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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.

Supporting Seniors in Columbia County
By Justin Burke / June 25, 2019 / News & Announcements
The Fund for Columbia County has made one-time grants to help seniors exercise, socialize and age in place.

For Poet Jessica Piazza, Clampitt Residency is 'Unparalleled'
By Darryl Gangloff / May 28, 2019 / Grantee Spotlight
The 26th recipient of the Amy Clampitt residency has fallen in love with the Berkshires. She is using this time to focus on a collection of poetry and her first novel.

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.

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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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