About Us

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Founded in 1991, the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts administers a charitable endowment consisting of nearly 600 separately identified funds ($121 million) serving the three counties bordering the Connecticut River in western Massachusetts (Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin Counties).

To learn more about the work of the Community Foundation, peruse our Annual Report. Or, check out the Funds of the Community Foundation or our Contibutors. Also, view this video about the Foundation, which was created by Monadnock Media Inc.

Each fund was contributed by one or more generous donors who wished to make a difference, on a local scale, in those communities. We make it possible for good people to accomplish good works in the Pioneer Valley.

The Foundation also plays a central role in the charitable distributions from four large private foundations in the region, administered by Bank of America and representing approximately $25.6 million in additional charitable assets.

Some of these charitable assets are unrestricted, used to meet emerging and changing needs; some support named charities; others provide scholarships or college loans. Some are permanent funds; some distribute principal.

For further information about us and how we can help you realize your charitable ambitions, click on any of the tabs above or the links to the left, or contact us directly.