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Scholarship Season

(JANUARY 15 – MARCH 15)

Berks County Community Foundation has awarded about $10 million in scholarships to thousands of students over the last two and a half decades. Each year, the Community Foundation accepts applications for most scholarships from January 15 to March 15.

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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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Scholarships

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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New Nonprofit Management Certification course in Berks County

Nonprofit Management Certificate

Berks County’s nonprofit executive directors and high-potential staff members can earn a new Nonprofit Management Certificate by participating in an 11-month professional development opportunity designed exclusively for them.

Apply by January 31 to become part of the inaugural cohort for the 2020 Berks County Community Foundation Nonprofit Management Certificate.

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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.

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