The generosity of our donors makes it possible for us to support your goals. Whether you’re a student in need of assistance, or an organization looking to increase its impact and reach, we have scholarships and grants that can help.
While many funds provide grants to specific organizations or scholarships to specific students (such as a district’s valedictorian), others are selected through a competitive application process. Here’s how to apply.
Grants and scholarships are generally announced no later than 90 days after the application deadline. If we have questions, you’ll hear from us sooner.
“With help from a grant, we kept several people from hypothermia and maybe even death when the wind chill hit subzero and the temp was 8 degrees, and we’re supplying Narcan and CPR masks to willing businesses in the community.”
Eugene York, MD
Founder, Reading Hospital Street Medicine Program
“One of my students used to HATE reading at the beginning of the year, and then started looking forward to Stories & Steps. It progressed to wanting to read at recess and improved reading level as well. LOVED this for our students.”
Fourth Grade Teacher
Governor Mifflin Area School District
Grants and Scholarships Spark Good Work in Berks County
Great things happen in our community with the help of grants and scholarships from the charitable funds local residents create.
READING, PA (June 8, 2023) – The Gilmore | Henne Fund of Berks County Community Foundation has awarded $9,500 in grants to five parks. The Gilmore | Henne Community Fund was created by Wilson High School Graduates and NFL players John Gilmore and Chad Henne to…
Reading, May 26, 2023 – The Power of the Purse in Berks County Fund of Berks County Community Foundation recently awarded $56,000 in grants to seven organizations. The Power of the Purse Fund supports organizations and projects that focus on women’s education, economic empowerment, safety,…
READING, PA (February 6, 2023) – Berks County Community Foundation and Reading Pride Celebration (RPC) recently distributed the first round of grants from the Reading Pride Celebration Gives Back Fund. The grants support local programs that align with the fund’s mission of promoting diversity, inclusion,…
Berks County Community Foundation develops, manages and distributes funds for charitable purposes in the community. The official registration and financial information of Berks County Community Foundation may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1.800.732.0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.