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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.

Entrepreneurs share their pitches at EforAll contest
By Darryl Gangloff / February 7, 2020 / Economic Opportunity
Local entrepreneurs passionately shared their promising business ideas and competed for seed funding during EforAll Berkshire County’s pitch contest in North Adams.

Talking is Teaching Initiative Aims to Boost Early Literacy in Columbia County
By Darryl Gangloff / January 17, 2020 / Educational Attainment
We are proud to provide funding for this newly launched campaign, which helps children of all backgrounds achieve academically and emotionally.

We're Hiring!
By Darryl Gangloff / January 6, 2020 / General
Berkshire Taconic seeks a Philanthropic Services Associate to join our team.

Portraits of Generosity: In Memory of Peter Krysa
By Darryl Gangloff / January 2, 2020 / Donor Spotlight
Will I be forgotten when I’m gone? That is one of the difficult questions Peter Krysa faced when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Portraits of Generosity: Lael Locke
By Darryl Gangloff / December 27, 2019 / Donor Spotlight
Growing up in Greenwich Village, Lael Locke longed for the rural life. Her wish came true decades later when she settled in Chatham, where she has become a pillar of her community.

Recent Posts

Grants Provide Access to Fresh and Healthy Food in Columbia County

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Grants Provide Access to Fresh and Healthy Food in Columbia County

Our initiative awarded $47,000 to 10 organizations for projects that aim to transform the food system in Columbia County.

Culture + Community: Focus on the Berkshires

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Culture + Community: Focus on the Berkshires

A recent event provided a forum for discussion on the power and potential of the arts for healing and social justice.

Scholarship Fund Honors Fallen Capitol Officer

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Scholarship Fund Honors Fallen Capitol Officer

A new scholarship fund honors the legacy of fallen Capitol Police Officer William “Billy” Evans by giving back to the community he loved.

Leadership & Impact: Lessons from Our Community Engagement Investments

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Leadership & Impact: Lessons from Our Community Engagement Investments

Read a brief report on the progress on our investments in community engagement, and how we aim to increase involvement, foster connections and harness the skills and expertise people can bring to organizations and communities.

Two Funds Award Nearly $190,000 to Artists and Arts Organizations

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Two Funds Award Nearly $190,000 to Artists and Arts Organizations

Two of our funds recently awarded grants to support the work of local and regional artists. Recipients use this opportunity to explore new creative paths in all forms of media.

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