Winter 2023-24 Grant Opportunities

Community Space Public Wi-Fi Program

Berkshire Grant Opportunity

Special Deadline Jan. 29, Apply Now

Organizations or municipalities have the opportunity to apply for funds to help entities increase access to the internet by providing new or expanded Wi-Fi in spaces used by community members.

Virtual info session on Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 10:00 a.m.

Register to attend!

February 15, 2024 Deadline

Applications Open January 5, 2024

All Counties

Green Pastures Fund

All Counties

Nonprofits, Public entities

The fund’s mission is to preserve and encourage small, community-based agricultural ventures, which might include, but are not limited to: community-supported agriculture; local farmers’ markets; urban garden programs; agricultural scholarships; cooperative programming; internships; grant writing; and marketing.

James C. Kapteyn Endowment Fund

All Counties


Principals and Heads of School may nominate an outstanding educator who meets the vision of the fund. The primary mission of the fund is to recognize and support educators, who offer extraordinary gifts to their students, and promote teaching excellence in the secondary schools within the Berkshire Taconic community. 

Planning and Technical Assistance Grant Program

All Counties


This grant provides flexible funding to allow an organization to seize an opportunity to refine their strategy, invest in board development, and evaluate and refine program delivery at a time when their missions are needed most by the communities they serve. We particularly seek projects that strengthen the governance and diversity of smaller nonprofit boards.

Berkshire County

Crane Family Fund

Berkshire County


The Crane Family Fund was established at Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation in 2008. The fund’s mission is to support projects that demonstrate innovation in the intersection of environmental quality and community health and well-being.

Berkshire Environmental Endowment

Berkshire County


The BEE Fund supports nonprofit organizations, public agencies, schools or civic community entities for projects focused on water quality and related land issues. Grants currently focus on grassroots organizations with preference for water-related educational projects that will engage Berkshire County youth.

City of Pittsfield, Strategic Planning Grants for ARPA Community Partners

Pittsfield, Berkshire County


To encourage and support community partners to prepare and/or update their strategic plans, the city has committed funding for the ARPA Community Partner Strategic Planning Grant Program to be administered and overseen by Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

Columbia County

Fund for Columbia County: Grants for Community Impact

Columbia County

Nonprofits, Schools, Civic Entities

This grant will support projects that further youth development, economic equity, civic and community engagement, arts and cultural programming that focuses on community engagement, education, the environment, and health and social services that directly impact the people of Columbia County.

Fresh and Healthy Food for All in Columbia County

Columbia County

Food pantries, Food distribution sites, Farmers markets, Schools, Nonprofits, Fiscally sponsored orgs

This grant supports organizations that work to ensure all people in Columbia County, especially households with limited resources, have access to fresh and healthy food. This includes providing immediate access to healthy food for the food insecure while simultaneously transforming the food system to increase long-term access for everyone in Columbia County. 

Quailwood Fund

Red Rock, Columbia County


This grant provides community support in the Red Rock, Columbia County, New York area for public services and improvement of the quality of life, for conservation work, public recreation facilities, fire and rescue facilities and educational scholarships.

Northeast Dutchess County

Northeast Dutchess Fund

Towns listed below in northeast Dutchess County

Nonprofits, Fiscally sponsored orgs, Municipalities

The fund seeks to support new or existing projects, programs or organizations that have a meaningful and positive impact on the residents of northeast Dutchess County, with particular emphasis on low income and/or underserved adults and children. The communities of Amenia, Clinton Corners, Dover Plains, Millbrook, Millerton, North East, Pine Plains, Stanford, Washington, Wassaic and Wingdale.

Northwest Litchfield County

Madeleine B. Wildes Fund

Town of Salisbury


This fund supports projects that provide assistance to “persons residing in Salisbury, who, through sickness, misfortune, or lack of opportunity, and despite their own best efforts to support themselves and maintain their independence are in need of financial assistance for any purpose which is thought suitable.”

Save the Date for the 2024 Institute for Trustees!

  • The IFT registration will open January 16
  • The livestream keynote kick-off will be in the evening on Wednesday, March 20
  • Virtual workshops will be held between late March through the beginning of May 2024.

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