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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.

Donate Appreciated Securities to Make the Most of Your Charitable Giving
By Kara Mikulich and Jill Cancellieri / September 3, 2020 / Philanthropy
Many donors want to know how they can continue to help during these uncertain times. Right now, one of the most effective ways to give is by donating appreciated securities.

Grants Give Lenox Artist Freedom to Focus on Large Works
By Darryl Gangloff / July 9, 2020 / Grantee Spotlight
Two Berkshire Taconic funds are currently accepting applications from regional artists. Mixed media painter Ali Herrmann of Lenox, Mass., received grants from both funds last year to focus her time and energy on large projects.

Survey: The Impact of COVID-19 on Massachusetts Nonprofits
By Darryl Gangloff / June 15, 2020 / Strategy, Evaluation & Learning
We have joined a group of partners to survey the needs of nonprofits in the wake of the pandemic.

EforAll Celebrates Inaugural Class of Local Entrepreneurs
By Darryl Gangloff / April 22, 2020 / Economic Opportunity
For 12 intensive weeks, a tight-knit group of local entrepreneurs attended classes, met with mentors and fine-tuned the pitches for their startup businesses as part of EforAll Berkshire County’s inaugural accelerator program.

Your Census Response Will Impact Our Region
By Darryl Gangloff / April 7, 2020 / General
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to cause disruption and uncertainty in our region, we must not lose sight of the 2020 census.

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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.

Berkshire Delegation Shares Budget Updates, Forecasts with Nonprofit Community at Virtual Event

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Berkshire Delegation Shares Budget Updates, Forecasts with Nonprofit Community at Virtual Event

A meeting held January 11 let nonprofit leaders air concerns and gain updates on government relief.

Remembering Virginia Stanton Smith

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Remembering Virginia Stanton Smith

BTCF mourns the death of a former board chair and cherished friend.

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