A group of women started the Power of the Purse in Berks County Fund in 2012 to improve the lives of local women and children. The fund functions as a women’s giving circle, where donations are pooled to create a bigger impact than each member would make alone. Each year, group members review grant applications, visit nonprofits and vote to determine which programs will receive grants. Members are encouraged to attend four meetings per year. Members commit a minimum of $1,000 per year if they are 35 and over, and a minimum of $500 per year if they are under 35.

Get an overview of the Power of the Purse in Berks County here.

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