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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.

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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Talking is Teaching Initiative Aims to Boost Early Literacy in Columbia County

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Talking is Teaching Initiative Aims to Boost Early Literacy in Columbia County

We are proud to provide funding for this newly launched campaign, which helps children of all backgrounds achieve academically and emotionally.

We're Hiring!

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We're Hiring!

Berkshire Taconic seeks a Finance Associate and Philanthropic Services Associate to join our team.

Portraits of Generosity: In Memory of Peter Krysa

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Portraits of Generosity: In Memory of Peter Krysa

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

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Portraits of Generosity: Lael Locke

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

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Portraits of Generosity: Ed and Meg Downey

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.

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