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If you live in Franklin, Hampden or Hampshire County and are planning to attend a college, graduate school or training program, please consider applying to our Scholarship Program. We expect to award $1.4 million this year to students with demonstrated financial need.
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At the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, we believe in the power of coming together to learn, give, build, protect, and create for our communities. Join us on this endeavor!
Since 1991, we’ve connected generous people with the needs of our region. From strengthening local nonprofits to helping area students reach their educational goals, we partner, plan, and collaborate to make sure that local philanthropy has a real impact.
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