Mission Value Statements

Our Vision

The Community Foundation is a catalyst for positive change in the region; engaging partners, raising flexible endowment, leveraging resources to solve problems and contribute to the common good.

We envision a Western Massachusetts that is thriving, collaborative and generous, where there is opportunity for all.

We take an intentional, results-driven approach and see ourselves as a hub for civic engagement and as a permanent resource.

Our Mission

The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts seeks to enrich the quality of life of the people of our region by:

  • Encouraging philanthropy
  • Developing a permanent, flexible endowment
  • Assessing and responding to emerging and changing needs
  • Serving as a resource, catalyst, and coordinator for charitable activities
  • Promoting efficiency in the management of charitable funds

Our Values

Bold and Innovative:

We believe it often takes bold and innovative thinking and action to find the imaginative

Collaboration:

We believe we are stronger working together in order to leverage the resources of diverse partners and maximize our organizational capacity and community impact.

Fair and Equitable:

We believe fairness and equity develops an environment of trust and respect with just, transparent and inclusive systems that lead to more effective practices.

Integrity:

We believe integrity is at the heart of a relationship where commitments are honored and the spirit of generosity can be nurtured.

Strategic:

We believe thinking and acting strategically keeps us focused and efficient, moving intentionally toward an agreed upon vision.