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Berkshire Taconic announces final round of grant deadlines

September 11, 2019 11:34 am

SHEFFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation announced the final round of deadlines for competitive grants and scholarships in 2019.

Regional nonprofits, schools, students and individuals are invited to apply for funding. The application process for all grants is online at

Education enrichment funds will award grants for projects that enhance and enrich the educational experience of the students and teachers in Columbia County schools. Applications will be accepted from students, teachers, administrators, parents and members of the community.

The Taconic Hills Education Enrichment Fund and Taconic Hills Arts & Humanities Fund for the Taconic Hills Central School District, due Sept. 15. Chatham Education Foundation for the Chatham Central School District, due Oct. 20. Hudson Schools Arts and Humanities Fund for the Hudson City School District, due Oct. 20. New Lebanon Arts and Humanities Fund for the New Lebanon Central School District, due Oct. 20.

The Wassermann-Streit Y’diyah Memorial Fund supports projects that include an aspect of the culture, history or experience of traditional Judaism in material or programming. The goal of the fund is to encourage authentic knowledge of the expression of traditional Judaism, leading to an understanding of the commonalities of all people while acknowledging diversity. Applications are due Nov. 1.

The Sean Patrick French Memorial Scholarship Fund awards three scholarships: $2,500 to a college-bound Chatham High School senior who demonstrates leadership through community service and good sportsmanship; $1,200 to a college-bound senior who resides in Columbia County and has participated in cross-county or track and field for at least two years; and $1,200 to a senior who participated in the state cross-county meet and was selected as a Good Sportsmanship Award winner. Applications are due Dec. 1. Visit to apply.