and the Salvation Army. A big "thank you" goes out to everyone who volunteered on these visits and to the nonprofit staff who shared the vital work they're doing with us.

Here's What's Coming up!

Latin American Health Alliance
Thurs, May 23, 9:00-11:00am
Area(s) of Interest : Substance Abuse/Recovery Programs/Services

Creative Hub Worcester & Main IDEA
Tues, May 28, 4:30-6:30pm
Area(s) of Interest : Creative Education/Youth Enrichment

Net of Compassion
Sat, June 1, 11:30am -1:30pm
Area(s) of Interest : Hunger Programs/ Homeless Prevention Prevention Programs

Preservation Worcester
Tues, June 4, 8:15 -10:15pm
Area(s) of Interest : Hunger Programs/ Homeless Prevention Prevention Programs

 Mentorship Program Roundtable: Over 10 Area Organizations Will Share Their Work!
Wed, June 12, 5:00 -7:00pm
Area(s) of Interest : Youth Mentorship Programs - what it takes to build a successful program and why funder support is so vial
Upcoming Events & Grant Program Deadlines
Worcester County Food Bank Fund to End Hunger
Deadline: May 17

This fund seeks to support innovative
and sustainable solutions to the complex problem of hunger through advocacy and other programming. Funding priority is given to initiatives focused on accessibility to healthy food and economic self sufficiency.
Jeppson Memorial Fund
for Brookfield
Deadline: June 28

This fund provides support to civic and community projects that enrich the cultural environment and improve the lives of the residents of Brookfield, MA. Any nonprofit or civic organization serving Brookfield residents may apply.
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