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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.

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.

Grants Offer New Direction for Chatham Artist
By Darryl Gangloff / March 1, 2019 / Grantee Spotlight, News & Announcements
Brian Buono, a self-taught folk artist from Chatham, N.Y., received “life-changing” grants from the A.R.T Fund and the Martha Boschen Porter Fund. Read about his work and view a full listing of grantees who received awards from the funds in 2018.

Library's Optimistic Aging Program Wins Award
By Darryl Gangloff / February 21, 2019 / Grantee Spotlight
The Clinton Community Library was awarded New York state's prestigious Joseph F. Shubert Library Excellence Award for 2018 in recognition of its Optimistic Aging program, which encourages seniors to stay active and healthy. The program is funded by Berkshire Taconic's Northeast Dutchess Fund.

Honoring Their Neighbor
By Darryl Gangloff / February 13, 2019 / Donor Spotlight
Jim and Donna Neureuther's elderly neighbor became a part of their family after years of kind gestures—bonding over meals, offering rides and maintaining her property. When she died, they chose to open a fund to honor her memory and help their community thrive.

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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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