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The Berkshire Life Charitable Foundation has awarded grants totaling $146,000  - its largest total in more than a decade – to 21 local organizations that support a broad range of programs for Berkshire County citizens living with disabilities.

Since its inception, the foundation has awarded more than 420 grants with a cumulative financial contribution to the community in excess of $2.2 million.

The 2020 grant recipients include: Berkshire County Arc; Berkshire County Regional Housing Authority; Berkshire Horseworks, Inc,; Berkshire Music School, Inc.; Berkshire Natural Resources Council; Berkshire Pulse, Inc; Berkshire South Regional Community Center; Blue Rider Stables; Boys and Girls Club of the Berkshires; and the Brien Center for Mental Health & Substance Abuse.

Also receiving grants were: Community Access to the Arts; Community Legal Aid, Inc.; Dalton Community Recreation Association; Elder Services of Berkshire County, Inc.; Elizabeth Freeman Center, Inc.; ExtraSpecialTeas, Inc.; Hillcrest Educational Centers, Inc.; Life Needs Coop, Inc.; Louison House, Inc.; MS Support Foundation; and UCP of Western Massachusetts.

Requests for applications for 2021 grants may be made to Travis Crouse, Berkshire Life Charitable Foundation, at 413-395-4890 or


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