COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 RESPONSE

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation is actively working with our network of generous partners around our four-county region to raise resources and get help to nonprofits and vulnerable neighbors during this outbreak.

Information for Donors 

Grants for Nonprofits

 

Resources for Nonprofits


 

Information for Donors

In this time of crisis, the need is immense. Every dollar of your donation will go directly to nonprofit organizations working closely with communities feeling the greatest immediate impact from the coronavirus outbreak.

If you would like to make a gift using appreciated securities, your IRA required distribution or other vehicles, please email Kara Mikulich.

MAKE A GIFT IN BERKSHIRE COUNTY

COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund for Berkshire County

Berkshire Taconic and the Berkshire United Way have launched the COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund for Berkshire County through a coalition of philanthropic organizations, business partners and generous individuals. The fund is currently focused on providing flexible resources to nonprofit organizations working with communities who are disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus and the economic consequences of this outbreak. Grants will help fund frontline human services organizations that have deep roots in the community and strong experience working with vulnerable populations.

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Neighbor-to-Neighbor Fund

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation’s Neighbor-to-Neighbor Fund makes emergency grants for medical, food, utility and other critical baseline services for people in crisis around our region. These are flexible resources directed by trusted providers where they are needed most in the face of the current emergency.

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MAKE A GIFT IN COLUMBIA COUNTY

Emergency Response Fund

Berkshire Taconic has launched the Columbia County COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund to rapidly deploy flexible resources to nonprofit organizations working with individuals and families who are disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus and the economic consequences of this outbreak. The fund is currently prioritizing human services and community-based organizations with experience helping individuals and families stabilize their lives in times of crisis.

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Business Continuity Fund

Berkshire Taconic and Columbia Economic Development Corporation, in partnership with Berkshire Taconic’s Fund for Columbia County and the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, have launched the Columbia County Business Continuity Fund to provide cash grants to small businesses operating in communities impacted by the economic consequences of the coronavirus. The fund will support small businesses with 1) fewer than 10 employees and 2) less than $1 million in annual revenue that are open to the public and are reliant on foot traffic for customers. One hundred percent of gifts will go to the fund.

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MAKE A GIFT IN NORTHEAST DUTCHESS COUNTY

Our Neighbor-to-Neighbor Fund makes emergency grants for medical, food, utility and other critical baseline services for people in crisis around our region. These are flexible resources directed by trusted providers where they are needed most in the face of the current emergency. Berkshire Taconic and the Northeast Dutchess Fund are currently working with nonprofit partners Dutchess County Community Action Partnership, Grace Immigrant Outreach and the North East Community Center as they provide aid to individuals and families in northeast Dutchess County.

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MAKE A GIFT IN NORTHWEST LITCHFIELD COUNTY

Berkshire Taconic and its Northwest Corner Fund have launched the Northwest Corner COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund to rapidly deploy flexible resources to nonprofit organizations and trusted social service providers working with residents who are impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Half of the funds raised will go directly to Berkshire Taconic’s Neighbor-to-Neighbor Fund, which makes emergency grants for medical and heating bills, food and other critical needs for individuals in crisis in our community. The other half of the funds will be used in partnership with the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation to award grants to frontline organizations providing services in the Northwest Corner's nine towns during this pandemic. All donations will go directly to emergency relief for residents of the Northwest Corner.

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GRANTS FOR NONPROFITS

We are providing flexible resources to nonprofit organizations in our region that work with communities who are impacted by the coronavirus and the economic consequences of this outbreak.

Berkshire County

The COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund for Berkshire County is now accepting applications from frontline human services organizations that have deep roots in the community and strong experience working with vulnerable populations. These rapid-response grants are designed to address gaps in services and increase capacity of organizations to meet basic needs of individuals and families. In order to move resources quickly, we have opened a simple, rolling application process for fund requests of up to $25,000 through our partner, Berkshire United Way.

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Columbia County

Emergency Response Fund

Our Columbia County COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund will provide grants to human services and community-based organizations with experience helping individuals and families in Columbia County stabilize their lives in times of crisis.

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Business Continuity Fund

Small businesses with fewer than 10 employees and less than $1 million in annual revenue can apply for Columbia County Business Continuity Fund grants to cover costs related to retaining employees, rent and other fixed operational costs. Applications will be accepted from April 1 to April 15 and reviewed by the Columbia Economic Development Corporation, with the help of Berkshire Taconic. Grants will be disbursed as quickly as possible.

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Northeast Dutchess County

The Northeast Dutchess Fund regularly supports nonprofits that provide services to residents of northeast Dutchess County. The fund's committee acknowledges that nonprofits are facing unique challenges during this pandemic and will consider applications for critical needs of organizations in this grant cycle. Applications are due May 1.

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Northwest Litchfield County

Berkshire Taconic, in partnership with the Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation, is currently awarding rapid response grants to frontline nonprofit organizations providing services in the nine towns of the Northwest Corner during this pandemic. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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Response and Recovery Resources

We have gathered local and national resources that nonprofits may find helpful during the coronavirus pandemic. 

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