Eligibility: Who Can Participate


Eligibility by Location and Service Area

To participate, one of the following conditions must be true:

  1. An eligible organization must have its primary office located in Hampden, Hampshire or Franklin counties of Massachusetts AND serve a population in at least one of these counties
  2. An eligible organization can have its primary office located outside of the Pioneer Valley but actively be serving a population of people in at least one of the three counties.


Eligibility by Organization Type

  • 501(c)3 organizations
  • Entities that are fiscally sponsored by 501(c) 3 organizations
    • This includes religious organizations/churches/synagogues/mosks, etc operating under the umbrella of a 501(c)3 organization
  • Public schools from Kindergarten – twelfth grade with NCES# (National Center for Educational Statistics)