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.
A Master Plan is being finalized through a $55,000 state grant awarded to the Berks County Community Foundation. The 18W has been working closely with its consultant, Simone Collins Design Group of...more
The Bruce and Renee Dietrich Endowment fund along with the Wyomissing Foundation and the Friends of the Reading Public Museum Fund helped fund the renovation costs. The museum also received a grant...more
"People who are low-income and who live in the city typically have to travel long distance to get to grocery stores, so food is brought into bodegas where there is a limited selection,"...more
The funding includes $795,000 in grants from Berks County Community Foundation to continue the annual Reading Fire + Ice Fest (which takes place this coming weekend, January 12 and 13), the Downtown...more
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