The Boyertown Area Charitable Program provides grants for programs that improve the quality of life for the residents of the Boyertown Area School District. The program distributes grants from the Boyertown Area Community Fund and the Boyer Foundation Fund.
The Boyer Foundation Fund was established to support Boyertown area health, social, recreational and safety organizations. The fund was created in memory of Daniel and Blanche Boyer, who were lifelong Boyertown residents and community leaders.
The Boyertown Area Community Fund was established to support charitable programs within the geographic area served by the Boyertown Area School District.
This opportunity provides multiple grants with awards totaling approximately $65,000 each year. Applications are due by August 15. Decisions will be announced by the end of October.
Distributions from this fund support the nonprofit Reading Area Firefighters Museum in Reading, PA.
The Reading Area Firefighters Museum is committed to the preservation of the Liberty Fire Co. No 5 building, which was constructed in 1876 at South Fifth and Laurel streets. This commitment includes the building contents, such as firefighting memorabilia, antique furnishings, and the John Wanamaker designed-“best room.” The museum serves as a permanent facility for the public exhibition and the safe storage of items related to the history of firefighting in the Reading and Berks County areas.
Distributions from this fund maintain and enhance the West Reading Police Department and K9 Unit and to support education and awareness for the citizens of West Reading regarding the West Reading Police Department and its K9 Unit.
The Friends of the Berks County Emergency Response Team Fund was established in 2022 to support the mission of the team through the purchasing of specialized equipment and the funding of additional training for team members.
The Berks County Emergency Response Team (BCERT) was formed in 2007 and is comprised of highly-trained and skilled officers from throughout Berks County. BCERT has a tactical unit and a crisis negotiation unit. The team serves as a resource for local, state, and federal agencies in the management and resolution of special threats and high-risk incidents, including hostage situations, barricaded subjects, sniper situations, high-risk warrant service and apprehensions, special assignments, and active shooters.
Grants support the Berks County Sheriff K-9 Unit.
Grants support the surviving spouses or dependents of firefighters, police, or paramedics killed in the line of duty within the counties of Berks, Schuylkill, Lancaster, Chester, Montgomery and Bucks in Pennsylvania.
Grants support law enforcement agencies in Berks County and contiguous counties to help them acquire and maintain protective equipment, training, and education for any municipal law enforcement K-9 Corps.
Grants provide financial assistance to aid in the initial time of grief to the family of a fallen firefighter. Preference is given to the families of fallen firefighters within the geographic territory of an affiliated organization of the Tri-County Fire Prevention Associates, Inc. as it existed on October 11, 2000.
Distributions from this fund enhance and maintain the Berks County Law Enforcement Memorial located near the Berks County Heritage Center in Bern Township.