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We manage hundreds of charitable funds that support a variety of causes in our community and beyond. If you know the name of the fund you’d like to support, donate today through our online portal.


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Our funds help you support a variety of broader causes with your donations, such as the arts, veterans, or healthcare.
We ensure funding is distributed wisely to organizations that do the most good.

Fund for Berks County

Grants address the most pressing needs in Berks County, as determined from time to time, and support the Community Foundation’s operations.

Penny Jar Fund

Grants help with non-tuition-related needs of college students who have an unexpected financial crisis.

Conservation Equity Fund

Grants support the preservation and/or conservation of open space, environmentally sensitive land, and historic properties in Berks County, including, but not limited to farmland.

Military Assistance Fund

Grants support charitable and educational programs and organizations that help those who served in any of the five branches of the United States of America’s Armed Forces, National Guard, or Military Reserves.

Youth and Philanthropy Fund

Grants help nonprofits address issues that impact young people in Berks County, as recommended by the Youth Advisory Board of Berks County Community Foundation and VOiCEup Berks.

Berks County Arts Fund

Grants support the arts in Berks County.

Community General Hospital Healthcare Fund

Grants support a variety of community health programs in Berks County.

Pamela A. & Gregory Heid’s Fund for the Animals

Grants help animal welfare organizations pay for animal care, food, and medicine.

Diversity Alliance Endowment Fund

Grants support and strengthen projects or programs that address issues affecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Berks County.

Friends of the Parks Fund

Grants support the Berks County Parks and Recreation Department’s property and programs.

Friends of the Berks County Public Libraries

Grants help Berks County’s public libraries pay for emergency needs and special projects.

Power of the Purse in Berks County Fund

Grants help break the cycle of poverty by eliminating or addressing barriers for Berks County girls and women who want to enter or re-enter the workforce or seek the education they need to do so.

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Our work at Berks County Community Foundation is made possible by the generous people who created funds to give back to the community.

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The Albany Township Tomorrow Fund

Walter Hamm created this fund in honor of Pauline Levan Hamm and Gloria Longenberger Hamm. Today, the fund provides grant to support community activities in the township they loved.

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Berks County Association of School Retirees Scholarship and Mini-Grant Fund

Retired employees from local schools created this fund to ensure teachers in Berks County’s public schools have funding for special projects and programs that benefit the children in their classrooms.

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Earl and Helen Poole Memorial Fund

The Poole family created this fund to provide ongoing, annual support to Berks Nature, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, the Reading Public Museum, and the Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University.

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First United Church of Christ Mission Fund

Remaining members created this endowment when the church closed to continue their charitable work of helping children and seniors and reducing hunger in Berks County.

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