Community Foundation Makes Grants Of $700,000 Through COVID-19 Response Fund

BY BUSINESSWEST STAFF WRITER BUSINESSWEST MONDAY, MARCH 30TH, 2020 SPRINGFIELD — The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts (CFWM) announced the release of its first grants, totaling [...]

COVID-19 Response Fund for the Pioneer Valley awards $700K in initial grants; Community Foundation has raised $2.48M

BY JIM KINNEY BUSINESSWEST SUNDAY, MARCH 29TH, 2020 By Jim Kinney | [email protected] SPRINGFIELD — Focusing on the needs of the elderly, poor, sick, hungry and homeless, The Community [...]

Guest column by John Bidwell: Fighting for our most vulnerable during COVID-19

BY JOHN BIDWELL DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25TH, 2020 The Massachusetts Nonprofit Network reported last week that a quarter of nonprofits in the state are seeing an increased demand [...]

Homeless shelters being squeezed

BY PATRICK JOHNSON THE REPUBLICAN MARCH 19TH, 2020 State virus mandates present new wrinkle With Massachusetts advocating social distancing in response to COVID-19, and discouraging gatherings of [...]

Finding balance: Local mental health professional shares strategies

BY JAQUELYN VOGHEL DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE MARCH 17TH, 2020 NORTHAMPTON — As schools and businesses close, and public health officials encourage social distancing due to the COVID-19 virus, it’s [...]

Amid crisis, homeless shelters staying open in Northampton, Amherst

BY SCOTT MERZBACH DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE MARCH 14TH, 2020 Overnight seasonal shelters in Northampton and Amherst ensure that vulnerable populations have a place to stay during the coldest months [...]