GAF Mission

"to TEACH inner city youth and/or underprivileged persons to be successful entrepreneurs while revitalizing inner city neighborhoods with a concentration on socially responsible/sustainable business practices"

GAF is the
Western Mass Office for

Business Plans

From time to time we are fortunate enough to obtain advice and counsel from various enterprises and institutions on useful business plans.  Our goal is to share those plans with our local community and the wider social enterprise community.  In  the event that you have a plan that resulted in a certain degree of success and you believe that it could benefit others, please send it along to

Description File Source
Farm to Table: A feasibility study on the potential of a Farm to Table initiative for Springfield, Massachusetts. FarmtoTableFinalPaper.pdf Isenberg School of management at UMass
An open-source business plan for a business called Metal Wood Common Good. A replicable model, it creates jobs for the under represented, takes recyclable materials out of the waste stream, and generates revenue out of those materials. MWCGBusinessPlan.pdf Isenberg School of management at UMass