We’re just as passionate about improving the quality of life of Berks County residents as you are. The changes you want to see, and improvements you want to make, are all possible when you work closely with us and our network.
All across Berks County, we’ve helped acts of giving spark life-changing opportunities.
We helped local groups with a stake in farmland ensure their communities would always have it. Our grant of $4,000 helped these groups define a specific goal to preserve land and sparked $100 million in state and federal investment.
We built our headquarters in the heart of Berks County: the City of Reading. As the city’s first “green” building, it supplements its water supply with rainwater and maximizes sunlight. It is also a thriving space used by local nonprofits who reserve space free of charge.
We expanded our grant and scholarship team to better reach those looking to create a brighter future across Berks County. We’re here to see positive change come to life in our communities now and for generations to come, with expert guidance to magnify its impact.
The professional team at Berks County Community Foundation is here to assist you with your philanthropic needs. Reach out to us with your questions and ideas!Our Team
Community foundations do three things: help people create charitable funds, manage those charitable dollars, and distribute grants and scholarships.
We’ll work with you or your professional advisor to determine the best way to meet your charitable goals. Not sure how to get started? Try our Create A Fund Quiz!Create A Fund Quiz
The charitable dollars entrusted to us are invested for the long term to ensure your legacy continues in perpetuity.Financial Information
We conduct site visits, study pressing issues, and monitor the local nonprofit scene to ensure grants meet the mission of the fund and scholarships make a difference for students.Find Funding
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Berks County Community Foundation was founded in 1994 to help individuals, families, organizations and businesses achieve their charitable objectives. Since that time, the foundation has grown to manage hundreds of charitable funds. Each year, the funds distribute millions of dollars in scholarships and grants to support local students and nonprofit organizations and causes.