Dec 4, 2023
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Giving Guide 2023

Giving Guide 2023

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Regional Philanthropic Opportunities

When importance of giving to those in need — and to the organizations who help others secure their basic needs — doesn’t take a holiday, and there’s no season of the year when their work is not critical, especially at a time when the pandemic is barely in the rear-view mirror and an uncertain economy continues to pose challenges to so many individuals and nonprofits.

Still, there’s no doubt that people think about giving more around the year-end holidays, and that’s why BusinessWest and the Healthcare News publishes its annual Giving Guide around this time: to shine a spotlight on specific community needs and show you not only how to support them, but exactly what your money and time can accomplish.

The 18 profiles below of area nonprofit organizations, are just a sampling of the region’s thousands of nonprofits. These profiles are intended to educate readers about what these groups are doing to improve quality of life for the people living and working in the 413, but also to inspire them to provide the critical support (which comes in many different forms) that these organizations and so many others so desperately need.

These profiles within the Giving Guide list not only giving opportunities — everything from online donations to corporate sponsorships — but also volunteer opportunities. And it is through volunteering, as much as with a cash donation, that individuals can help a nonprofit carry out its important mission within our community.

BusinessWest and HCN launched the Giving Guide to 2011 to harness this region’s incredibly strong track record of philanthropy and support of the organizations dedicated to helping those in need. The publication is designed to inform, but also to encourage individuals and organizations to find new and imaginative ways to give back. We are confident it will succeed with both of those assignments.

Joseph Bednar, Editor
John Gormally, Publisher
Kate Campiti, Sales Manager and Associate Publisher


View the 2023 Giving Guide PDF Flipbook HERE


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampden County

Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts


The Gray House

Healing Racism Institute of Pioneer Valley

Hospice of the Fisher Home

JGS Lifecare

Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen

Martin Luther King Jr. Family Services

Michael J. Dias Foundation

Miracle League of Western Massachusetts


Tom Cosenzi Driving for the Cure Charity Golf Tournament

United Way of Pioneer Valley

Way Finders

Western Mass. Elder Care

YWCA of Western Massachusetts



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