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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.

Poet Dan Albergotti Enjoys Productive Solitude of Clampitt Residency
By Darryl Gangloff / November 10, 2020 / Grantee Spotlight
Dan Albergotti of South Carolina is the 28th recipient of the Amy Clampitt residency, which provides poets and literary scholars with the time to focus exclusively on their work.

Hudson Valley Nonprofits Amidst COVID-19: An Assessment of Capacity-Building Needs
By Justin Burke / October 1, 2020 / News & Announcements
Hudson Valley nonprofits are struggling to survive the negative financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We're Hiring!
By Darryl Gangloff / September 11, 2020 / General
We seek a Controller to manage our finance and accounting operations, and a Grants Associate to manage the grant administration for all funds.

Donate Appreciated Securities to Make the Most of Your Charitable Giving
By Kara Mikulich and Jill Cancellieri / September 3, 2020 / Philanthropy
Many donors want to know how they can continue to help during these uncertain times. Right now, one of the most effective ways to give is by donating appreciated securities.

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.

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Youth Film Challenge Wraps with Public Screenings and Discussions

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Youth Film Challenge Wraps with Public Screenings and Discussions

Three local students won prizes for short films on affordable housing, learning disabilities and body image.

Grants Help Bridge Divides in Local Communities

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Grants Help Bridge Divides in Local Communities

We have distributed nearly $35,000 to 14 organizations through the second round of our Bridging Divides, Healing Communities grant program.

How to Help Tornado Victims

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How to Help Tornado Victims

Our Philanthropic Services team has gathered information for people who wish to help those in need.

The Columbia Paper and Berkshire Taconic Launch Journalism Fund

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The Columbia Paper and Berkshire Taconic Launch Journalism Fund

A new fund will allow donors to make gifts to support the local reporting that is critical for healthy communities.

Members Elected to BTCF Board

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Members Elected to BTCF Board

We are pleased to announce that Bryan E. House, Ackneil M. (Trey) Muldrow, III, Peter Frank and Jane Iredale have joined Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation's board of directors. 

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