Berkshire Taconic Announces New Grants Program to Support Immigrants in Northeast Dutchess County

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation today announced the launch of a new competitive grantmaking program that aims to increase financial self-sufficiency among immigrants in northeast Dutchess County and strengthen the nonprofit infrastructure that supports the area’s growing immigrant community. Nonprofits, municipalities, community organizations or civic entities based anywhere in Dutchess County and currently serving or able to serve residents in its northeast towns are invited to apply.

Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to develop new programs or expand services for immigrants living in Amenia, Clinton Corners, Dover, Millbrook, Millerton, North East, Pine Plains, Stanford, Washington, Wassaic and Wingdale. These grants are part of NEDCorps 2.0, an expanded program of Berkshire Taconic’s Northeast Dutchess Fund that is focused on reducing poverty through targeted support for immigrants, low-income families and young adults transitioning from high school to work.

The application process for these grants is online at www.BerkshireTaconic.org/Grants. Applications are due Friday, Sept. 6.

 

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 over $150 million in assets, the foundation distributed a total of $6.5 million through grants and scholarships in 2018 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