Berkshire Baby Box was one of 12 local organizations to receive a grant from the Jewish Women's Foundation of the Berkshires. 

The Jewish Women's Foundation of the Berkshires recently announced that it is providing grants totaling $38,700 to 12 local organizations.

The grants range from $2,000 to $3,500 and run for one year. Each funded program either increases access to food, housing or other essentials for Berkshire County residents, promotes self-sufficiency, or empowers youths and young adults. 

The following organizations received grants for increasing access to essentials throughout the county: Berkshire Baby Box, Berkshire Community Diaper Project, Berkshire Hills Regional School District Project Connection, Berkshire Grown, Construct and Rising Roots. 

The Berkshire Center for Justice, Berkshire Immigrant Center and Literacy Volunteers were awarded grants by promoting self-sufficiency. Organizations receiving money for empowering youths and young adults were Gladys Allen Brigham Community Center/Girls Inc. of the Berkshires, The Railroad Street Youth Project and Community Health Programs. 

The Jewish Women's Foundation, under the auspices of the Jewish Federation of the Berkshires, has given more than $400,000 in grants to community organizations in its 11-year history. 

For more information about the grant program, contact Lauren Spitz, chair of the Grants Committee, at or visit