About GLCF

Improving the lives and communities of Greater Lowell through responsible giving.



Since its inception in 1997, the Greater Lowell Community Foundation has maintained the clear mission to improve the quality of life for the people in the communities we serve by connecting caring donors with local nonprofit organizations that best serve the causes that matter most to them.

Through well-planned charitable gifts, grants, legacy donations and scholarships, we help private and corporate donors make a more lasting difference on the quality of life in our community.

For almost 20 years, the people and businesses of Greater Lowell have trusted the Foundation to provide leadership, education and financial support through our vast donor network to effectively address social, educational, economic, environmental and cultural needs of our communities. Today, we are the leading charitable organization in the Greater Lowell/Merrimack Valley area providing these critical services to support our regional nonprofit organizations, community groups and area students through academic scholarships and charitable foundations.

Our network of private and corporate donors and other foundations trust us to manage their charitable giving with great care, diligence and responsibility. We accept their trust with a deep commitment to ensuring their generous gifts have a real and lasting impact on our community.



Because we work for the community, we know the nonprofit landscape, we understand the needs of the constituents we serve, and we address a wide range of initiatives from education, hunger, and the environment, to youth and family services, homelessness, healthcare and arts & culture, to name just a few. By promoting awareness of community needs, programs and resources, we’re in the best position to partner with donors to make philanthropic funds available, assist charities with fulfilling their needs, and most importantly, improve the quality of life in our community. Working together with community leaders and neighbors, we will strengthen the capacity of our community for genuine and lasting change.


“We are so excited to be celebrating so many milestones with the Angkor Dance Troupe these past couple of years, and as we continue to grow, we look to grow our endowment as well. The GLCF endowment program and services has supported us in thinking about our future.”

Angkor Dance Troupe