2015 summer grants awarded by berkshire taconic

berkshire county

James and Robert Hardman Fund ($40,600)

The James and Robert Hardman Fund for North Adams supports nonprofit groups, community organizations or public agencies that support the residents of North Adams and the neighboring communities of Florida and Clarksburg, Mass., and Stamford, Vermont. The fund prioritizes projects that support disadvantaged residents or enrich the cultural and natural environment. 

Berkshire Children & Families, Kids 4 Harmony after school classical music program
Berkshire Community Action Council, Project RECONNECT, which supports at-risk youth
Berkshire Food Project, Food Program, which provides hot lunches, take home meals and emergency food
Berkshire Nursing Families, professional breastfeeding support services 
Elder Services of Berkshire County, Meals on Wheels; SHINE Program
Elizabeth Freeman Center, North Adams office
Goodwill Industries of the Berkshires, Suit Yourself Program
Hoosac Harvest, Subsidized Shares program, which connects low-income residents with healthy foods
North Berkshire Interfaith Action Initiative, Friendship Center Food Pantry
North Berkshire Community Coalition, UNITY Youth Leadership Program
The Nutrition Center, nutrition counseling
Take & Eat, weekend meals for home-bound seniors
United Cerebral Palsy, Critical Assistance Fund

Eagle & Janet's Fund ($28,195)

The Eagle & Janet's Fund supports projects that will inspire and engage students and teachers of the Southern Regional School District.

Flying Cloud Institute, STEM/STEAM project-based learning opportunities 
Greenagers, Crafting the Landscape environmental education project
Mount Everett Regional High School, various trips abroad; science trips; funding for fitness center and extracurricular activities
New Marlborough Central School, school garden
SBRSD Main Campus & South Egremont School, tools for Garden Club
Sheffield Historical Society, History Alive!
South Egremont School, year-long bird study and bird garden
Undermountain Elementary School, Clothing Exchange Store; Garden Club; Science and Math Beyond the Classroom

Fund for Williamstown ($10,120)

The Fund for Williamstown supports innovative projects and services that benefit the residents of Williamstown and help create a vibrant community responsive to diverse needs. 

C. Singer/R. Dean, Empathy Workshop 
Destination Williamstown, support for website
Elder Services of Berkshire County, Alive Inside  
United Cerebral Palsy, Early Intervention Community Playgroups
Village Ambulance Service, CPR workshop
Williamstown Famers' Market, coupons and picnic tables 
Williamstown Youth Center, swimming lessons as part of summer camp

Lenox Education Enrichment Foundation ($2,750)

The Lenox Education Enrichment Foundation supports projects that enhance the educational experience of students and teachers in the Lenox public schools. 

Evergreen Club of LMMHS, butterfly habitat garden 
Lenox Memorial Middle and High School, Six Pillars of Character
The Nutrition Center, Food Adventures at Morris Elementary School
Nutshell Playhouse, programs for Morris Elementary School

Richmond Education Enrichment Fund (REEF) ($2,600)

REEF supports projects that will inspire and engage students and teachers of Richmond Consolidated School.

Flying Deer Nature Center, After School Nature Connection Program; Wildlife Discovery Program
Richmond Consolidated School, Pre-School/Kindergarten Field Trip
Allison Rotenberg, Invention Convention

Seven Towns' Educational Enrichment Partnership (STEEP) ($6,105)

STEEP supports projects that will inspire and engage students and teachers of the Central Berkshire Regional School District.

Barrington Stage Company, "Veils" student matinees
Berkshire Music School, cultural enrichment programs
Central Berkshire Regional School District, books to support Lucy Calkins; books for reading and writing workshop
Craneville Elementary School, Craneville Walks at Recess
NRMS, Safe Measures
Wahconah Regional High School, Freshman transition program

Williamstown Elementary School Endowment Fund ($22,682)

The Williamstown Elementary School Endowment Fund supports projects that will inspire and engage students and teachers of Williamstown Elementary School.

Christine Singer, Berkshire Empathy Awareness Mentoring Workshop
Donna Narey, Buddy Program
Flying Deer Nature Center, Wilderness Living Skill Enrichment Program
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), art assembly performances
Williamstown Elementary School, indoor recess fun; stand up desks; healthy snacks; field trip bussing subsidy; field trip transportation
Words are Wonderful, Words are Wonderful 2015 celebration of language and literacy

New World Fund ($8,500)

The New World Fund supports nonprofit organizations that provide services to recent immigrants.

Volunteers in Medicine, support for immigrant populations
Berkshire Immigrant Center, program support

Columbia County

Germantown Student Education Arts & Humanities Endowment Fund ($6,000)

The Germantown Student Education Arts & Humanities Endowment Fund supports projects that will inspire and engage students and teachers of the Germantown Central School District.

Germantown Central School District, The Bystander Project performance, a play that tackles bullying; Writing Prose and Poetry workshop

Quailwood Fund ($24,169)

The Quailwood Fund supports nonprofit organizations or public entities that serve the residents of the Red Rock area.

Canaan Conservation Club, long range gun proficiency training range 
Columbia Land Conservancy, public access programming at the Schor Conservation Area
Red Rock Historical Society, building restoration altar
Red Rock Volunteer Fire Co., building fund

northeast dutchess county

Dover Education Enrichment Fund ($6,250)

DEEP supports projects that inspire creative thinking, encourage student initiative and help create a culture of high academic achievement for the students and teachers of the Dover Union Free School District. 

Gloria Caviglia, Performing Arts for ELA
Amy Mehlrose, Dover USFD Hydrophonics Garden Project
Laurie Silverman, Book Buddies Project 
Donna Stein, Guest Author for Read Across America
Dover Plains Library, Book a Trip Around the World 
Town of Dover, "Be A Tree" Dog Safety Program
Town of Dover Historical Society, Dover Elementary School Junior History Club
Town of Dover Lions Club, 2016 Dover School Community Service Fair Project

Northeast Dutchess Fund ($76,750)

The Northeast Dutchess Fund supports nonprofits, public agencies or community organizations that provide services to the residents of Amenia, Clinton Corners, Dover Plains, Millbrook, Millerton, North East, Pine Plains, Stanford, Washington, Wassaic and Wingdale.

Bard College Center for Civic Engagement, Citizen Science program
Center for Compassion, Food Pantry/Back Pack Program
Dover Education Enrichment Program (DEEP), challenge grant
Dover Union Free School District, Scrubs Club: Pathways to Health Careers
Dutchess Community College, child care and transportation for high school equivalency (GED) and ESL
First Presbyterian Church of Millerton, free community dinners for residents in need
Food of Life Food Pantry, Food of Life/Comida de Vida Pantry
Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, arts education at Millbrook Middle School
Millbrook Early Children Education Center, scholarship assistance
Millerton Adopt-A-Family, Christmas program to donate clothing and toys to families in need
North East Community Center, Care Car Senior Transportation Program; Senior Chore Service; childhood enrichment programs
North East-Millerton Library, 2015 Music in the Annex musical concert series
Reach Out and Reach, in Amenia, Dover and Pine Plains
Rebuilding Together Dutchess County, home repair programs
The Susie Reizod Foundation, New Shoes Donation Program for children in need
Town of Amenia, community kitchen at Amenia town hall; Town of Amenia Dance Program
Wassaic Community Farm, rebuild operation in Wingdale, NY
The Wassaic Project, summer festival sound and lighting support

Pine Plains Education Enrichment Fund (SEED) ($5,093)

SEED supports projects that will inspire and engage students and teachers of the Pine Plains Central School District.

James Benincasa, technology education for students in grades 7-12
Stissing Mountain Middle School, Digital Photography Club
Carol Ruggiero, education enrichment activities for kindergarten students
Stissing Theatre Guild, auditorium/stage cable update

northwest litchfield county

Northwest Corner Fund ($10,000)

The Northwest Corner Fund aims to improve the quality of life for residents of northwest Litchfield County, Conn.

Salisbury Central School Education Enrichment Fund (SOAR), operating fund

Arts Fund for Region One/Sharon Center School Millennium Fund ($8,620)

The Arts Fund for Region One/Sharon Center School Millennium Fund supports projects that inspire creative thinking, encourage student initiative and help create a culture of high academic achievement for the students and teachers of the Sharon Center School. 

Elias Abbott, Flying Cloud Institute
Emily Abbot, Bard College at Simon's Rock Young Writers Program
Joshua Allyn, private music lessons 
Kaylie Anderson, summer arts program at The Hotchkiss School 
Macie Blue, summer arts program at The Hotchkiss School
Jake Bosio, drum lessons
Eli Bosio, violin lessons
Carianne Callinan, Falls Village Children's Theater 
Eliana Calhoun, Litchfield Jazz Camp 
Lucas Calhoun, Litchfield Jazz Camp 
Aiden Cherniski, Arts Enrichment at Kent Historical Society 
Ashley Coon, American Music Abroad Gold Tour
Marra Elesser, Kent Historical Society Arts Program
Livia Fallon, Warner Theatre Summer Arts Program
Jacob Finch, Robotics and Beyond Summer Camp
Sarah Gladding, Showstoppers! Summer 2015 Youth Performance Workshop 
Grace Graney, Falls Village Children's Theater or Flying Cloud Institute
Madison Graney, Falls Village Children's Theater or Flying Cloud 
Abigail Hansell-Baumgarten, Interlochen Arts Camp
Harper Howe, Falls Village Children's Theater
Sydney Howe, Falls Village Children's Theater
Cyrus Kearney, Blue Door Studio Art Program
Katelin Lopes, TriArts Sharon Playhouse 2015 Youth Theater Workshop
Aliza Lumanati, Blue Door Studio Art Program
Jerome Maury, TriArts Youth Summer Workshop
Maxsim Menniti, summer arts enrichment program
Sofia Menniti, summer arts enrichment program
Linnea Saxton, violin lessons 
William Saxton, violin lessons
Maddy Stevens, Buck Rock Admissions
Macin Tufts, Millstreet Loft Dutchess Arts Camp
Sara VanDeusen, voice lessons
Mason Weigold, piano lessons 
Ashley Wilkins, Kent Historical Society Arts Program
Brennan Wilkins, Kent Historical Society Arts Program

Region One Athletic Fund ($7,800)

The Region One Athletic Fund supports programs that give students the opportunity to compete in their chosen sport or physical activity, in recognition of the fact that a complete education involves physical activity and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. 

Kaylie Anderson, Blue and Gold Athletic Camps
Catherine Bushey, Northern Lights Girls Hockey
Jasper Cole, Ben Smith Hockey Camp
Marra Elsesser, Barracuda Summer Swim Team
Andrew Gawel, Benchmark Hockey
Liam Gawel, hockey camps
Owen Gawel, Benchmark Hockey
Gabriella Gladding, horsemanship and riding
Emily Grasseler, Vassar College Girls Basketball Camp
Sadie Grusauski, Spirit Sports Camp
Lillian Karcheski, Berkshire Girls Soccer Academy
Cyrus Kearney, Joe Namath Football Camp
Finn Kearney, Joe Namath Football Camp
Brogan Lamb, lacrosse camp
Aliza Luminati, summer gymnastics
Matthew Murray, Hit Club
John Purdy, Korn Camp
Seth Schullery, Northwest CT Youth Hockey
Noah Schippa, Blue and Gold Athletic Camps
Sammantha Starr, horse camp
William Starr, hockey camp
Ashley Wilkins, Hoop It Up Basketball Camp
Brennan Wilkins, Hoop It Up Basketball Camp

The GoodBrain Project, Time to Tri Fitness Camp
Bard College, Prime Time Hoop Camp
Housatonic Valley Regional High School, Housy Hoops Summer Basketball

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