Giving Guide

The nonprofit sector is an increasingly important sector in the Central Massachusetts economy. Some of them are among our region's top employers, and collectively they have a huge influence on the quality of life in Central Massachusetts.

Successful nonprofits have a sharp eye on delivering real value to their clients and customers in a sustainable manner. Boards are full of business executives who volunteer their valuable time and expertise, and the community of donors keep an eye on how effectively their contributions are put to use, and how well the organization is being run.

In an effort to shed more light on some of our region's leading nonprofits, we are proud to be publishing our 8th annual Central Massachusetts Giving Guide. This directory's goal is to provide an easy-to-read snapshot of each organization's mission and goals, top volunteer activities and major events, as well as a list of board members and leadership. While you may be familiar with many of these organizations, we're confident that you'll discover a few new things you didn't know. We've got a dynamic nonprofit community, and the best organizations are always evolving and adapting their services to meet the changing needs of the marketplace.

Business and community leaders have a long tradition of giving back to the area's non-profit community, and you'll see the names of many top executives and committed corporate citizens on the boards of these nonprofits. Engaging with our nonprofit community is not only energizing for those on the board of directors, but also for a wide variety of companies and their employees who have found many ways to volunteer their time and treasure.

Supporting our nonprofit community is integral to the mission of our partners in the Giving Guide, the United Way and the Greater Worcester Community Foundation. It is great to be teaming up with Tim Garvin and his team to produce this annual directory.

The Central Massachusetts business community has a rich tradition of engagement with our nonprofits. Done right, it is a rewarding partnership for both parties. If you or your company want to become more involved, start by reading about the many superb organizations right here in our back yard.

Peter Stanton
New England Business Media

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