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Berks COVID Response Fund

Berks COVID-19 Response Fund

Help us support local nonprofit organizations serving our most vulnerable neighbors. The impact of all individual gifts will be doubled by Dena and Vic Hammel. Donate Now!

COVID-19 Response Grants

Berks COVID-19 Response Grants

Local nonprofit organizations are invited to apply for grants for immediate needs related to the COVID-19 crisis. Apply Now

Berks COVID-19 Response Fund Updates

Berks COVID-19 Response Fund Updates

Visit our Berks COVID-19 Response Fund Updates page to see the total raised to date, the list of donors and the organizations that have been approved to receive grants. Click Here

Family Promise Fighting Homelessness
Fighting Homelessness During COVID-19

As communities across the country brace for an avalanche of evictions, Family Promise, with support from United Way, is ready to help. Read the story

COVID Fund Grant Review
Volunteers Award Berks COVID-19 Response Fund Grants

Long-time United Way volunteer Nick Marmomentello shares the volunteer-driven process behind the Berks COVID-19 Response Fund grants. Read the story

BAMS Food Distribution
Berks COVID-19 Response Fund Helps in Boyertown Area

Individuals and families from all over Berks County are facing food insecurity. Learn how a grant to Boyertown Area Multi Serivce is helping in Eastern Berks. Read the story


Wish Lists

Collection Drives

Some agencies and organizations are experiencing immediate needs as a result of the current crisis. Visit our Wish Lists section and look for organizations listed in RED.

Distributing Food - Olivet
Fighting Hunger During COVID-19

Preventing families from facing hunger is a challenge during the COVID-19 crisis. Learn how Olivet Boys and Girls Club has adapted to help. Read the story

RM Palmer and Helping Harvest
Facilitating New Partnerships

When R.M. Palmer Company wanted to help our community with the COVID-19 crisis, United Way of Berks County connected them with Helping Harvest in an innovative way. Learn More

211 Give People a Toolkit of Resources211 Connects People to Resources

Learn about some of the people helped by 211 and the trained specialists who connect individuals to the help they need. Click here