Berkshire Taconic Announces Final Round of 2019 Grant Deadlines for Columbia County

Berkshire Taconic Announces Final Round of 2019 Grant Deadlines for Columbia County

Students in the Taconic Hills Central School District participate in enriching programs, including a dance residency that culminates with a recital, with support from the school's Education Enrichment and Arts and Humanities funds. Learn more about the funds on our blog, and apply for a grant by Sept. 15.  

 

Sept. 9, 2019

Sheffield, Mass. — Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation today announced the final round of deadlines for competitive grants and scholarships in 2019. Regional nonprofits, schools, students and individuals are invited to apply for funding.

FOR SCHOOLS

Education enrichment funds will award grants for projects that enhance and enrich the educational experience of the students and teachers in Columbia County schools. Applications will be accepted from students, teachers, administrators, parents and members of the community.   

FOR NONPROFITS AND INDIVIDUALS

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. 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 Nov. 1.

FOR STUDENTS

The Sean Patrick French Memorial Scholarship Fund awards three scholarships: $2,500 to a college-bound Chatham High School senior who demonstrates leadership through community service and good sportsmanship; $1,200 to a college-bound senior who resides in Columbia County and has participated in cross-county or track and field for at least two years; and $1,200 to a senior who participated in the state cross-county meet and was selected as a Good Sportsmanship Award winner. Applications are due Dec. 1.






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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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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.
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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