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Our region is celebrated for its natural beauty, arts and culture, small-town character, and tight-knit communities. But like every community, we face challenges as we look to ensure that all residents have access to educational and economic opportunity. And while data suggests gaps in access will only increase, we know that together we can make life here even better.

By responding to our region’s highest priority issues, while addressing their root causes, Berkshire Taconic is expanding the role of philanthropy as a force for change. We are a trusted partner to donors, organizations, and community leaders, doing all that we can to strengthen our communities.

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When Tim and Patty Crane returned to their hilltop home of Windsor, Mass., after several years in Sweden, they detected that civic engagement was on the wane. They have helped the tiny town regain its sense of self by giving back to their community. Photo by John Dolan.

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Berkshire Taconic Provides essential support to hundreds of local nonprofits and individuals each year.

Our Impact

Established in 1987, Berkshire Taconic manages a growing family of over 550 funds created by generous individuals, families and businesses that together put nearly $8.5 million into action each year. We provide advice, giving options, investment management and back-office strength to help make giving easy and grantmaking transformative.

Our Mission

Strengthening communities through philanthropy and leadership. Map of our region.

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