November 22, 2017
 
Berkshire Bank Foundation Gives $307K to 59 Nonprofits

October 28, 2017 — Berkshire Bank Foundation this week announced it has awarded $307,100 to 59 Massachusetts nonprofits, primarily in the western part of the state, to support their work relating to education, community and economic development, and basic needs.

Receiving the grants, an average of $5,205 each, through the foundation's third quarter grant cycle were the following:
  • ACTS, Springfield, for ACTS Tutoring Program
  • Associated Grant Makers, Boston, for BMC Cancer Center fundraiser
  • Baseball in the Berkshires, Inc., LenoxDale, for Baseball in the Berkshires exhibit
  • Berkshire Business & Professional Women , Pittsfield, for Woman of Achievement dinner to support the BPW scholarship program
  • Berkshire Community College Foundation, Pittsfield, for youth sports multi-purpose athletic field at Berkshire Community College.
  • Berkshire Family YMCA, Pittsfield, for Camps Sumner and Abenaki educational field trips and enrichment events
  • Berkshire Grown, Great Barrington, for Berkshire Grown Harvest supper
  • Berkshire HorseWorks Inc., Great Barrington, for Berkshire HorseWorks Goes Mobile
  • Berkshire South Regional Community Center, Inc., Gt Barrington, for 15th Anniversary Gala
  • Berkshire United Way, Pittsfield, for Creating Sustainable Change: Early Childhood Literacy
  • Berkshires Tomorrow, Inc., Pittsfield, for Berkshire County Education Task Force
  • Cambodian Mutual Assistance Association, Lowell, for Cambodian cultural after school program
  • Center for Human Development (CHD), Springfield, for disability resources
  • Chicopee Neighborhood Development Corporation, Chicopee, for first time homebuyer education
  • Child Care of the Berkshires, Inc., North Adams, for promoting early literacy and school readiness in high quality learning environments
  • Christian Center of Pittsfield, Inc., Pittsfield, for food program
  • Christina's House, Springfield, for Christina's House
  • Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, Springfield, for Funder Collaborative for Reading Success
  • Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, for 4th annual UnMask Cancer Gala
  • Downtown Pittsfield Cultural Association, The, Pittsfield, for downtown economic development and quality of life initiatives
  • Dress for Success Western Massachusetts, Springfield, for program growth and enhancement
  • Elder Services of Berkshire County, Inc., Pittsfield, for elder nutrition/Meals on Wheels
  • Elizabeth Freeman Center, Inc., Pittsfield, for Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: Men's March to End Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence & "Money School"
  • Fairview Hospital, Great Barrington , for 2017 Golf Classic
  • Festival Latino of the Berkshires, Lee, for Festival Latino 2017
  • Gosnold, Inc., Falmouth, for Legacy Gala sponsorship
  • Great Barrington Rotary Club, Great Barrington, for scholarship fund
  • Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity, West Springfield, for Fall Festival 2017/Corporate Team Build
  • Hevreh of Southern Berkshire, Gt Barrington, for 4th annual BerkshireSpeaks sponsorship
  • Hillcrest Educational Centers, Inc., Pittsfield, for St. Mark renovation project
  • Hilltown Community Development Corporation, Chesterfield, for rural small business assistance/economic development
  • Hoppy Times Unlimited, Pittsfield, for sponsorship of Berktoberfest 2017
  • Irish International Immigrant Center, Boston, for 2017 Solas Awards Gala
  • JC Williams Community Center, Springfield , for Three on Three Basketball Tournament
  • Josh Billings RunAground, Lenox, for 41st Josh Billings RunAground Triathlon
  • Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Stockbridge, for RISE for Pittsfield Schools
  • Literacy Network of South Berkshire, Lee, for Gala 2017
  • Marians of the Immaculate Conception a/k/a Association of Marian Helpers, Stockbridge, for Slice of Heaven Charity Golf Classic
  • Massachusetts Affordable Housing Alliance, Dorchester, for Homeownership University
  • Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation, Inc., North Adams, for Assets for Artists
  • MCLA Foundation, Inc., North Adams, for Coaches Club Sponsorship of the 21st annual MCLA Athletics Golf Classic
  • Merrimack Valley Catholic Charities, Boston, for Teen Center Career Center technology upgrade
  • Morningside Community School, Pittsfield, for creating a science experience
  • Morris Elementary School PTO, Lenox, for Lenox Apple Squeeze Apple Cider Run Walk
  • Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, for investing in Berkshire residents through museum programming
  • North Adams Makers' Mill, North Adams, for 2017 Mill Chill Auction/Fundraiser
  • Rebuilding Together Boston, Jamaica Plain, for data collection and evaluation to Improve operations and outcomes
  • Salvation Army of Pittsfield, Pittsfield, for Community Meal Program
  • Salvation Army, The - Springfield Citadel, Springfield, for Salvation Army Coats for Kids
  • Sculpture Now, Becket, for 2017 exhibition at The Mount
  • Sheffield Association, Inc., Sheffield, for Sheffield in Celebration/Sheffield Fair
  • Soldier On, Inc. f/k/a United Veterans of America, Inc., Pittsfield, for 7th annual Golf Tournament - Silver Sponsor
  • South Congregational Church, UCC, Pittsfield, for Thanksgiving Angels
  • Springfield Technical Community College Foundation, Inc., Springfield, for STCC Brews & BBQ
  • Stockbridge Library Association, Stockbridge, for Stockbridge Library Family Fun 5K
  • The Gray House, Inc., Springfield, for Adult Education Program
  • Town Players of Pittsfield, Inc., Pittsfield, for sponsorship of Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • UNICO of Pittsfield, Pittsfield, for 2017 Golf Classic
  • WAM Theatre, Inc., Lee, for "The Last Wife" educational outreach project

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