Why Give
Through BTCF?

 

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Berkshire Taconic helps you give to the causes you care about, such as local volunteer fire companies, theaters, libraries or any other organization that strengthens our community. Photo by John Dolan.

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation helps yougive to the causes you care about like local volunteer fire companies,theaters, libraries or any other organization that strengthens our community.  Photoby John Dolan

Financially Smart

Berkshire Taconic provides powerful financial benefits and expert giving advice to its donors. Because we are a public charity, you receive the most advantageous tax benefits available for charitable giving. You benefit from world-class investment performance and the expertise of BTCF’s Investment Committee. And you can contribute a variety of assets to your fund, including cash, stock, life insurance, real estate and more.

See why BTCF is a smart alternative to a private foundation and a commercial gift fund. [PDF, 194KB]

Personalized Service

Giving back is a highly personal investment in the issues and organizations that matter to you. We can help you develop an approach to giving that reflects your personal values, interests and time frame. We offer a variety of charitable funds that enable you to give now or later, through your estate.

Giving Made Easy

You focus on your giving. We’ll handle all the administrative work, including investments, annual tax reporting, due diligence about the organizations you want to support and compliance with laws and IRS regulations. Once a fund is established, we provide easy to follow instructions on how to use your fund. Strict confidentiality [PDF, 22KB] is observed at all times.

Local Knowledge

You can benefit from our deep understanding of community needs and the organizations addressing them. With a fund at Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, your giving can be more effective and make a greater impact where you live.