This fund provides grants to community organizations and initiatives that benefit the residents of Albany Township, Berks County. The Albany Township Tomorrow Fund was created in honor of Pauline Levan Hamm and Gloria Longenberger [...]
Grants support the charitable, cultural, educational and scientific purposes of the Community Foundation, in memory of its founder and first chairman. You can read about Alfred G. Hemmerich in the history of the Community Foundation. [...]
Grants support the Allentown Rescue Mission; American Diabetes Association, Allentown Chapter; American Red Cross, Berks County Chapter; Good Shepherd Rehab Network, Allentown; and the Salvation Army-Reading Corps.
In 2009, Berks County Community Foundation became administrator of the Arrow International Scholarship Fund, which was reestablished with $1.7 million in proceeds from the Arrow International Scholarship Trust. This fund provides scholarships to high-achieving students [...]
The Arthur O. & Clara M. Schlegel Memorial Fund provides grants that support the medical costs of physical differences in Berks County children whose guardians are unable to meet such expenses. Expenses that may [...]
Grants provide financial assistance for expenses not covered by insurance for Berks County residents who are under the age of 30 and have been diagnosed with or are recovering from a diagnosis of cancer.
Grants support education as a means of bettering one’s station in life, as stipulated in the bequest of Benjamin Franklin. Benjamin Franklin was an amazing American. An inventor, writer, statesman and printer, he was also [...]
The Community Foundation manages several funds that provide grants of $25 to $1,000 for specific needs of individuals in the county. Applications must be substantiated by a case worker, teacher, or counselor. Berks County [...]
Mini-grants support Berks County teachers' classroom projects. The mini-grant applications are part of an annual grant cycle with a specific deadline. To apply, click "Apply for a grant" under the "Scholarships + Grants" section of [...]
Annual awards are presented to one or more Berks County students who best meet the criteria established annually by the fund committee for an annual academic contest in which students explore topics central to DAR's [...]
This fund provides grants for individuals who are in an extraordinary situation where a nominal amount of intervention is likely to yield life-changing outcomes. Grants are limited to individuals who are under the age of [...]
Grants support programs that introduce tennis as a way to develop self-discipline, patience, self-confidence and critical thinking skills. The Berks County Tennis Fund was created to develop the game of tennis in Berks County through [...]
An anonymous donor significantly increased the strength and capacity of Berks Nature by establishing the Berks Nature Endowment Fund of Berks County Community Foundation in 2021 to benefit the annual operating needs of this [...]
Grants support charitable programs in the area served by Boyertown Area School District. This fund annually accepts applications from June 1 through August 15. To apply, click on “Apply for a Grant” under the “Scholarships [...]
Grants support critical needs of juveniles or those responsible for their care who are under the jurisdiction of Berks County judges who handle youth or domestic issues. To apply, click on “Apply for a Grant” [...]
Grants support construction or renovation projects for Berks County charities. This fund also provides scholarships for Berks County residents who are pursuing post-secondary education in building trades or construction design. The Building Industries Exchange of [...]
Grants help Berks County children who are under the age of 18 with physical or learning disabilities discover their strengths and reach their full potential with dignity, in honor of the clients of Lyn Camella [...]
Grants support a nonprofit hospital in Reading; educational activities related to rendering care to the sick and injured or to the promotion of health; scientific research related to the care of the sick in conjunction [...]
The Conrad Weiser Science Research Institute Fund provides unique opportunities and equipment for students at Conrad Weiser High School to further their study of science. Photo courtesy of Reading Eagle Conrad Weiser [...]
Grants support the preservation and conservation of open space, environmentally sensitive land and historic properties in Berks County. As an example, Berks County Community Foundation awarded a grant from the Conservation Equity Fund in 2020 [...]
Grants support the acquisition, training, and maintenance of K9 Units that are part of Berks County governmental entities. This fund annually accepts applications from February 1 through March 15. To apply, click on “Apply [...]
The Darryl and Susanne Shoff Fund provides veterinary care to animals in life-threatening situations when their owners are unable to afford such care. To apply, click on “Apply for a Grant” under the “Scholarships + [...]
Grants support and strengthen projects or programs that address issues affecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in Berks County. This fund annually accepts applications from June 1 through August 15. To apply, click [...]
Many donors choose to support the community through Donor Advised Funds. Donor advised funds allow donors to make charitable contributions, receive an immediate tax benefit, and then recommend grants from the fund over time. The [...]
This fund helps Berks County children with critical medical, social, or educational needs to improve their ability to achieve their full potential in life and contribute to society. Distributions also support the needs of individuals [...]
Grants provide financial assistance to aid in the initial time of grief to the family of a fallen firefighter. Preference is given to the families of fallen firefighters within the geographic territory of an affiliated [...]
This fund supports organizations and causes that were important to the mission of the First United Church of Christ in Reading, Pa. Learn more about how this fund was started here. To apply, click on [...]
Grants support the YMCA of Reading and Berks County for international programs or its support of the International Division of the YMCA of the USA; the National YMCA Fund, Inc., for World Service; and the [...]
The Friends of the Berks County Public Libraries Fund distributes grants for emergency needs at Berks County’s public libraries. Public libraries are eligible for grants if they achieved state-aided status or qualified for affiliate membership [...]
The Friends of the Berks County Public Libraries Fund distributes grants for special projects at Berks County’s public libraries. Public libraries are eligible for grants if they achieved state-aided status or qualified for affiliate membership [...]
Grants support emergency needs and special projects at Berks County public libraries. For more information and applications : Friends of Berks County Public Libraries Fund – Emergency Grant Program Friends of Berks County Public Libraries [...]
This fund is in honor of the late Sharon Weiss Parker, the former executive director of the Berks Coalition to End Homelessness. This fund supports the coalition with donations from the public. Sharon Weiss Parker, [...]
This fund supports the Berks County Parks and Recreation Department’s property and programs. Among projects that have been supported by the Friends of the Parks Fund was the restoration of the Distelfink sculpture at [...]
Distributions from this fund will be made to maintain and enhance the West Reading Police Department and K9 Unit and to support education and awareness for the citizens of West Reading regarding the West Reading [...]
In 2020, this fund is being used to support the efforts of the Berks PPE Resource Network -- a coalition of dozens of ordinary people and prominent local institutions working together with their 3D [...]
The Gilmore | Henne Community Fund supports recreational park programs, improvements and maintenance at Berks County parks. Wilson High graduates and NFL players John Gilmore and Chad Henne established the fund in 2010 to [...]
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 for one or more of the following purposes: Programs and educational [...]
Grants support educational needs of Wilson School District residents who are special education students. This fund annually accepts applications from February 1 through March 15. To apply, click on “Apply for a Grant” under the [...]
Grants support organizations and ministries whose teachings are consistent with the Catholic faith and whose programs benefit children and/or promote education. For more information about the story of James and Lucy Born, click here.
Jess's Sunshine Fund provides financial assistance to families living in the Boyertown Area School District with dependent adult or minor children who have special needs arising from a long-term catastrophic illness or injury. Jess’s Sunshine [...]
Grants support the American Brain Tumor Association for research. For a Reading Eagle article on Lauren, click her photo or read below. Lauren Fitzgerald By David Mekeel Reading Eagle APRIL 23, 2019 -- [...]
Grants support Berks Catholic High School, the Catholic Diocese of Allentown, Lifeline of Berks County Inc., and St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital (Memphis). For more information about the story of James and Lucy Born, click [...]
The Margaret B. Moeller Fund for Alzheimer’s Home Care Companions provides grants for families in the Boyertown Area School District with members who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia to obtain the [...]
The Marlene L. Driscoll Fund was established to support programs that benefit residents of the Boyertown Area School District. See our news release about this fund here. See news coverage about this fund from WFMZ. [...]
Grants, loans and equity investments support the development and use of renewable energy and clean energy technologies; energy conservation and efficiency; sustainable energy businesses; and projects that improve the environment in the areas served by [...]
This fund supports 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.
Distributions from the Mount Penn Preserve Partnership Fund are for capital improvements that protect, promote and enhance the natural beauty, heritage and attractions of the Mount Penn Preserve. The Mount Penn Preserve is a partnership [...]
Grants from New Journey Community Outreach, Inc. Endowment Fund will be distributed to New Journey Community Outreach, Inc. to support general operation of the soup kitchen and food pantry and other charitable activities of the [...]
The Pets in Need Fund provides grants for veterinary care for animals in life-threatening situations. Applicants must be residents of Berks County and be referred to the fund by their veterinarian. The veterinarian will be [...]
Grants support Victim Services Center of Montgomery County for its “Keeping Touches Healthy and Safe” program; Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, Boyertown Service Unit; and Hawk Mountain Council for Boy Scouts, Boyertown Area.
Grants support programs related to the cure and study of diabetes, cancer, and heart disease; and provide scholarships for post-secondary study or vocational training to a Berks County youth who who has potential and whose [...]
Grants support law enforcement agencies in Berks County and contiguous counties to help them acquire and maintain protective equipment, training, and education for any municipal law enforcement K-9 Corps. This fund annually accepts applications from [...]
Grants support the Jewish Federation of Reading; Safe Berks; St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; and Ronald McDonald House locations in Philadelphia and Hershey. In addition, the fund addresses issues related to breast cancer and visual [...]
St. John’s UCC Reading Fund was established in 2020 to support organizations, programs or initiatives that do one or more of the following: reduce hunger. meet a pressing need for youth. offer shelter or improve [...]
This fund provides grants for recently discharged adults who either lived in a Berks County foster home and/or were Berks County residents at the time of their placement in foster care. These adults are eligible [...]
Grants support the preservation of conservation and agricultural land in the Agricultural Preservation District, Conservation Overlay District, or Blue Mountain Preservation District; and the preservation, maintenance, and construction of Shartlesville Park and township facilities in [...]
This fund supports the local VOiCEup Berks program, which promotes individual and community growth by connecting people and organizations with meaningful volunteer and service learning opportunities. For more information, click here.
Grants support the surviving spouses or dependents of firefighters, police, or paramedics killed in the line of duty within the counties of Berks, Schuylkill, Lancaster, Chester, Montgomery and Bucks in Pennsylvania.
This fund provides grants to organizations that address issues that impact young people in Berks County as recommended by the Youth Advisory Board of Berks County Community Foundation and VOiCEup Berks. Learn more at https://bccf.org/youth/.