This fund supports initiatives at Berks County’s public schools that improve attendance.
This fund supports students at Reading Muhlenberg Career & Technology Center. Support aims to remove barriers and/or increase a student’s chance of success upon graduation. Support could be but is not limited to assistance with specialty clothing or tools required for an internship or a job upon graduation, transportation to and from an internship, or stipends to enhance wages for an internship. Distributions may also be made directly to the Reading Muhlenberg Career & Technology Center to add or enhance a technical education program.
This fund promotes literacy by providing age-appropriate books to children during their office visits to Penn State Health – All About Children or its successor.
This fund supports Science Research Institutes serving students in Berks County schools.
The Albany Township Tomorrow Fund was created in honor of Pauline Levan Hamm and Gloria Longenberger Hamm and their lifelong efforts to support and improve the Albany Township community. The Fund provides grants to support community-minded organizations and initiatives that benefit the general population of Albany Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. The fund awards grants each year using the following considerations:
The Marlene L. Driscoll Fund was established to support programs that benefit residents of the Boyertown Area School District.
The Gilmore | Henne Community Fund supports recreational park programs, improvements and maintenance in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Pools are not eligible. Wilson High graduates and NFL players John Gilmore and Chad Henne established the fund in 2010 to improve the community and the lives of children through the revitalization of parks and recreational facilities.
The Gilmore | Henne Community Fund was incubated at Berks County Community Foundation in 2010 and then became a full-fledged nonprofit with its own programs.
During its time as an independent nonprofit, Gilmore | Henne provided funding for programs at area parks and also renovated eight park facilities.
In 2017, the organization dissolved back into a fund of the Community Foundation. Becoming an endowed fund at the Community Foundation ensures the stability of the Gilmore | Henne Community Fund for generations to come. Only a portion of the endowment is drawn every year to fund programs at local parks. The rest of the endowment is invested to grow indefinitely as a community resource.
Grants support Wyomissing Public Library.
Grants support Berks Catholic High School, Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, St. Ignatius Loyola Roman Catholic Church, and Villanova University.
The Teacher Mini-Grant Program provides grants up to $500 for Berks County K-12 school employees to support a classroom activity or project. The activity or project must improve student learning and enhance the existing curriculum. Creative projects are given preference. This program is supported by the Berks County Association of School Retirees Scholarship and Grant Fund, the Public Education Foundation Fund for Instructional Innovation, the Ben Franklin Trust Fund, and the Teacher Mini-Grants Fund.