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Making A Difference in Berkshire County

Whether it's helping a young person from Monterey attend law school, creating raised garden beds for disabled seniors from Claire Teague Senior Center or providing dental care for low income special needs patients in North Adams – BTCF donors are changing lives in your community. Explore our work together:

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When you want to make a difference in Berkshire County, BTCF gives you easier and more effective ways to do it:

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grantee spotlight: SAFIYA SINCLAIR

Safiya Sinclair was named the 21st recipient of the Amy Clampitt residency. For over a decade, the program has provided poets and literary scholars a paid six- or 12-month stay at Clampitt's former residency near Lenox, Mass., where they can focus exclusively on their work. Read Safiya's interview


berkshire county statistics:
Surrounded by such an abundance of natural beauty and culture, it's hard to believe that 12% of Berkshire County's residents live below the poverty line. Find out what we're doing to address important issues facing our region.

  • Population in Berkshire County: 130,064
  • Median Household Income: $49,956
  • People Below Poverty Level: 12.0%
  • No College Education: 41.0%

Berkshire Taconic’s education enrichment funds have altered the landscape of opportunity for hundreds of schoolchildren in our region – exposing them to new ideas and experiences.

Catherine Miller
Donor and founder of
The Eagle Fund
Sheffield, MA