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Northeast Dutchess Fund

Grants to Dutchess County, New York Nonprofits, Agencies,
Organizations, and Individuals for Community and Capital Projects

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Foundation / Corporation

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Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation (BTCF) - Northeast Dutchess Fund

Deadline Date:

04/15/19

Description:

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Grants of up to $500 and grants ranging from $500 to $3,000 to New York nonprofit organizations, agencies, community organizations, teachers, students, and parents for programs to benefit Northeast Dutchess County. Proposals will also be accepted for general operating support and capital improvements.

The Fund is positioned to serve as an ongoing resource that can look across town borders and combine resources to achieve maximum benefit for the residents of these towns. Under the guidance of a group of community advisors, it reviews and makes grants in response to applications it receives, provides technical assistance to nonprofits and initiates projects to provide services that do not exist.

Review criteria can be seen at the Full-Text link below.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180938

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants usually range between $500 and $3,000, with requests up to $10,000 considered for exceptional projects.

Emergency grants of up to $500 may be awarded on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Northeast Dutchess Fund Committee.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit organizations, public agencies or community organizations that provide services to the residents of Amenia, Clinton Corners, Dover Plains, Millbrook, Millerton, North East, Pine Plains, Stanford, Washington, Wassaic, and Wingdale are eligible to apply for grants.

Nonprofits, teachers, students or parents may apply for projects that enhance the educational experience for the children in the aforementioned towns. Projects may provide individual school or system-wide education and enrichment opportunities. All requests must be accompanied by a letter of support from the school principal or superintendent.

Public agencies may apply for projects that enrich the experience of their residents or offer additional opportunities for public improvements. Please note that grants are not intended to replace tax dollars.

The Northeast Dutchess Fund 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.

For Emergency Grants please submit a one-page letter of inquiry outlining the nature of the crisis and projected use of funds. Further information may be requested by Berkshire Taconic before a decision is made.

Pre-Application Information:

An organization may submit only one application per deadline. Projects that have received prior support from the Northeast Dutchess Fund may reapply.

All grants will require a one-to-one match either in cash, services or in-kind donations.

For Emergency Grants: Please submit a one page letter of inquiry outlining the nature of the crisis and projected use of funds. Further information may be requested by Berkshire Taconic before a decision is made.

How to apply: https://www.berkshiretaconic.org/bReceivebNonprofitsIndividuals/AboutGrantsandScholarships/GrantsHowtoApply.aspx

FAQs: http://www.berkshiretaconic.org/bReceivebNonprofitsIndividuals/AboutGrantsandScholarships/GrantsFAQs.aspx

Registration tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=etScRJXC2bE

Application tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_oPa0E3V7uU

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Application forms:
Individual application form: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=berkshirescholarship
Nonprofit appication form: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=berkshire

Brandon Williams, Grants Coordinator
bwilliams@berkshiretaconic.org
(413) 229-0370 x 115.

Amy Taylor, Community Engagement Officer for Education
ataylor@berkshiretaconic.org
413.229.0370 x 107

Maeve O’Dea, Program Director
Maeve@berkshiretaconic.org
413.229.0370 x 111

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
800 North Main Street
Sheffield, MA. 01257-9503
413-229-0370

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York: Northeast Dutchess County: Amenia, Clinton Corners, Dover Plains, Millbrook, Millerton, North East, Pine Plains, Stanford, Washington, Wassaic and Wingdale and their hamlets