Berkshire United Way seeks proposals for community investments

Pittsfield – Berkshire United Way announces the availability of funding for the two-year period of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021. The purpose of this request for proposal (RFP) is to build economic mobility through educational and employment opportunities that will have impactful outcomes for individuals and families in Berkshire County, from birth through adulthood. Priority will be given to integrated/collaborative approaches and organizations addressing needs of both children or youth and the adults in their lives.

Prior to submitting a proposal, interested organizations must complete an eligibility form, which is available at, and submit evidence of the following requirements: organization must be financially stable, located in and primarily serving residents of central and southern Berkshire County, structured as a not-for-profit, governed by an active, locally based, volunteer board or elected body, and deliver programs and outcomes that address the priority community issues of early childhood development, positive youth development, or economic prosperity.

DUE TO THE IMPENDING STORM, THE BIDDER'S CONFERENCE HAS BEEN CHANGED TO A CONFERENCE CALL. To participate in the applicant bidder’s conference on February 12, 2019 please call 712.432.6333 at 1 p.m. and when prompted enter participant pin number 152515#.

Proposals must be completed and submitted to Singley by midnight, March 17, 2019. Investment decisions will be based on the results of the competitive RFP process, which includes review by community volunteers and their recommendations for funding to the Berkshire United Way board of directors.

Click here for the Request for Proposal, corresponding Rubric and Budget Template.