Comm. Foundation of W. Mass. Grants $925K to 37 Nonprofits
Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts

August 27, 2020 — The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, based in Springfield, this week announced it granted $925,000 to 37 local nonprofits that are addressing pressing needs among the most vulnerable populations affected by the pandemic in western Massachusetts.

Receiving the grants, from the foundation's from its COVID-19 Response Fund, were the following:

  • Arise
  • Bayanihan Association of America
  • Bethlehem House
  • Caring Health Center
  • Cutchins Programs for Children & Families
  • Dakin Valley Humane Society
  • Ellie Fund
  • Enlace de Familias de Holyoke/Holyoke Family Network
  • Family Outreach of Amherst, a program of CHD
  • Friends of Chicopee Senior Citizens
  • Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity
  • Greenfield Community College Foundation
  • Hilltown Community Health Centers
  • Holyoke Community College Foundation
  • Home City Development
  • Lovin’ Spoonfuls
  • Make-It Springfield
  • Manna Soup Kitchen
  • New England Farm Workers’ Council, a program of Partners for Community
  • New England Learning Center for Women in Transition
  • New North Citizens’ Council
  • Nuestras Raices
  • People’s Medicine Project, a program of Western MA Training Consortium
  • The Performance Project
  • Revitalize Community Development Corporation
  • South End Community Center
  • The Salvation Army – Holyoke Corps
  • The Salvation Army – Springfield Corps
  • Springfield Rescue Mission
  • Springfield Technical Community College Foundation
  • Stone Soup Café, a program of All Souls Church Unitarian Universalist
  • Treehouse Foundation
  • United Way of Pioneer Valley
  • Urban League of Springfield
  • Way Finders
  • Valley Radio Reading Service dba Valley Eye Radio
  • YWCA of Western Massachusetts

To date, the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts (CFWM) said it has distributed $6.4 million awarded through its COVID-19 Response Fund, of which $4.3 million came from the Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund.

Katie Allan Zobel, CFWM president and CEO, said, “We are grateful for the Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund, the statewide collaboration established to help our most vulnerable fellow citizens and the front-line nonprofit organizations that are responding to their needs in this time of crisis. Thanks to this funding, we have reached many more individuals and families in our region. ”