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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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Grants for Continuing Mental Health, Food Needs Total Over $180,000

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Grants for Continuing Mental Health, Food Needs Total Over $180,000

The partners behind our Berkshire County emergency response fund are tackling two of the persistent challenges from the pandemic.

In Memoriam: Celebrating Alice Corbin

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In Memoriam: Celebrating Alice Corbin

Columbia County volunteer and philanthropist Alice Corbin has died. We remember her and celebrate her generous legacy, which lives on through critical grants for seniors.

BTCF's Summer Arts Season

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BTCF's Summer Arts Season

Annual grants and provocative programming are on the calendar for local artists and arts-loving residents.

Northwest Corner Fund grants $23,000 to Nonprofits in Northwest Litchfield County

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Northwest Corner Fund grants $23,000 to Nonprofits in Northwest Litchfield County

Our Northwest Corner Fund, in partnership with Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation, awarded more than $23,000 to nonprofits in northwest Litchfield County for general operating and programming support. 

Remembering Simone Joyaux

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Remembering Simone Joyaux

We note with great sadness the death of the singular champion of nonprofits everywhere Simone Joyaux.

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