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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.

Area Funds Strengthen Communities with Focus on COVID-19 Relief
By Darryl Gangloff / September 24, 2021 / Grantee Spotlight, News & Announcements
Our area funds are dedicated to strengthening the communities throughout our region. The volunteer advisory committees that lead these funds have awarded more than $500,000 so far this year to support innovative nonprofit programs.

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.

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Youth Film Challenge Wraps with Public Screenings and Discussions

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Youth Film Challenge Wraps with Public Screenings and Discussions

Three local students won prizes for short films on affordable housing, learning disabilities and body image.

Grants Help Bridge Divides in Local Communities

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Grants Help Bridge Divides in Local Communities

We have distributed nearly $35,000 to 14 organizations through the second round of our Bridging Divides, Healing Communities grant program.

How to Help Tornado Victims

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How to Help Tornado Victims

Our Philanthropic Services team has gathered information for people who wish to help those in need.

The Columbia Paper and Berkshire Taconic Launch Journalism Fund

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The Columbia Paper and Berkshire Taconic Launch Journalism Fund

A new fund will allow donors to make gifts to support the local reporting that is critical for healthy communities.

Members Elected to BTCF Board

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Members Elected to BTCF Board

We are pleased to announce that Bryan E. House, Ackneil M. (Trey) Muldrow, III, Peter Frank and Jane Iredale have joined Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation's board of directors. 

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