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 will award multiple grants with total awards totaling up to approximately $65,000. Applications are due by August 15. Decisions will be announced by the end of October.
This fund will assist local artisans in the pursuit of perfecting their art, trade or craft.
This fund provided aid to members of the community who were affected by the March 24, 2023 explosion in West Reading. More than 1,900 people donated to the fund while it was open.
The West Reading Disaster Relief Fund accepted donations through May 31, 2023, at which time it sunset, with all remaining funding held for immediate and future needs related to the following priorities:
Distributions from the fund shall be used to underwrite the cost of the America 250 PA Berks County celebration.
This fund supports projects and programs that affirm and enhance the lives of LGBTQ youth in Berks County.
Created with a portion of the proceeds from the annual Reading Pride Celebration Festival, this fund will allow educators and community organizations to develop or expand programing that directly impacts the lives of LGBTQ+ students in Berks.
This fund will improve recreational spaces or support recreational programs in the City of Reading, PA.
The Forest Crigler, Jr. Memorial Fund in Support of Youth Swimming awards grants to programs that develop, encourage, and promote youth swimming in Berks County.
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.
Distributions from this fund will be made to 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.
This fund awards grants to animal welfare organizations for the direct support of animal care, food and medicine.