Thanks to the generosity of Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, we have been able to do a lot of amazing work in Worcester. This challenge is part of that work. To respond to community needs, we are seeking to partner with people and organizations that have ideas and initiatives that will focus on:

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Early Education (birth to age 8)

The Eradication of Poverty

The following projects have been selected as our finalists for the Community Challenge:

  • American Antiquarian Society
  • Audre Lorde Transformative Arts School (ALTAS)
  • Coalition for a Healthy Greater Worcester
  • Crocodile River Music
  • Designing Worlds Initiative
  • Family Services of Central Massachusetts
  • Hope for Worcester
  • K Sense Co.
  • Latino Education Institute at Worcester State University
  • Muslim Community Link: Black Seed Farmers Market
  • OurStory Edutainment
  • Pernet Family Health Service
  • Regional Environmental Council
  • Saint John’s High School
  • The Urban Parks Education Project
  • Technocopia
  • The CASA Project of Worcester, MA
  • The Community Builders (TCB)
  • Worcester Community Action Council, Inc.
  • Yes, credit is everything