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Greylock ABC Fund Launches with New Grant Program
08:00AM / Thursday, May 11, 2023
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Greylock ABC Fund launched earlier this month with a renewed mission to support the educational development of students in grades pre-K through 12. 
The Fund, established in partnership with Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation (BTCF), maintains its focus on educational attainment for students of color while extending opportunities to students of low socio-economic status, and program support for multicultural and academic programs that benefit students of all demographic groups. 
The Fund offers two opportunities. The first is a grant open to schools and nonprofits, and the second is scholarship for individual students to attend local private schools.
Program Grant
Greylock ABC Fund offers grants of up to $7,500 in support of multicultural education or academic preparation for students of color and/or low-socio-economic status in pre-kindergarten and K-12 schools. Funding is open to nonprofit organizations and school districts serving residents of Pittsfield and Northern Berkshire County that meet the eligibility guidelines. The grant application is open now through May 29.
The Greylock ABC Fund Scholarship is open to students of color and/or students with financial need to support the education-related costs to attend a residential high school in Berkshire County and their readiness to pursue college or another post-secondary education institution. Scholars may apply for up to $5000 for any education-related need. The scholarship application is open now through May 29.
"We are excited to announce the new Greylock ABC Fund with our expanded mission to support the educational development of students of all ages," said Liz Costley of the Greylock ABC Fund. "Our long-term goal is to provide equitable access to higher-learning opportunities, education that helps our schools become more inclusive, and further prepare our students to become leaders in the broader community."
The Greylock ABC Fund was established at Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation following the dissolution of the Greylock ABC (A Better Chance) organization.
"Berkshire Taconic's vision is for all residents to have the opportunity for economic mobility and high quality of life. Greylock ABC Fund helps bring this vision to life," said BTCF Program Director Maeve O'Dea.
Now accepting applications for the program grant and scholarship through May 29.
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