October 25, 2023 
The Berkshire Eagle 

PITTSFIELD — Berkshire Bank provided more than $426,000 in foundation philanthropic investments during the third quarter of 2023.

The bank assisted 124 nonprofit organizations with funding to support the communities Berkshire Bank serves in its five-state footprint.

The grants covered a range of projects that include arts, education, environment, health, housing, seniors and diversity, equity and inclusion, while benefiting individuals throughout the region — particularly underrepresented populations. These investments also support the company’s BEST Community Comeback, which includes a planned $15 million in community contributions by the end of 2024.

Programs that align with Berkshire Bank’s Center for Women, Wellness, and Wealth were also supported.

Berkshire County recipients include Berkshires Tomorrow; Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity; Festival Latino of the Berkshires; Flying Cloud Institute; Literacy Network of South Berkshire; Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Foundation; Pittsfield Babe Ruth Baseball; 2nd Street Second Chances; The Brien Center for Mental Health & Substance Abuse; and UCP of Western Massachusetts.