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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.

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.

Portraits of Generosity: Ed and Meg Downey
By Darryl Gangloff / December 23, 2019 / Donor Spotlight
As a Millerton attorney for 45 years, Ed Downey has helped clients realize their philanthropic goals by partnering with Berkshire Taconic. None has inspired him more than his remarkable high school history teacher.

Portraits of Generosity: Lyn and Skip Mattoon
By Darryl Gangloff / December 17, 2019 / Donor Spotlight
For Lyn and Skip Mattoon, helping others is a professional and personal calling.

Honoring Their Neighbor
By Darryl Gangloff / February 13, 2019 / Donor Spotlight
Jim and Donna Neureuther's elderly neighbor became a part of their family after years of kind gestures—bonding over meals, offering rides and maintaining her property. When she died, they chose to open a fund to honor her memory and help their community thrive.

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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.

Arts Build Community Initiative Awards $40,000 in Rapid Response Grants

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Arts Build Community Initiative Awards $40,000 in Rapid Response Grants

Our Arts Build Community initiative awarded $40,000 to help nine Berkshire County nonprofits test new ideas to engage more year-round residents in the arts and creative experiences.

Rebuilding and Recovery in the Nonprofit Sector

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Rebuilding and Recovery in the Nonprofit Sector

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation has initiated funder partnerships in each of the counties we serve to deliver support for individual nonprofits, to staff and board leaders, to collaborations, and to the sector as a whole.

Grants Boost Early Literacy in Columbia County

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Grants Boost Early Literacy in Columbia County

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

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Northeast Dutchess Fund Awards Grants for Immigrant Support

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.

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