Berks COVID-19 Response Fund Grants were launched in March of 2020 to address the immediate and ongoing impacts of the pandemic.
COVID-19 Education Response Grants are designed to help students, teachers and families facing a variety of challenges as the new school year launches during the pandemic.
Focused Grants are multi-year grants addressing systemic issues and creating sustainable change in the areas of Workforce Development and Health. Grant applications are currently being accepted. Click here for the guidelines and instructions.
Impact Grants support programs/collaborative efforts to expand programming and capacity to serve the community’s most vulnerable individuals and families.
LIVE UNITED Grants, one-time grants of up to $5,000, are provided to grass-roots or community-based organizations with a yearly budget below $250,000.
Rapid Response Grants are designed to provide immediate funding for health and human service nonprofit organizations experiencing unanticipated changes in financial circumstances jeopardizing a critical program’s ability to be effective and causing negative consequences to clients and the community. Alternatively, funding may address a significantly increased demand for services that exceeds the organization’s capacity to meet with current financial resources.
Summer Learning Grants, one-time grants of up to $5,000 provided to Ready.Set.READ! (RSR) partner schools, Summer Learning Coalition members and other organizations serving Berks County Title 1 students.
Venture Grants provide one-time funding in support of new or expanded programs responding to the needs of underserved populations or geographic areas.