The Home Health Care Foundation Fund provides grants for organizations and programs that serve Berks County and/or those counties that are contiguous to it (Chester, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, and Schuylkill). Preference will be given to organizations that serve Berks County residents.

One or more of the following purposes must be met to be considered for a grant:

1. Organizations and programs that help residents recover from illness or disability at home to prevent them from needing in-patient medical care;
2. Programs and activities that support preventative healthcare for residents and overall community health to reduce the need for in-patient medical care;
3. Organizations that provide health-related charity care to residents.

Preference will also be given to organizations and programs that help individuals remain at home. Maximum grant available to an organization per grant cycle is $40,000.

To apply, click on “Apply for a Grant” under the “Scholarships + Grants” section of the website menu.

If you have any questions, please contact Monica Reyes, Health and Human Services Program Officer, at monicar@bccf.org or 610-685-2223.

 

History

On January 1, 2019, Tower Health assumed the operations of Home Health Care Management, Berks Visiting Nurse Association, the Visiting Nurse Association of Pottstown and Vicinity, and Advantage Home Care.

For years, each of these organizations provided compassionate and much-needed care to the communities they served. In that spirit, the Home Health Care Foundation was created as part of the merger to support charity care and other programs for the good of the community.

The Home Health Care Foundation became an affiliate of Berks County Community Foundation in 2020.

This fund distributed $658,700 in grants between when it was established at the Community Foundation in 2020 and May 2022.

 

Home Health Care Foundation Board

Kim R. Berry

Jim Gierlich

Robert R. Kreitz, Esq.

Rabbi Brian I. Michelson, Chair of the Home Health Care Foundation Board of Directors

Kevin K. Murphy, President, ex officio, of Home Health Care Foundation, and President, Berks County Community Foundation

Mike Paolini

Karen S. Thacker Ph.D., RN, CNE

Frances A. Aitken, CPA, Treasurer, ex officio, of Home Health Care Foundation, and COO and Treasurer, Berks County Community Foundation*

*Serves as an officer, not a board member.