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The George I. Alden Trust


Last profile update: 12/29/2017
Last grant data update: 05/22/2018

At A Glance

The George I. Alden Trust

370 Main St., 11th Fl.

Worcester, MA United States 01608-1779

Telephone: (508) 459-8005


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor






Trust established in 1912 in MA - Founded by the late George I. Alden, who was educated at Harvard's Lawrence School of Science and taught mechanical engineering for 28 years at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. In 1885 he joined with several other business men in establishing the Norton Emery Wheel Company. As second president and later chairman of the board, Mr. Alden initiated one of the first programs for helping employees to acquire further education

Purpose and Activities

The trust is currently focusing on grants to private colleges and universities in PA, NY, NJ and the six New England states with fulltime undergraduate enrollments of 1000 -3000 students. In addition the trust supports YMCAs in Massachusetts and educationally related organizations in the Worcester, MA area.