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Bekrshire Taconic Grantees

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation (BTCF) is a tax-exempt public charity founded in 1987, created by and for the people of the Berkshire Taconic region. For 30 years, we have been helping people establish charitable funds to make life better in the communities they love. We work with individuals, families, businesses, financial advisors and nonprofits.

Through the generosity of our donors, we provide essential funding for programs in education, health care, basic human needs, the arts, the environment and more—helping our community thrive now and long into the future. Our grants touch all aspects of life and every person in the Berkshire Taconic region. Each year, we help thousands of donors achieve their philanthropic goals and hundreds of nonprofits carry on their good work.

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Berkshire Taconic Provides essential support to hundreds of local nonprofits and individuals each year.

Our Mission

Strengthening communities through philanthropy and leadership. Map of our region.

To Fulfill Our Mission, We:

Connect you with causes you care about 

We make it easy for donors from all walks of life to fulfill their philanthropic vision and financial goals.

Build permanent community resources

We create funds that meet long-term community needs.

Provide vision and leadership to tackle regional issues

Through our in-depth local knowledge, we identify current and emerging community issues and develop resources to address them.

Strengthen nonprofit groups

BTCF’s Center for Nonprofit Excellence helps the boards, volunteers and staff of local nonprofits think strategically, govern effectively and operate efficiently. BTCF also helps establish endowed funds for the benefit of nonprofits.