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July 9, 2020
Comm. Foundation of Western Mass. Gives $1M to 30 Nonprofits
Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts

June 6, 2020 — The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts yesterday announced it granted $1,055,000 from its COVID-19 Response Fund for the Pioneer Valley to 30 local nonprofits addressing immediate needs for families, mental health, and food justice during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a new development, the Community Foundation is also requesting applications from local nonprofits for its continued grantmaking in the coming weeks and months. Earlier rounds of funds were awarded without a formal application process.

Katie Allan Zobel, president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, said, “These additional grants continue to address the most urgent needs in our community in support of nonprofit organizations doing the work on the ground. As we evolve our grant making to target areas and populations in need, we have instituted an application process for those nonprofit organizations serving and sustaining the most vulnerable among us.”

Receiving the funds were the following:

  • Baystate Health Foundation
  • Behavioral Health Network
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holyoke
  • Center for Human Development
  • Clinical & Support Options
  • Community Action Pioneer Valley
  • Community Legal Aid
  • Holyoke Health Center
  • Holyoke Medical Center
  • Holyoke Young Men’s Christian Association
  • Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen and Pantry
  • Lovin' Spoonfuls
  • MANNA Soup Kitchen
  • Mental Health Association
  • Our Community Pantry
  • Partners for Community
  • Pathlight
  • Pioneer Valley Workers Center
  • Salasin Project/Western MA Training Consortium
  • Springfield Day Nursery Corporation/Square One
  • Springfield Partners for Community Action
  • Stavros Center for Independent Living
  • Stone Soup Café
  • Tapestry Health Systems
  • The Salvation Army – Holyoke Corps
  • The United Arc
  • Valley Opportunity Center
  • Wales Community
  • YMCA of Greater Springfield
  • YMCA of Greater Westfield

To date, the COVID-19 Response Fund for the Pioneer Valley has granted more than $3 million western Massachusetts nonprofits that are serving vulnerable populations affected by the crisis.

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