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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.

Easing the Burden of Medical Costs
By Darryl Gangloff / January 11, 2019 / Donor Spotlight
Judith McKernon helps ease the burden of medical costs for families in northwest Litchfield County through grants from the Blue Horizon Health Fund.

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.

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Talking is Teaching Initiative Aims to Boost Early Literacy in Columbia County

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Talking is Teaching Initiative Aims to Boost Early Literacy in Columbia County

We are proud to provide funding for this newly launched campaign, which helps children of all backgrounds achieve academically and emotionally.

We're Hiring!

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We're Hiring!

Berkshire Taconic seeks a Finance Associate and Philanthropic Services Associate to join our team.

Portraits of Generosity: In Memory of Peter Krysa

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Portraits of Generosity: In Memory of Peter Krysa

Will I be forgotten when I’m gone? That is one of the difficult questions Peter Krysa faced when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Portraits of Generosity: Lael Locke

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Portraits of Generosity: Lael Locke

Growing up in Greenwich Village, Lael Locke longed for the rural life. Her wish came true decades later when she settled in Chatham, where she has become a pillar of her community.

Portraits of Generosity: Ed and Meg Downey

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Portraits of Generosity: Ed and Meg Downey

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.

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