Western MA

Open Pantry Community Services

The Open Pantry endeavors, with humanity and dignity, to provide meaningful services and processes which can assist people who are hungry, homeless or disadvantaged to improve the quality of their lives.

Nuestras Raices

Nuestras Raices is a grass-roots organization that promotes economic, human and community development in Holyoke, Massachusetts through projects relating to food, agriculture and the environment. Our projects include: Community Gardens, Youth Leadership, and environmental projects.

Not Bread Alone

A Community Meal Program serving the homeless and poor in Amherst, which offers weekend and holiday meals as well as free groceries and baked goods. Not Bread Alone was established in 1983.

Northampton Education Foundation

The Northampton Education Foundation funds teacher-initiated projects and programs that expand educational opportunities, foster creativity, and enhance academic experiences in the public schools of Northampton, MA.

Northampton Community Music Center

Founded in 1986, the Northampton Community Music Center is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is ìto foster the love and pursuit of music within the community through quality musical education, performances, and activities that are accessible to all.î Its faculty of 50 professional music educators serves more than 800 students each year. Its scholarship fund provides financial aid to more than 150 students each year who would otherwise be unable to afford their tuition.

Newman Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

Offers opportunities for spiritual and moral growth, human outreach and service, social activities, and education development to the UMass community in a safe and healthy facility which promotes friendships, respect, leadership, and role modeling.

Jones Library System, Friends of the

Jones Library promotes open access to information and creative literature, provides literacy training in English, and preserves the history of Amherst and its remarkable writers.


MotherWoman supports and empowers mothers to create positive personal and social change for ourselves, our families, our communities and the world.


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