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Greater Worcester Community Foundation Awards Over $1.7M to 139 Nonprofits

Thursday, December 06, 2018

 

Girls Inc is one of the organizations receiving a grant

The Greater Worcester Community Foundation awarded over $1.7 million to 139 nonprofit organizations during its latest round of Community Grants.

“We are honored to be a part of a strong and thoughtful network of strategic donors that are committed to making a positive change in Greater Worcester. I am especially excited that of the over $1.7M granted, over $400,000 went specifically towards early childhood projects, a Foundation priority. Our Community Grant program is the largest funding cycle we have, and annually provides meaningful support towards the better of the community. We look forward to seeing the impact, especially for our community’s children, in the year ahead,” said Ann T. Lisi, GWCF President, and CEO.

The Grants

The grants support nonprofit organizations that build healthy and vibrant communities throughout Central Massachusetts.

Areas of interest this year included Civic Life, the Arts and the Environment; Early Childhood Development; Economic Security; Healthy Communities; Youth Development & Education.

Of the 139 grants awarded, 22 were dedicated solely to projects that focused on early childhood development.

Organizations that received the most money include Ascentria Community Services, who received $25,000, African Community Education Program, who received $20,000, Bancroft School, who received $20,000 and others.

Other nonprofits receiving awards include Girls Inc., American Red Cross, Boys & Girls Club of Worcester, Clark University, Community Harvest Project and more.

 

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