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.

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. Now accepting applications