About Us

We are building a stronger community in a United Way.

Our Vision

Ensuring Berkshire County is a dynamic, engaged community with opportunities for all.

Our Mission

Berkshire United Way ignites the collective power of individuals and organizations to build a stronger community together. We magnify your contributions to make lasting, positive change right here in the Berkshires. We are committed to supporting individuals and strengthening families where we live, work and play. We are HERE FOR GOOD.

Our Focus

Based on solid research, three areas impact a positive trajectory for today’s children and youth – parental education level, economic stability and overall health. Similarly, children’s education and healthy development are also powerful catalysts for parental thriving. Learn more about this two-generation approach through Annie E. Casey Foundation’s report on Creating Opportunities for Families. Together, you can help make changes that will shape this community moving forward.

Core Values

We believe in the people of Berkshire County. Therefore, we value building relationships, collaboration, results-driven decision-making, recognition of success and ongoing innovation.

18 Degrees
Early Education and Care

Berkshire County Head Start
Child Development Program

Berkshire County Kids Place & Violence Prevention Center
Trauma Recovery Program

Berkshire Hills Regional School District
Project Connection at Muddy Brook Elementary

Berkshire Nursing Families
Central & South Berkshire County Lactation Support

Berkshire South Regional Community Center
Action Adventures Out of School
Action Adventures Day Camp
Sunshine Preschool

Child Care of the Berkshires
Child Care Services
Healthy Families

Community Health Programs
Care Coordination Program at Berkshire Pediatrics

Dalton Community Recreation Association
Kids Club After School Program
Summer Camp

Elizabeth Freeman Center
Child Safe Child Strong Program

Gladys Allen Brigham Community Center
Early Childhood Education

Lee Public Schools
Expressive Arts

Lee Youth Association
Busy Bee Learning Center

Pediatric Development Center
PAL Play and Learn
South County Early Intervention

18 Degrees
Pittsfield Community Connection

Anti-Defamation League
A World of Difference

Barrington Stage Company
Playwright Mentoring Project

Berkshire Hills Regional School District
Project Connection at W.E.B. Du Bois Regional Middle School

Berkshire Theatre Group
Middle School After School Program

Berkshire Pulse
Performing Arts Program

Construct Inc.
Pathways to the Trades

Dalton Community Recreation Association
Leader’s Club

Flying Cloud Institute
Young Women In Science

Gladys Allen Brigham Community Center
Girls Inc.

Community Work Initiative

Railroad Street Youth Project
Mentoring Program
Sexual Health Initiative

Roots Rising
Youth Crews

18 Degrees
Parent Wellness/EMPath

Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity
Build and Repair Corps
Community Navigator Program - Working Cities | Berkshire Bridges
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)

Elizabeth Freeman Center
Money School

Volunteers in Medicine Berkshires
Social Determinants of Health