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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.

Portraits of Generosity: Ed and Meg Downey
By Darryl Gangloff / December 23, 2019 / Donor Spotlight
As a Millerton attorney for 45 years, Ed Downey has helped clients realize their philanthropic goals by partnering with Berkshire Taconic. None has inspired him more than his remarkable high school history teacher.

Portraits of Generosity: Lyn and Skip Mattoon
By Darryl Gangloff / December 17, 2019 / Donor Spotlight
For Lyn and Skip Mattoon, helping others is a professional and personal calling.

Two Members Join BTCF Board
By Darryl Gangloff / November 20, 2019 / News & Announcements
We are pleased to announce that David Offensend of Wassaic and Eleanore Velez of Lee have joined Berkshire Taconic's board of directors.

Jane McEvoy Wins 2019 Kapteyn Prize
By Darryl Gangloff / October 23, 2019 / Grantee Spotlight, News & Announcements
The Lee Middle and High School English teacher will receive a $10,000 award, and the school will receive a $2,000 grant in her name.

Spurring Economic Growth in Berkshire County
By Darryl Gangloff / October 4, 2019 / Economic Opportunity
Through our partnership with EforAll, we're helping diverse entrepreneurs turn their promising ideas into successful businesses.

Recent Posts

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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