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The latest news, spotlights on our grantees and donors, and occasional commentary about what's happening at Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation and around our four-county region.

Stronger Communities through the Arts
By Justin Burke / September 26, 2019 / Community Engagement
The Arts Build Community initiative has received a $1 million investment from the Barr Foundation to involve our changing communities in arts and culture.

Remembering Judy Grunberg
By Darryl Gangloff / September 5, 2019 / General
We note with sadness the death of Judy Grunberg, a generous pillar of the Columbia County community and member of the Berkshire Taconic family for more than 20 years.

Joseph R. Baker Named Vice President of Berkshire Taconic
By Darryl Gangloff / August 9, 2019 / News & Announcements
In his new role, Baker oversee finances, investments, human resources and operations for BTCF.

Making a Dent in Student Debt
By Justin Burke / July 26, 2019 / Philanthropy
One Berkshire County donor is inspired to help ease the financial burden of MCLA students.

Contributing to Impact through Strategic Learning
By Tim Wilmot / July 11, 2019 / Strategy, Evaluation & Learning
Tim Wilmot, BTCF's director of strategy, evaluation and learning, shares our efforts to better know and grow the impact of our grants, programs and strategic priorities.

Recent Posts

Grants Provide Access to Fresh and Healthy Food in Columbia County

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Grants Provide Access to Fresh and Healthy Food in Columbia County

Our initiative awarded $47,000 to 10 organizations for projects that aim to transform the food system in Columbia County.

Culture + Community: Focus on the Berkshires

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Culture + Community: Focus on the Berkshires

A recent event provided a forum for discussion on the power and potential of the arts for healing and social justice.

Scholarship Fund Honors Fallen Capitol Officer

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Scholarship Fund Honors Fallen Capitol Officer

A new scholarship fund honors the legacy of fallen Capitol Police Officer William “Billy” Evans by giving back to the community he loved.

Leadership & Impact: Lessons from Our Community Engagement Investments

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Leadership & Impact: Lessons from Our Community Engagement Investments

Read a brief report on the progress on our investments in community engagement, and how we aim to increase involvement, foster connections and harness the skills and expertise people can bring to organizations and communities.

Two Funds Award Nearly $190,000 to Artists and Arts Organizations

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Two Funds Award Nearly $190,000 to Artists and Arts Organizations

Two of our funds recently awarded grants to support the work of local and regional artists. Recipients use this opportunity to explore new creative paths in all forms of media.

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