A Closer Look


Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation conducted a community assessment process to learn more about the pressing issues facing our region. As a foundation with a 30-year history of helping to build stronger communities, we are privileged to partner with donors, nonprofits and community leaders as they work to enrich lives and meet urgent needs every day.

Working with a research partner, we held a dozen focus groups, launched four online surveys and reviewed existing data and reports. An interactive website and a comprehensive report resulted from that process.

Visit ACloserLook.net


The report, A Closer Look, highlights a group of five themes that emerged from the research and community dialogues, and presents a combination of key facts and resident perspectives for each theme that help document the region today. 

Read the report online


We hosted a webinar to discuss the results of "A Closer Look." A recording of the webinar is available to watch at your convenience, and we invite you to share it with your family, friends and colleagues to further discuss the pressing issues facing our four-county region.

During the webinar, BTCF President Peter Taylor and Mt. Auburn Associates President Beth Siegel, who guided the research, walked through highlights of the report. They expanded on the report's contents and shared their insights on the process and results of this yearlong project. Former BTCF Board Chair Chris Kennan moderated the event, and he fielded questions from attendees to our two panelists.

Watch our webinar