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The Fred Harris Daniels Foundation, Inc.


Last Updated: 2016-07-28

At A Glance

The Fred Harris Daniels Foundation, Inc.

P.O. Box 1802

Providence, RI United States 02901-1802

Telephone: 8888663275

Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-10-31)

Assets: $21,726,328

Total giving: $1,138,500






Incorporated in 1949 in MA

Purpose and Activities

The foundation's mission is to support sustainable, creative solutions to Worcester, Massachusetts' most pressing societal challenges by funding programs and institutions that help people become more self-reliant in their lives and communities. The foundation provides annual support grants as well as capital grants. Additionally there is an invitation-only strategic grants program which focuses on girls ages 10-14.

Program Area(s)

The grantmaker has identified the following area(s) of interest:

Annual Support

The foundation provides grants to organizations for annual support. The grants are processed quarterly. Applicants are accepted online.

Capital Grants

The foundation provides grants for capital projects for institutions in Worcester, MA. These requests are reviewed quarterly. See foundation web site for application process.

Strategic Grants

The foundation has a strategic grants program focused on programs supporting middle school aged girls in Worcester, MA. This process opens annually, usually in the spring.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Botanical gardens
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Environment
  • Food aid
  • Historic preservation
  • Housing development
  • Human services
  • Medical support services
  • Mental health care
  • Museums
  • Performing arts
  • Rehabilitation of offenders
  • Sports and recreation
  • Youth organizing
Population Groups
  • Adolescents
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Ethnic and racial groups
  • Low-income and poor people

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-10-31

Assets: $21,726,328 (market value)

Expenditures: $1,387,196

Total giving: $1,138,500

Qualifying distributions: $1,216,884