Creating lasting impact

At the Gloucester Community Foundation, we believe in the collective approach to change. Good is better done together.

Through the power of philanthropy, we work to not only sustain positive momentum in areas of success but also create balance of opportunity in areas of inequity. GCF helps align people, ideas and resources for a stronger Gloucester. Here's how we do it.

Leadership & Convening

Money alone cannot solve our region's toughest challenges. That is why our commitment to building a healthy, vibrant community goes well beyond grantmaking. GCF convenes partners around key issues, shares insights about the latest giving trends and creates connections between philanthropists and organizations working toward common goals.

    Service to Donors

    Donors are at the heart of everything we do. We pride ourselves on providing first-class service to ensure your giving is as easy, convenient and meaningful as possible. Whether you are just getting started or are looking to focus your philanthropy, we can help you learn about and support the causes you care about, now and for years to come. 

    5 fulfilling ways to give 

    Results-Driven Grantmaking

    Thanks to the foresight and generosity of donors past and present, GCF has a community endowment that allows us to respond to urgent needs and be proactive in seeking new opportunities. We are driven by a spirit of collaboration and guided by a result-based framework. Our investments are intentionally focused on four areas of community life that are most likely to advance the change we hope to see.


    A Strong Nonprofit Sector

    To address our community's challenges effectively, we must have a strong nonprofit sector at the forefront. GCF builds the capacity of community organizations so they can pursue their missions with greater efficiency and strategic focus. In doing so, we prepare nonprofits to lead and serve in an ever-changing environment and ensure donors' charitable dollars work harder.