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Grants to Massachusetts Nonprofits, School Personnel, and Individuals to Advance Educational Enrichment and Arts Integration

Gateway Fund Grants


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Geographic Focus
USA: Massachusetts: North Adams Public Schools

Important Dates
Deadline: 11/16/23 11:59 PM Eastern Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $1,000 and grants of up to $5,000 to Massachusetts nonprofit organizations, students, parents, school personnel, and community members in eligible locations for projects that enhance the education of students. Funding is intended for projects that further educational enrichment and arts integration. Projects must benefit the North Adams Public Schools.

Funds are available for students, teachers, administrators and community members for projects that sustain excellence in education in the North Adams Public Schools.

The Gateway Fund is an endowed fund whose purpose is to enhance and enrich the educational experience of the students and teachers in the North Adams Public Schools (NAPS). Gateway wants to ensure the highest level of achievement for the students and enhance their capacity to achieve excellence both in school and in the community.

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation's Arts Build Community initiative is investing in how we can further strengthen the role of the arts and creativity as a vehicle for education, civic engagement and cultural awareness. The C4 Initiative through MCLA has established the Berkshire County Blueprint for Arts Integration and Education, a vision for what every young person in Berkshire County should have access to in arts learning given our region’s rich cultural assets. The Gateway Fund is currently accepting grant applications from local organizations who wish to advance this effort within the school community.

Gateway is seeking proposals for grants from students, teachers, administrators, staff, parents, nonprofits and members of the community of the North Adams Public Schools for projects that will fulfill the purposes of the Fund.

Gateway seeks primarily to help cover the direct costs of projects. Possible projects include, but are certainly not limited to: independent study; new programs; extra-curricular activities; individual creative projects in or outside the classroom; visiting speakers; artists-in-residence; professional development for teachers; scientific, athletic, or technical equipment; library resources; and class field trips.


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Additional Eligibility Criteria
Gateway is seeking proposals for grants from students, teachers, administrators, staff, parents, nonprofits and members of the community of the North Adams Public Schools.

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.

Grants from the Fund will not replace public dollars for the school district.

The fund seeks primarily to help cover the direct costs of projects, and not salaries.

Pre-Application Information
Deadline: November 16, 2023. All applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on the day of the deadline.

Foundation decisions are typically made within 6-8 weeks.

Priority will be given to proposals that rely on volunteer efforts and that show additional means of support.

How to Apply and FAQs:

Estimated Size of Grant
- Up to $1,000 for education enrichment projects
- Up to $5,000 for arts integration projects

Contact Information
Online application portal:

For questions, please contact

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
800 North Main Street
Sheffield, MA 01257-9503

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