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Innovation Funding

BUW announces the availability of $50,000 to supportive innovative programs/activities, with a maximum grant award of $5,000 per agency.* Applicants must align with one of our three priority community issues (early childhood development, positive youth development, or economic prosperity) and not be a current funded community partner. If an applicant is approved for funding and program continues after the first year, agency must apply through our competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) process. Our goal is to build capacity for agencies to be part of our competitive process. Grants are one-year only and current funded community partners are not eligible.

The following are eligible to apply for funding, but may require a fiscal agent:

  • Nonprofit organizations working and serving Berkshire County
  • Public entities (Ex:  schools, hospitals, government, etc.)
  • Neighborhood associations
  • New and emerging groups

*Applications are reviewed and awarded on a rolling basis pending available dollars.

Click here to access the application and reporting requirements.

Berkshire United Way Community Impact Sponsorships

Berkshire United Way announces the availability of $4,000 to support community groups or organizations in Berkshire County that serve children in grades K through 12 and whose activities align with the organization's work in positive youth development (examples of qualifying groups include, but are not limited to, student councils and booster clubs).
Maximum awards are $200 per organization per fiscal year (July 1 through June 30). Programs currently funded by Berkshire United Way are not eligible.
Interested organizations should complete a Community Impact Sponsorship Request Form. Completed requests are reviewed and awarded on a rolling basis, pending available funding.

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