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Grants to Massachusetts School Staff, Students, and Community Members for Projects to Improve Education

Berkshire Hills Fund for Excellence (BHFE)


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Geographic Focus
USA: Massachusetts: Berkshire Hills Regional School District

Important Dates
Deadline: 09/21/23 11:59 PM Eastern Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $3,000 to Massachusetts teachers, administrators, students, and community members in eligible locations for projects that advance excellence in education. Funding is intended for innovative projects that improve and enrich the educational experience of students and teachers. Funded projects must occur in the Berkshire Hills Regional School District (BHRSD).

The Berkshire Hills Fund for Excellence (BHFE) wants to ensure the highest level of achievement for the students and enhance their capacity to achieve excellence both in school and in the community.

Preference is given to new projects. The funding priority is to encourage innovation rather than to provide on-going support to a particular project or program.


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Additional Eligibility Criteria
Students, teachers, administrators, and community members may apply for projects in the Berkshire Hills Regional School District.

Berkshire Taconic does not support organizations which 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.

Grants from the Fund will not replace public dollars for the school district.

Pre-Application Information
The deadline to apply is September 21, 2023. All applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on the day of the deadline.

Foundation decisions are typically made within 6-8 weeks.

Priority will be given to proposals that rely on volunteer efforts and that show additional means of support.

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Estimated Size of Grant
Grants awarded will generally range from $100 to $3,000. Larger awards may be considered if funds are available.

Contact Information
Online application portal:

For questions, please contact

Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
800 North Main Street
Sheffield, MA 01257-9503

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