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Venture Grant Recipients

United Way Venture Grants provide one-time funding in support of new or expanded programs responding to needs of underserved populations or geographic areas.

2018 Venture Grant Recipients

In 2018 these grants totaled $100,000 and were awarded to programs serving unaccompanied homeless youth and/or disconnected young adults. The recipients were:

  • Reading School District - Red Knight Bridge to Success Program
  • Family Promise of Berks County - U-Turn
  • Mary's Shelter - Youth Empowerment Supportive Services

 

2017 Venture Grant Recipients

In 2017 these grants totaled $69,724 and were awarded to organizations funding programs designed to address food insecurity and nutriton education. The recipients were:

  • Berks Encore
  • Community Prevention Partnership of Berks County/BerksTalkline
  • The Salvation Army Reading Corps

 

2016 Venture Grant Recipients

In 2016 these grants totaled $75,000 and were awarded to organizations funding programs designed to develop girls' leadership skills. The recipients were:

  • Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania
  • Reading Recreation Commission
  • VOiCE up

 

2015 Venture Grant Recipients

In 2015 United Way awarded four Venture Grants, which provide one-time funding in support of new or expanded programs responding to needs of underserved populations or geographic areas. These grants totaled $70,000 and were awarded to organizations assisting special needs youth and their families achieve a successful transition from high school into higher education or the workplace. The recipients were:

  • Abilities in Motion
  • Easter Seals Eastern Pennsylvania
  • Goodwill Keystone Area
  • Threshold Rehabilitation Services, Inc.

 

2014 Venture Gran Recipient

In 2014 Venture Grants were awarded to help individuals and families work towards financial stability. These grants totaled $36,105 and were awarded to:

  • Berks Connections Pretrial Services
  • Friend, Inc.Community Services

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