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Do you want clean local rivers? Caring mentors for teens? Hot meals delivered to homebound seniors? Imaginations sparked by theater productions?
At the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, our expert staff is committed to understanding your charitable giving interests and connecting you to effective organizations as well as fellow donors who share your goals.
While anyone can be a philanthropist, no two people have the same values and giving goals—even within the same family. That’s why our philanthropic services are personalized and responsive to your unique vision for giving.
From donor advised funds to estate, deferred and life income gifts, we offer you numerous creative and rewarding ways to make a difference in your communities across Franklin, Hampshire and Hampden counties.
With Us, You Can Expect:
Personal philanthropic advising by experts who understand your giving interests
Deep local knowledge of the current and emerging needs of our region
Strong partnerships with you and your professional advisors in order to create a giving plan that matches your goals and financial priorities
Flexible giving options that help you give today or after your lifetime
Charitable giving opportunities to pool your dollars with others—boosting your impact
Grantmaking assistance to connect you with local giving opportunities
Authentic connections to nonprofits and community leaders doing the best work to tackle the area’s challenges
We make it easy for you to invest in the communities you love, and we invest your dollars wisely so your gifts will give—for generations so come.
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You can support the organizations and causes you care most about today and after your lifetime, all while maximizing your financial and tax advantages.