The United Way of Central Massachusetts Greater Worcester Community Foundation, along with our generous donors and in collaboration with the City of Worcester, have launched Worcester Together. This Fund rapidly deployed grants and other resources to organizations throughout Worcester County that work with communities disproportionately affected by the coronavirus public health crisis.
The goal of Worcester Together is to address immediate and long-term needs, complementing the work of public health officials and expanding local capacity to address the impact of this public health crisis on our region’s vulnerable populations. Grants will target organizations that have deep roots in the community and strong experience working with residents without health insurance and/or access to sick days, people with limited English language proficiency, healthcare workers, our seniors neighbors, and communities of color, among others.
While this pandemic is unprecedented, our highest priority continues to be serving the needs of our community. The Greater Worcester Community Foundation, the United Way, the City of Worcester, local officials throughout Central Massachusetts and many others are all collaborating to give the Fund the optimal reach and exposure.
Phase One: Rapid Response aimed to complement the work of public health officials by expanding local capacity to address the outbreak’s social, health and economic impacts in the short and long term. Grants will be awarded to nonprofit organizations who are:
The goal of Phase Two: Recovery is to provide three-to-six months of unrestricted general operating support to nonprofit organizations that are actively delivering support and/or programming to our community in a high quality, responsive manner. Grants will be awarded to a select group of organizations that: