Opportunities for Giving
A gift to the Collaborative for Educational Services offers an opportunity to support children, youth and families served by our programs in personally meaningful ways through these tax-exempt funds: Please click on the name of each program or fund below to learn more or to donate online.
To Make a Contribution
You can contribute online to the CES Funds listed below, or you can contribute by mailing your donation.
If you choose to donate offline, please provide your name, address, email address (if available), and the name of the fund to which you are donating; and mail it with a check made out to Collaborative for Educational Services (with the name of the fund you wish to support indicated in the check’s memo line) to:
Attn. Administrative Services — Giving
Collaborative for Educational Services
97 Hawley Street
Northampton, MA 01060
Thank you for your support!
After School Program Fund
CES After School Programs are located in communities throughout Franklin and Hampshire counties. Your gift will help us sustain the programs in all our program locations and provide scholarships to students from low-income families.
Ben DeMarino Scholarship Fund
Established by the family of Ben DeMarino, this scholarship supports additional learning opportunities for other HEC Academy students while they are enrolled students in the Academy. The Fund has in the past supported students who have taken community college courses or pursued new vocational or life skills not covered in the core curriculum.
Joan E. Schuman Scholarship Fund
The Joan E. Schuman Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to support special education students graduating from high school and moving on to a two- or four-year institution of higher education.
Patty Walsh Cassidy Assistive Technology Lending Library
Housed at the Assistive Technology Center, the PWC Lending Library is a home for assistive technology equipment, products, and materials and where educators, students and families explore, test out and match assistive technology resources to their communication needs.
Strong Foundations for Young Children
Strong Foundations for Young Children provides free support for families of infants, toddlers and preschoolers who reside in Hampshire County, MA. Our goal is to provide support to parents to enhance their children’s social and emotional development. The help that we provide is tailored to the individual needs of each child and family.
Social Justice and Equity Fund
Social Justice and Equity work has always been critical to our mission. We understand that all forms of oppression are damaging, and we at CES set our sights on understanding and taking action together to challenge racism and support equity. This fund supports CES research as well as our work with students, families and teachers.
Migrant Student Support Fund
The Massachusetts Migrant Education Program (MMEP) supports migratory children and youth to overcome educational disruption, cultural and language barriers, social isolation, various health-related problems, and other factors that may inhibit their ability to succeed in school. Your direct donations and support families who often have needs that may fall outside the scope of the Program.
Bogin Playscape Project
The Bogin Playscape Project seeks to develop safe, simple, inexpensive and reproducible play equipment designs that can be used in existing pre-school settings. They focus on designs for indoor play areas in order to offer children more opportunities to move each day, regardless of weather or other factors that keep children indoors.
Amherst Mobile Market
The Amherst Mobile Market not only makes affordable produce available within walking distance of residents who struggle to access healthy food, but also puts decision-making in the hands of low-income, BIPOC community members and builds the capacity of those community members to take on leadership roles.
HC Food Policy Council
The Hampshire County Food Policy Council is a network of 50 partners with a shared vision of a resilient community-owned regional food system where all people are empowered to live more joyful and gratifying lives through access to affordable, healthy, locally grown food of their choice.