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Berkshire Bank Announces More Than $840,000 in Grants from Charitable Foundations

PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Bank announced today that its two charitable foundations awarded $843,615 in grants from Jan. 1 to June 30 to non-profit organizations across Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut and Vermont. While the two foundations’ funding focus areas are education and community and economic development projects, they also donated to youth, cultural and human service organizations that provide vital services to the community. Berkshire Bank Foundation Inc. and Berkshire Bank Foundation-Legacy Region, the bank’s two charitable foundations, plan to award $1.6 million this year to non-profit organizations across the bank’s service area. In total, 277 non-profit organizations received grants from the two foundations during the first half of 2014 including the following recent grant award recipients:

Berkshire County
• Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire;
• Dalton CRA;
• Downtown Pittsfield Inc.; and
• Norman Rockwell Museum

Pioneer Valley
• Rebuilding Together Springfield;
• Jewish Geriatric Services; and
• The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center; and
• Roca Inc.

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