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How can I help?

It’s a popular question these days. And the answer is surprisingly simple.

The resources of our community are strained right now as we battle the effects of a global pandemic.

But, as always, the residents of Berks County are finding ways to help, from distributing food to checking on neighbors.

How else can you help?

Our best guidance is to make as generous a contribution as you comfortably can to the organizations that matter most to you and your loved ones.

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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 by Kevin K. Murphy, On the Ground by Heidi Williamson, and blog posts from other staff members offer inside perspectives on work at the Community Foundation and life in Berks County.

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COMMUNITY CONFERENCE CENTER

Berks County Community Foundation staff members are continuing to work remotely in accordance with state guidelines regarding businesses that are able to allow employees to work from home. Because of this, we are unable to offer reservations in our community conference center at this time. We will provide updates regarding this as the situation warrants.

When normal operations resume: 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.

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Nonprofits can use our conference center at no charge. Contact us for details at info@bccf.org or 610-685-2223.
Nonprofits can use our conference center at no charge. Contact us for details at info@bccf.org or 610-685-2223.

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.

Nonprofits can use our conference center at no charge. Contact us for details at info@bccf.org or 610-685-2223.

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For info about our Jump Start Incubator program for entrepreneurs, contact us at info@bccf.org or 610-685-2223.
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