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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Joseph R. Baker Named Vice President of Berkshire Taconic

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Joseph R. Baker Named Vice President of Berkshire Taconic

In his new role, Baker oversee finances, investments, human resources and operations for BTCF.

Making a Dent in Student Debt

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Making a Dent in Student Debt

One Berkshire County donor is inspired to help ease the financial burden of MCLA students.

Contributing to Impact through Strategic Learning

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Contributing to Impact through Strategic Learning

Tim Wilmot, BTCF's director of strategy, evaluation and learning, shares our efforts to better know and grow the impact of our grants, programs and strategic priorities.

Supporting Seniors in Columbia County

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Supporting Seniors in Columbia County

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'

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For Poet Jessica Piazza, Clampitt Residency is 'Unparalleled'

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.

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