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August 15, 2020
Comm. Foundation of W. Mass. Grants $785K to 36 Nonprofits
Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts

July 9, 2020 — The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, based in Springfield, today announced it granted $785,000 from its Response Fund to 34 local nonprofits that are addressing food insecurity, homelessness, those with disabilities and summer programs, and addressing immediate needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Katie Allan Zobel, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, said, “We continue to respond in the areas of food security and homelessness through the Response Fund while also addressing emerging needs in supporting front-line workers and supporting programs that assist youth and those with disabilities. We appreciate the extraordinary people responding to the crisis on the ground and to the donors sustaining our collaborative efforts.”

Receiving the funds were the following:

  • Berkshire County Arc
  • Bethlehem House
  • Boys and Girls Club Family Center
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holyoke
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Westfield
  • Christina’s House
  • Community Adolescent Resource and Education Center
  • Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture
  • The Community Survival Center
  • Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society DBA Dakin Human Society
  • Ellie Fund
  • Easthampton Community Center
  • Girls Inc. of the Valley
  • Hampshire Regional Young Men’s Christian Association
  • Health Law Advocates
  • Holyoke Young Men’s Christian Association
  • Jewish Family Services of Western Massachusetts
  • Ludlow Boys & Girls Club
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Family Services
  • Massachusetts Military Support Foundation
  • New North Citizens’ Council
  • Open Pantry Community Services
  • Providence Ministries for the Needy
  • Rachel’s Table
  • The Salvation Army – Greenfield Corps
  • The Salvation Army – Holyoke Corps
  • The Salvation Army – Springfield Corps
  • South End Community Center
  • Somali Bantu Community of Springfield
  • Springfield Boys and Girls Club
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society
  • Urban League of Springfield
  • Western Massachusetts Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • West Springfield Boys & Girls Club
  • YMCA of Greater Springfield
  • YMCA of Greater Westfield

The foundation said it is seeking applications from local nonprofits for its continued grantmaking in the coming weeks and months. Organizations seeking grants for resources due to the COVID-19 pandemic are encouraged to apply at its website.

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