Our Mission 

The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts seeks to enrich the quality of life of the people of our region by:

Our Vision 

The Community Foundation is a catalyst for positive change in the region; engaging partners, raising flexible endowment, leveraging resources to solve problems and contribute to the common good.

We envision a Western Massachusetts that is thriving, collaborative and generous, where there is opportunity for all.

We take an intentional, results-driven approach and see ourselves as a hub for civic engagement and as a permanent resource.

Our Values

Bold and Innovative:
We believe it often takes bold and innovative thinking and action to find the imaginative solutions that spark lasting change.

Collaboration:
We believe we are stronger working together in order to leverage the resources of diverse partners and maximize our organizational capacity and community impact.

Fair and Equitable:
We believe fairness and equity develops an environment of trust and respect with just, transparent and inclusive systems that lead to more effective practices.

Integrity:
We believe integrity is at the heart of a relationship where commitments are honored and the spirit of generosity can be nurtured.

Strategic:
We believe thinking and acting strategically keeps us focused and efficient, moving intentionally toward an agreed upon vision.