The Jane Lloyd Fund | Jane Lloyd Fund

~ Helping Cancer Patients Day to Day ~


                                   TEN YEARS OF THE JANE LLOYD FUND

It’s hard to believe it’s been more than 10 years since The Jane Lloyd Fund began its mission to help cancer patients day to day. It’s a bittersweet mission… that breaks our hearts knowing someone is struggling with a cancer diagnosis, and one that gives us such joy knowing we are helping a fellow community member by relieving some of the stress of meeting their day to day financial obligations.

Thanks to the generosity of our communities and in the spirit in which the Fund was established, we’ve come so far in 10 years. Fundraisers such as a lemonade stand, the Kent Mother/Daughter Basketball game, Breakfast with Benefits, the Salisbury School Carnival, the annual clambake, The Harlem Line dance, the Cornwall Consolidated School Walk-A-Thon, Indian Mountain School's Pink Week and everything in between all benefiting the Fund has made an immeasurable difference is someone’s life.  Whether the donation is to pay a mortgage, a car payment, an electric bill, or for medical expenses for someone in the fight of their life or for someone whose wish it is to depart this world peacefully, it all helps ease some of their financial burdens and worries.

We are so proud to have helped ­­­­­­­numerous families over the past ten years and will continue to do so for as long as there is a need. 

Thank you for your past and continued generosity in the future.  You are part of The Jane Lloyd Fund story and we are deeply grateful. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to The Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation for their support and guidance over the past ten years.


Please listen to the audio below from a recipient. Your donation truly makes a difference!


On September 14th, 2005 Jane Knowlton Lloyd died peacefully at her home in Lime Rock, Connecticut. Fortunately Jane was blessed with many generous friends who enabled her to live her last days in the peaceful, loving environment of her home with her family and friends by her side. In her last two years living with cancer, Jane was unable to work full time, and the stress of meeting her financial obligations weighed heavily upon her. A large group of generous friends assumed Jane’s day-to-day expenses, enabling her to live her final days at home.

The Jane Lloyd Fund was born after her death to help families in the Region One area of the Northwest Corner of Connecticut, who, because of the effects of cancer and its treatment, cannot meet their day - to - day financial obligations. The Jane Lloyd Fund has accumulated enough funds through contributions from the generosity of the community of the Region One and beyond to be able to help several families in its first year. As an endowed fund within The Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, The Jane Lloyd Fund will help families maintain a supportive environment at home for cancer patients for many generations to come.

Disbursements from the fund are made upon the written recommendation of a social service agent, town social worker, hospice care provider, visiting nurse, counselor or pastor. These funds must be used for day to day expenses such as mortgage, rent, insurance, utilities, heating oil, car payments and transportation to and from doctor appointments or cancer treatment appointments.

To apply for funds please contact Maeve O'Dea at the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation by calling 413.229.0370 or emailing

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Please Watch & Share. We hope this will inspire you to learn more about how you can make a difference through Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation. Deepest thanks to the Jane Lloyd Fund, the Lloyd family, The Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Kimberly Rock, and filmmakers Dawn Hathaway & Evan Estern.

To make a tax deductible contribution to this unique and important fund please make
checks  payable to:

The Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
(please note in memo line The Jane Lloyd Fund)

and mail to:

The Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation
800 N Main Street
Sheffield, MA 01257

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