Lee Bank Foundation Announces Community Funding

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LEE, Mass. — Lee Bank Foundation has awarded $40,500 to nine Berkshire area organizations in its third-round of 2021 community grant awards. 
Recipients were awarded grants ranging from $1,000 to $13,500 to support their local programming. Included in the awards are a series of Arts Access Grants for arts and culture organizations to expand access to programming for underserved audiences.
The following organizations received funding from Lee Bank Foundation:
  • Alliance for a Viable Future
  • Berkshire Area Health Education Center
  • Berkshire Innovation Center
  • Berkshire Museum
  • Berkshire Pulse
  • Community Development Corporation of South Berkshire
  • Extra Special Teas
  • Goodwill Industries of the Berkshires & So. Vermont
  • Shakespeare & Company
Arts Access Grants of $1,000 each were awarded to Berkshire Pulse and Shakespeare & Company.
To date, the Lee Bank Foundation has received over 75 grant applications for its first three rounds of funding. The deadline for the final round of 2021 Foundation funding is Dec. 1. The application and more information can be found on the Community Impact section of Lee Bank's website.
To be considered for grant awards, applicants must be a (501)(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Foundation is focused on funding programs that work to bridge income and opportunity gaps in our region. Funding requests should reflect one or more of Lee Bank Foundation's primary focus areas:
  • Education and literacy
  • Food security and nutrition
  • Economic growth and development
  • Health and human services
  • Mentorship, internship and "school to work" initiatives
  • Arts and culture
Applicants may submit only one application in a 12-month period.

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