George Alden supported and strengthened a variety of efforts in Worcester through his philanthropy and personal leadership. He was committed to ‘doing the greatest good for the greatest number...’  
When its available grantmaking capacity permits, the Trustees make modest, unsolicited year-end grants to a broad spectrum of Worcester nonprofit organizations that fall outside the grantmaking priorities of the Trust. These organizations are ineligible to apply to the Trust for additional support. 
Through this program the Trust acknowledges the valuable contributions of organizations whose efforts enhance Worcester’s vibrancy and help to address the wide-ranging needs of its residents.
Unsolicited Year-End Grants
Norton Company Band, c. 1891.
From collection of Worcester Historical Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts.