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Berkshire Bank’s Foundation Contributes $205,000 to Springfield Nonprofits

PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Bank presented a total of $205,000 in funding last month to Springfield non-profit organizations during Berkshire’s BEST Community Comeback Tour. The grants aim to help power the financial potential of the local communities the bank serves through organizations impacting the areas of gender equality, small-business technical assistance, housing, neighborhood stabilization, and education.

The grants included $75,000 to the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts, $25,000 to Revitalize CDC, $5,000 to Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School of Excellence, and $100,000 to Common Capital, a subsidiary of Way Finders.

“For more than 175 years, Berkshire Bank has made it a priority to be the leading socially responsible community bank,” CEO Nitin Mhatre said. “We believe empowering the success of those we serve drives our own success, and by unleashing the potential of community partners like the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts, Common Capital, Revitalize CDC, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Charter School, we can be a catalyst for positive change in our communities.”