Recent Grants

Recipients Listed Alphabetically

Fiscal Year 2020

Berkshire United Way /Berkshire Community Taconic Foundation
COVID Emergency Relief Fund for Berkshire County, MA

Clinton Church Restoration, Inc.  Great Barrington, MA
For restoration planning

Community Access to the Arts (CATA)  Great Barrington, MA
For renovations at new fully accessible facility

Construct, Inc.  Great Barrington, MA
COVID Emergency relief grant for rental assistance

Hancock Shaker Village  Pittsfield, MA
For renovations at the Brick Dwelling

Lever, Inc  North Adams, MA
For renovations at incubator space

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary   Lenox, MA
For addition and upgrades to historic barn

Norman Rockwell Museum  Stockbridge, MA
For restoration planning

Pediatric Development Center  Pittsfield, MA
For building addition

Riverbrook Residence   Stockbridge, MA
For installation of small lift elevator

Schumacher Center for a New Economics, Inc.   Great Barrington, MA
For renovations to archival library

The Mount; Edith Wharton’s Home   Lenox, MA
For renovations at the Gatehouse

VIM Berkshires, Inc.  Great Barrington, MA
COVID Emergency relief grant

Fiscal Year 2019

Adams Suffrage Centennial Celebration Committee Adams, MA
To erect a monument to honor Susan B. Anthony, women’s rights activist and Adams native

Alchemy Initiative Pittsfield, MA
To purchase a van to bring work crews to area farms and food pantries

Berkshire South Regional Community Center Great Barrington, MA
For office expansion project

Chesterwood Stockbridge, MA
To renovate the Morris Center into an artist-in-residence work space

Childcare of the Berkshires North Adams, MA
For major renovations at the child care center, housed in a former 1920’s school

Dalton Community Recreation Association, Inc. Dalton, MA
For upgrades to the swimming pool; CRA’s most used resource

Greenagers, Inc. South Egremont, MA
For capital improvements to the new April Hill center

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts North Adams, MA
For seating and lighting improvements at Venable Theater

Shakespeare & Company Lenox, MA
For visitor experience upgrades on the campus

Westside Riverway Park/Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Pittsfield, MA
For an open-air performance pavilion at Riverside Park on Dewey Avenue

Fiscal Year 2018

Berkshire Community College Foundation Pittsfield, MA
To make improvements to BCC athletic fields for community sports teams

First Congregational Church Stockbridge, MA
Historical restoration of original windows and shutters

The Guthrie Center Housatonic, MA
Energy efficiency improvements to expand operations in the winter

The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center Great Barrington, MA
Lighting, audio and lobby improvement grant

Norman Rockwell Museum Stockbridge, MA
Seed grant relating to finding a permanent home for the museum’s collections and research programs

Riverbrook Residence Stockbridge, MA
Grant for an on-site construction project

Ronald McDonald House Springfield, MA
Phase 2 restoration grant to update 21 bedrooms and bathrooms used by visiting families, including many from Berkshire County

Tanglewood Lenox, MA
Grant to the Tanglewood Horticultural Initiative

UBU Theater Tyringham, MA
Seed money for first production in August 2017

West Stockbridge Historical Society West Stockbridge, MA
For restoration work to the 1854 Town Hall—now a centerpiece in the town

Fiscal Year 2017

Berkshire Botanical Garden Stockbridge, MA
For restoration of the original building; the Center House

Berkshire Pulse Housatonic, MA
Challenge match to raise funds for elevator to the 2nd floor dance studio

The Bidwell House Museum Monterey, MA
Challenge match for accessibility improvements and visitor enhancements

Construct, Inc. Great Barrington, MA
For the Forest Springs affordable housing project

Friends of the Sheffield Senior Center Sheffield, MA
To complete renovations to the senior center

Lever, Inc. North Adams, MA
To complete renovations to entrepreneurial office space

The Mastheads Pittsfield, MA
Challenge match for construction of five studios to support a writers’ residency in the city

The Mount Lenox, MA
Challenge match for exterior restoration of the Stables

Ventfort Hall Lenox, MA
For elevator to second floor


Berkshire Country Day School Lenox, MA
For creation of a Library and Learning Commons

Berkshire County 4-H Fair, Inc. Pittsfield, MA
For improvements to 4-H fairgrounds

Berkshire Museum Pittsfield, MA
For improvements to the “Little Cinema” theater

Berkshire Theatre Group Pittsfield, MA
For renovation of artists and staff housing

Hancock Shaker Village Hancock, MA
For improvements to courtyard entrance

Norman Rockwell Museum Stockbridge, MA
For replacement and rebuilding of new stone entranceway

Saint James Place Great Barrington, MA
To restore the historic church and repurpose the building for use as a cultural and educational organization

Volunteers in Medicine Great Barrington, MA
For expansion of free health clinic

Fiscal Year 2015

Chesterwood Stockbridge, MA
For the exterior restoration of the residence of sculptor, Daniel Chester French

Great Barrington Historical Society Great Barrington, MA
For restoration of the Wheeler Farmstead

Olga Dunn Dance Company Great Barrington, MA
For renovations to new dance studio

Opera Nouveau Great Barrington, MA
Seed money for new organization to create innovative growth to the arts sector in the Berkshires

Stockbridge Bowl Association Stockbridge, MA
Support for Save Stockbridge Bowl Campaign; a campaign to dredge and save Lake Mahkeenac, an important town resource

The Stockbridge Library Association Stockbridge, MA
For renovations to the Library and Museum & Archives