Heidi Williamson, Senior Vice President for Programs and Initiatives, shares her perspective from where she stands… “On the Ground.”

02 / 23

2021

Get Ready to Roar

2021-02-23T13:52:56-05:00

READING, PA (February 23, 2021) – I’ve been thinking about the Roaring 20s lately, a decade in Western culture sometimes called the “crazy years,” when [...]

Get Ready to Roar2021-02-23T13:52:56-05:00

08 / 22

2019

A Bright Idea

2019-11-04T11:49:31-05:00

READING, PA (August 22, 2019) – A few years ago, the Association for Fundraising Professionals Berks Regional Chapter (AFP) and the Community Foundation partnered to [...]

A Bright Idea2019-11-04T11:49:31-05:00

01 / 15

2016

Your Mission: Get People to Penn Street

2016-01-15T15:46:08-05:00

If you’ve noticed an uptick in activity in downtown Reading this year, you’re not imagining things. This place is hopping. And now is your opportunity [...]

Your Mission: Get People to Penn Street2016-01-15T15:46:08-05:00

03 / 04

2015

The method to our madness

2015-03-04T16:01:50-05:00

In fiscal year 2014, Berks County Community Foundation distributed $665,119 in scholarships and $2.4 million in grants from more than 300 funds set up by [...]

The method to our madness2015-03-04T16:01:50-05:00

01 / 26

2015

State expands required background checks and mandatory reporter designations for employees and volunteers who work with children

2015-01-26T19:00:34-05:00

To protect children from abuse, updated regulations went into effect in Pennsylvania on Dec. 31, 2014. The regulations expand the categories of people who are [...]

State expands required background checks and mandatory reporter designations for employees and volunteers who work with children2015-01-26T19:00:34-05:00

08 / 20

2014

A Hail of a Ride

2014-08-20T14:42:03-04:00

Like most people who work or live around Reading, my car developed a bad case of cellulite after the big hail storm in May. It’s [...]

A Hail of a Ride2014-08-20T14:42:03-04:00

05 / 06

2014

Biomass in PA

2016-10-12T17:41:53-04:00

If you’ve followed the Community Foundation for any period of time, you know that we have about 300 charitable funds that support nearly as many [...]

Biomass in PA2016-10-12T17:41:53-04:00

04 / 14

2014

Shirk Award To Honor Kevin Murphy

2014-04-14T18:17:21-04:00

If you've been around Berks County for any period of time, chances are you've run into Kevin Murphy. As the president of the Community Foundation [...]

Shirk Award To Honor Kevin Murphy2014-04-14T18:17:21-04:00

01 / 06

2014

Boyertown: A Special Kind of Place

2014-01-06T15:28:43-05:00

For more than a decade the Community Foundation kept an office at 23 South Reading Avenue in Boyertown. Over the years the office was manned [...]

Boyertown: A Special Kind of Place2014-01-06T15:28:43-05:00

11 / 11

2013

Power of the Purse is Back

2013-11-11T15:27:01-05:00

The ladies who contribute to the Power of the Purse in Berks County Fund recently kicked off their second year at a meeting at the [...]

Power of the Purse is Back2013-11-11T15:27:01-05:00

09 / 03

2013

Arts and Community

2013-09-03T14:58:42-04:00

We intuitively understand that the arts add value to our lives. We listen to music, watch live and filmed performances, admire photos, paintings and sculptures, [...]

Arts and Community2013-09-03T14:58:42-04:00

06 / 18

2013

Tennis, Anyone?

2013-06-18T16:59:07-04:00

We recently awarded three grants from the Berks County Tennis Fund to programs that teach kids how to play tennis. The instruction in each program [...]

Tennis, Anyone?2013-06-18T16:59:07-04:00

05 / 10

2013

Great Grants for Women and Children

2013-05-10T18:26:09-04:00

This month the ladies who make up the Power of the Purse in Berks County Fund will announce the grants they’ve recommended in this, their [...]

Great Grants for Women and Children2013-05-10T18:26:09-04:00

04 / 16

2013

In Support of Libraries

2013-04-16T15:40:17-04:00

This month, the Community Foundation is accepting grant applications from local libraries that plan to run unique and interesting programs later this year. The grants [...]

In Support of Libraries2013-04-16T15:40:17-04:00
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