Foundation / Corporation
Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation (BTCF)
Grants ranging from $100 to $1,000 to Sharon, Connecticut individuals and nonprofits for projects that will enhance the local K-8 school. Funding is intended to increase student achievement in the school and the community. Priority will be given to proposals that rely on volunteer efforts and that show additional means of support.
Projects may include, but are not limited to: independent study; new programs; extracurricular activities; individual creative projects in or outside the classroom; visiting speakers; artists in residence; professional development for teachers; scientific, athletic, or technical equipment; library resources; field trips.
Applications will be reviewed using the following criteria:
- Excellence: Is the project or service truly of a high quality? Is it the right time for the project? Does it involve qualified individuals/groups?
- Impact: What is the potential impact of the project or service on the school community or individual student? This does not mean the number of people involved, but rather the quality of the impact.
- Ability: Is the project well thought out and feasible?
GrantWatch ID#: 181208
Grants awarded will generally range from $100 to $1,000 for the first several years as the endowment builds.
Students, teachers, administrators, staff, parents, nonprofits and members of the Sharon Center School community may apply.
Grants from the Fund will not replace public dollars for the school district. The Fund seeks primarily to help cover the direct costs of projects (not salaries). Priority will be given to proposals that rely on volunteer efforts and that show additional means of support.
Berkshire Taconic does not support organizations that, in their constitution, by-laws, or practice, discriminate against a person or group on the basis of age, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation or religious belief.
The deadline is October 15, 2017. Decisions are typically made within 6-8 weeks after the application deadline.
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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Nonprofits may register and apply online here:
All other applicants may register and apply online here:
Maeve O’Dea, Program Director
413.229.0370 x 111
USA: Connecticut: Sharon