Plan Your Giving
Dreams start with donations. That can mean gifts of many shapes and sizes, and also time and other valuable resources. Even the smallest donation can start the ball rolling for a cause that can have a huge impact on the community.
Whether you want to make a donation to an existing fund to support a cause you care about or start a fund of your own, we’re here to help turn your spark of generosity into action.
Make a one-time or recurring gift now to magnify the impact an existing fund has on our community.
Starting a fund at the Community Foundation is easy. We’re here to help with expert advice and a create-a-fund quiz to shine a light on your charitable objectives.
“I feel the very poor and the very wealthy are taken care of. It’s the people in the middle who struggle.”
The late Bill Moeller, founder of the Margaret B. Moeller Memorial Fund for Alzheimer’s Home Care Companions
“We had limited money but so many honorable requests, so you had to decide how to dole out the funding. The committee had to decide based on how a request would have the most impact in Boyertown.”
The late Honorable Mayor Marianne Deery, longtime volunteer for the Boyertown Charitable Giving Program
“I do believe that in life we have two objectives: we need to be happy and we need to be fulfilled.”
The late Donald van Roden, founder of the Don and Joanne van Roden Fund
“I wanted to start a group that would give local women a place to pool their charitable resources to improve the lives of women and girls in our community.”
Chiara Sockel Renninger, founder of the Power of the Purse in Berks County Fund
The Community Foundation manages a growing number of charitable funds for the benefit of our community.
We take educational attainment seriously. Last year our funds awarded nearly $800,000 in scholarships to 270 local students.
For the past twenty-nine years, we’ve helped people just like you give back to Berks County.
The Latest and Greatest In Giving
Looking for upbeat news? Look no further than these stories of new funds and the people who made them possible.
Berks County Community Foundation is committed to responsible stewardship of the charitable assets entrusted to us by our donors. One of the ways we do this is through our 4.5 percent spending policy for endowed funds. Endowed funds are a type of charitable fund that…
Berks County Community Foundation is committed to maximizing the long-term growth of our endowed funds in order to support charitable causes and organizations in the community. To achieve this goal, we’ve developed an investment philosophy that emphasizes diversification, long-term growth, and low costs. Our investment…
To determine the method, or mix of methods, that make the most sense for structuring a gift through Berks County Community Foundation, this information should be reviewed with a competent financial, tax or estate planner.
Berks County Community Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that develops, manages and distributes funds for charitable purposes in the community. The official registration and financial information of Berks County Community Foundation may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999.