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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.

Entrepreneurs share their pitches at EforAll contest
By Darryl Gangloff / February 7, 2020 / Economic Opportunity
Local entrepreneurs passionately shared their promising business ideas and competed for seed funding during EforAll Berkshire County’s pitch contest in North Adams.

Portraits of Generosity: In Memory of Peter Krysa
By Darryl Gangloff / January 2, 2020 / Donor Spotlight
Will I be forgotten when I’m gone? That is one of the difficult questions Peter Krysa faced when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Stronger Communities through the Arts
By Justin Burke / September 26, 2019 / Community Engagement
The Arts Build Community initiative has received a $1 million investment from the Barr Foundation to involve our changing communities in arts and culture.

Making a Dent in Student Debt
By Justin Burke / July 26, 2019 / Philanthropy
One Berkshire County donor is inspired to help ease the financial burden of MCLA students.

For Poet Jessica Piazza, Clampitt Residency is 'Unparalleled'
By Darryl Gangloff / May 28, 2019 / Grantee Spotlight
The 26th recipient of the Amy Clampitt residency has fallen in love with the Berkshires. She is using this time to focus on a collection of poetry and her first novel.

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Rebuilding and Recovery in the Nonprofit Sector

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Rebuilding and Recovery in the Nonprofit Sector

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation has initiated funder partnerships in each of the counties we serve to deliver support for individual nonprofits, to staff and board leaders, to collaborations, and to the sector as a whole.

Grants Boost Early Literacy in Columbia County

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Grants Boost Early Literacy in Columbia County

Talk Read Sing Columbia—a partnership of nonprofit, education and government leaders funded by Berkshire Taconic—distributed $20,000 in grants to eight Columbia County organizations that aim to improve early literacy and encourage lifelong learning. 

Northeast Dutchess Fund Awards Grants for Immigrant Support

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Northeast Dutchess Fund Awards Grants for Immigrant Support

Berkshire Taconic’s Northeast Dutchess Fund awarded $25,000 to nonprofit organizations that are developing new programs and expanding services for immigrants living in northeast Dutchess County.

Remembering John Hoyt Stookey

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Remembering John Hoyt Stookey

We mourn the death of alumni board member John Hoyt Stookey, a community leader who ensured a strong future for Berkshire Taconic with the generous gift of our Sheffield office.

Virtual Institute for Trustees Offers Board Leadership Training for BTCF Region

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Virtual Institute for Trustees Offers Board Leadership Training for BTCF Region

Berkshire Taconic is pleased to join Essex County Community Foundation as a partner in presenting the 2021 Virtual Institute for Trustees, a conference designed for nonprofit leaders.

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