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The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts is a 501(c)(3) public charity with an Federal Tax ID (EIN) of 22-3089640 and, as such, donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.

Note: Credit card contributions over $5,000 result in a processing fee of 2.2% of the amount of the contribution. This fee covers PayPal transaction fees and is charged to the fund receiving the contribution.

Option to Print a Form (PDF) for mailing in your donation.  This is an alternative to making a donation by credit card. Note that this form can be filled out on your computer and then printed.

Review or print instructions for making gifts of stock.

If receiving a 2017 charitable income tax deduction is important to you, the following guidelines must be followed in order to obtain the required documentation from the Community Foundation:

  1. Check by Mail:  Gifts must be mailed (postmarked) by December 31, 2017. Please complete and include our donation form.
  2. Credit Card Donations:  Make your donation online.  All credit card donations must be entered by midnight on December 31, 2017.

Donations of Stock:  Please work with your financial advisor to ensure that donated stock is in the Foundation’s account by the last business day of the year, December 31st.  Due to the high volume of transactions that occur at year-end, your financial advisor may need extra time to execute your request. Let us help you coordinate your donation – please contact Deb Koske, Director of Donor Services, at 413-732-2858 as soon as possible


If you have any questions, please call the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts at 413-732-2858