Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts’ 2021 Funding Opportunities

In this past cycle, the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts (WFWM) awarded $250,000 in grants to 37 organizations that serve women and girls in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire Counties. Funding was made available from the following programs: the Fund for Me Too Movement and Allies, Emergency Grants, Young Women’s Initiative, and our general open call for proposals.

Over 50% of these organizations predominately serve BIPOC communities and 50% of these community partners are led by BIPOC leaders. With a commitment to nurturing a thriving, diverse and inclusive women- and girl-serving nonprofit community, we are able to continue fueling progress for gender and racial equity in our region. To learn more about our funded partners, please visit the links below.

Our grant cycle is now closed and we will not be accepting any inquiries or applications for funding opportunities at this time. Please sign up for our newsletter to receive monthly updates and be the first to learn about future grantmaking opportunities.

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Survivors Recovery Fund

The Survivors Recovery Fund is a community-advised fund dedicated to promoting the recovery of survivors of partner abuse and sexual assault.

Current Grantees

Alianza, formerly Womanshelter/Companeras

Alianza

Formerly known as Womanshelter Compañeras

Flying Cloud Institute

Flying Cloud Institute

Young Women in Science

Lady Soldiers

Lady Soldiers

Encouraging Women to Take Their Power Back

New England Learning Center for Women in Transition

NELCWIT – New England Learning Center for Women in Transition

Counseling, Advocacy, and Resources for Sexual or Domestic Violence

New North Citizens' Council

New North Citizens Council

Advocacy and Human Services

Pioneer Valley Workers Center

Pioneer Valley Workers Center

Elevating the Voice of Women Workers

Rites of Passage Project

Rites of Passage Project

A Living Museum

Sow Well Tots

Sow Well Tots

Nature-Based Early Childhood Education

Survivor Arts Collective

Survivor Arts Collective

Peer-Led and Art-Infused Support Groups and Counseling for Survivors of Sexual and Relationship Violence or Trauma

Take the Mic

Take the Mic

Public Speaking Program

The Care Center

The Care Center

Education for Low-Income Mothers

Voices from Inside

Voices from Inside

Personal Empowerment and Positive Community Engagement

WAM Theatre

WAM Theatre

Arts and Activism

Women of Color Health Equity Collective

Women of Color Health Equity Collective

Cultural Humility Trainings

Breathing Space

Breathing Space Yoga Studio

Trauma-Informed Yoga

A Queen's Narrative

A Queen’s Narrative

Empowering Narratives

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18 Degrees

Young Women's Initiative Partner

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Root Studio Inc.

Safe Space Yoga

Safe Passage

Safe Passage

Say Something Program

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The Salasin Project

Healthy Relationships After Trauma Project

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Elizabeth Freeman Center

Berkshires Believe

Emergency Need 2021 Grantees

These emergency need awards were given to organizations working with women and their families to prevent homelessness, food insecurity, and to aid survivors of domestic or sexual violence with prioritization given to organizations led by women and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC).

Where in Western Mass. are our grantees?

Past Grantees

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Holyoke Community College

Women's Leadership Course

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Human In Common

Pioneer Valley Project: Summer Freedom School

YWI 2019 Participatory Grant Making

Gandara: PhotoVoice Project

Gandara: PhotoVoice Project

YWI 2019 Participatory Grant Making

Catie’s Closet in Springfield

Catie’s Closet in Springfield

YWI 2019 Participatory Grant Making

YWI 2018 Participatory Grant Making

Community Action of the Franklin, Hampshire, and North Quabbin Regions

Pioneer Valley Youth Leadership Initiative

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Elizabeth Freeman Center

Money School

Treehouse Foundation

Treehouse Foundation

Re-envisioning Foster Care Together

Greenfield Community College

Greenfield Community College

GARDEN Project

MotherWoman, now known as the Women of Color Health Equity Collective

MotherWoman

Firm Foundations - Policy Changes for Mothers

Neighbor to Neighbor

Neighbor to Neighbor

Voice Activated

Flying Cloud Institute

Flying Cloud Institute

TurnUP! Young Women in Science Program

The Prison Birth Project

Prison Birth Project

Advocacy and Training

Face the Facts

Reduce Teen Pregnancy

2.5+
Million Awarded