Berkshire Taconic Announces Second Round of 2019 Deadlines for Berkshire County

Berkshire Taconic Announces Second Round of 2019 Deadlines for Berkshire County

Berkshire Taconic's Arts Build Community initiative supports the testing of new ideas to increase community engagement through the arts and creative process. Nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in Berkshire County are invited to apply for funding by April 15. Photo by Elliott Hunnewell

 

March 25, 2019

Sheffield, Mass. — Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation today announced the second round of deadlines for competitive grants in Berkshire County in 2019. Regional nonprofits, food pantries, school communities and individuals are invited to apply for funding during the spring grants cycle from April through June.

NEW GRANT OPPORTUNITIES FOR ARTS NONPROFITS & FOOD PANTRIES

Berkshire Taconic’s Arts Build Community initiative is accepting applications from Berkshire County nonprofit organizations seeking to launch new projects or expand existing programs aimed at increasing community engagement in the arts and creative process through a meaningful and strategic approach. Grants will range up to $10,000 per organization. Applications are due April 15.

The Berkshire Fresh and Healthy Food Fund offers grants to food pantries and food distribution sites in Berkshire County for projects that will increase their capacity to provide lower-income residents with access to fresh produce and healthy food. Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded. Applications are due June 1.

FOR NONPROFITS

The Wassermann-Streit Y’DIYAH Memorial Fund supports projects that include an aspect of the culture, history or experience of traditional Judaism in material or programming. Y’DIYAH is Hebrew for “learning,” and the goal of the fund is to encourage authentic knowledge of the expression of traditional Judaism, leading to an understanding of the commonalities of all people while acknowledging diversity. Applications are due April 1.

The Fund for Williamstown’s DeMayo Bright Futures Innovation Award recognizes nonprofit organizations, businesses or individuals who are passionate about solving community challenges with innovative practices in Williamstown, Mass. The award recipient will receive $1,000 to be used for a charitable purpose. Nominations are due May 1.

Harvard Business School’s Governing for Nonprofit Excellence is a four-day executive education program designed to enhance leadership and governance skills. Nonprofit board chairs or vice chairs in the region may apply for a scholarship to attend the program. The value of the program is $5,000. Applications are due May 1.

FOR SCHOOLS

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

FOR INDIVIDUALS

The William J. & Margery S. Barrett Public Service Award for Adams, Cheshire & Savoy celebrates individuals who make a significant contribution to the well-being of these towns through paid or volunteer work. The selected nominee will designate a nonprofit organization to receive a cash award of $1,000 in his or her name. Nominations are due May 1.






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About Hammertown
Hammertown Barn Event Committee
Back Row: Lael Locke, Hila Richardson, co-chair Gloria Callen, Patricia Jean, Amy Gold
Middle Row: Susan Hillel, Katherine Martucci, Wendy Curtis, Palmer Irving, Beth Ledy
Front row: Diana Hurley, Joan Osofsky, co-chair Sally Berg
About Chatham
About Chatham
Photo of Chatham Middle School by John Dolan.
About Ellsworth Kelly
About Ellsworth Kelly
Ellsworth Kelly. Photo (c) Jack Shear
About Construct Inc
About Construct Inc
Construct, Inc’s Cultivate Community Project was supported by BTCF’s South Berkshire County Fund.
About Elders Services Meals on Wheels
About Elders Services Meals on Wheels
Elders Services Meals on Wheels Program supported by the William J. and Margery S. Barrett Fund for Adams, Cheshire and Savoy.
About Summer Sundays
About Summer Sundays
Summer Sundays at Six Street Festival supported by the Fund for Williamstown.
About Northeast Community Center
About Northeast Community Center
The Northeast Community Center is supported by BTCF’s Northeast Dutchess Fund.
About Teen Theatre
About Teen Theatre
The Teen Theatre Project at the Hudson Opera House supported by the Fund for Columbia County.
About UNITY
About UNITY
The UNITY Youth Leadership Program: youth receive training on leadership development - including communication, conflict resolution, diversity, planning and decision making is supported by the Robert and James Hardman Fund.
About Great Barrington
About Great Barrington
The Great Barrington Land Conservancy restores the Housatonic River Walk with help from BTCF’s Berkshire Environmental Endowment Fund.
About Mary-Ellen
About Mary-Ellen
Mary-Ellen’s artwork involves reusing and reconfiguring natural manmade materials. She was awarded BTCF’s Tupelo Award.
WillHutnick

Will Hutnick of Wassaic, N.Y., received a Martha Boschen Porter Fund grant last year to create large works of art on canvas and paper, as well as sculptures. He said this new body of work, which has been exhibited locally and at venues in Chicago and Brooklyn, would not have been possible without the support of the grant. Regional artists in all media may apply for the Martha Boschen Porter Fund by July 15. Photo: John Dolan