Berkshire Taconic Announces First Round of 2019 Deadlines for Northeast Dutchess County

Sheffield, Mass. — Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation today announced the first round of deadlines for competitive grants in 2019. Regional nonprofits, students, individuals and schools are invited to apply for funding during the winter grants cycle. Apply online at www.berkshiretaconic.org/SearchGrants and www.berkshiretaconic.org/SearchScholarships.

FOR NONPROFITS

Harvard Business School’s Performance Measurement for Effective Management of Nonprofit Organizations (PMNO) program is designed for senior nonprofit leaders who are committed to implementing effective performance measurement and management in their organizations. The program is valued at $4,750 and runs May 28-31 on the Harvard Business School campus in Boston, Mass. Applications are due Feb. 1.

The Green Pastures Fund supports nonprofit organizations or public entities that encourage or preserve small, community-based agricultural ventures. Grants range from $1,000 to $3,000. Applications are due March 1.

Harvard Business School’s Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management (SPNM) program is an intensive one-week course for nonprofit CEOs, presidents or executive directors who are responsible for shaping the direction, mission policies and major programs of their organizations. The program is valued at $6,500 and runs July 14-20 on the Harvard Business School campus in Boston, Mass. Applications are due March 1.

The Northeast Dutchess Fund supports nonprofits, public agencies or community organizations that serve the residents of Amenia, Clinton Corners, Dover, 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.

FOR STUDENTS: SCHOLARSHIPS

The Andrea Wagner Women in Science Scholarship Fund awards $1,500 scholarships to female residents of the Berkshire Taconic region who are currently enrolled at a four-year college and majoring in natural or physical science or engineering. Applications are due March 15.

The Ferris Burtis Scholarship Fund sponsors graduating high school seniors who have been accepted at a conservatory or school of music to pursue a career in classical music. Scholarships of $2,000 will be awarded. Applications are due March 15.

The Matthew D. Reagon Scholarship Fund awards scholarships of $1,150 to graduates or graduating seniors of Webutuck High School who attained reasonable academic achievement despite facing adversity. Applications are due March 15.

The Northeast Dutchess Scholarship Fund provides grants to college-bound graduating seniors of Dover High School, Millbrook High School, Stissing Mountain High School and Webutuck High School. Students will receive $2,500 and may reapply each year for a total of $10,000. Applications are due March 15.

The Rhoda Lubalin Art Scholarship Fund supports graduating seniors of Webutuck High School who intend to study visual arts at a college or other educational institution. Scholarships up to $1,000 will be awarded. Applications are due March 15.

The Thomas J. Berlinghoff Scholarship Fund awards $1,000 to graduating seniors of Webutuck High School who are attending a college, university or vocational school. Applications are due March 15.

FOR STUDENTS AND INDIVIDUALS: TRAVEL, SUMMER SERVICE AND CULTURAL PROGRAMS
The Alice and Richard Henriquez Memorial Fund and Youth World Awareness Program provides grants to students ages 14 to 22 for international travel and service. Grants range from $500 to $1,500 for individual applicants; larger grants may be considered for groups. Applications are due Feb. 1.

The Violet H. Simmons Summer Enrichment Scholarship Fund supports summer projects for Webutuck High School graduates who are enrolled in their second or third year at a four-year accredited college or their first year at an accredited two-year college. Grants up to $5,000 will be awarded. Applications are due Feb. 15.

The Moonlight Mile Scholarship Fund supports women who are seeking matching funds to support travel or equipment needs for study or athletic competition, professional training, or support for alternative healing. Applicants should be at least 18 years old and live in New York or Massachusetts. Grants range from $500 to $1,200. Applications are due March 15.

The Simple Gifts Fund awards grants to young people ages 13 to 19 for participation in cultural or creative summer programs. Grants range from $200 to $800. Applications are due March 15.

FOR SCHOOLS

The James C. Kapteyn Endowment Fund honors excellence in teaching with a $10,000 prize for study or travel. The successful candidate’s school will also receive a $2,000 grant. Nominations from school principals or chief administrators are due Feb. 9. Nominees must complete their applications by March 30. Contact grants@berkshiretaconic.org to nominate an educator.

The Dover Education Enrichment Program (DEEP) supports the development of projects and services in the Dover Union Free School District. Grants range from $250 to $1,500. Applications are due Feb. 28.

The Sustaining Education Enrichment and Development (SEED) Fund supports the development of projects and services in the Pine Plains Central School District. Grants range from $1,000 to $3,000. Applications are due March 1.

About Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation

For more than 30 years, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation has strengthened communities through philanthropy and leadership in northwest Litchfield County, CT; Berkshire County, MA; and Columbia County and northeast Dutchess County, NY. A nonprofit public charity with $150 million in assets, the foundation distributed a total of $6.5 million through grants and scholarships in 2017 to nonprofits and individuals in the arts and education, health and human services, and environmental protection. You can make a difference. We can help. www.berkshiretaconic.org

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