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November 23, 2020
Comm. Foundation of W. Mass. Grants $2M to 70 Nonprofits
Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts

October 10, 2020 — The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts last week announced it recently awarded $2.05 million in stabilization grants to 70 nonprofit organizations that have that have been negatively impacted financially by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts (CFWM) said the grants, up to $50,000, were awarded to support general operations.

Katie Allan Zobel, CFWM president and CEO, said, “We recognize that our community depends on a healthy nonprofit sector and these are particularly challenging times for nonprofits in our region. These stabilization grants are intended to help nonprofits continue their critical work and adapt to the current reality. Our aim is to help ensure that they are able to continue their vital work throughout, and beyond, our current crisis.”

The grants are part of the next stage of CFWM’s multi-year response to mitigated the impacts of the pandemic in Franklin, Hampshire, and Hampden counties.

Receiving the grants were the following:

  • All Our Kids, South Hadley
  • All Out Adventures, Northampton
  • Amherst Community Connections
  • The Art Garden, Shelburne Falls
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County, Greenfield
  • Blues to Green, Huntington
  • Boys & Girls Club Family Center, Springfield
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Westfield
  • Brick House Community Resource Center, Turners Falls
  • Cancer Connection, Northampton
  • Caring Health Center, Springfield
  • Children’s Advocacy Center of Franklin and North Quabbin, Greenfield
  • Christina’s House, Springfield
  • Community Adolescent Resources and Education Center, Holyoke
  • Community Health Center of Franklin County, Greenfield
  • Community Music School of Springfield
  • Community Upliftment Program, Springfield
  • Drama Studio, Springfield
  • Empowerment Through The Arts, Shutesbury
  • Enchanted Circle, Holyoke
  • Friends of Children, Hadley
  • Gandara Mental Health Center, West Springfield
  • Gray House, Springfield
  • Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity, West Springfield
  • Hampshire Regional YMCA, Northampton
  • Happier Valley Comedy, Hadley
  • Homework House, Holyoke
  • International Language Institute of Massachusetts, Northampton
  • Just Roots, Greenfield
  • Leadership Pioneer Valley, Springfield
  • Leverett Craftsmen and Artists, Leverett
  • LifePath, Greenfield
  • Longmeadow Historical Society
  • Ludlow Boys & Girls Club/Randall Boys & Girls Club
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Family Services, Springfield
  • MassHire Springfield Career Center
  • McKnight Community Development Corporation, Springfield
  • Montague Catholic Social Ministries, Turners Falls
  • Musica Franklin, Colrain
  • North Quabbin Citizen Advocacy, Orange
  • The Northampton Academy of Music
  • Northampton Arts Council
  • Northampton Center for the Arts
  • Northampton Survival Center
  • The Performance Project, Northampton
  • Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity, Florence
  • Pioneer Valley Project, Springfield
  • Pioneer Valley Workers Center, Northampton
  • Providence Ministries for the Needy, Holyoke
  • Quabbin Mediation, Orange
  • Rivera & Rivera Act Against Foreclosure, Springfield
  • Riverside Industries, Easthampton
  • Safe Passage, Northampton
  • Somali Bantu Community of Springfield
  • South End Community Center, Springfield
  • Springfield Boys & Girls Club
  • Springfield Day Nursery Corporation
  • Springfield Symphony Orchestra
  • Stone Soul, Springfield
  • Sunshine Village, Chicopee
  • Treehouse Foundation, Easthampton
  • Urban League of Greater Springfield
  • Valley Educational Associates, Hatfield
  • Valley Eye Radio, Springfield
  • Voices From Inside, Greenfield
  • West Springfield Boys & Girls Club
  • Womanshelter Companeras, Holyoke
  • Work Opportunity Center, Agawam
  • Workshop 13, Ware
  • Young at Heart Chorus, Florence
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