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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.

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Jane McEvoy Wins 2019 Kapteyn Prize

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Jane McEvoy Wins 2019 Kapteyn Prize

The Lee Middle and High School English teacher will receive a $10,000 award, and the school will receive a $2,000 grant in her name.

We're Hiring!

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We're Hiring!

Berkshire Taconic seeks a full-time Finance Associate who brings a positive attitude and experience in accounting and Excel.

Spurring Economic Growth in Berkshire County

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Spurring Economic Growth in Berkshire County

Through our partnership with EforAll, we're helping diverse entrepreneurs turn their promising ideas into successful businesses.

Stronger Communities through the Arts

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Stronger Communities through the Arts

The Arts Build Community initiative has received a $1 million investment from the Barr Foundation to involve our changing communities in arts and culture.

Remembering Judy Grunberg

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Remembering Judy Grunberg

We note with sadness the death of Judy Grunberg, a generous pillar of the Columbia County community and member of the Berkshire Taconic family for more than 20 years.

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