Columbia County Emergency Response Fund

COLUMBIA COUNTY COVID-19 EMERGENCY RESPONSE FUND 

Berkshire Taconic has launched the Columbia County COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund to rapidly deploy flexible resources to nonprofit organizations working with individuals and families who are disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus and the economic consequences of this outbreak.

The fund will prioritize human services and community-based organizations with experience helping individuals and families in Columbia County stabilize their lives in times of crisis and will help meet the following emergency needs:

  • Access to food for children, youth and seniors
  • Demand for early child care, especially among health care professionals, first-responders and lower-income residents who need to work
  • Mobilizing volunteers to provide services and supports
  • Internet access to ensure students can access online instruction
  • Support for the homeless population
  • Increased demand for medical services for uninsured or undocumented individuals
  • Support for residents unable to pay rent due to job loss or cutback in hours

All donations will go directly to organizations providing services.

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FOR NONPROFITS

Our fund will provide grants to human services and community-based organizations with experience helping individuals and families in Columbia County stabilize their lives in times of crisis.

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OUR PARTNERS

BTCF Funds and Donors:
The Community Fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
The Fund for Columbia County
The Corbin Edsall Fund
Gretchen Stearns and Richard Weininger
Lael Locke/City Child Fund
Linda Gatter/Max Dannis Fund
The Mack-Schaefer Charitable Fund
Martha McMaster and Sheldon Evans
Peter Frank
Pierce Sioussat/Bioforce USA
Susan Danziger and Albert Wenger/The Spark of Hudson
Suzette and Seth Masters

Foundations and Business:
Berkshire Bank 
The Dyson Foundation
The Ettinger Foundation
The Galvan Foundation
Greylock Federal Credit Union
The Henry L. Kimelman Family Foundation