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June 15, 2020

GWCF launches $2K racial equity grants

Barbara G. Fields (left), president & CEO of the Greater Worcester Community Foundation; and Carolyn J. Stempler, GWCF board chair

The Greater Worcester Community Foundation has launched Action for Racial Equity Grants, a funding program intended to help support nonprofits and other groups who engage in anti-racism work to facilitate their programming.

According to the grant announcement, GWCF plans to continue developing its race equity strategy but is launching the grant program as one small concrete action.

The grant program will provide up to $2,000 for nonprofits, community organizers and houses of worship who are engaging in anti-racism learning and work. GWCF said community education, internal organizational learning, advocacy and compensation for educators are all potentially eligible for funding through the program.

Those interested in applying should email with the necessary materials, which are detailed on GWCF’s website, The deadline for applications is midnight on June 26; decisions will be made by July 10.

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