Administers charitable grants including:
Neighbor-to-Neighbor (N2N): provides emergency one time assistance for local residents who are in economic distress. Small grants (generally around $500) to help those with overdue utilities, medical bills, short-term housing costs, and transportation problems. Checks are written to the vendor (landlord, utility company, pharmacy or mechanic) on behalf of the person in need. Applications are accepted from social service agencies only on behalf of clients and may be submitted by fax, e-mail, or mail. *****Please be in touch with social service agencies (or clergy, town supervisor, etc.), who can submit an application on your behalf.
Kelley Therapeutic Shoe Fund: for Elderly or disabled residents of Berkshire County, MA in need of therapeutic shoes that are not covered by insurance. Grants will generally range from $100-$500.
Denise Kaley Fund: supports the day-to-day living expenses of Berkshire women who are living with cancer and have financial need. Client advocates can apply on behalf of female cancer patients with financial need. Awards are generally up to $500.
New World Fund of the Berkshires: Nonprofit organizations providing services to recent immigrants to the Berkshires can apply for grants for immediate and basic needs, such as buying winter clothes, having their teeth fixed, getting snow tires for their cars, making a deposit on rental housing
Women’s Cancer Wellness Fund: supports Berkshire Taconic women residents who have had a cancer diagnosis and are seeking support in their search for integrative health care modalities including financial aid for those who qualify.
Go to www.berkshiretaconic.org for a list of other area funds & grants available.
Last formal update: 1/16/2020