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MountainOne Announces First Quarter Community Giving

MountainOne, headquartered in North Adams and with locations across the Berkshires and Boston’s South Shore, recently completed its 2024 first quarter round of community giving, with total donations and sponsorships to Berkshire and South Shore communities exceeding $116,000.

Providing its Community Dividend Grant Program to local not-for-profit organizations within the two regions it serves, MountainOne supports organizations that positively impact economic and workforce development, health and wellness, disability services, education and financial literacy, veteran services, arts and culture, affordable housing, and other community investment programming.

First Round Community Giving Highlights:

As part of a multi-year commitment is providing $25,000 to the Berkshire Running Foundation. MountainOne will be the lead sponsor of several races, most notably the MountainOne Steel Rail 5K and 10K Races and the MountainOne Thankful 5K Race. MountainOne, working with Kent and Shiobbean Lemme of the Berkshire Running Foundation, seeks to support the community’s engagement with healthy activities.

MountainOne has donated $25,500 to Berkshire-based Hillcrest Educational Foundation to help support their students in residential and community-based day programming. MountainOne will sponsor Hillcrest’s annual Fall Classic Golf Tournament, the St. Patrick’s Day “Bees” Prendergast Gala, and Hillcrest’s student farm stand.

Additionally, MountainOne awarded significant donations to Friendship Home (Norwell), Community Access to the Arts (Great Barrington), Pine Cobble School (Williamstown), and 18 Degrees’ Kids 4 Harmony (Pittsfield).

In support of economic and workforce development, MountainOne has awarded funding to MassHire Berkshire Workforce Board’s 2024’s summer offering structured work readiness training for Berkshire youth. Similarly, Goodwill Industries of the Berkshires and Southern Vermont received funds for their Soar for Success Training Program which provide training opportunities to those with barriers to employment so they can gain a pathway to enhance their job readiness skills.

In anticipation of the reopening of the North Adams Regional Hospital by Berkshire Health Systems, MountainOne has provided a gift of $10,000 to the health care organization to off-set opening support and community tours. On the South Shore, health care initiatives by Manet Community Health Center (Quincy) were sustained for the second year in a row, allowing Manet to expand on fundraising efforts through a matching gift program.

“Strategic giving that supports community need, and growth is imperative to our work,” said Jennifer Meehan, Vice President, Community Engagement Officer. “Our Mountaineers are at the heart of our philanthropy,” continued Meehan, “they are actively engaged volunteering in our communities and contributing to make our communities a better place to live.”

MountainOne’s Community Dividend Program also supported affordable housing initiatives through the South Shore Habitat for Humanity (Norwell) and NeighborWorks (Quincy), community fundraisers for BART Charter School (Adams) and Berkshire Nursing Families (Berkshires), veteran advocacy through Community Legal Aid (Berkshires), and several more not-for-profits serving the communities in which MountainOne does business. For more information about MountainOne’s Community Dividend Program, contact community@mountainone.com.

ABOUT MOUNTAINONE

MountainOne is a mutual holding company headquartered in North Adams, MA. Founded in 1848, MountainOne Bank provides a complete array of personal and business banking and electronic services. MountainOne Bank is Member FDIC and Member DIF. MountainOne Insurance provides personal and business insurance, bonding services, and group benefits solutions.

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