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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.

Making Food Accessible in Columbia County
By Darryl Gangloff / January 7, 2019 / Donor Spotlight
Thanks to the generosity of two anonymous donors who believe that access to healthy food should be a right, not a privilege, numerous projects are underway in Columbia County to transform the county's food system—including the launch of the Rolling Grocer 19 mobile market.

Supporting Youth for Three Decades
By Darryl Gangloff / January 1, 2019 / Donor Spotlight
Though not a parent herself, Karen Smith has children everywhere. A dogged volunteer and philanthropist, she has spent 30 years raising money for everything from swimming lessons to food pantries to preschool programs in southern Berkshire County.

BTCF Awards $39,000 to Support Economic Opportunity
By Darryl Gangloff / December 20, 2018 / Economic Opportunity, News & Announcements
Berkshire Taconic announced $39,000 in grants to support projects that promote and strengthen the conditions for economic opportunity, town center development and affordable housing in the region.

Board Leadership Forum: A Day of Learning, Networking
By BTCF / December 13, 2018 / Community Engagement, Events
Leaders from nearly 100 nonprofit organizations in the tristate area gathered for the first-ever Board Leadership Forum at Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington, Mass., in fall 2018.

Teacher Jeffrey Welch Wins $10,000 Kapteyn Prize
By Darryl Gangloff / December 1, 2018 / Grantee Spotlight, News & Announcements
Jeffrey Welch, a social studies teacher at Mount Greylock Regional High School in Williamstown, Mass., was awarded the 10th annual James C. Kapteyn Prize for excellence in teaching.

Recent Posts

Joseph R. Baker Named Vice President of Berkshire Taconic

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Joseph R. Baker Named Vice President of Berkshire Taconic

In his new role, Baker oversee finances, investments, human resources and operations for BTCF.

Making a Dent in Student Debt

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Making a Dent in Student Debt

One Berkshire County donor is inspired to help ease the financial burden of MCLA students.

Contributing to Impact through Strategic Learning

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Contributing to Impact through Strategic Learning

Tim Wilmot, BTCF's director of strategy, evaluation and learning, shares our efforts to better know and grow the impact of our grants, programs and strategic priorities.

Supporting Seniors in Columbia County

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Supporting Seniors in Columbia County

The Fund for Columbia County has made one-time grants to help seniors exercise, socialize and age in place.

For Poet Jessica Piazza, Clampitt Residency is 'Unparalleled'

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For Poet Jessica Piazza, Clampitt Residency is 'Unparalleled'

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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