Valley Gives

Amount Given: $2,012,089
Unique Donors: 11436
Total Donations: 20640

Thank you for being awesome!

Thank you for making Valley Gives 2013 such a success! Together, we made an amazing difference not only for hundreds of nonprofits in western Massachusetts, but for all of our communities as well. Whether your gift was going to help make art, make a difference in child’s life or preserve our environment, your generosity is directly going to help make western Massachusetts a better place to live.

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Larger Nonprofits – Most Money Raised

rank story name donors dollars

1

DAKIN HUMANE SOCIETY

712 $68,965

2

THE FOOD BANK OF WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS INC

598 $61,682

3

NEW ENGLAND PUBLIC RADIO FOUNDATION INC

631 $56,099

4

Whole Children

662 $40,833

5

ACADEMY AT CHARLEMONT

187 $38,631

6

Springfield Library & Museums Association DBA Springfield Museums

67 $36,905

7

FRANKLIN LAND TRUST INC

140 $25,720

8

North Star: Self-Directed Learning for Teens (DBA), a project of Learning Alternatives, Inc.

328 $24,425

9

SNOW FARM-THE NEW ENGLAND CRAFT PROGRAM INC

204 $21,804

10

CISA - COMMUNITY INVOLVED IN SUSTAINING AGRICULTURE INC

218 $20,811

11

ENCHANTED CIRCLE INC

143 $20,787

12

HITCHCOCK CENTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

152 $20,487

13

Hampshire Regional YMCA

86 $19,725

14

WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

198 $16,938

15

WOMENS FUND OF WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS

136 $16,846

16

SURVIVAL CENTERS INC dba Amherst Survival Center

216 $16,721

17

Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity

104 $15,793

18

FRIENDS OF THE HOMELESS INC

110 $14,565

19

CONNECTICUT RIVER WATERSHED COUNCIL INC

194 $14,218

20

Roca and Valley Gives Day

4 $14,000

21

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF GREATER WESTFIELD

68 $13,225

22

NORTHAMPTON SURVIVAL CENTER INC

186 $12,579

23

CDSS National Office

161 $12,140

24

GIRLS INCORPORATED OF HOLYOKE

147 $11,687

25

COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL OF SPRINGFIELD INC

166 $11,595

26

SPRINGFIELD DAY NURSERY CORPORATION DBA SQUARE ONE

112 $11,335

27

SAFE PASSAGE INC

129 $11,208

28

GREENFIELD CENTER SCHOOL INC

145 $10,958

29

DRAMA STUDIO INC

99 $10,376

30

DOUBLE EDGE THEATRE PRODUCTIONS INCORPORATED

186 $9,551

31

COMMUNITY ACTION OF THE FRANKLIN, HAMPSHIRE, AND NORTH QUABBIN REGIONS INC.

115 $9,406

32

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County

95 $9,375

33

THE LITERACY PROJECT INC

125 $9,156

34

MOUNT GRACE LAND CONSERVATION TRUST INC

68 $9,118

35

COMMUNITY ADOLESCENT RESOURCES AND EDUCATION CENTER INC

52 $9,115

36

REBUILDING TOGETHER SPRINGFIELD INC

79 $8,505

37

UNITED WAY OF PIONEER VALLEY INC

28 $8,336

38

GREENFIELD COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION INC

100 $8,314

39

AMHERST MONTESSORI SCHOOL INC

57 $7,486

40

SPRINGFIELD RESCUE MISSION INC

96 $7,168

41

Tapestry Health Systems, Inc.

95 $6,956

42

American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter

85 $6,765

43

BIG BROTHERS-BIG SISTERS OF HAMPDEN COUNTY INC

28 $6,605

44

SPRINGFIELD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

71 $6,285

45

THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMMUNITY LIVING INC

72 $6,181

46

Emily Dickinson Museum

38 $5,598

47

HAP INC

65 $5,530

48

FRIENDS OF VERITAS PREPARATORY CHARTER SCHOOL INC

47 $5,392

49

NORTHAMPTON COMMUNITY MUSIC CENTER INC

77 $5,275

50

Community Resources for People with Autism

132 $5,027

51

OPEN PANTRY COMMUNITY SERVICE INC

41 $4,989

52

JONES LIBRARY INC

100 $4,980

53

TRUSTEES OF THE FORBES LIBRARY

95 $4,626

54

LANDER-GRINSPOON ACADEMY SOLOMON SCHECHTER DAY SCHOOL

58 $4,492

55

HOLYOKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION INC

50 $4,440

56

CLARKE SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF

33 $4,290

57

Holyoke Public Library

71 $4,266

58

NEW ENGLAND LEARNING CENTER FOR WOMEN IN TRANSITION INC

58 $4,220

59

ERIC CARLE MUSEUM OF PICTURE BOOK ART INC

14 $4,110

60

THE NORTHAMPTON ACADEMY OF MUSIC INC

76 $4,082
*Numbers and leaderboard will be updated every 15-20 mins

Smaller Nonprofits – Most Money Raised

rank story name donors dollars

1

NEW SPIRIT INC

468 $42,255

2

Flying Object

156 $33,130

3

KESTREL LAND TRUST

247 $27,555

4

PIONEER VALLEY RIVERFRONT CLUB INC

127 $18,023

5

CANCER CONNECTION INC

229 $15,965

6

TREEHOUSE FOUNDATION INC

81 $15,608

7

AMHERST COMMITTEE FOR A BETTER CHANCE

166 $15,555

8

THOMAS J OCONNOR ANIMAL CONTROL AND ADOPTION CENTER FOUNDATION INC

150 $13,983

9

MOTHERWOMAN INC

216 $12,783

10

AMHERST EDUCATION FOUNDATION INC

255 $12,237

11

READER TO READER INC

114 $11,305

12

PIONEER VALLEY SYMPHONY INC

355 $11,288

13

FRIENDS OF THE HILLTOWN COOPERATIVE CHARTER SCHOOL INC

311 $11,250

14

NORTHAMPTON EDUCATION FOUNDATION INC

49 $10,715

15

Stone Soup Café

77 $8,407

16

FELINE FRIENDS INC

160 $7,562

17

GROW FOOD NORTHAMPTON INC

118 $7,220

18

ARISE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE

137 $7,216

19

Family Outreach of Amherst

93 $6,609

20

TEAM JESSICA INC

101 $6,255

21

NORTH AMHERST COMMUNITY FARM INC

76 $6,240

22

AMHERST BALLET THEATRE COMPANY INC

96 $6,095

23

Gardening the Community

105 $5,683

24

CHILDREN'S CHORUS OF SPRINGFIELD

40 $5,592

25

PARIS PRESS INC

70 $5,011

26

HAPPY VALLEY GUITAR ORCHESTRA

68 $4,950

27

Just Roots

98 $4,881

28

HOMEWORK HOUSE INC

86 $4,811

29

GRAY HOUSE INC

71 $4,734

30

FRANKLIN COUNTY COMMUNITY MEALS PROGRAM INC

83 $4,733

31

NOBLE & COOLEY CENTER FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION CORP

89 $4,666

32

PIONEER VALLEY REGIONAL VENTURES CENTER INC

38 $4,608

33

LINK TO LIBRARIES INC

60 $4,603

34

HILLTOWN LAND TRUST INC

52 $4,441

35

FRIENDS OF HAMPSHIRE COUNTY HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS INC

54 $4,355

36

Family Diversity Projects-FDP

46 $4,030

37

PIONEER VALLEY CHINESE IMMERSION CHARTER SCHOOL FAMILY ASSOCIATION

117 $4,025

38

SEEDS OF SOLIDARITY EDUCATION CENTER INC

69 $3,909

39

NORTHAMPTON PARENTS CENTER INC

80 $3,790

40

WILLPOWER FOUNDATION INC

38 $3,655

41

BIG BROTHER-BIG SISTER ASSOCIATION OF FRANKLIN COUNTY INC

75 $3,626

42

PARENT-TEACHER ORGANIZATION OF THE NORTHAMPTON HIGH SCHOOL

45 $3,605

43

FRIENDS OF THE SOUTH HADLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM

27 $3,595

44

Cultural Images Group Inc DBA Serious Play! Theatre Ensemble

62 $3,546

45

PRISON BIRTH PROJECT

93 $3,511

46

CHILDRENS EQUITATION CENTER INC

16 $3,445

47

FRIENDS OF CHILDREN INC

57 $3,323

48

EAST LONGMEADOW EDUCATIONAL ENDOWMENT FUND INC

47 $3,065

49

CHRISTINA'S HOUSE

26 $2,990

50

YOUTH ACTION COALITION INC

48 $2,890

51

FRIENDS OF NORTHAMPTON TRAILS AND GREENWAYS

55 $2,865

52

NEW CENTURY THEATRE INC

56 $2,825

53

Young Life Springfield Camp Sponsorship Campaign

26 $2,805

54

MARY LYON EDUCATION FUND INC

14 $2,795

55

Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter School

38 $2,785

56

URBAN WILDLIFE REHABILITATION INC

51 $2,763

57

ICE STARS FOR WOUNDED WARRIORS

43 $2,740

58

Hitchcock Free Academy

41 $2,720

59

YOUNG HEROS FOUNDATION

45 $2,705

60

THE PERFORMANCE PROJECT INC

66 $2,685
*Numbers and leaderboard will be updated every 15-20 mins

Larger Nonprofits – Most Donors

rank story name donors dollars

1

DAKIN HUMANE SOCIETY

712 $68,965

2

Whole Children

662 $40,833

3

NEW ENGLAND PUBLIC RADIO FOUNDATION INC

631 $56,099

4

THE FOOD BANK OF WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS INC

598 $61,682

5

North Star: Self-Directed Learning for Teens (DBA), a project of Learning Alternatives, Inc.

328 $24,425

6

CISA - COMMUNITY INVOLVED IN SUSTAINING AGRICULTURE INC

218 $20,811

7

SURVIVAL CENTERS INC dba Amherst Survival Center

216 $16,721

8

SNOW FARM-THE NEW ENGLAND CRAFT PROGRAM INC

204 $21,804

9

WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION

198 $16,938

10

CONNECTICUT RIVER WATERSHED COUNCIL INC

194 $14,218

11

ACADEMY AT CHARLEMONT

187 $38,631

12

NORTHAMPTON SURVIVAL CENTER INC

186 $12,579

13

DOUBLE EDGE THEATRE PRODUCTIONS INCORPORATED

186 $9,551

14

COMMUNITY MUSIC SCHOOL OF SPRINGFIELD INC

166 $11,595

15

CDSS National Office

161 $12,140

16

HITCHCOCK CENTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

152 $20,487

17

GIRLS INCORPORATED OF HOLYOKE

147 $11,687

18

GREENFIELD CENTER SCHOOL INC

145 $10,958

19

ENCHANTED CIRCLE INC

143 $20,787

20

FRANKLIN LAND TRUST INC

140 $25,720

21

WOMENS FUND OF WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS

136 $16,846

22

Community Resources for People with Autism

132 $5,027

23

SAFE PASSAGE INC

129 $11,208

24

THE LITERACY PROJECT INC

125 $9,156

25

COMMUNITY ACTION OF THE FRANKLIN, HAMPSHIRE, AND NORTH QUABBIN REGIONS INC.

115 $9,406

26

SPRINGFIELD DAY NURSERY CORPORATION DBA SQUARE ONE

112 $11,335

27

St. John the Baptist School

112 $4,013

28

FRIENDS OF THE HOMELESS INC

110 $14,565

29

Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity

104 $15,793

30

GREENFIELD COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION INC

100 $8,314

31

JONES LIBRARY INC

100 $4,980

32

DRAMA STUDIO INC

99 $10,376

33

SPRINGFIELD RESCUE MISSION INC

96 $7,168

34

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County

95 $9,375

35

Tapestry Health Systems, Inc.

95 $6,956

36

TRUSTEES OF THE FORBES LIBRARY

95 $4,626

37

Hampshire Regional YMCA

86 $19,725

38

American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter

85 $6,765

39

REBUILDING TOGETHER SPRINGFIELD INC

79 $8,505

40

NORTHAMPTON COMMUNITY MUSIC CENTER INC

77 $5,275

41

THE NORTHAMPTON ACADEMY OF MUSIC INC

76 $4,082

42

NEW ENGLAND BUSINESS ASSOCIATES INC

76 $2,430

43

Western Mass Recovery Learning Community

75 $3,375

44

THE ASSOCIATION FOR COMMUNITY LIVING INC

72 $6,181

45

SPRINGFIELD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

71 $6,285

46

Holyoke Public Library

71 $4,266

47

FRANKLIN COUNTY HOME CARE CORPORATION

71 $3,986

48

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF GREATER WESTFIELD

68 $13,225

49

MOUNT GRACE LAND CONSERVATION TRUST INC

68 $9,118

50

Springfield Library & Museums Association DBA Springfield Museums

67 $36,905

51

VALLEY CDC

67 $2,896

52

HAP INC

65 $5,530

53

Arcadia - Mass Audubon Connecticut River Valley Sanctuaries

64 $3,128

54

RICHARD SALTER STORRS LIBRARY

61 $2,925

55

INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE INSTITUTE OF MA INC

61 $2,737

56

LANDER-GRINSPOON ACADEMY SOLOMON SCHECHTER DAY SCHOOL

58 $4,492

57

NEW ENGLAND LEARNING CENTER FOR WOMEN IN TRANSITION INC

58 $4,220

58

AMHERST MONTESSORI SCHOOL INC

57 $7,486

59

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS

56 $2,965

60

JEWISH GERIATRIC SERVICES INC

55 $3,367
*Numbers and leaderboard will be updated every 15-20 mins

Smaller Nonprofits – Most Donors

rank story name donors dollars

1

NEW SPIRIT INC

468 $42,255

2

PIONEER VALLEY SYMPHONY INC

355 $11,288

3

FRIENDS OF THE HILLTOWN COOPERATIVE CHARTER SCHOOL INC

311 $11,250

4

AMHERST EDUCATION FOUNDATION INC

255 $12,237

5

KESTREL LAND TRUST

247 $27,555

6

CANCER CONNECTION INC

229 $15,965

7

MOTHERWOMAN INC

216 $12,783

8

AMHERST COMMITTEE FOR A BETTER CHANCE

166 $15,555

9

FELINE FRIENDS INC

160 $7,562

10

Flying Object

156 $33,130

11

THOMAS J OCONNOR ANIMAL CONTROL AND ADOPTION CENTER FOUNDATION INC

150 $13,983

12

ARISE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE

137 $7,216

13

PIONEER VALLEY RIVERFRONT CLUB INC

127 $18,023

14

GROW FOOD NORTHAMPTON INC

118 $7,220

15

PIONEER VALLEY CHINESE IMMERSION CHARTER SCHOOL FAMILY ASSOCIATION

117 $4,025

16

READER TO READER INC

114 $11,305

17

Gardening the Community

105 $5,683

18

TEAM JESSICA INC

101 $6,255

19

Just Roots

98 $4,881

20

AMHERST BALLET THEATRE COMPANY INC

96 $6,095

21

Family Outreach of Amherst

93 $6,609

22

PRISON BIRTH PROJECT

93 $3,511

23

NOBLE & COOLEY CENTER FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION CORP

89 $4,666

24

HOMEWORK HOUSE INC

86 $4,811

25

FRANKLIN COUNTY COMMUNITY MEALS PROGRAM INC

83 $4,733

26

TREEHOUSE FOUNDATION INC

81 $15,608

27

NORTHAMPTON PARENTS CENTER INC

80 $3,790

28

Stone Soup Café

77 $8,407

29

NORTH AMHERST COMMUNITY FARM INC

76 $6,240

30

BIG BROTHER-BIG SISTER ASSOCIATION OF FRANKLIN COUNTY INC

75 $3,626

31

GRAY HOUSE INC

71 $4,734

32

PARIS PRESS INC

70 $5,011

33

SEEDS OF SOLIDARITY EDUCATION CENTER INC

69 $3,909

34

HAPPY VALLEY GUITAR ORCHESTRA

68 $4,950

35

THE PERFORMANCE PROJECT INC

66 $2,685

36

The AIDS Foundation of Western Massachusetts

65 $2,540

37

FRIENDS OF THE WILLIAMSBURG LIBRARIES INC

63 $2,200

38

Cultural Images Group Inc DBA Serious Play! Theatre Ensemble

62 $3,546

39

LINK TO LIBRARIES INC

60 $4,603

40

OUT NOW INC

58 $2,000

41

FRIENDS OF CHILDREN INC

57 $3,323

42

NEW CENTURY THEATRE INC

56 $2,825

43

FRIENDS OF NORTHAMPTON TRAILS AND GREENWAYS

55 $2,865

44

FRIENDS OF HAMPSHIRE COUNTY HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS INC

54 $4,355

45

HILLTOWN LAND TRUST INC

52 $4,441

46

URBAN WILDLIFE REHABILITATION INC

51 $2,763

47

CRAIGS DOORS INC

50 $2,454

48

Voices From Inside

50 $2,334

49

NORTHAMPTON EDUCATION FOUNDATION INC

49 $10,715

50

YOUTH ACTION COALITION INC

48 $2,890

51

KANES KRUSADE INC

48 $2,320

52

EAST LONGMEADOW EDUCATIONAL ENDOWMENT FUND INC

47 $3,065

53

Family Diversity Projects-FDP

46 $4,030

54

PARENT-TEACHER ORGANIZATION OF THE NORTHAMPTON HIGH SCHOOL

45 $3,605

55

YOUNG HEROS FOUNDATION

45 $2,705

56

GATEWAY EDUCATION FOUNDATION

45 $2,593

57

ALL OUT ADVENTURES INC

45 $1,928

58

ICE STARS FOR WOUNDED WARRIORS

43 $2,740

59

VALLEY FREE RADIO INCORPORATED

42 $1,720

60

Homeward Vets Inc

42 $1,550
*Numbers and leaderboard will be updated every 15-20 mins


Partner Organizations

Hosted by:

The Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts

Valley Gives is hosted by the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, which seeks to improve the quality of life for all in Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties by meeting the charitable needs of the Pioneer Valley for generations to come through smart, effective use of our region's business and individual charitable resources.

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How it Worked

On 12.12.13 from 12 am until 11:59 pm people who love Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin counties of western Massachusetts came together to support nonprofits in our region. Donors went online, connected with causes they care about, and made tax-deductible gifts. The nonprofits received mission–critical funds and many won cash awards. Thanks for making our second Valley Gives such a great success!

Thank you to all the generous sponsors and donors who made Valley Gives possible. You have set a shining example for our region and have made this a better place to live and work. Special thanks are dedicated to Paul Doherty and Al Griggs who have inspired us all to live more generous lives.

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Golden Ticket

Time Donor Winning Cause Prize
11:00pm M morales wolk FRIENDS OF THE WILLIAMSBURG LIBRARIES INC
Donation by Michele Morales
$1200.00
10:00pm phyllis nahman MUSEUM OF OUR INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE
Donation by phyllis nahman
$1200.00
09:00pm Michelle Burgess SURVIVAL CENTERS INC dba Amherst Survival Center
Donation by Michelle Burgess
$1200.00
08:00pm sheila j. blum American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter
Donation by sheila j
$1200.00
07:00pm Laurie Sanders HILLTOWN LAND TRUST INC
Donation by Laurie Sanders
$1200.00
06:00pm Julie Bermant THE LITERACY PROJECT INC
Donation by Julie Bermant
$1200.00
05:00pm Keith Desroches RIVER VALLEY COUNSELING CENTER INC
Donation by Keith Desroches
$1200.00
04:00pm Karen Stefanelli CHICOPEE VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION INC
Donation by Karen Stefanelli
$1200.00
03:00pm Robert J Perry Greater Springfield Habitat for Humanity
Donation by Robert J Perry
$1200.00
02:00pm Ellen Grobman Family Outreach of Amherst
Donation by Ellen Grobman
$1200.00
01:00pm justin m pelis STAVROS CENTER FOR INDEPENDENT LIVING INC
Donation by justin m pelis
$1200.00
12:00pm Sylvia Abar BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF GREATER WESTFIELD
Donation by Sylvia Abar
$1200.00
11:00am Margot E Glass Northampton Community Rowing
Donation by Margot E
$1200.00
10:00am Cynthia G. Simison THE FOOD BANK OF WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS INC
Donation by Cynthia Simison
$1200.00

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The Community Foundation has been joined by the leading funding organizations in western Massachusetts to create Valley Gives and support our mutual goals of promoting philanthropy and increasing support for the important work the nonprofits of the region undertake each day.

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