July 21, 2017
 
Nonprofits Invited to Apply for Grants

January 25, 2016 — Massachusetts nonprofits have been invited to apply for grants that preserve and enhance the historic, cultural, and natural resources in Essex county and National Heritage Area, as well as for grants to help young people overcome barriers to succeeding in education, work, and life in Worcester County.

Feb. 14 Deadline for Essex Heritage Grant Applications

The Essex National Heritage Commission is currently accepting online applications from nonprofits that are proposing projects support Essex Heritage's mission to preserve and enhance the historic, cultural, and natural resources of the Essex National Heritage Area.

In celebration of the organization’s 20th anniversary, Essex Heritage will award $2,000 grants to 20 organizations, including nonprofits, that steward the region's nationally significant heritage in one of three areas:
  • Education: Create or further develop educational opportunities for youth.
  • Interpretation: Increase awareness and understanding of the region’s heritage.
  • Preservation: Preserve or enhance historic structures, landscapes and cultural resources.
“Essex Heritage is thrilled to celebrate the launch of its 20th anniversary year by offering grants for local projects that foster the enlightened stewardship of Essex County’s truly remarkable history, places, and stories," said Annie C. Harris, Essex Heritage CEO. “We are proud to have provided funding to every community in Essex County through the grant program. And yet we recognize that many organizations still need seed money for worthwhile projects that preserve and promote our unique cultural heritage."

For more information visit www.EssexHeritage.org or call 978-744-0444.

Feb. 26 Deadline for Gr. Worcester Comm. Foundation Grant Applications

The Greater Worcester Community Foundation is now accepting grant applications for its Summer Programs for Children and Youth.

The grants will support summer programs for children and youth that:
  • Help eliminate summer learning loss among low-income children in greater Worcester
  • Support parents and families in their roles as teachers, caregivers and supporters of their children’s development
  • Effectively support high school graduation and foster the completion of college or other post-secondary education
  • Work closely with school systems and other youth-serving organizations
  • Provide employment opportunities and access to networks of support for older youth
  • Teach conflict resolution, teamwork, persistence, and other 21st century skills
  • Deliberately and effectively engage high-risk youth
The typical grant range is $5,000 to $25,000.

For more information, contact Chris O'Keeffe, at cokeeffe@greaterworcester.org or call 508-755-0980.

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