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March 2, 2021
Comm. Foundation of W. Mass. Grants $1.3M for COVID-19 Aid
Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts

February 11, 2021 — The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, based in Springfield, recently announced it awarded $1.3 million to 55 nonprofit and related social service organizations that are providing programs related to eviction prevention, mental health, and food insecurity assistance to those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Katie Zobel, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, said, “Our grant making continues to evolve to meet the demands placed on the social infrastructure of our region as a result of the pandemic. More people are struggling to stay in their homes as a result of the devastating consequences of COVID-19 on our economy.

“Food insecurity continues to plague the region and there is a marked increase in individuals and families needing behavioral health care services. This latest round is aimed at these critical areas of need.”

Receiving the grants were the following:

  • Center for Human Development, Springfield
  • Clinical & Support Options, Northampton
  • Community Action Pioneer Valley, Greenfield
  • Community Health Center of Franklin County, Greenfield
  • Community Legal Aid
  • Community Survival Center, Springfield
  • Easthampton Community Center
  • Franklin Area Survival Center, Turners Falls
  • Franklin County Community Meals Program, Greenfield
  • Franklin County Regional Housing & Redevelopment Authority, Turners Falls
  • Gandara Mental Health Center, West Springfield
  • Good Neighbors Food Pantry, Charlemont
  • Greater Springfield Senior Services
  • Greater Westfield Emergency Food Pantry
  • Health Law Advocates
  • Helping Hands Cupboard Food Pantry, Belchertown
  • Highland-Valley Elder Services, Northampton
  • Hilltown Churches Food Pantry, Ashfield
  • Hilltown Community Health Centers, Worthington
  • Holyoke Health Center
  • Iglesia Tabernacolo de Gozo, Springfield
  • Jubilee Cupboard Food Pantry, Ware
  • LifePath, Greenfield
  • Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen and Pantry, Chicopee
  • MANNA Soup Kitchen, Northampton
  • Massachusetts Military Support Foundation, Agawam
  • Mental Health Association, Springfield
  • NAMI Western Massachusetts, Agawam
  • Neighbors Helping Neighbors, South Hadley
  • Oasis Food Pantry, Springfield
  • Open Pantry Community Services, Springfield
  • Palmer Food Share
  • Rachel’s Table, Springfield
  • Reaping the Harvest, Springfield
  • River Valley Counseling, Holyoke
  • Root Studio, Turners Falls
  • Safe Passage, Northampton
  • The Salvation Army, Greenfield
  • The Salvation Army, Holyoke
  • The Salvation Army, Springfield
  • Seeds of Solidarity Education Center, Orange
  • ServiceNet, Northampton
  • Spring of Hope Church of God in Christ Food Pantry, Springfield
  • Springfield No One Leaves
  • Springfield Partners for Community Action
  • Stone Soup Café, Greenfield
  • Valley Opportunity Council, Chicopee
  • Victory Temple Church of God in Christ, West Springfield
  • Wales Community Pantry
  • Way Finders, Springfield
  • Wendell Good Neighbors
  • Western Massachusetts Training Consortium, Holyoke
  • WestMass Elder Care, Holyoke
  • Womanshelter/Compañeras, Holyoke
  • YWCA of Western Massachusetts, Springfield.
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