Comm. Foundation of Western Massachusetts Grants $976K

July 11, 2019 — The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, based in Springfield, today announced it recently awarded $976,400 to 57 area nonprofit organizations to address community needs in arts and culture, education, the environment, health, housing, and human services.

Jim Ayres, vice president for programs and strategy for Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, said, "We're honored to partner with these organizations in their ongoing dedication to the vital work they do to help our community thrive."

Receiving the grants were the following:
  • Action Centered Tutoring Services, Springfield: $5,000
  • American Red Cross of Western Massachusetts, Springfield: $10,000
  • Amherst Boys and Girls Club, Amherst: $2,500
  • Appalachian Mountain Club, Boston: $8,000
  • Arise, Springfield: $25,000
  • Art Garden, Shelburne Falls: $20,000
  • Berkshire Children And Families, Pittsfield: $10,000
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampden County, Springfield: $20,000
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County, Amherst: $25,000
  • Big Brothers-Big Sisters Association of Franklin County, Greenfield: $25,000
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Westfield, Westfield: $25,000
  • Catie's Closet, Dracut: $20,000
  • Center for EcoTechnology, Pittsfield: $25,000
  • Community Action Pioneer Valley, Greenfield: $10,000
  • Community Adolescent Resource and Education Center, Holyoke: $20,000
  • Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture, South Deerfield: $20,000
  • Connecticut River Watershed Council, Greenfield: $23,900
  • Critical Connections, Longmeadow: $15,000
  • Don't Take That Receipt!, Haydenville: $15,000
  • Dress for Success of Western Massachusetts, Springfield: $18,000
  • EmbraceRace, Amherst: $15,300
  • Emily Dickinson Museum, Amherst: $8,000
  • Empty Arms Bereavement Support, Florence: $15,000
  • Girls on the Run of Western MA., Northampton: $25,000
  • Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity, West Springfield: $25,000
  • Hampden County Bar Foundation, Springfield: $25,000
  • Holyoke Civic Symphony Orchestra, Holyoke: $5,700
  • Holyoke Rows, Holyoke: $15,000
  • Ko Theater Works, Belchertown: $9,900
  • LifePath, Greenfield: $25,000
  • The Literacy Lab - Western Massachusetts, Springfield: $25,000
  • The Literacy Project, Greenfield: $24,900
  • Lovin' Spoonfuls, Boston: $25,000
  • Make-It-Springfield, Springfield: $15,000
  • Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities, Northampton: $20,000
  • May Institute, Randolph: $7,000
  • Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust, Athol: $20,000
  • Northampton Jazz Festival, Northampton: $9,400
  • The Nolumbeka Project, Greenfield: $8,000
  • Not Bread Alone, Amherst: $15,000
  • Open Pantry Community Services, Springfield: $25,000
  • Partners for a Healthier Community, Springfield: $25,000
  • Piti Theatre Company, Shelburne Falls: $12,100
  • Pots on Wheels, Winchester: $13,300
  • Raising a Reader Massachusetts (RAR-MA), Boston: $25,000
  • Reach Out and Read, Connecticut and Massachusetts Region, Boston: $25,000
  • Revitalize Community Development Corporation, Springfield: $25,000
  • Rick's Place, Wilbraham: $10,000
  • Rise Above Foundation, Northbridge: $15,000
  • Safe Passage, Northampton: $25,000
  • Sibling Connections, Boston: $7,200
  • Springfield Public Forum, Springfield: $7,500
  • Survival Centers, North Amherst: $15,000
  • Teach Western Mass, Springfield: $20,000
  • Toxics Action Center, Northampton: $10,700
  • Treehouse Foundation, Easthampton: $25,000
  • Valley Educational Associates, Hatfield: $10,000