Worcester Educational Development Foundation’s mission is to support the Worcester Public Schools, connecting students and teachers with needed resources, enriching the student experience, and advancing equity through collaboration.

All donations are tax deductible. Please join us by investing in our community’s most precious resource – our children.

Donate Online:

To donate online, choose a fund or campaign…

WEDF General Fund

Donations to WEDF’s General Fund support the greatest needs of the district. When immediate needs arise, this fund helps us to respond quickly with financial support.

Donate to the WEDF General Fund:


Fall 2020 WPS Employee Appeal

Worcester Public Schools Employees can donate to WEDF through payroll deduction! Click here to learn more about payroll deduction, or make a one-time donation below.

WPS Employees: Make a One-Time Donation:


Coats for Kids

For a child, a new winter coat can be so much more than just warmth. The Worcester Public Schools Coats for Kids Program provides new winter outerwear to children in need throughout the district including the Worcester Head Start Program, the Worcester Family Partnership Program and several area homeless shelters.

Donate to Coats for Kids:

Connected Kids

The Connected Kids campaign is raising funds for the devices needed to ensure equitable access to remote learning opportunities for Worcester Public Schools students during the global pandemic. Beyond the pandemic, the Chromebooks purchased will develop students’ technology fluency and ensure access to digital learning and computer science curricula.

Donate to Connected Kids:

Mini-Grants for Teachers

The Mini Grants for Teachers program enhances teaching and learning in the Worcester Public Schools by granting teachers funds to turn innovative ideas into enriching educational experiences.

Donate to Mini-Grants for Teachers:

Donate by Mail:

To donate by mail, send a check payable to “WEDF” with the name of your preferred fund or campaign in the memo to:

Worcester Educational Development Foundation, Inc.
210 Park Avenue, Suite 224
Worcester, MA 01609

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