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Making a Difference in Northwest Litchfield County

Whether it's helping a Sharon mother of six graduate nursing school, a grant for a new education center at Great Mountain Forest or building affordable housing with Habitat for Humanity of Northwest CT  – BTCF donors are changing lives in your community. Explore our work together:

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Karl Saliter moved to Sharon, Conn. in 1969 with five kids and no job. He had been let go at the worst possible time for a fuel purveyor to get started in a new market. "So I decided to fight the problem," says Karl in a recent interview. "I went out and competed with the company that had fired me." 

Over the course of nearly 30 years, Karl went from a client base of zero to 3,000. "Everybody in the tri-state area knows him," says Toli Fliakos, Karl's caretaker. "He's always been modest about his success." Read full story.


Eight percent of residents in northwest Litchfield County live below poverty level and over 30% never go to college. Learn about BTCF initiatives addressing regional issues and how you can help: 

  • Population in northwest Litchfield County: 21,244
  • Median Household Income: N/A
  • People Below Poverty Level: 8%
  • No College Education: 32%
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The Housatonic Youth Service Bureau has been supported by several of BTCF’s donor advised funds: the Madeleine Beattie Wildes Fund as well as anonymous donors. Their board and staff have benefitted from their training through the Nonprofit Learning Program. Photo by Michael Flower

When I hear of a program that’s really helping the people of our community, I’m not surprised to find out Berkshire Taconic supports it.

Rick Cantele
Salisbury Bank
& Trust Co.