Local Impact

The Quailwood Fund was established in 2005 through the estate of Jonathan Schor, a resident of the hamlet of Red Rock for 30 years. It helps to preserve the history and protect the community Jon dearly loved. According to his wishes, the fund's committee members are the presidents of the Red Rock Volunteer Fire Company, Red Rock Historical Society and Canaan Conservation Club, and the executive director of the Columbia Land Conservancy.

Grantmaking focuses on public services, conservation work, public recreation facilities, fire and rescue facilities and educational scholarships. The Quailwood Fund has four grant programs: the Quailwood General Fund, Quailwood Scholarship Fund for Students, Quailwood Scholarship Fund for Adult Students and Red Rock Emergency Relief Fund.


Total amount of grantmaking since 1999


Total number of grants since 1999

Read about the fund's grantmaking guidelines and how to apply.

  • Canaan Conservation Club, Electrical and plumbing upgrade, $4,000
  • Columbia Land Conservancy, Roadway improvements at Schor Public Conservation Area, $11,000
  • Red Rock Historical Society, New roof, $6,000
  • Red Rock Rural Cemetery, Repair and restoration, $3,500

“The Schor Public Conservation Area is a great community resource and the Quailwood Fund makes it possible for us to improve this site for year-round public enjoyment.”

- Rebecca Walker, Columbia Land Conservancy

Advisory Committee

Damaris Botwick, Red Rock Historical Society

Troy Weldy, Columbia Land Conservancy

George Hoover, Red Rock Volunteer Fire Company

Bernice Gawron, Canaan Conservation Club

Donate to the Quailwood Fund

Make a secure online gift to the Quailwood Fund on our donate page.

Are you 70 ½ years old or older? A qualifying charitable distribution (QCD) allows you to donate up to $100,000 per year to the Quailwood Fund (or any eligible charitable organization) directly from your IRA and exclude it from your income. Please email our Philanthropic Services team at PS@BerkshireTaconic.org to learn more.

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