Celebrating 25 years of
stewardship in Berks County

As part of our 25th Anniversary Celebration, Berks County Community Foundation is taking a look at the past, present and future of a different aspect of our region in each quarter of the year.
In the third quarter of 2019, we focused on the environment in a variety of ways.

Our building — the first commercial “green building” in Berks County — opened in 2009. Its 10th anniversary coincides with the 25th anniversary of Berks County Community Foundation as an institution.

The Met-Ed / Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund provides grants, loans, and equity investments to promote:

  • the development and use of renewable energy and clean energy technologies
  • energy conservation and efficiency
  • sustainable energy businesses
  • projects that improve the environment in the companies’ service territories, as defined by their relationship to the companies’ transmission and distribution facilities

An environmental report from Berks Vital Signs is coming soon!

We have a journalist investigating water issues in Berks County in the third quarter of 2019.