Our Impact

We respond and react to specific issues in the Berkshires based on county data.

Berkshire Benchmarks

Berkshire Benchmarks, a Berkshire United Way funded program, provides real-time data to make sure your support does the most it can, where it’s needed most in Berkshire County. 

See the current accomplishments and challenges in the 2021 Berkshire Benchmarks Community Report.

For more information, contact Mark Maloy.

Our Funded Programs

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


Ready4K is a research-based text messaging program offering educational and fun facts for free for families with children ages 0 to 9.

Learn more and enroll in Ready4K here.

Berkshire United Way has an impact on over 11,000 lives in Berkshire County thanks to our donors and volunteers.