Foundation / Corporation
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation (BTCF) - Fund for Columbia County
Grants of up to $5,000 and grants of up to $10,000 to New York nonprofit organizations, schools, public entities, and community groups in eligible locations for collaborative and innovative projects that benefit the local residents Funding may be used for projects that further youth development, economic equity, civic and community engagement, the arts, education, the environment, and health and social services that directly impact the people of Columbia County.
The Fund for Columbia County invites applications for innovative projects and services that have a deep, lasting and positive impact on the residents of Columbia County, with particular emphasis on low-income and/or underserved adults and children.
BTCF welcomes applications from a single organization or collaborative partnerships and believes that organizations can achieve more working together than they can alone, and that collaborations can save resources and make organizations more powerful in their collective focus.
Decisions will be made based on where grants can have the largest impact and leverage. Selections are based on the review criteria stated below.
Community Impact: What is the potential impact of the project or service? What needs does it address? Is it a critical program or initiative at this time? How does it engage the community? Does it foster trust and collaborative civic participation?
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Priority will be given to projects serving marginalized, underserved and under-resourced populations, including communities of color, low-income, geographically isolated, LGBTQIA+, individuals with disabilities, refugees, and immigrants. We believe in projects that develop and maintain community connections and look for organizations that incorporate diverse cultures, philosophies and experiences across their programming.
Caliber: Is the proposal well conceived? Is it innovative and/or creative? Does it involve individuals or organizations with relevant experience? Is it cost effective?
Feasibility: Can the applicant demonstrate the capacity to initiate and successfully complete the project? Will there be appropriate staff members or volunteers involved?
GrantWatch ID#: 158842
Grants are for one year and range from $500 to $5,000. Requests for larger amounts up to $10,000, and multi-year grants will be considered for projects that show exceptional potential for impact.
One-year and two-year grants requests will be considered.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply Online: https://www.berkshiretaconic.org/bReceivebNonprofitsIndividuals/SearchApplyforGrants/www.berkshiretaconic.org/nonprofitgrants
Maeve O'Dea, Program Director
Phone: 413.229.0370 x 111
Brandon Williams, Grants Coordinator
Phone: 413.229.0370 x 115
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
800 North Main Street
PO Box 400
Sheffield, MA 01257-0400
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