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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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Your Census Response Will Impact Our Region

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Your Census Response Will Impact Our Region

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to cause disruption and uncertainty in our region, we must not lose sight of the 2020 census.

COVID-19: Changes to Our Operations

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COVID-19: Changes to Our Operations

We are adjusting our operations to protect the health and safety of our staff, volunteers and the wide network of generous partners through which we conduct our work.

Remembering Sally Berg

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Remembering Sally Berg

We note with sadness the death of longtime Berkshire Taconic alumni board and committee member Sally Berg.

Entrepreneurs share their pitches at EforAll contest

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Entrepreneurs share their pitches at EforAll contest

Local entrepreneurs passionately shared their promising business ideas and competed for seed funding during EforAll Berkshire County’s pitch contest in North Adams.

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.

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