Berks County Community Foundation does not fund special event sponsorships, table purchases, program advertisements/listings, or tickets.
There are two exceptions to this rule:
(1) when a current foundation board or staff member, or the foundation itself, is being honored, or
(2) when a current foundation staff member sits on a group’s board or committee.
In those cases, we may consider a program listing and/or table sponsorship.
In addition, the Community Foundation uses social media, an e-newsletter, and other means of communication to promote:
(1) events and fundraisers that benefit funds that are administered by the Community Foundation, or
(2) events and fundraisers that are being managed by the Community Foundation, by one of its funds, or by a recipient of a grant that was awarded specifically to support an event or fundraiser.
Due to the sheer volume of requests, we are not able to promote all of the fundraising events in Berks County.
The Community Foundation supports nonprofit organizations through the distribution of grants from a variety of funds created by local donors. These grants support organizations and causes at more significant levels than those ordinarily sought through event sponsorship or promotion.
To learn more about grant opportunities that may be available for your organization, explore our website or sign up for our monthly e-newsletter by clicking the button at the bottom of this page. The newsletter features the only regular, comprehensive listing of all of our current funding opportunities.
Note that the Community Foundation may choose to advertise in certain publications and programs from time to time as part of its own marketing efforts.