Grants available for serving Greater Worcester Community – apply by March 16

The Greater Worcester Community Foundation asked me to help them get the word out. They are accepting grant proposals from organizations that serve our region.

Proposals should be submitted by non-profit organizations*. Grants from $3,000 – $25,000 will be awarded for projects benefiting towns and cities of Worcester County.

Proposals are sought for the following categories:

  • Arts and Culture programs that enhance appreciation of diverse traditions, build strength and leadership of the creative sector, provide arts education, make neighborhoods more vibrant, or offer respite and inspiration to communities
  • Community Development including the creation of housing for low-income families, physical and safety improvements at the neighborhood level and the engagement of residents
  • Education including early childhood, academic achievement for disadvantaged youth, lifelong learning for adults, English as a second language and worker training
  • Environment including education in science and ecology, protection of the area’s natural resources, public education and grassroots community efforts, land and water conservation and expansion of opportunities for outdoor recreation
  • Health improvement and access to health care for vulnerable communities susceptible to poor health, to address unhealthy behaviors such as tobacco use, poor nutrition, and alcohol abuse
  • Human Services such as counseling and crisis support, legal services, shelter and housing, protection of children and vulnerable elders, refugees and immigrants and integration of people with disabilities

The deadline to apply is Monday, March 16. For more information or an application, click here. Questions can be directed to Pamela B. Kane at (508) 755-0980.

*All 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations serving the cities and towns of Worcester County are eligible to apply. Grantees must be able to demonstrate sound planning and fiscal stewardship, have a legitimate and effective governing board and agree to the foundation’s reporting requirements.

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