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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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Hudson Valley Nonprofits Amidst COVID-19: An Assessment of Capacity-Building Needs

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Hudson Valley Nonprofits Amidst COVID-19: An Assessment of Capacity-Building Needs

Hudson Valley nonprofits are struggling to survive the negative financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We're Hiring!

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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.

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