Conference registration is open!

On Thursday, October 24, 2019, a Nonprofit Leadership & Learning Conference will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Reading from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Join Berks County Community Foundation and the Association of Fundraising Professionals Berks Regional Chapter for an engaging day of professional development for nonprofit leaders and fundraising staff.

You must be registered to attend.

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Our 25th Anniversary

Over the course of the last 25 years, the generosity of our donors allowed us to award $57.2 million in grants and scholarships.

And we’re just getting started.

25th Anniversary


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Berks County Community Foundation was founded in 1994 to help individuals, families, organizations and businesses achieve their charitable objectives and improve the quality of life for the residents of Berks County. Since that time, the Community Foundation has grown to manage hundreds of charitable funds. Each year, those funds distribute scholarships and grants to support local students and assist a variety of nonprofit organizations and causes.

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The Community Foundation manages more than 350 charitable funds. The funds were created by local individuals, families and businesses to support causes and organizations they cared about. To see funds that are currently accepting applications, click on the “Apply for Grants + Funds” button. You can also search the complete list of funds.

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The Community Foundation administers scholarships, primarily for Berks County students. To see scholarships that are currently accepting applications, click on the “Apply for Scholarships” button. Be sure to follow all instructions and submit your application by the deadline. You can also search the complete list of scholarships.

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The President’s Journal

Kevin Murphy, president of Berks County Community Foundation since 1994, invites you to read his journal.

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Reserve a Meeting Room

Community Conference Center

Nonprofit organizations can request use of the meeting space in our Community Conference Center at no charge. After you register and have been recognized as a nonprofit organization by Berks County Community Foundation, you will be authorized to book meeting spaces.


Preferred catering and AV set-up choices are available. Please assess your needs before reserving a room. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis.