You Are Here

(Please note: The deadline for applications has passed.)

The goal of the special “You Are Here” grant program is to foster human connection in our communities around Berks County. Nonprofit organizations may apply for funding for projects aimed at connecting community members to each other in ways that help Berks County residents get to know their neighbors, whether in the same town or across the county. Projects that break down polarization, create a sense of shared community, highlight different points of view, and showcase a variety of voices will be prioritized. We encourage groups to get creative! All types of nonprofits are encouraged to apply. Organizations that focus on arts, culture, children, young adults, seniors, worship, education, community information, etc. can pitch a project for this important community endeavor.

The grant cycle runs from Feb. 15 – March 31, 2021, with grants awarded no later than May 31, 2021. All projects must be completed no later than December 31, 2021. Up to $100,000 in grants will be awarded through this program. Because of the range in size and scope of the projects that could be funded by this grant program, there is neither a minimum nor a maximum request amount.

To apply, click here. You must create an account to access the application system.

Apply here