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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.

Grants Boost Early Literacy in Columbia County
By Darryl Gangloff / March 10, 2021 / Educational Attainment, Grantee Spotlight
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
By Darryl Gangloff / February 19, 2021 / Grantee Spotlight, News & Announcements
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.

Tasia Cheng-Chia Wu of Berkshire School Wins $10,000 Kapteyn Prize
By Darryl Gangloff / December 1, 2020 / Grantee Spotlight, News & Announcements
The beloved music instructor has been awarded the 12th annual award for excellence in teaching.

Poet Dan Albergotti Enjoys Productive Solitude of Clampitt Residency
By Darryl Gangloff / November 10, 2020 / Grantee Spotlight
Dan Albergotti of South Carolina is the 28th recipient of the Amy Clampitt residency, which provides poets and literary scholars with the time to focus exclusively on their work.

Grants Give Lenox Artist Freedom to Focus on Large Works
By Darryl Gangloff / July 9, 2020 / Grantee Spotlight
Two Berkshire Taconic funds are currently accepting applications from regional artists. Mixed media painter Ali Herrmann of Lenox, Mass., received grants from both funds last year to focus her time and energy on large projects.

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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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