Overview

The Community Foundation manages more than 350 charitable funds. The funds were created by local individuals, families and businesses to support causes and organizations they cared about.

Many of the funds exist solely to provide annual grants to specific nonprofit organizations. Other funds were created to support organizations and projects that address certain quality of life issues or assist projects in specific geographic areas. We call these “field of interest” funds.

The majority of grant opportunities are available through field of interest funds. To determine which field of interest funds are accepting applications at any given time, click on the GRANTS button below.

The resulting list will show the funds that are currently accepting grant applications and those that will in the future. Explore that list to see if your project might be a match to one of the funds. If so, complete the application before the deadline (if one is noted) and your application will be considered for funding.

Our e-newsletter comes out once per month. No more, no less. We promise not to spam you. The e-newsletter is the only place that consistently lists all of our current grant opportunities. The e-newsletter also contains information about educational opportunities, our events, scholarships, and more.

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The Community Foundation manages charitable funds for a variety of causes in Berks County. Tax-exempt or nonprofit organizations, individuals, associations, and private or public agencies are eligible to apply. Grants must be used for charitable purposes.

Contact us at info@bccf.org or 610.685.2223.

We also administer scholarships. The online application period for our scholarship opportunities generally runs from January 15 to March 15 each year. Click here to learn about all of our scholarship opportunities.

In addition to our scholarships that require online applications, Berks County Community Foundation also awards scholarships through other processes. To learn about those opportunities, go to the above link and click “External” under the “Opportunities” menu.

As you browse our list of funds, you’ll see that the majority were created to support specific organizations and do not accept applications. They do, however, accept donations. Click a link below to learn more:

Browse Our List of Funds

Funds that accept grant applications from organizations, community groups and individuals in need

Ways to Donate

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