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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.

Valerie Lenis Receives $105,000 Derwin Scholarship
By Darryl Gangloff / May 16, 2019 / Grantee Spotlight, News & Announcements
Valerie Lenis of Lakeville is the ninth recipient of the $105,000 Margaret Derwin scholarship, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation named in memory of a beloved 2005 graduate of Housatonic Valley Regional High School.

Enhancing Education for 20 Years
By Darryl Gangloff / April 29, 2019 / Educational Attainment, Grantee Spotlight
Students in the Taconic Hills Central School District participate in enriching programs thanks to the hard work of volunteer grantmaking committees and the generosity of donors.

Arts Build Community Initiative Awards $59,000 in First Grant Cycle
By Darryl Gangloff / April 19, 2019 / Community Engagement, News & Announcements
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation’s initiative to increase community engagement through the arts has awarded its first-ever grants to a range of community-based and arts nonprofits.

Amy Clampitt Resident Wins Whiting Award
By Darryl Gangloff / March 26, 2019 / Grantee Spotlight
Poet Tyree Daye, the 25th recipient of Berkshire Taconic's Amy Clampitt residency program, is one of 10 emerging writers to win the prestigious $50,000 Whiting Award.

Journalism Class Helps Improve Student Literacy
By Darryl Gangloff / March 12, 2019 / Educational Attainment, Grantee Spotlight
With support from the Hudson Schools Arts and Humanities Fund, students in a Hudson elementary school are enhancing their literacy skills through lessons focused on journalism.

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We're Hiring!

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

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Donate Appreciated Securities to Make the Most of Your Charitable Giving

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

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Grants Give Lenox Artist Freedom to Focus on Large Works

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.

Survey: The Impact of COVID-19 on Massachusetts Nonprofits

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Survey: The Impact of COVID-19 on Massachusetts Nonprofits

We have joined a group of partners to survey the needs of nonprofits in the wake of the pandemic.

EforAll Celebrates Inaugural Class of Local Entrepreneurs

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EforAll Celebrates Inaugural Class of Local Entrepreneurs

For 12 intensive weeks, a tight-knit group of local entrepreneurs attended classes, met with mentors and fine-tuned the pitches for their startup businesses as part of EforAll Berkshire County’s inaugural accelerator program.

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