Transforming community generosity into the greater good for our Valley.

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Empower the Community Foundation’s work with a gift to our Annual Fund. Generous donations enable us to respond quickly to the urgent and long-term needs of our neighbors, and make an immediate impact on building a more vibrant, just, and equitable 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

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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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Art Angels Turn to Artists of Color to Award Grants

When Jenny Ladd and Joan Hastings co-founded a giving circle in Western Massachusetts 24 years ago, camaraderie and connection fed the group as much as a heartfelt interest in supporting area artists with few resources. While …

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Creating curated charitable collisions for your clients.

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