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The Webster Five Foundation Awards $75,000 to Local Nonprofits

Auburn, MA — The Webster Five Foundation is thrilled to announce that they have awarded $75,000 in grants to 14 organizations, the majority of which are based in Worcester County. The Foundation has donated more than $200,000 to 45 nonprofits in 2023 alone.

Each quarter, the Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations or programs that support expanding or improving access to education, culture and the arts, social services, charitable activities, and community development.

In this grant cycle, the Webster Five Foundation awarded funding to the following organizations:

  • Community Legal Aid — $9,000 to support its Language Access Project, which provides necessary and free legal services to low-income and elderly residents in Worcester County regardless of their primary language.
  • Crocodile River Music — $2,500 for the Crocodile River Radio program where they will collaborate with CICN 90.5 FM to produce and broadcast a new year-long African music weekly radio show.
  • Old Sturbridge Village — $7,000 to support Educational Outreach to Webster Public Schools, where 584 students will visit OSV in the 2023-2024 school year.
  • Our Bright Future — $2,000 to help fund its WPI STEM Program, with the goal of helping students from low-income families perform well academically and socially.
  • Project New Hope — $2,500 to support the “Connecting the Dots” case management program, which provides one-on-one assistance to veterans, active military, reserves, National Guard and their families to address their needs.
  • Reach Out & Read — $2,500 to contribute over 800 books to Worcester Rx for Success. In combination with this grant, Worcester Rx for Success hopes to provide pediatric offices in Worcester with approximately 14,000 new books for pediatricians to give to children.
  • RIA — $1,000 and a match of up to $1,000 to assist its Support Groups for Survivors of Sex Trafficking in Worcester programming and services.
  • Science from Scientists — $2,000 to the During-School Scientist-led STEM education for 3rd – 6th grade students at 5 elementary schools in the Worcester Public school system for the 2022-23 school year.
  • Southeast Asian Coalition of Central Massachusetts — $5,000 to fund its food security programming for food insecure elders and families.
  • The Capital Good Fund — $2,500 to support its Impact Loan program in Central MA, which provides affordable and credit-building options for low-to-moderate income families for critical purposes.
  • Tri-Valley, Inc. — $6,000 to the Money Management Program to help provide seniors with the services and support to achieve and sustain independence and financial stability.
  • Worcester Earn-a-Bike — $1,000 and a match of up to $1,000 for the Youth Earn-a-Bike program, a mentoring and skill building program designed for Worcester’s youth.
  • YWCA Central Massachusetts — $15,000 to provide financial seminars to survivors of domestic violence as was previously announced this past December with funding awarded this grant cycle.
  • Gladys E. Kelly Public Library — $15,000 as an installment of the ten-year $150,000 gift to the Friends of the Gladys E. Kelly Public Library. Each grant installment has been used for the library’s building enhancements as well as additional services.

“Here at Webster Five, we’re deeply committed to empowering the communities in which we operate,” said Donald F. Doyle, President/CEO, Webster Five. “We’re excited to support these organizations and the important work they do here in Worcester County.”

Since its inception in 1996, the Foundation has awarded $3,863,508 to 290 organizations. The next round of grant recipients will be awarded this Fall. To learn more about the Webster Five Foundation, click here.