Basic Needs

We believe that no one should have to wonder where they will spend the night, how they will stay warm or how they will put food on the table for their families.

Through our Basic Needs Grant Fund, we help programs and organizations throughout our region provide food, shelter, and fuel assistance to our neighbors who need it.


$1.21 PER WEEK

You could help a working mother access two bags of nutritious groceries so she and her children won’t have to skip meals until her next paycheck comes in.

$2.35 PER WEEK

You could provide resources for a child to learn problem solving, creative writing, time management, and leadership skills at a youth development program.

$3.27 PER WEEK

You could help a senior veteran and his wife stay warm during one of the Pioneer Valley's frigid, punishing winters.

$3.84 PER WEEK

You could assist a low income working family get free income tax assistance, including thousands in tax credits that are returned to the community.

$5.20 PER WEEK

You could provide enough support for a young low-income, single parent to get his finances back on track with financial coaching for a year at Thrive.

$9.61 PER WEEK

You could provide support for a survivor of domestic violence and her children to get a safe place to live and the services she needs to get back on her feet.