About the Fund
The COVID-19 Response Fund for the Pioneer Valley was created to provide immediate support to those most vulnerable to the economic and health-related issues caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Through grantmaking to nonprofit organizations serving the region, the Fund will help with emergency assistance, health services, and additional critical needs such as housing and food.
The Fund was made possible through a partnership between the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts (CFWM) and a host of generous businesses and organizations, led by MassMutual’s $1 million gift.
Your compassion and generosity have been overwhelming!
To date, you’ve donated $2.8 million to help your neighbors in need through the COVID-19 Response Fund
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you.
We’re all in this together, and together we will create solutions to help residents in communities across Hampshire, Hampden and Franklin counties get back on their feet.
Community Resources for COVID-19
In this rapidly evolving situation, it’s essential that we prioritize the wellness of our community at large. CFWM encourages everyone to stay updated with accurate information. Following are a few resources. Please revisit them regularly for the most timely facts and guidance:
- Baystate Health
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health
- Cooley Dickinson Health Care
- Family Resources from Greenfield 4SC/GMCSP
- Massachusetts Nonprofit Network
- United Way of Hampshire County COVID-19 Volunteer Opportunities
- WesternMass Economic Development Council
We thank all of our friends and neighbors for working together with empathy, understanding and flexibility during this dynamic time.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis and subsequent high school and college closings, the Scholarship and Interest-Free Loan Program application deadline has been moved from March 31 to April 17 at 11:59pm to allow students time to acquire the necessary documents to complete the application process.
We will no longer be requiring students to upload transcripts to their application.
Contact us with any questions.