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The latest news, spotlights on our grantees and donors, and occasional commentary about what's happening at Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation and around our four-county region.

Amy Clampitt Resident Wins Whiting Award
By Darryl Gangloff / March 26, 2019 / Grantee Spotlight
Poet Tyree Daye, the 25th recipient of Berkshire Taconic's Amy Clampitt residency program, is one of 10 emerging writers to win the prestigious $50,000 Whiting Award.

Journalism Class Helps Improve Student Literacy
By Darryl Gangloff / March 12, 2019 / Educational Attainment, Grantee Spotlight
With support from the Hudson Schools Arts and Humanities Fund, students in a Hudson elementary school are enhancing their literacy skills through lessons focused on journalism.

Grants Offer New Direction for Chatham Artist
By Darryl Gangloff / March 1, 2019 / Grantee Spotlight, News & Announcements
Brian Buono, a self-taught folk artist from Chatham, N.Y., received “life-changing” grants from the A.R.T Fund and the Martha Boschen Porter Fund. Read about his work and view a full listing of grantees who received awards from the funds in 2018.

Library's Optimistic Aging Program Wins Award
By Darryl Gangloff / February 21, 2019 / Grantee Spotlight
The Clinton Community Library was awarded New York state's prestigious Joseph F. Shubert Library Excellence Award for 2018 in recognition of its Optimistic Aging program, which encourages seniors to stay active and healthy. The program is funded by Berkshire Taconic's Northeast Dutchess Fund.

Honoring Their Neighbor
By Darryl Gangloff / February 13, 2019 / Donor Spotlight
Jim and Donna Neureuther's elderly neighbor became a part of their family after years of kind gestures—bonding over meals, offering rides and maintaining her property. When she died, they chose to open a fund to honor her memory and help their community thrive.

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Area Funds Strengthen Communities with Focus on COVID-19 Relief

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Area Funds Strengthen Communities with Focus on COVID-19 Relief

Our area funds are dedicated to strengthening the communities throughout our region. The volunteer advisory committees that lead these funds have awarded more than $500,000 so far this year to support innovative nonprofit programs.

A Lifelong Interest in Other People: Judy Kittredge

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A Lifelong Interest in Other People: Judy Kittredge

We remember Judy Kittredge, whose liveliness was matched only by her generosity.

We're Hiring!

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We're Hiring!

We seek an Administrative Coordinator to maintain office and building operations and provide database and special project support, and a Tech Operations Associate to improve our IT systems and programs.

Reflections on Moe England

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Reflections on Moe England

We are grateful for nearly 10 years of partnership with a very special person and beloved community member.

Free Consulting Support Available for Nonprofits

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Free Consulting Support Available for Nonprofits

Specialized, one-on-one technical support from the New York Council of Nonprofits is now available to nonprofits in Berkshire, Columbia and northeast Dutchess counties.

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