Berkshire Taconic Announces Second Round of 2015 Grant Deadlines for Dutchess County
Sheffield, Mass. — Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation today announced the second round of deadlines for competitive grants in 2015. Covering the period from April through June, the spring cycle of deadlines is open to regional nonprofits, students and schools.
The Wassermann-Streit Y’Diyah Memorial Fund supports projects and programs that encourage people to learn about Judaism with an aim to dispel religious prejudice, bias and intolerance. Grants of $500 will be awarded. Applications are due April 1.
The Northeast Dutchess Fund supports nonprofits, 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. Grants of up to $3,000 will be awarded. Applications are due April 15.
The Thomas J. Berlinghoff Scholarship Fund awards grants of $1,000 to graduating seniors of Webutuck High School who are attending a college, university or vocational school. Applications are due April 1.
The Rhoda Lubalin Art Scholarship Fund supports graduating seniors of Webutuck Central School who intend to study visual arts at a college or other educational institution. Grants of $500 will be awarded. Applications are due April 1.
The Northeast Dutchess Scholarship Fund supports graduating seniors of Dover High School, Millbrook Public High School, Stissing Mountain High School and Webutuck High School. Awardees will receive $1,125 annually. Applications are due April 1.
The Tabor Foundation Fund supports residents of northeast Dutchess County who plan to undertake education or training in a field of health care and to seek employment in their community afterwards. Grants of up to $4,000 will be awarded. Applications are due June 30.
The Alice B. Henriquez Memorial Fund Writing Prize was established to encourage young people to use their writing and analytical skills to address contemporary issues. This year, the fund will award a prize of $1,000 to a senior at Webutuck High School whose 1,000-word essay best describes the personal meaning of John Lennon’s statement and song title, “Give Peace a Chance.” Additional details are online. Submissions are due May 1.
The Dover Education Enrichment Program (DEEP) supports projects that inspire creative thinking, encourage student initiative and help create a culture of high academic achievement for the students and teachers of the Dover Union Free School District. Grants of up to $1,500 will be awarded. Applications are due May 15.
About Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
For over 27 years, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation has built stronger communities and helped donors make a difference through charitable giving in northwest Litchfield County, CT; Berkshire County, MA; and Columbia County and northeast Dutchess County, NY. Each year, the foundation distributes over $8 million through grants and scholarships to nonprofits and individuals in the arts and education, health and human services and environmental protection. Berkshire Taconic is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity. You can make a difference. We can help.