Local Impact Map

BTCF helps you achieve an impact where you live. We work with individuals, families, businesses and organizations to develop charitable giving plans that help strengthen our community and change lives. Find out what we're doing in your neighborhood and discover how to join others in your community making a difference! 

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Berkshire County, MA

Through the generosity of people like you, Berkshire Taconic granted over $3.8 million in 2016 to improve the quality of life in Berkshire County.

Read about our four cycles of grantmaking, find available grants and scholarships, and learn more about the important issues facing our region.

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About IS183
About IS183

Grantee IS183 Art School of the Berkshires encourages people of all ages, means and skill levels to enrich their lives through hands-on experience in the visual arts. IS183 offers extensive after-school and summer programming, as well as in-school residencies. Photo by John Dolan.

About Berkshire Food Project
About Berkshire Food Project

Grantee Berkshire Food Project provides free meals five days a week at the First Congregational Church in North Adams, Mass. For over 30 years, BFP has worked to alleviate hunger, food insecurity and social isolation by serving healthy meals to anyone who wants them. It is the largest meal site in northern Berkshire County, also providing emergency food assistance during the week and on weekends. Photo by John Dolan.

About Berkshire Immigrant Center
About Berkshire Immigrant Center

Grantee Berkshire Immigrant Center assists individuals and families in making the economic, psychological and cultural adjustment to a new land, not only by meeting basic needs, but also by helping them to become active participants in our community. Photo by John Dolan.

About Huck Elling
About Huck Elling

Huckleberry Elling of Housatonic received a grant from the Martha Boschen Porter Fund for her crochet work. Photo by John Dolan.

About Kapteyn Prize
About Kapteyn Prize

William Fenton was awarded the eighth annual James C. Kapteyn Prize for his outstanding work as an instructor in physics and astronomy, coach and dorm head at the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Conn. Photo contributed.

About Dalton Cooperative Nursery School
About Dalton Cooperative Nursery School

Dalton Cooperative Nursery School recently received a grant from the Central Berkshire Fund for its early childhood programs. Photo by John Dolan. 

Northwest Litchfield County, CT

Through the generosity of people like you, BTCF granted nearly $980,000 last year to improve the quality of life in northwest Litchfield County.

Search local grants and scholarships, read about some of our grantees, and learn more about the important issues facing our region. 

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About Geer Village
About Geer Village

Grantee Geer Village's Dial-A-Ride program provides transportation services to senior residents of Salisbury, Sharon, Cornwall, Canaan and North Canaan. Photo by John Dolan. 

About Jane Lloyd Fund
About Jane Lloyd Fund

The Jane Lloyd Fund supports cancer patients and their families with financial need. Photo by John Dolan. 

About Corner Food Pantry
About Corner Food Pantry

Grantee the Corner Food Pantry provides healthy foods to individuals and families in need in the tri-state region. Photo by John Dolan.

About HYSB
About HYSB

Grantee Housatonic Youth Service Bureau provides vital counseling services, parent education and prevention programs in the six towns of the Region One School District. Photo by John Dolan.

About John Atchley
About John Atchley

Lakeville photographer John Atchley received a grant from the Martha Boschen Porter Fund to continue his work. Photo by John Dolan.

About Canaan Child Care Center
About Canaan Child Care Center

Grantee Canaan Child Care Center enhances young children's social, emotional and physical growth, and fosters independence and creative thinking. Photo by John Dolan.

Northeast Dutchess County, NY

Through the generosity of people like you, Berkshire Taconic granted over $500,000 last year to improve the quality of life in northeast Dutchess County and change the lives of people in need.

View our local scholarships and grants, read about our four cycles of grantmaking, and learn more about the important issues facing our region. 

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About Town of Amenia
About Town of Amenia

Grantee Town of Amenia hired a dance instructor for the Amenia Free Dance and Theater Arts program for students in second grade through high school. Photo by John Dolan. 

About Food of Life Food Pantry
About Food of Life Food Pantry

Grantee Food of Life Food Pantry in Amenia provides fresh, nutritious foods to the hungry, as well as information on and referrals to agencies that address the underlying causes of poverty in the community. Photo by John Dolan. 

About Cary Institute
About Cary Institute

Grantee Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies is one of the world's leading independent environmental research organizations. Photo by John Dolan.

About Richard T. Scott
About Richard T. Scott

Richard T. Scott of Millerton received a grant from the Martha Boschen Porter Fund to work on a new series of paintings. Photo by John Dolan. 

About Wassaic Project
About Wassaic Project

Grantee Wassaic Project uses art and arts education to foster positive social change. Photo by John Dolan.

About NECC
About NECC

The North East Community Center received a 2015 grant from our Northeast Dutchess Fund for programs that enrich the lives and health of children ages birth to 18, including: preschool learning activities and parent support; nurturing childcare; and free summer meals for children in Millerton, Amenia and Wassaic. Photo by John Dolan. 


Columbia County, NY

Through the generosity of people like you, BTCF granted nearly $2 million in 2016 to improve the quality of life in Columbia County.

Learn about our enrichment and leadership funds, search for grants and scholarships, and learn more about the important issues facing our region.

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About North Chatham Free Library
About North Chatham Free Library

Grantee North Chatham Free Library works with the Malden Bridge Community Center to grow, refine and sustain its life-long learning institute for older adults, and offers 14 to 16 programs at the library each year. Photo by John Dolan.

About Jeffrey Mousseau
About Jeffrey Mousseau

Professional theater director Jeffrey Mousseau of Ancram, N.Y., received a grant from the Martha Boschen Porter Fund. Photo by John Dolan.

About Coarc
About Coarc

Grantee Coarc, based in Mellenville, N.Y., supports individuals with disabilities. Photo by John Dolan.

About Taconic Hills
About Taconic Hills

Taconic Hills High Schools' fashion design club is supported by the Taconic Hills Arts & Humanities/Education Enrichment Fund. Photo by John Dolan.

About HVA
About HVA

Grantee Hawthorne Valley Association promotes social and cultural renewal through the integration of education, agriculture and the arts. HVA was founded in 1971 by a pioneering group of teachers and farmers who were concerned about the future of independent farms and environmental education for young people. Now, the organization oversees a farm, school for children in nursery school through twelfth grade, on-farm education programs and research facilities. Photo by John Dolan.

About High & Mighty
About High & Mighty

Grantee High & Mighty Therapeutic Riding and Driving Center in Ghent, N.Y., offers equine-assisted activities for children, teens and adults with special needs. Photo by John Dolan.

The power of a community foundation is that it can see the needs of the whole community—and partner with donors to address those needs. The unique power of Berkshire Taconic is that we can work across borders to benefit everyone in our region.

Maeve O’Dea
BTCF Program
Director