Employees Honored; Partnering with the City; Funding Available
October 2, 2018 Employees' efforts garner $10K for their Massachusetts nonprofits... Greater Worcester Community Foundation partnering with City of Worcester...Cape Cod Foundation asks nonprofits to apply for grants.
Employees' Efforts Garner $10K for Each of Three Massachusetts NonprofitsTIAA yesterday announced it will recognize each of the three Massachusetts nonprofit employees with a $10,000 donation in their name to the nonprofit organization they support.
The employees were among 100 nationwide to be recognized as a so-called difference maker, defined as having made significant contributions in their communities and throughout the world. More than 4,000 individuals submitted their own story or recommended others for consideration, with finalists selected by a panel of judges based on their impact, creativity, perseverance and motive.
Honored were the following:
Greater Worcester Community Foundation Partnering with City of WorcesterThe Greater Worcester Community Foundation and the City of Worcester today announced they are jointly developing a cultural plan for the city, an effort supported with funding from the Barr Foundation, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and Worcester Cultural Coalition.
The foundations Creative Worcester Initiative, funded by the Barr Foundation, was singled out by city officials for its success in engaging local organizations to identify Worcesters distinctive arts and cultural resources and invest in these assets to enhance the citys quality of life.
"The development of the cultural plan is only the first step towards refocusing the ways in which the City invests in arts and culture, said Ann T. Lisi, the foundation's president and CEO. As the city enters into unprecedented economic growth, this plan will only further build upon the immense creative talents and resources that make up our community and make it equitable for everyone.
Initial plans call for the plan to include building public spaces that support multiple forms of mobility and cultural expression, creating a vibrant arts and culture scene which encourages children and families to participate, and embracing cultural and creative expressions and ways of life meaningful to all Worcester residents.
Cape Cod Foundation Asks Nonprofits to Apply for GrantsThe Cape Cod Foundation recently announced it is inviting nonprofits to apply for grants for projects that will benefit the Town of Falmouth.
The foundation will make up to $100,000 available in connection with strategic focus grants, which fund strategic initiatives and long-range organizational capacity-building, and general grants, which address emerging opportunities, launch creative initiatives, or cover costs of small, one-time projects for the organization.
Additional funds will be made available for projects and programs benefitting domesticated animals and wildlife on Cape Cod and the Islands.
Deadline to apply: Oct. 15 for strategic focus grants; Dec. 1 for animal projects; Dec. 15 for general grants. Details.