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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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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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Art-in-the box creations included smiling faces, t-shirts, drawings, and masks. Photos provided by The Performance Project.


Coping with COVID through Boxes of Art and Dancing in Kitchens

Prison, believe it or not, is where The Performance Project traces its humble beginnings. There, Julie Lichtenberg and her artistic partner led theater and movement workshops for incarcerated people. Community members were invited into the …

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Connecting you with scholarship opportunities via one easy application.

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