Social service agencies (or clergy, town supervisor, etc.) on behalf of cancer patients and their families with financial need who reside or work in the Connecticut towns of Canaan(Falls Village), Cornwall, Kent, North Canaan, Salisbury and Sharon.


The Jane Lloyd Fund was established at Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation to benefit cancer patients and their families with financial need who reside or work in the Connecticut towns of Canaan, Cornwall, Falls Village, Kent, Salisbury and Sharon.

The Jane Lloyd Fund supports patients’ day-to-day living expenses. These may include the costs of medical transportation, housing, food, utilities and other associated expenses that help the patient heal in a supportive environment or depart this life comfortably with friends and family.

The Fund was founded by Jane Lloyd’s family with the help of Erin Selby, Tracie Shannon and Tanya Tedder. They wanted to respond to the generosity of community members who helped Jane when she was in need, so that others in the community might experience the same sense of well-being in their own time of great sadness and need.

Jane was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1997. After undergoing surgery, radiation and chemotherapy, Jane continued her successful gardening business until 2004, when a relapse limited her ability to work full-time. The community and her family supported her by paying for her mortgage, utilities, and other expenses so that she could stay in her house in Lime Rock as long as possible.

It is with joyous hearts that this Fund has been established to continue the chain of generosity and good will, linking Jane to many other families long into the future. The Lloyd family hopes that those who receive support from the Jane Lloyd Fund will consider directing contributions to the Fund so that it will grow and continue to support many people in the years to come.


Please be in touch with the social worker in your town, social service agent, clergy or town supervisor, who can submit an application on your behalf.


Awards are generally up to $2,500. If a grant is awarded, the payment is sent directly to the vendor and not the individual. An individual who continues to meet the fund's eligibility criteria may have two additional applications submitted on their behalf in a calendar year. The second round of funding is up to $1,500 and the third round of funding is up to $1,000.

Heather Dinneen
Director, Department of Social Services, Town of Cornwall
Municipal Agent on Aging
Municipal Veterans Representative
PO Box 97
Cornwall, CT 06753
Phone: 860.672.2603
Fax: 860.672.2677

Falls Village
Theresa Snyder Graney
Social Services Director/Municipal Agent
Town of Canaan
PO Box 47
Falls Village, CT 06031-0047
Phone: 860.824.9855

Todd Carusillo
First Selectman
Town of Goshen
42A North Street
Goshen, CT 06756
Phone: 860.491.2308 ext. 221

Samantha Hasenflue
Director of Social Services
Town of Kent
PO Box 678
Kent Town Hall
Kent, CT 06757
Phone: 860.927.1586

Tara Yard
Town Hall, 19 Maple Avenue
PO Box 592
Norfolk, CT 06058
Phone: 860.542.5829

North Canaan
Sharon Kelly-Levesque
Social Worker/Municipal Agent
Town of North Canaan
100 Pease Street, Suite #8
Canaan, CT 06018
Phone: 860.824.7313 x 110
Fax: 860.824.3139

Patrice McGrath
Director of Social Services
Salisbury Family Services
PO Box 379
Salisbury, CT 06068
Phone: 860.435.5187

Melia Hill
Social Service Agent
Town of Sharon Social Services
PO Box 385
Sharon, CT 06069
Phone: 860.364.1003

Jesi Sarno
Project Sage
13A Porter St
Lakeville, CT 06039
Phone: 860.364.1080 ext. 104


Melissa Brown
Phone: 860.868.7881 ext. 114

Gregory LaCava
First Selectman
Phone: 860.868.7881 ext. 102
Fax: 860.868.7746


Northwest Litchfield

Interest Area

Health & Human Services

Grant Amount

Up to $2,500



How To Apply

Be in touch with the social worker in your town who can submit an application on your behalf.