In the final days of 2021, Greylock Federal Credit Union surprised thirteen area non-profit organizations with unsolicited gifts totaling $125,000. These gifts were in addition to Greylock’s formal grant program that provides hundreds of thousands of dollars throughout the year in response to applications submitted through its website (www.greylock.org/grants).
Berkshire-based organizations receiving the unexpected donations were: the Brien Center, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, NAACP Berkshires, Volunteers in Medicine, Community Health Programs, Multicultural BRIDGE, 18 Degrees, Berkshire County Head Start, Gladys Allen Brigham Community Center, and Rites of Passage and Empowerment (three organizations in Columbia County, New York also received support).
These donations align with Greylock’s commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility,” said Greylock Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer JamieEllen Moncecchi. “Supporting our partners is a critical part of Greylock’s promise to help our community thrive.”
“Greylock’s dedication to the community runs deep,” said NAACP Berkshires’ President Dennis Powell upon learning of the end of year gift. “They prove time and again that they walk the walk. These unexpected donations will have a huge impact on local families.”
The grants will fund emergency student and family aid, scholarships, support for foster children, medical appointments for the uninsured, child care, early education, youth mentorships, building repairs, and other critical unmet needs in the community.