Recent Grants 2018-02-19T16:39:48+00:00

Recent Grants

Recipients Listed Alphabetically

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

FISCAL YEAR 2016

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