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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.

In Memoriam: Celebrating Alice Corbin
By Justin Burke / June 16, 2021 / Donor Spotlight
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.

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.

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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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