The Women’s Club of the Berkshires Fund Awards First Grants

The Women’s Club of the Berkshires Fund Awards First Grants

December 16, 2013 - The Women’s Club of the Berkshires Fund, a fund of Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, announced today that it has awarded $6,500 in grants to 4 nonprofit groups. The Women’s Club of the Berkshires Fund awards grants to foster and improve the welfare of all women in Berkshire County.

The fund awarded the following grants:

Berkshire Center for Families & Children: $1,500 for childcare subsidies for single women.

Elizabeth Freeman Center: $2,000 for emergency assistance for women and their children in our community who are most at risk of imminent harm or death from domestic and sexual violence.

Gladys Brigham Center: $1,500 to support Women In Crisis Child Care Subsidy Program, which will provide short-term childcare for women in crisis.

Multicultural Bridge: $1,500 to support the Women to Women Project, which aims to empower and help to professionally develop immigrant women and women of color.

Isabel M. O’Brien, former President of the Women’s Club Board of Directors stated, “The Screening Committee, made up of former Women’s Club Board members, is very proud to have Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation administer the monies received from the sale of our beloved Women’s Club and to oversee the process to award these grants to such worthwhile organizations. Each one is worthy not only of these grants but the support in general from the people of Berkshire County. We look forward to continuing to fund future grants to organizations that help foster the welfare of women in all phases of their lives.”

April 1 is the application deadline for the Women’s Club of the Berkshires Scholarship Fund, which awards scholarships to female students who are residents of Berkshire County. Preference is given to applicants who demonstrate a commitment to pursue a career that will benefit girls and women in Berkshire County. Guidelines and application information are available online.

Donate to the Women’s Club of the Berkshires Fund.

For over 25 years, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation has built stronger communities and helped donors make a difference through charitable giving in northwest Litchfield County, CT; Berkshire County, MA; and Columbia County and northeast Dutchess County, NY. Each year, the foundation distributes over $7 million through grants and scholarships to nonprofits and individuals in the arts and education, health and human services and environmental protection. Berkshire Taconic is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity. You can make a difference. We can help.




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