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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.

Arts Build Community Initiative Awards $40,000 in Rapid Response Grants
By Darryl Gangloff / April 13, 2021 / Community Engagement, News & Announcements
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.

Virtual Institute for Trustees Offers Board Leadership Training for BTCF Region
By Darryl Gangloff / January 26, 2021 / Community Engagement, Events, News & Announcements
Berkshire Taconic is pleased to join Essex County Community Foundation as a partner in presenting the 2021 Virtual Institute for Trustees, a conference designed for nonprofit leaders.

Stronger Communities through the Arts
By Justin Burke / September 26, 2019 / Community Engagement
The Arts Build Community initiative has received a $1 million investment from the Barr Foundation to involve our changing communities in arts and culture.

Arts Build Community Initiative Awards $59,000 in First Grant Cycle
By Darryl Gangloff / April 19, 2019 / Community Engagement, News & Announcements
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation’s initiative to increase community engagement through the arts has awarded its first-ever grants to a range of community-based and arts nonprofits.

Board Leadership Forum: A Day of Learning, Networking
By BTCF / December 13, 2018 / Community Engagement, Events
Leaders from nearly 100 nonprofit organizations in the tristate area gathered for the first-ever Board Leadership Forum at Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Great Barrington, Mass., in fall 2018.

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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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