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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.

Portraits of Generosity: Ed and Meg Downey
By Darryl Gangloff / December 23, 2019 / Donor Spotlight
As a Millerton attorney for 45 years, Ed Downey has helped clients realize their philanthropic goals by partnering with Berkshire Taconic. None has inspired him more than his remarkable high school history teacher.

Portraits of Generosity: Lyn and Skip Mattoon
By Darryl Gangloff / December 17, 2019 / Donor Spotlight
For Lyn and Skip Mattoon, helping others is a professional and personal calling.

Two Members Join BTCF Board
By Darryl Gangloff / November 20, 2019 / News & Announcements
We are pleased to announce that David Offensend of Wassaic and Eleanore Velez of Lee have joined Berkshire Taconic's board of directors.

Jane McEvoy Wins 2019 Kapteyn Prize
By Darryl Gangloff / October 23, 2019 / Grantee Spotlight, News & Announcements
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.

Spurring Economic Growth in Berkshire County
By Darryl Gangloff / October 4, 2019 / Economic Opportunity
Through our partnership with EforAll, we're helping diverse entrepreneurs turn their promising ideas into successful businesses.

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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.

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.

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