Foundation / Corporation
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation - Alice and Richard Henriquez Memorial Fund and the Youth World Awareness Program
Grants generally ranging from $500 to $1,500 to Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York students in eligible areas that are planning on working and living in a community abroad to help promote international peace and justice. Students living in Northwest Litchfield County, Connecticut, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, and Columbia and Northeast Dutchess Counties in New York are eligible to apply. Groups of students can also apply and may be granted larger amounts.
Preference is given to individuals who have not been previously funded by the program and to groups whose participants have not been previously funded by the program.
Applications will be reviewed using the following criteria:
- Engagement: Project will engage the applicant with a broad cross section of young people of other cultures and provide the opportunity to learn new customs and lifestyles.
- Planning: Project shows good planning.
- Community Service: Project contains an element of community service.
Applicants are also encouraged to develop innovative and unique plans that go beyond what has been done in the past.
GrantWatch ID#: 177710
Grants awarded will generally range from $500 to $1,500 for individuals. Larger amounts are considered for groups.
Students (ages 14-22) residing in Berkshire, Columbia, northeast Dutchess or northwest Litchfield counties. Groups of students (ages 14-22) residing in Berkshire, Columbia, northeast Dutchess or northwest Litchfield counties.
Academic programs for credit are not eligible.
Programs consisting of international travel with home stays (e.g. People to People or Students/Sports Ambassadors) are not eligible for consideration unless they involve community service performed while abroad.
Grants are only available for international travel experiences (not domestic).
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation does not support organizations that, 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.
Online applications are due February 1, 2018.
Successful candidates or groups will be asked to speak of their experiences to their school and to other interested parties, e.g., Berkshire Taconic, the press.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Register and apply online:
Maeve O'Dea, Program Director
413.229.0370 x 111
Brandon Williams, Grants Coordinator
413.229.0370 x 115
USA: Connecticut: Northwest Litchfield County; Massachusetts: Berkshire County; New York: Columbia and Northeast Dutchess Counties