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James and Robert Hardman Fund Grant

Grants to Massachusetts and Vermont Nonprofits in Eligible
Communities to Improve the Lives of Local Residents

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Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation (BTCF) - James and Robert Hardman Fund

Deadline Date:

03/01/21 11:59 PM (EST)


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Grants to Massachusetts and Vermont nonprofit organizations in eligible communities for programs that enhance the lives of local residents. Funding is intended to support initiatives in the areas of health, education, historic preservation, the environment, arts, culture, and human and social services. Priority will be given to activities that meet basic or emergency needs. Requests will be accepted from organizations serving North Adams, Clarksburg, and Florida in Massachusetts, and Stamford, Vermont.

Grants will be awarded to organizations that demonstrate the potential to expand or deepen their impact, or to those that are already achieving a significant impact. The Hardman Fund is particularly interested in initiatives that take a long term view of what is required to support people in difficult economic circumstances and to assist them in moving out of poverty and those that enrich the cultural and natural environment of the Fund area.

While the Hardman Fund typically supports a wide range of projects, the fund’s grantmaking committee has prioritized projects that meet basic or emergency needs—including food pantry, health insurance counseling, and victim assistance services—and organizations that are the sole providers of vital services for vulnerable populations in the region. Preference is given to collaboration between organizations, particularly those providing food to people in need.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178198

Estimated Size of Grant:

The number and size of grants awarded will depend on the amount of funding available from the Hardman Fund, as well as the number and quality of applications received.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nonprofit organizations serving North Adams, Clarksburg, Florida (Massachusetts) or Stamford (Vermont) can apply.

The Foundation 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.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline: March 1. All applications must be submitted by 11:59 pm (EST) on the day of the deadline.

Applicants will be notified of the Foundation’s decision within two months of the deadline date.

The online grants manager allows you to start multiple applications to the funds for which you want your proposal to be considered. It is not possible to submit the same proposal to multiple funds.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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For assistance, contact:

Maeve O'Dea, Program Director
413.229.0370 x 111

For questions about the application processes, please email Grants Associate Caitlin Healy at or call her at (413) 229-0370 x 115.

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

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Massachusetts: North Adams, Clarksburg, Florida;   Vermont: Stamford

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