How To Use
Your Fund

You Can Make A Difference.
We Can Help.

When you established a fund at Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, you created an easy and effective way to achieve your charitable goals and help us address the needs of our community.

Your generosity means better educational opportunities for young children, stronger nonprofits, a community rich in arts and culture, environmental conservation, greater health services, affordable housing opportunities and so much more. Thank you for making a difference where you live.

About This Photo
About This Photo

You can create a lasting impact for our future. Shown here: BTCF’s Arts Fund for Region One sponsors 4th Grade Arts Day. Students from five towns come together to spend a day immersed in the visual and performing arts, guided by professional artists. Photo by John Dolan.

Tools for Donors

As a donor advisor, you have secure online access to view your fund balance, review gifts made to your fund, recommend grants and download your quarterly statement through DonorCentral.

Logging on to DonorCentral is easy. Just go to the top right hand corner of our website and click Donor Login. You can then enter your username and password on the DonorCentral welcome screen. You will receive your DonorCentral login information after your fund has been established. If you lose your login information, you may reset your password on DonorCentral.

Need help? Please contact Cathy Glasner.

Need help getting started? Download these guides:

You and others can add to your fund at any time using almost any type of assets such as cash, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, real estate or personal property. Follow these easy giving instructions or learn more about what types of assets you can give.

You receive an income tax deduction at the time the gift is made and each time you make additional contributions to the fund.

BTCF invests and manages charitable fund assets. BTCF invests the assets based on your choice of our four investment pools. Investment growth within the fund provides additional tax-free dollars for grants.

Our Investment Committee, made up of board and community members with significant institutional investment expertise, guides all investment activity. Our administrative staff works with our investment consultant, Prime, Buchholz & Associates, Inc., to provide day-to-day oversight.

Investment performance is updated monthly and posted to the investment section of our website.

Quarterly statements contain a statement of activity for the quarter and year-to-date, including grants and distributions, realized and unrealized gains and losses, investment income, fees and contributions by you or other donors.

Timing of Statements

To protect your fund against volatility, BTCF’s investment pool includes multi-strategy and private equity fund investments in addition to public markets. Because of their complex nature, BTCF receives valuations from these types of investments later than a standard brokerage or bank statement. Earnings are then allocated to your fund and statements are generated at the end of the month following the close of the quarter (April 30, July 31, October 31, January 31).

Questions about your fund statement? Contact Lisa Mlynarczyk.

When you establish a fund at BTCF, you are making an investment in your community. The fees you pay cover operations, investment oversight, grantmaking, compliance with IRS regulations and help us implement important community leadership initiatives. View Fees.

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