Foundation / Corporation
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation (BTCF)
Grants ranging from $100 to $1,000 to Sharon, Connecticut students, teachers, school administrators and staff members, parents, nonprofits, and community members to enhance the quality of education in a local K-8 school. The purpose of this fund is to enrich the learning experience of students and teachers of Sharon Center School.
The goal of the Fund is to ensure the highest level of achievement for the students and enhance their capacity to achieve excellence both in school and in the community.
Applications will be reviewed using the following criteria:
-Excellence: Is the project or service truly of a high quality? Is it the right time for the project? Does it involve qualified individuals/groups?
-Impact: What is the potential impact of the project or service on the school community or individual student? This does not mean the number of people involved, but rather the quality of the impact.
-Ability: Is the project well thought out and feasible?
GrantWatch ID#: 181208
Grants awarded will generally range from $100 to $1,000 for the first several years as the endowment builds.
The Foundation is seeking proposals for grants from students, teachers, administrators, staff, parents, nonprofits and members of the Sharon Center School community for projects that will fulfill the purposes of the Fund.
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 (not salaries). Priority will be given to proposals that rely on volunteer efforts and that show additional means of support.
Possible projects include, but are 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; field trips.
Berkshire Taconic 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.
The deadline to apply is October 15, 2018.
Decisions are typically made within 6-8 weeks after the application deadline.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For nonprofit organizations:
For all other applicants:
Berkshire Taconic Program Director.
Maeve O’Dea, Program Director
413.229.0370 x 111
For questions about the application processes or how to claim your award:
Brandon Williams, Grants Coordinator
413.229.0370 x 115
USA: Connecticut: Sharon