There are many other organizations to assist nonprofits seeking funding. Here are a few examples:

Capital Campaign Support
Finding Funding
Fundraising Training and Philanthropy Research
Nonprofit Management and Social Enterprise
Other Resources


This list of resources is provided for informational purposes only.  The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts does not specifically endorse any of these resources.


Capital Campaign Support

1.  Capital Campaign Scheduling Committee
Charlene Smolkowicz,

This group provides for the orderly access to philanthropic capital for needed plant and equipment by not-for-profit, non-governmental agencies with a direct impact on Hampden County.

2.  MassDevelopment
Western MA Office
1441 Main Street
Springfield, MA 01103
Phone: 413-731-8848
Phone: 800-445-8030

Provides financing for Massachusetts’ nonprofit organizations for construction/capital projects including bonds, direct loans, guarantees, and development assistance.

3.  Nonprofit Finance Fund
95 Berkeley Street, Suite 410
Boston, MA 02116
Phone: 617-423-1892
Fax: 617-574-4799

Provides financial and advisory services (often with other partners) to plan, finance, and implement strategic vision by making the connection between money, management, and vision.


Nonprofit Technology Enterprise Network       


GiftWorks (fundraising software)                     


1. Pioneer Valley Planning Commission
J. Edward Christian Municipal Office Building
26 Central Street, Suite 34
West Springfield, MA 01089-2787
Phone: 413- 781-6045
Fax: 413-732-2593

This organization provides a link to local, county, state and national databases.

2. Economic Development Data & Information is an online database of economic and demographic information for Connecticut and Western Massachusetts and its metro areas, counties and towns.

Finding Funding
1.  Springfield City Library
220 State Street
Springfield, MA 01103
Phone: 413-263-6828

Access to the Foundation Center’s Cooperating Collection of national funders.

2.  Grants.Gov
Electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies.

Fundraising Training and Philanthropy Research

1.  Associated Grant Makers                
Founded in 1969, Associated Grant Makers, Inc. is the only regional association of grant makers, both foundations and corporations with giving programs, serving in making grants in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. This leadership organization for philanthropy provides service to the philanthropic community.

2.  Association of Fundraising Professionals                            
AFP is an international the professional association working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education, and certification programs.

3.  Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University                                    

4.  The Chronicle of Philanthropy                                                       
Newspaper for nonprofits. Information about granting opportunities, current events in and impacting the nonprofit sector, and job postings.

5.  Women in Philanthropy (Western Massachusetts)
A professional organization for women in western Massachusetts for those who are, have been, or wish to be, affiliated with nonprofit organizations, whose primary responsibilities include generating resources.  It is the mission of Women in Philanthropy to support the professional advancement of its members.

Nonprofit Management and Social Enterprise
1.  Human Service Forum
100 Whiting Farms Road, Suite 3
Holyoke, MA 01040
Phone: 413-693-0205

A membership organization that provides a voice for human service organizations through leadership, information, advocacy, recognition, public relations, and capacity building. Provides training on a variety of topics pertaining to nonprofit management.


3.  HersheyCause Website

4.  The book – “Good to Great and the Social Sectors” by Jim Collins

5.  Stanford Social Innovation Review

6.  Support Center for Nonprofit Management


Other Resources

1.  Guidestar

2.  Internal Revenue Service
Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division
Customer Service
P.O. Box 2508
Cincinnati, OH 45201
Phone: 877-829-5500
Fax: 513-263-3756
Able to provide current 501(c)(3) determination letters.   Tax Information for Charities & Other Non-Profits.   This site includes many resources for tax exempt entities.

3Intern Here provides internships to students in the Knowledge Corridor. This state of the art website provides a forum to advertise internships throughout western Massachusetts and Connecticut.

4. Lawyers Clearinghouse Matches nonprofits with pro bono lawyers.

4.  UMASS Center for Public Policy and Administration

5. United States Postal Service
Providing in-depth information on Direct Mail approaches.

This list of resources is provided for informational purposes only.  The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts does not specifically endorse any of these resources.