Foundation / Corporation
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation (BTCF) - Berkshire Environmental Endowment Fund (BEE)
Grants totaling $22,500 to Berkshire County, Massachusetts nonprofit organizations, public agencies, schools or civic community agencies for new or ongoing environmental projects. Particular emphasis is placed on projects focusing on water quality and land related issues. Priority will be given to projects that engage the community and make a substantial impact and difference in the quality of the region’s water resources.
Applications will be reviewed according to the following criteria:
- Quality: How worthy is the project? Is it the right time for this project? Does it involve qualified individuals and organizations? Is it well conceived? Does it fit well with other related activities and regional priorities?
- Impact: What is the potential of the project to serve as a catalyst for action? Does it engage the community? Will it make a meaningful difference in the quality of the region’s water resources?
- Ability: Can the applicant complete the project? Does the organization exhibit a demonstrated capacity to initiate and successfully execute similar projects? Are the appropriate staff members or volunteers involved? Is the staff/group capable and stable enough to perform the tasks necessary to complete the proposed project?
- Grant Impact: If the proposed grant is not received, will this project either be severely curtailed or not provided at all?
GrantWatch ID#: 165030
Proposals are considered for new or ongoing projects from nonprofit organizations, public agencies, schools or civic community entities. Community groups that are not incorporated may apply using another nonprofit as a fiscal agent.
Berkshire Taconic does not support 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.
Applicants must be able to match the BEE grant 1:1 in cash or in-kind services.
Decisions are typically made within 6-8 weeks after the application deadline.
How to apply: http://www.berkshiretaconic.org/bReceivebNonprofitsIndividuals/AboutGrantsandScholarships/GrantsHowtoApply.aspx
Watch a Registration Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etScRJXC2bE
Watch an Application Tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oPa0E3V7uU
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online Application: https://www.grantinterface.com/Common/LogOn.aspx?eqs=u1QamNr-ifXOStGKAJzYDyFowZXvDIhs0
Maeve O'Dea, Program Director
413.229.0370 ext. 111
Brandon Williams, Grants Coordinator
413.229.0370 x 115
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
800 North Main Street
PO Box 400
Sheffield, MA 01257-0400
USA: Massachusetts: Berkshire County