Berkshire Taconic Announces First Round of 2019 Deadlines for Berkshire County

Berkshire Taconic Announces First Round of 2019 Deadlines for Berkshire County

Jan. 4, 2019

Sheffield, Mass. — Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation today announced the first round of deadlines for competitive grants in 2019. Regional nonprofits, students, individuals and schools are invited to apply for funding during the winter grants cycle. Apply online at www.berkshiretaconic.org/SearchGrants and www.berkshiretaconic.org/SearchScholarships.

FOR NONPROFITS

Harvard Business School's Performance Measurement for Effective Management of Nonprofit Organizations (PMNO) program is designed for senior nonprofit leaders who are committed to implementing effective performance measurement and management in their organizations. The program is valued at $4,750 and runs May 28-31 on the Harvard Business School campus in Boston, Mass. Applications are due Feb. 1.

The Crane Family Fund supports Berkshire County environmental organizations that propose innovative projects. Grants range from $1,000 to $2,000. Applications are due Feb. 15.

The Green Pastures Fund supports nonprofit organizations or public entities that encourage or preserve small, community-based agricultural ventures. Grants range from $1,000 to $3,000. Applications are due March 1.

Harvard Business School's Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management (SPNM) program is an intensive one-week course for nonprofit CEOs, presidents or executive directors who are responsible for shaping the direction, mission policies and major programs of their organizations. The program is valued at $6,500 and runs July 14-20 on the Harvard Business School campus in Boston, Mass. Applications are due March 1.

The James and Robert Hardman Fund for North Adams provides grants for nonprofit groups, community organizations or public agencies that support the residents of North Adams and the neighboring communities of Florida and Clarksburg, Mass., and Stamford, Vt. Grants range from $500 to $3,000. Applications are due March 1.

The Fund for Williamstown supports projects and services that will improve the quality of life for Williamstown residents. Grants range from $500 to $2,500. Letters of intent describing projects and their purpose are due March 15. Full grant applications are due April 15

FOR STUDENTS: SCHOLARSHIPS  

Berkshire Taconic administers more than 35 individual scholarship funds for students in Berkshire County who plan to attend an accredited college, university, trade school or graduate program. Scholarships generally range from $1,000 to $10,000 and support a variety of academic interests, including engineering, history, nursing and more. Some offer annual grants to students throughout the course of their undergraduate careers. Applications are due March 15, unless otherwise noted. To see a full list of Berkshire County scholarships, visit www.berkshiretaconic.org/BerkshireScholarships

FOR STUDENTS & INDIVIDUALS: TRAVEL, SERVICE & CULTURAL PROGRAMS

The Alice and Richard Henriquez Memorial Fund and Youth World Awareness Program provides grants to students ages 14 to 22 for international travel and service. Grants range from $500 to $1,500 for individual applicants; larger grants may be considered for groups. Applications are due Feb. 1.

The Moonlight Mile Scholarship Fund supports women who are seeking matching funds to support travel or equipment needs for study or athletic competition, professional training, or support for alternative healing. Applicants should be at least 18 years old and live in Massachusetts or New York. Grants range from $500 to $1,200. Applications are due March 15.

The Simple Gifts Fund awards grants to young people ages 13 to 19 for participation in cultural or creative summer programs. Grants range from $200 to $800. Applications are due March 15.

FOR SCHOOLS

Education enrichment funds support projects that will enhance the educational experience of students and teachers in Berkshire County school districts:

The James C. Kapteyn Endowment Fund honors excellence in teaching with a $10,000 prize for study or travel. The successful candidate's school will also receive a $2,000 grant. Nominations from school principals or chief administrators are due Feb. 9. Nominees must complete their applications by March 30. Contact grants@berkshiretaconic.org to nominate an educator.  






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From left: 1Berkshire President and CEO Jonathan Butler, Pittsfield Economic Revitalization Corporation Board President Jay Anderson, Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer, EforAll CEO David Parker, and Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation President Peter Taylor.

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