Transforming community generosity into the greater good for our Valley.

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Services for Underserved Populations during COVID

$850,000 is available to nonprofits that are currently providing direct economic support to immigrants and refugees and those with limited-English-speaking capacity, including undocumented immigrants. Apply by February 3rd.

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Supporting Students Throughout Our Region

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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A Community
of Caring.
A Foundation
of Trust.

Support the Community Foundation’s work through our Annual Fund. Your gift enables us to be at the ready to respond to emergency, and long-term needs in our community.

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What We Do

Stronger Together — With You

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!

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Our Impact

For All

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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A Safe Haven During COVID-19

How do you keep 200 people safe from COVID-19 when they’re sleeping next to each other in dorm-style bunk beds?  That was just one of the challenges facing Friends of the Homeless (FOH) in Springfield as …

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Your Community Foundation

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Guiding your vision for giving.

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Creating curated charitable collisions for your clients.

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Connecting you with scholarship opportunities via one easy application.

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Partnering with your organization to build, grow and sustain your mission

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