Financial Information

Total Assets: $26,844,570

Total Giving: $2,406,927

Area of Service:

MA/ CT/ NY/ PA/ VT/ NJ/ Guatemala/ Canada

Areas of Interest:

Not Available


Berkshire Bank Foundation Scholarship Awards Program
Community and Economic Development
Education Employee Volunteer Program
Grants to Individuals Program
RFP – Basic Needs


Grants in 2017:
Berkshire Museum, $66,667
Berkshire Community College Foundation, $50,000
United Way, Berkshire, $32,500
Berkshire Housing Development Corporation, $30,000
Mcla Foundation Inc, $25,000
Lever Inc, $25,000
Hillcrest Educational Centers Inc, $25,000
Berkshire Enterprises/BCC, $20,000


Giving primarily in areas of company operations in Hartford and Tolland County, CT, Berkshire, Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, Worcester, Middlesex, Essex, Suffolk, and Norfolk counties, MA, Mercer and Middlesex County, NJ, Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga, Washington, Columbia, Warren, Rensselaer, Fulton, Montgomery, Onondaga, Oneida, and Herkimer counties, NY, Bucks and Montgomery County, PA, and Bennington, Rutland, and Windsor counties, VT.
No support for religious organizations, fraternal, labor, or political organizations, including fraternal orders of police and firefighters, lobbying groups, private foundations, pass-through organizations, or national health organizations.
No grants to individuals (except for scholarships), or for golf tournaments, fundraising dinners, annual memberships or annual appeals, endowments, conferences or seminars, camperships, general operating support, or staff costs or internship salaries.


The foundation supports organizations involved with arts and culture, environmental education, employment, housing, mentoring, human services, immigrant advocacy, military and veterans, and economically disadvantaged people. Special emphasis is directed toward programs designed to promote education and community economic development.


Type of Grantmaker: Independent foundation
Established in 1996 in MA – In September 2009 Berkshire Bank Foundation and Berkshire Bank Foundation – Pioneer Valley merged into Greater Berkshire Foundation, Inc. In December 2009 the surviving foundation changed its name to Berkshire Bank Foundation, Inc.

Quick Facts Sheet

Located in:


MA/ CT/ NY/ PA/ VT/ NJ/ Guatemala/ Canada

United States

Contact Information / Process

Organizations that have not previously applied to Berkshire Bank Foundation are encouraged to call Berkshire Bank and speak with a foundation staff member prior to submitting a formal application. Support is limited to 1 contribution per organization during any given year
Initial Approach: Complete online eligibility quiz and application form

P.O. Box 1308
Pittsfield, MA 01202-1308

(413) 236-3733
[email protected]

Donors & Leadership

Berkshire Bank

Officers and Directors:
Michael J Ferry, Chairman
Catherine B Miller, Vice Chairman
Lori Gazzillo-Kiely, Secretary
J Williar Dunlaevy, Director
Michael P Daly, Director
James Moses, Treasurer
Sean A Gray, Director
D Jeffrey Templeton, Director
Robert M Curley, Director