This Month's News & Updates

It is society's job to empower and educate future generations. Based on that notion, the Foundation created the Youth for Community Improvement (YCI) program in 1999. This year's YCI students make up high school sophomores, juniors and seniors from eight towns and include nine second-year members. We're proud that YCI is the only non-school-led youth grant making committee in Worcester County. 

2016 YCI members:  Abhinav Chalasani, Caitlyn Nguyen, Diane Khong, Dorean Asuako, Isabella Corazzini, Jadamaseni Mpawenimana, Jaileah Milton, Laura Giordano, Lauren Walsh, Lissett Quispe, Niamh Toomey, Nicholas Le, Randal Agyekum, Rayaan Yunus, Sarah Riley and Tyler Monteros

Click here to discover more on the Youth for Community Improvement program.
Apply for Alice C.A. Sibley Fund and Mary B. Grogan Fund for Youth

We are currently accepting applications for both the Alice C.A. Sibley Fund and the Mary B. Grogan Fund for Youth.

Created in 2004, the Sibley Fund is a permanent endowment to serve area residents who have limited access to eye care and specialty ophthalmology services. Each year, approximately $24,000 is available for local direct services in optical health.

Created in 2001, in dedication of Mary Grogan's decades of leadership in the Worcester County 4-H Foundation, the fund provides financial support for educational and recreational projects benefiting Millbury youth.

Applications for both funds must be received by October 17, 2016. Click here to apply. 
story3Welcome Leadership Worcester Class of 2017

This community-focused leadership development program engages a new generation of leaders through a process that leads to a greater understanding of critical public policy issues such as: economic development, education, public health, culture, public safety, and sustainability. 

Leadership Worcester offers training and skill development to participants, and connects them with key power-brokers and influential partners.  Selected from more than 40 applicants, the class includes a diverse group of 14 women and 13 men from Central Massachusetts. The Leadership Worcester Class of 2017 represents a variety of industry sectors, cultural backgrounds, and diverse educational experiences. 

For more information about Leadership Worcester, click here.
story4Upcoming NSC Sessions for Nonprofit Leaders

Have you checked out our Fall 2016 NSC schedule? There's still time to sign up and w e're offering training's, resources and  local seminars at little or no cost to help staff and board members do their jobs well. 

Thursday, October 20 
A Constructive and Practical Guide to Evaluating Your Executive Director's Performance 

Wednesday, November 2 
Keys to Successful Grant Writing 

Thursday, November 17 
Using Face-to-Face Personal Solicitation - Yes You Can Ask for Big Gifts

Wednesday, November 30
Developing the Leaders You Need: What You and Your Organization Can Learn from the YMCA

More details, including registration requirements, are available at the NSC Calendar  here.

Our Acorn Society honors donors who have
established planned gifts or provided for the Foundation in their wills. 

The Foundation is uniquely able to carry out your diverse charitable goals and allows you to support the causes closest to your heart. A bequest gift can be any portion of your estate or a life-income charitable vehicle. We hope you will join us.

To learn more about the Foundation's Acorn Society, click here. 
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Questions? Comments? Contact our Director of Donor Services , Kelly Stimson. Call 508.755.0980  or email at