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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.

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.

COVID-19: Changes to Our Operations
By Darryl Gangloff / March 16, 2020 / News & Announcements
We are adjusting our operations to protect the health and safety of our staff, volunteers and the wide network of generous partners through which we conduct our work.

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Remembering Simone Joyaux

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Remembering Simone Joyaux

We note with great sadness the death of the singular champion of nonprofits everywhere Simone Joyaux.

Arts Build Community Initiative Awards $40,000 in Rapid Response Grants

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Arts Build Community Initiative Awards $40,000 in Rapid Response Grants

Our Arts Build Community initiative awarded $40,000 to help nine Berkshire County nonprofits test new ideas to engage more year-round residents in the arts and creative experiences.

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.

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