Foundation / Corporation
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation (BTCF) - Green Pastures Fund
Grants ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 to Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York nonprofit organizations and public agencies in eligible areas to preserve and encourage community-based agricultural ventures. Eligible regions include the Northwest corner of Litchfield County, Connecticut, northeast Dutchess and Columbia counties in New York, and southern Berkshire County in Massachusetts.
Funded activities may include, but are not limited to, community-supported agriculture; local farmers’ markets; urban garden programs; agricultural scholarships; cooperative programming; internships; grant writing; and marketing.
GrantWatch ID#: 178059
Grants generally range from $1,000 to $3,000.
No project will be funded for more than 3 consecutive years.
Proposals are considered for new or ongoing projects of nonprofit organizations or public agencies. Community groups that are not incorporated may apply using another nonprofit as a fiscal agent.
Grantees must wait twelve months before applying for another grant from the fund.
The Foundation 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, gender orientation, political affiliation, or religious belief.
The application deadline is March 1, 2019. Decisions are typically made within 6-8 weeks after the application deadline.
Preference will be given to projects that can show additional sources of funding or in-kind support.
Click here for important information on how to apply: https://www.berkshiretaconic.org/bReceivebNonprofitsIndividuals/AboutGrantsandScholarships/GrantsHowtoApply.aspx
Click here to view the online application FAQs: https://www.berkshiretaconic.org/bReceivebNonprofitsIndividuals/AboutGrantsandScholarships/GrantsFAQs.aspx
Click here to watch a registration tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etScRJXC2bE
Click here to 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.
Click here to apply online: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=berkshire
Maeve O'Dea, Program Director
Phone: 413.229.0370 x 111
Brandon Williams, Grants Coordinator
Phone: 413.229.0370 x 115
Berkshire Taconic service area: https://www.berkshiretaconic.org/bLearnbAboutBTCF/LocalImpactMap.aspx
USA: Connecticut: Northwest corner of Litchfield County ; Massachusetts: Southern Berkshire County; New York: Northeast Dutchess and Columbia Counties