Field of Interest Funds
Below is a complete list of the field of interest funds housed at Berkshire Taconic.
Grantseekers are encouraged to learn more about competitive grants and scholarships.
Mary Blackwell Memorial Fund
Provides holiday lights in Great Barrington, MA.
George and Lucille Buterbaugh Fund
Provides grants for basic human needs to residents of the Lakeville/Salisbury, CT, area.
First Mass Bank Fund
Supports programs and projects that demonstrate innovation
Supports development in downtown Pittsfield, MA.
Carol Hess Memorial Fund
Recognizes women who improve the quality of life in North Adams, MA.
Isringhaus Family Fund
Supports nonprofits in Pittsfield MA.
Kawaler Tri Towns Fund
Supports nonprofits in Millerton, NY, and Sharan and Lakeville/Salisbury, CT.
Barbara and Gunther Stuhlmann Fund
Supports the general purposes expressed in the mission of the Central Berkshire Fund except that grants from the Fund shall place greater weight on the needs of the residents of and cultural institutions in the Town of Becket.
Tabor Foundation Fund
Supports health-related career development in northwest Litchfield County, CT, and northeast Dutchess County, NY.
Town of Cornwall Endowment Fund
Benefits the town of Cornwall, CT for any of its municipal purposes.
Women's Club of the Berkshires Fund
Supports community educational and recreational programs that foster and improve the welfare of all women.
Arts and Culture
Helps expose students in southern Berkshire County to the visual and performing arts to broaden their experience and enhance their lives.
A.R.T. (Artists Resource Trust) Fund
Provides grants to New England mid-career visual artists as well as organizations that support them.
View artwork by 2011 grant recipients
Artists Resource Trust Endowment Fund
Supports the A.R.T Fund.
The Amy Clampitt Fund
Supports the study and appreciation of poetry and the literary arts through a poet-in-residency program at Amy Clampitt's house in Lenox, MA.
Ferris Burtis Fund
Provides an annual scholarship to a Berkshire County, MA graduating senior or graduate who plans to pursue a professional career in classical music.
Friends of Beckley Furnace Fund
Works to preserve the Beckley Furnace in Canaan and other sites on the Northwest Connecticut Iron Heritage Trail and provides educational programs about them.
Stephen Lindner-Lesser Memorial Fund
Supports arts organizations in Berkshire County, MA.
Martha Boschen Porter Fund
Supports artists in the tri-state region as they move to the next stage of their development.
Wassermann-Streit Y’DIYAH Memorial Fund
Fosters an educated understanding of the traditions and culture of Judaism.
21st Century Endowment Fund
Sponsors high impact learning opportunities at Housatonic Valley Regional High School, CT.
Adams Cheshire Educational (ACE) Partnership
Provides grants for educational opportunities in the Adams/Cheshire Regional School District, MA.
John Allen Fund
Supports projects, in conjunction with the SEE Fund, that sustain educational excellence at Mount Greylock Regional High School, MA.
Arts Fund for Region One Endowment
Promotes educational opportunities in the arts for students in the Region One School District, CT.
Artists for Artists
Works to provide studio space at the Housatonic Valley Regional High School, CT, staffed by artists for students' after-school extracurricular experiences.
Berkshire Hills Fund For Excellence
Enhances the educational experience of the students and teachers of the Berkshire Hills Regional School District, MA.
Berkshire Hills Technology Fund
Supports the creative use of technology in the Berkshire Hills Regional School District, MA.
Chatham Education Foundation
Supports educational enrichment projects for the Chatham Central School District, NY.
Chatham Fund For Excellence in the Arts and Humanities
Supports educational enrichment projects focused on the arts and humanities for the Chatham Central School District, NY.
Conte Leaders Fund
Provides learning and creative opportunites for selected at-risk students who show leadership, vision and resilience.
Cornwall Consolidated School Fund for Excellence
Supports the educational experience of students and teachers in the Cornwall Consolidated School, CT.
Drury Drama Team Fund
Supports program, faculty and students of the Drury Drama Team of the North Adams Public School District.
Supports projects that sustain educational excellence in the Southern Berkshire School District, MA.
Farmington River Initiative for Regional Excellence (FIRE)
Supports projects that enrich the educational experience of the students and teachers in the Farmington River School District, MA.
Gateway Fund for the North Adams School District
Nurtures educational excellence in the North Adams Public Schools, MA.
Germantown Student Education Arts and Humanities Endowment Fund
Nurtures educational excellence through programs in the arts and humanities.
Grand Ambition Endowment Fund
Supports the music program at the Williamstown Elementary School, MA.
H.V.R.H.S. Alumni Association
Provides scholarships and supports capital improvements at Housatonic Valley Regional High School, CT.
Hudson School Arts and Humanities Fund
Nurtures educational excellence through programs in the arts and humanities.
Supports creative activities in the Southern Berkshire Regional School District, MA.
Kent Education and Learning Foundation (KELF)
Provides resources for innovation and creative educational projects and programs that benefit students of the Kent Center School.
Kinderhook Central School District Arts and Humanities Endowment Fund
Nurtures educational excellence through programs in the arts and humanities.
Lanesborough Initiative For Excellence Fund (LIFE)
Supports projects that enhance the educational experience of students and teachers in the Lanesborough School District, MA.
Lee Educational Enrichment Fund
Supports projects that enhance the educational experience of students and teachers in the Lee-Tyringham School District.
Lenox Educational Enrichment Fund (LEEF)
Supports projects that enhance the educational experience of students and teachers in the Lenox School District, MA.
Anne Levinson Fund
Promotes arts appreciation by sponsoring trips to New York Citiy for high school students in southern Berkshire County.
New Lebanon Arts and Humanities Fund
Supports education projects in the arts and humanities in the New Lebanon School District, NY.
Millbrook Endowment for Excellence in Education
Supports education projects in Millbrook, NY.
North Adams School District Music Fund
Cultivates the appreciation and understanding of music among the students in the North Adams District, MA.
Pittsfield Education Enrichment Fund
Supports the educational experience of students and teachers in the Pittsfield School District, MA.
Region One Athletic Fund
Supports athletics, over and above normally funded activities, for all grades and ages in Region One School District, CT.
Richmond Educational Enrichment Fund
Enhances students' capacity to achieve excellence in Richmond Consolidated School, MA.
SCS Educational Enrichment Fund
Supports enrichment programs at Salisbury Central School, CT.
SEE (Sustaining Educational Excellence) Fund
Supports projects that sustain educational excellence at Mount Greylock Regional High School, MA.
SEED (Sustaining Education Enrichment and Development)
Supports projects that enhance the educational experience of students and teachers in the Pine Plains Central School District, NY.
Seven Towns' Educational Enrichment Program
Supports educational enrichment activities for the students and teachers in the Central Berkshire Regional School District, MA.
Sharon Center School Millennium Fund
Enriches the educational experience of the students and teachers of the Sharon Center School District, CT.
Taconic Hills Educational Enrichment Fund (the E Fund)
Supports educational enrichment activities at Taconic Hills Central School District, NY.
Taconic Hills Arts & Humanities Fund
Supports educational enrichment in the arts and humanities at Taconic Hills Central School
Webutuck Educational Enrichment Fund
Education Enrichment Fund for students of the Webutuck Central School District, NY
Webutuck Fund for Excellence in Education
Supports innovative and enriching programs at Webutuck Central School District, NY.
Alexander M. White Fund
Supports educational enrichment projects in the Chatham Central School District, NY.
Williamstown Elementary School Endowment (WESE)
Supports projects that enhance educational excellence at Williamstown Elementary School, MA.
Berkshire Environmental Endowment Fund
Supports environmental projects in Berkshire County.
Berkshire-Taconic Forests Fund
Protects forestland in the Berkshire Taconic region through local community resources.
Joan Flood Fund
Supports community health, women, children, education and environmental issues.
Oppenheimer Environmental Fund
Enhances appreciation of the environment by students and teachers in the Region One School District, CT.
Dr. Mary Alice White Environmental Fund
Provides a summer internship stipend to environmental organizations in northwest CT and Dutchess County, NY.
Health & Human Services
Blue Horizon Health Fund
Provides grants to cover medical and dental expenses of residents of Canaan, Cornwall, North Canaan, Salisbury, and Sharon, CT.
Denise Kaley Fund for Berkshire County Women with Cancer
Supports the day to day living expenses of women with cancer who have financial need in Berkshire County, MA.
The Karebear Foundation
Distributes grants to youth-oriented nonprofit programs in southern Berkshire County.
Kelley Therapeutic Shoe Fund
Provides therapeutic shoes for elderly or disabled residents of Berkshire County, MA.
Jane Lloyd Fund
Provides support to cancer patients and their families in Canaan, Cornwall, Falls Village, Kent, Salisbury and Sharon, CT.
Mount Everett Fund
Supports the Southern Berkshire Elderly Transportation Company and the meal delivery program of the Southern Berkshire Elder Services.
Aids individuals and families who are in great difficulty and need an emergency financial boost in a particular area of their lives to help stabilize their immediate situation.
New World Endowment Fund of the Berkshires
Provides short-term support for newly-arrived immigrants to the Berkshire area.
Wayne D. Pharmer Fund
Supports programs for food or meal distribution in Berkshire County.
Jack Rogers Fund
Raises awareness of depression and supports mental health services in Canaan, Cornwall, North Canaan, Salisbury and Sharon, CT.
Libby Watterson Fund
Supports health-related nonprofit organizations.
W. O. Webb Fund
Supports health care purposes in Litchfield County, CT.
Madeleine B. Wildes Fund
Provides grants to nonprofit organizations serving the needy of Lakeville and Salisbury, CT.
Brock Wilkerson Memorial Cancer Research Fund
Supports the early detection and research of non-small cell lung cancer.
Women's Cancer Wellness Fund
The mission of the fund is to support Berkshire Taconic women residents who have a cancer diagnosis in their search for holistic health services including financial aid for those who qualify.
Elizabeth Wright Fund
To assist programs and organizations that support women in Berkshire County including but not limited to health, abortion rights and access, reproductive rights, domestic violence, rape (prevention and its aftermath), and women's economic and equity issues.
Professional Development Fund
Helps strengthen nonprofit organizations within the Berkshire Taconic region, currently by providing an annual series of affordable, high-quality seminars for excellence in nonprofit management.
Charles and Elinor Agar Fund
Provides scholarships to Monument Mountain and Mt. Everett high school graduates planning to study engineering, history or creative writing.
Margery and William Barrett Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships to graduating seniors who are residents of Adams, Cheshire, Savoy, MA.
Linnea Bell Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships to students who are residents of the Chatham School District, NY, and planning to pursue a career in music.
James E. "Jamie" Bugley Memorial Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships to high school seniors in Berkshire County who wish to pursue a career in either music or vocational arts.
George H. and Lucille E. Buterbaugh Scholarship
Provides scholarships to graduates of Housatonic Valley Regional High School, CT.
Caligari Family Scholarship Fund
Supports high school seniors from Monument Mountain Regional High School, MA, who plan to study art or design.
Cha-Nel Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships to students graduating from Chatham and New Lebanon, NY high schools.
Closson-Raught American Legion Post 1160 Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarship to Taconic Hills students whose family members are serving or have served honorably in the U.S. armed forces.
Winthrop Crane Scholarship Fund for Graduate Studies
Endowed scholarship fund to provide annual scholarships to graduates of Wahconah Regional High School for graduate study.
Zenas Crane Scholarship Fund
Endowed scholarship fund to provide annual scholarships to graduates of Wahconah Regional High School.
J. Edward Dery Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships to graduating seniors from Pitttsfield or Dalton, MA high schools who are enrolled at Berkshire Community College.
Honorable James P. Dohoney Scholarship Fund
Supports graduating high school seniors from southern Berkshire County, MA.
Teddy Lee Drumm Memorial Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships to graduating high school seniors from Sharon, CT.
Fairbank Family Scholarship Fund
Endowed scholarship fund to benefit dependents of employees of Jiminy Peak, Hancock, MA.
Susan Fillman Memorial Scholarship Fund for the Arts
Provides scholarships to students and teachers in Connecticut's Region One School District for programs in the arts.
Sean Patrick French Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships to graduating seniors of Chatham High School who exemplify community service and good sportsmanship; provides awards for athletes from section II schools, excluding Chatham High School, for their first year of college.
Housatonic Child Care Financial Aid Fund
Provides tuition assistance to students eligible for financial aid.
Housatonic School Scholarship Fund
Provides annual scholarships to graduates of the Housatonic School, their descendants and residents of Housatonic, MA.
Isringhaus Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships Berkshire Community College students who are enrolled in the nursing or fine arts programs.
Dr. Luis A. Jacome Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships to student athletes of the Ichabod Crane (Kinderhook) school district planning to study health or science in college.
James C. Kapteyn Fund
Awards prizes to public or private school teachers at the secondary school level who exemplify excellence in teaching, mentoring or coaching.
Kathleen Kelley Memorial Fund
Provides scholarships for the study of choral music.
Emma M. Kirchhofer Scholarship Fund
To award scholarships annually to college bound graduating seniors who are residents of Columbia County.
Karen Kisslinger Fund
Supports students who show creativity in community health, well-being, and/or contemplative practices such as yoga, meditation or organic agriculture.
Dana Labbee Scholarship Fund
Scholarship for HVHS students going on to study political science, mediation, communications or pre-law.
Rhoda Lubalin Arts Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships to graduating seniors of Webutuck high School, NY, who plan to pursue a career in the visual arts.
Guido Masiero Scholarship Fund
Awards scholarships to graduating serniors of Monument Mountain Regiona High School and Manchester Essex Regional High School, MA.
Louis N. Massery PHS Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships to graduating Pittsfield High School, MA, seniors who exhibit class leadership and service.
McLaughlin-Wilson Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships to residents of Monterey, MA.
Myrtle and Raymond Mercier Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships for residents of the town of Stockbridge, MA
Emma Miller Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships for residents of Adams, Cheshire or Savoy.
Millerton Grange Fund
Provides scholarships to high school seniors from the town of North East, NY, who are planning to study agribusiness or agriculture.
William J. Newton Memorial Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships for Berkshire County residents pursuing studies in trade and industrial fields at college, technical, vocational or trade school.
Michael P. O'Brien Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships to graduating seniors from Mount Greylock Regional High School for studies in aeronautics, aviation or engineering, particularly if the student’s goal is to become a pilot.
Quailwood Scholarship Fund for Students
Provides scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are residents of Red Rock, NY.
Quailwood Scholarship Fund for Adult Students
Provides scholarships for Red Rock, NY, adults wishing to attain a colege, graduate or professional degree.
Quality Printing Scholarship Fund
Provides annual scholarships to children of employees of the Quality Printing Company.
Rhoda Rubin Memorial Nursing Scholarship
Provides scholarships to Berkshire County residents who are pursuing a degree in nursing at Berkshire Community College.
Esther Samuels and Mabel Cornman Educational Scholarship Fund
Provides annual scholarships to graduating seniors of Lenox Memorial High School.
Violet H. Simmons Summer Enrichment Scholarship Fund
Supports enriching educational experiences for Webutuck Central School Graduates enrolled in college.
Daniel S. & Evelyn F. Smith Scholarship Fund
Benefits graduating high school students from Sutton High School, Sutton, MA, who have demonstrated substantive service to the community.
Spartan Alumni Scholarship Fund
Building endowment scholarship fund for Monument Mountain students.
William Stanley Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships to high school seniors or college students from Berkshire County, MA.
Step Out Scholarship Fund
Promotes the education and empowerment of working familes by aiding in the financial burden of childcare.
Sweet Brook Scholarship Fund
Provides support for Sweet Brook Care Center in Williamstown, MA, to further their education in the field of health care.
Jeannine Triau Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships to New Lebanon High School,NY, graduating seniors.
West Stockbridge Grange Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships to graduating high school seniors from Great Barrington, Richmond, West Stockbridge or Stockbridge, MA, who intend to pursue careers that will benefit thair communities.
Williams Academy Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships to graduating Stockbridge, MA, seniors at Monument Mountain Regional High School.
Williams High School Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships to graduating seniors of Monument Mountain High School or residents of Stockbridge or West Stockbridge, MA.
Charles Wilson Memorial Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships to graduating seniors at Mount Greylock Regional High School who were members of the high school pole-vaulting squad or ski team.
Women's Club of the Berkshires Scholarship Fund
Provides scholarships to foster and improve the welfare of all women.
Spencer Akers Memorial Fund
Supports students seeking to challenge themselves in ways that are kindred with Spencer's spirit, through innovation, travel, and greater awareness of the world.
EGGS Foundation for Foster Children Fund
Promotes education opportunities and community programs to benefit foster children.
Erbe Charitable Trust
Gives an annual award to an outstanding eighth grade student in Otis, MA.
Sean Patrick French Memorial Run/Walk Fund
Supports youth organizations that encourage teens to have healthy lifestyles and make safe choices.
Alice and Richard Henriquez Memorial Fund
Provides grants to young people ages 12-22 engaged in international community service projects.
Adams Redd Johnson Fund
Provides supplementary monies to African-American or Latino students of Hotchkiss School, CT, to enhance their education.
Fran Kelsey Fund for Young Photographers
Supports photography education in northwest Connecticut.
Simple Gifts Fund
Supports the participation of young people in cultural or creative summer enrichment programs.
Youth World Awareness Program Fund
Supports and exapnds the work of the Alice and Richard Henriquez Memorial Fund.