Local Impact Map

BTCF helps you achieve an impact where you live. We work with individuals, families, businesses and organizations to develop charitable giving plans that help strengthen our community and change lives. Find out what we're doing in your neighborhood and discover how to join others in your community making a difference! 

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Berkshire County, MA

Through the generosity of people like you, Berkshire Taconic granted over $3.4 million in 2015 to improve the quality of life in Berkshire County.

Read about our four cycles of grantmaking, find available grants and scholarships, and learn more about the important issues facing our region.

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About IS183
About IS183

IS183 Art School of the Berkshires encourages people of all ages, means and skill levels to enrich their lives through hands-on experience in the visual arts. IS183 offers extensive after-school and summer programming, as well as in-school residencies. Photo by John Dolan.

About Meals on Wheels
About Meals on Wheels

Elder Services of Berkshire County received a 2015 grant from the Central Berkshire Fund for its Meals on Wheels program, which delivers hot, nutritious meals to homebound elders each weekday. Photo by John Dolan.

About Berkshire Immigrant Center
About Berkshire Immigrant Center

Berkshire Immigrant Center assists individuals and families in making the economic, psychological and cultural adjustment to a new land, not only by meeting basic needs, but also by helping them to become active participants in our community. Photo by John Dolan.

About Goodwill
About Goodwill

Goodwill Industries of the Berkshires received a 2015 grant from the James and Robert Hardman Fund for its Suit Yourself Program, a job interview preparation program that provides free interview and workplace attire, coaching and mentoring for Berkshire County residents who are entering or re-entering the workforce. Photo by John Dolan.

About Kapteyn Prize
About Kapteyn Prize

Kari Giordano was awarded the seventh annual James C. Kapteyn Prize for her exceptional work as a teacher, coach and mentor at Mount Everett Regional School in Sheffield. Photo by John Dolan.

About Berkshire Nursing Families
About Berkshire Nursing Families

Berkshire Nursing Families received a 2015 grant from the William J. & Margery S. Barrett Fund for Adams, Cheshire & Savoy, for its lactation support programs. Photo by John Dolan.

Scoville Memorial Library

Northwest Litchfield County, CT

Through the generosity of people like you, BTCF granted nearly $1.3 million last year to improve the quality of life in northwest Litchfield County.

Search local grants and scholarships, read about some of our grantees, and learn more about the important issues facing our region. 

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About Corner Food Pantry
About Corner Food Pantry

The Corner Food Pantry received a 2015 grant from a group of anonymous donors in the Northwest Corner to support its free grocery and clothing programs. Photo by John Dolan. 

About Jane Lloyd Fund
About Jane Lloyd Fund

The Jane Lloyd Fund supports cancer patients and their families with financial need. Photo by John Dolan. 

About Scoville Library
About Scoville Library

Scoville Library holds over 30,000 items, including books, videos, reference material and maps, newspapers and special art installations. Photo by John Dolan.

About HYSB
About HYSB

Housatonic Youth Service Bureau provides vital counseling services, parent education and prevention programs in the six towns of the Region One School District. Photo by John Dolan.

About John Atchley
About John Atchley

Lakeville photographer John Atchley received a 2015 grant from the Martha Boschen Porter Fund to continue his work. Photo by John Dolan.

About Canaan Child Care Center
About Canaan Child Care Center
The Canaan Child Care Center enhances young children's social, emotional and physical growth, and fosters independence and creative thinking. Photo by John Dolan.
Wassaic Community Farm

Northeast Dutchess County, NY

Through the generosity of people like you, Berkshire Taconic granted nearly $450,000 last year to improve the quality of life in northeast Dutchess County and change the lives of people in need.

View our local scholarships and grants, read about our four cycles of grantmaking, and learn more about the important issues facing our region. 

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About Town of Amenia
About Town of Amenia

The Town of Amenia hired a dance instructor for the Amenia Free Dance and Theater Arts program for students in second grade through high school. Photo by John Dolan. 

About Food of Life Food Pantry
About Food of Life Food Pantry

The Food of Life Food Pantry in Amenia provides fresh, nutritious foods to the hungry, as well as information on and referrals to agencies that address the underlying causes of poverty in the community. Photo by John Dolan. 

About Wassaic Community Farm
About Wassaic Community Farm
The Wassaic Community Farm improves infrastructure for expanded pesticide-free vegetable and herb production. Photo by John Dolan.
About Richard T. Scott
About Richard T. Scott

Richard T. Scott of Millerton received a 2015 grant from the Martha Boschen Porter Fund to work on a new series of paintings. Photo by John Dolan. 

About Dover Stone Church Preserve
About Dover Stone Church Preserve

The Northeast Dutchess Fund is helping pay for a new welcome kiosk at Dover Stone Church Preserve, a scenic trail that has transfixed Dutchess County visitors for two centuries. Photo by John Dolan. 

About NECC
About NECC

The North East Community Center received a 2015 grant from our Northeast Dutchess Fund for programs that enrich the lives and health of children ages birth to 18, including: preschool learning activities and parent support; nurturing childcare; and free summer meals for children in Millerton, Amenia and Wassaic. Photo by John Dolan. 


Columbia County, NY

Through the generosity of people like you, BTCF granted over $613,000 last year to improve the quality of life in Columbia County.

Learn about our enrichment and leadership funds, search for grants and scholarships, and learn more about the important issues facing our region.

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About North Chatham Free Library
About North Chatham Free Library

The North Chatham Free Library is working with the Malden Bridge Community Center to grow, refine and sustain its life-long learning institute for older adults, and offers 14-16 programs at the library each year. Photo by John Dolan.

About Hudson Opera House
About Hudson Opera House

The Hudson Opera House inspires and promotes the arts, and plays a pivotal role in the cultural and economic advancement of the region. It offers a year-round schedule of programming and practice rooms for aspiring and professional musicians. Photo by John Dolan.

About Sylvia Center
About Sylvia Center

The Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm and Questar III offer a farm and food literacy program that provides high school culinary students with a realistic, current and in-depth understanding of food. The program aims to prepare these students to become culinary leaders and healthy food advocates in Columbia County. Photo by John Dolan. 

About Taconic Hills
About Taconic Hills

Taconic Hills High Schools' fashion design club is supported by the Taconic Hills Arts & Humanities/Education Enrichment Fund. Photo by John Dolan.

About FASNY Museum of Firefighting
About FASNY Museum of Firefighting

The FASNY Museum of Firefighting received a 2015 grant from the Fund for Columbia County to collaborate with local libraries to provide fire safety programs for children ages 2-5. Photo by John Dolan. 

About Family Resource Center
About Family Resource Center

The Family Resource Center of Columbia County supports families with young children, and offers playgroups in several towns across the county. Photo by John Dolan. 

The power of a community foundation is that it can see the needs of the whole community—and partner with donors to address those needs. The unique power of Berkshire Taconic is that we can work across borders to benefit everyone in our region.

Maeve O’Dea
BTCF Program
Director