A Message to Our Community

Resident-researcher Ranisha Grice utilized a method called photovoice to capture her environment and African-American representation in public art as part of the Arts Build Community initiative. 

Our Commitment

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation stands with people everywhere protesting persistent injustice and violence against Black Americans.

Our job right now is to listen and learn, to identify conditions that perpetuate racist systems and oppression, and to help end them. One way to learn together is through the visionary work of BRIDGE, a minority- and women-led organization co-founded by one of the leaders in the Black community, Gwendolyn VanSant. Their webinars, action labs and community conversations are helping to imagine a more equitable future. We are grateful for this important resource. 

We have work to do as a community and a foundation, and we commit ourselves to it. This fight is our fight.

Peter Taylor, President
Bob Norris, Board Chair


Our Vision

All residents have opportunity for economic mobility and a high quality of life

Our Values

Impact: Striving to make a measurable difference in all of our work

Innovation: Valuing experimentation and risk-taking to achieve impact

Inspiring generosity: Motivating people to give back to their communities

Equity: Being inclusive and working toward fundamental fairness in communities

Excellence: Holding ourselves accountable for high-quality work