Nonprofit Spotlight

Community Enrichment and Organizational Development Grants Awarded to 23 Nonprofits

The Fitchburg Abolitionist Park, the Wendell Meetinghouse, the Wachusett Business Incubator in Gardner and the Sterling Arts Collaborative were included among Community Enrichment grant awards. Organizational Development grants went to North Star Family Services, North Quabbin Advocacy and Ginny's Helping Hand, among others.

Family Foundation Fund

Making A Family Foundation Impactful and Fun - Passing on the Torch of Philanthropy

In August of 2018, the Howard Family Foundation Fund was established at the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts. Parents Stephen and Sarah Howard wanted their four children to learn about philanthropy and to have the fund represent the values of their children, and to make it their own. The mission articulated by the siblings is “to preserve our earth’s future by working with charities involved in combating climate change”. They had a list of goals right out of the gate, one of which is to have fun working together as a family progressing their philanthropic goals. Their grantmaking has been to Alliance for Climate Education, Inc., Appalachian Mountain Club, and Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation.

Featured Story

MIT and Harvard graduate students research food and agricultural entrepreneurship in North Central Massachusetts

A team of students from MIT and Harvard University has collaborated with the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts in conducting research into food production and agriculture entrepreneurship across North Central Massachusetts to evaluate its potential for bringing healthy food options to more residents and creating good jobs in food production and distribution in the area.

Giving & Support

Anyone can help give back to your local community

It's easy to donate online to any of our individual charitable funds or to support the Foundation broadly. Online gifts may also be made in honor or in memory of special people.