Berks County Community Foundation helps people find the best way to make charitable gifts to support their community.
Established in 1994, the Community Foundation is a public benefit, tax exempt, 501(c)(3) corporation overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors who set the strategic goals of the organization. They facilitate the progress toward these goals by staying alert for opportunities to improve the quality of life in Berks County and assist in identifying ways the philanthropic sector can contribute.
The funding includes $795,000 in grants from the Berks County Community Foundation to support events designed to draw people to downtown Reading: the annual Reading Fire + Ice Fest (which takes place...more
And that isn't likely to bode well for the roughly 200 nonprofits in Berks and the needy that rely on their services. "The poorest residents in Berks depend on the organizations that will be...more
The Greater Reading Immigration Project is selling International Flavors of Berks County discount cards to raise money for undocumented students headed to higher education. "I've been pushing...more
Previously, the BB&amp;T Economic Growth Fund of Berks County Community Foundation awarded a $100,000 grant to Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust in January 2017, and a $120,000 grant to...more
This is the third year of Rural Arts funding for this program, which provides choral music workshops throughout rural Berks County to give singers the opportunity to perform a variety of music with...more
BB&amp;T representatives, Berks County Community Foundation representatives, Building a Better Boyertown representatives, Boyertown area officials and community leaders gathered on Friday, Dec....more
BOYERTOWN, PA (December 15, 2017) – BB&amp;T today announced $1 million in grants to Boyertown organizations from the BB&amp;T Economic Growth Fund of Berks County Community Foundation. The...more
For a year, members of a committee, with the help of a $120,000 grant from BB&amp;T Economic Growth Fund of the Berks County Community Foundation, worked to devise a plan to build up tourism in...more