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Berkshire Taconic Announces Third Round of 2016 Grant Deadlines

SHEFFIELD — Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation announced the third round of deadlines for competitive grants in 2016. Covering the period from July through September, the summer cycle of deadlines is open to regional nonprofits, and includes the foundation’s two largest annual grants for regional artists and arts organizations.

Harvard Business School’s Governing for Nonprofit Excellence Scholarship is designed to enhance the leadership skills of nonprofit board chairs or vice chairs. Taught by a team of Harvard faculty members who specialize in nonprofit management and valued at $4,500, this program explores four core nonprofit governance competencies: board leadership, strategic stewardship, performance measurement, and financial oversight. Applications are due Aug. 8.

The Artist’s Resource Trust Fund for Organizations provides grants to nonprofit organizations to purchase, exhibit, or commission work created by regional artists. Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded. Applications are due Aug. 1.

The Berkshire Environmental Endowment Fund supports projects that focus on improving water quality and protecting the community’s natural resources. Applicants must be able to match the grant in cash or in-kind services. The fund has $20,000 available for grantmaking. Applications are due Sept. 30.

Meanwhile, for artists, the Artist’s Resource Trust Fund for Individuals provides grants to artists, age 35 or older, who seek funding to produce, exhibit, or commission their work. Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded. Applications are due Aug. 1.

The Martha Boschen Porter Fund supports emerging artists and artists who want to take their work in a different direction. Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to individual artists or collaborative efforts. Applications are due July 15.

For the application process for all grants, visit www.berkshiretaconic.org/searchgrants. For the application process for all scholarships, visit www.berkshiretaconic.org/searchscholarships.

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