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Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation Grant Deadlines

SHEFFIELD — Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation announced the first round of deadlines for competitive grants in fiscal year 2016. Covering the period from January through March, the winter cycle of deadlines is open to regional nonprofits, students, and schools.

For Nonprofits

• Harvard Business School’s ‘Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management’ program (SPNM) is an intensive six-day program for nonprofit CEOs, presidents, or executive directors who are responsible for shaping the direction, policies and major programs of their organizations. Applications are due March 1 and the program runs in July.
• 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.
• The James and Robert Hardman Fund for North Adams supports nonprofit groups, community organizations or public agencies that support the residents of North Adams and the neighboring communities of Florida and Clarksburg, Mass., and Stamford, Vermont. The fund prioritizes projects that support disadvantaged residents or enrich the cultural and natural environment. Grants range from $500 to $3,000. Applications are due March 1.
• The Fund for Williamstown supports innovative projects and services that benefit the residents of Williamstown. Letters of intent describing projects and their purpose are due March 15. Grants range from $500 to $2,500. Full grant applications are due April 15.

For Students

• The Alice and Richard Henriquez Memorial Fund /Youth World Awareness Program provides grants to students ages 14-22 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 Simple Gifts Fund awards grants to young people ages 13-21 for participation in cultural or creative summer programs. Grants range from $200 to $800. Applications are due March 30.

For Schools

The James C. Kapteyn Endowment Fund honors excellence in teaching with a $10,000 prize for study or travel. Nominations from school principals or chief administrators are due Feb. 2.
The Lenox Education Enrichment Foundation supports projects that enhance the educational experience of students and teachers in the Lenox public schools. Grants range from $100 to $1,000. Applications are due Feb. 28.
Grant application forms for all the funds are online and can be found at www.berkshiretaconic.org/SearchGrants.

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