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Central Berkshire Fund Grant

Grants to Massachusetts Nonprofits, Agencies, and Community
Organizations to Improve the Quality of Life of Local Residents

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Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation (BTCF) - Central Berkshire Fund

Deadline Date:

10/12/21

Description:

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Grants of up to $5,000 to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and community organizations to improve the quality of life in eligible communities. Funding may be used for general operating support, projects, capital improvements, and programs. Eligible applicants provide services to the residents of Becket, Cummington, Dalton, Hinsdale, Peru, Washington, and Windsor.

The endowed fund serves as an ongoing resource that can look across town borders and combine resources to achieve maximum benefit for the residents of these towns. The Fund will provide support to nonprofit organizations and initiate projects to provide services that do not exist.

Projects that benefit the community in any of the following areas will be considered: arts and culture, education*, the environment, and health and social services. 

*Education: one current area of focus for the fund is early childhood development. The Central Berkshire Fund’s intentions are to promote the well-being and overall development of young children in all areas, including cognitive, language, pre-literacy, social-emotional and physical, so that children are ready to learn when they enter kindergarten.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 158837

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants usually range between $2,000 and $5,000, although larger amounts may be considered.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit organizations, public agencies or community organizations that provide services to the residents of Becket, Cummington, Dalton, Hinsdale, Peru, Washington, or Windsor are eligible to apply for grants.

Public agencies may apply for projects that enrich the experience of their residents. Grants are not intended to replace tax dollars but rather to offer additional opportunities for public improvements.

Neither the Central Berkshire Fund nor Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation supports 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.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline: October 12

All grants will require a one-to-one match either in cash, services, or in-kind donations.

Decisions are typically made within 6-8 weeks after the application deadline.

How to Apply: https://www.berkshiretaconic.org/bReceivebNonprofitsIndividuals/AboutGrantsandScholarships/GrantsHowtoApply.aspx
FAQs: https://www.berkshiretaconic.org/bReceivebNonprofitsIndividuals/AboutGrantsandScholarships/GrantsFAQs.aspx

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply Online: http://www.berkshiretaconic.org/bReceivebNonprofitsIndividuals/SearchApplyforGrants/www.berkshiretaconic.org/nonprofitgrants

Maeve O'Dea, Program Director
maeve@berkshiretaconic.org
413.229.0370 x 111

Amy Taylor
Community Engagement Officer for Education
413.229.0370 x 107
ataylor@berkshiretaconic.org

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
800 North Main Street, PO Box 400
Sheffield, MA 01257-0400

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