Greater Worcester Community Foundation, along with four other Massachusetts community foundations, has been selected as a partner with the Barr Foundation in its Creative Commonwealth Initiative. The
largest private foundation in Massachusetts, Barr is paving the way for community foundations to deepen and expand support for artists and cultural organizations. A grant of $500,000 over two years has been awarded to GWCF to support Creative Worcester, a granting and leadership effort. Application details will be announced soon.
High school seniors who live in Worcester County and starting college in the fall of 2018 are encouraged to apply. Awards range from $300 to $5,000 and are based on a variety of criteria. Submitting a single application will allow students to be considered for a multitude of scholarships. The online application is open through March 5 at www.greaterworcester.org. Forward this to any qualified students!
The Board's Early Childhood Committee joined with several
Worcester organizations and 200 guests on Jan. 22nd for a community screening of the 2016 film Resilience, a documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the growing movement to identify and prevent toxic stress. President & CEO Ann Lisi gave opening remarks honoring those working on this effort. UMASS Memorial chief of the Child Protection Program, Heather Forkey, MD (pictured) closed with a message of hope, inviting us to recognize the "ordinary miracles" that make a difference in the lives of children. For more contact Chris O'Keeffe vice president of program.
What's your passion? If you'd like to make more good things happen, now and in the future, the Foundation is here to help. Together, we'll create a fund that reflects your goals. You decide the purpose and the timing of your gift. The Foundation provides the structure that satisfies your intentions forever. To learn more call or email Kelly Stimson, vice president of donor services.
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