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Lee Bank Foundation Distributes Final Grant Funding Round of 2022
10:41AM / Friday, January 20, 2023
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LEE, Mass. — Lee Bank Foundation has awarded $45,670 to ten Berkshire area organizations for their fourth-round of 2022 community funding.
Recipients were awarded grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 to support their local programming. Included in the awards are a series of Arts Access Grants for arts and culture organizations to expand access to programming for underserved audiences.
The following organizations received funding from Lee Bank Foundation:
  • 18 Degrees
  • Berkshire Community Action Council
  • Berkshire County Head Start
  • Berkshire Grown
  • Berkshire Immigrant Center
  • Berkshire Pulse
  • Business Professionals of America, Massachusetts Association
  • Extra Special Teas
  • Latinas 413
  • Literacy Network of South Berkshire
The deadline to apply for the first round of 2023 Foundation funding is March 1st. The application and more information can be found on the Community Impact section of Lee Bank's website (
To be considered for grant awards, applicants must be a (501)(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Foundation is focused on funding programs that work to bridge income and opportunity gaps in our region. Funding requests should reflect one or more of Lee Bank Foundation's primary focus areas:
  • Education and literacy
  • Food security and nutrition
  • Economic growth and development
  • Health and human services
  • Mentorship, internship and “school to work” initiatives
  • Arts and culture
Applicants are only eligible for funding once in a 12-month period.
Lee Bank Foundation was established in 2021 to support Lee Bank's long-standing mission of community reinvestment. In its second year, 2022, the Lee Bank Foundation contributed a total of $248,720 in grants into the community. Since its 2021 inception, the Foundation has distributed 93 grants totaling $477,330.
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