The United Bank Foundation

The United Bank Foundation was established in 2005 by United Bank as a permanent source of funding for the communities in the Bank’s market area.

The Foundation has identified four primary areas that it will emphasize in supporting through its quarterly funding cycles.


Initiatives at the primary, secondary and post-secondary levels that raise the aspirations of students in the Community and enhance knowledge in specific areas such as economics, communications, business and public speaking, as well as initiatives that support the education process.

Health and Human Services

Programs that are essential to the underlying medical care of the Community, including initiatives that focus on physical and mental wellness.

Youth Programs

Programs that assist in improving the quality of life for children in the Community or programs that foster education, learning and leadership.

Cultural Programs

Programs that assist in enriching the quality of life for residents of the Community by cultivating an appreciation of the art, music, museums, libraries, and other cultural resources.

How To Apply

Organizations wishing to submit a grant application to the Foundation should send a one-page letter of intent outlining the request for funding, providing background information on the organization and the project or program needing support. Please include your email address. Letters of intent are reviewed monthly. Once the letter of intent is approved, the grant application is distributed via email. Site visits may be required prior to completion of the grant review process.

Please send the letter of intent to:
Dena M Hall
United Bank Foundation
95 Elm Street P. O. Box 9020
West Springfield, MA 01090-9020

The Foundation’s Board of Directors meets quarterly in February, May, August and November to make grant awards. For more information on the United Bank Foundation, contact the Foundation office at 413-787-1292.

Click here for the Foundation’s grant policy and funding guidelines. (pdf)