Crane Family Fund

crane family fund

GRANT GUIDELINES

WHO CAN APPLY

Environmental nonprofit organizations serving Berkshire County, Mass.   

GRANT INFORMATION
The Crane Family Fund was established at Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation in 2008. The fund’s mission is to support projects that: demonstrate innovation in the areas of environmental quality and health.

ELIGIBILITY
Proposals are considered for new or ongoing projects of environmental nonprofit organizations that meet the fund’s mission.

The fund advisors are particularly interested in programs that connect at-risk and low-income youth to the environment. 

Berkshire Taconic does not support organizations which in their constitution, by-laws, or practice, discriminate against a person or group on the basis of age, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation or religious belief.

AWARDS
Grants will range from $1,000 to $2,000.

REVIEW CRITERIA
Applications will be reviewed using the following criteria:

  • The overall quality of the project
  • Its impact on the community
  • The ability of the organization to carry it out
  • The probability of the project working well

Applications will be reviewed by the anonymous fund advisors. Their recommendations will be reviewed by Berkshire Taconic's board of directors.