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Community Impact Grants

Community Impact Grants


2018 Community Impact Grants totaled more than $282,500. The recipients are:

  • Berks County Coalition to End Homelessness - helping families coming out of homelessness with acquiring furniture/home essentials
  • Berks County Intermediate Unit - educational programming for students now enrolled locally who were displaced by Hurricane Maria
  • Berks Early Learning Coalition - advocacy/awareness/data collection activities
  • Berks Encore - supporting VITA tax site
  • Berks Initiative for School Attendance - supporting seminar series for parents of elementary/middle school students having school attendance problems
  • Birdsboro Community Center - supporting final phase of infrastructure improvements to house after-school and literacy programs
  • Centro Hispano - supporting VITA tax site
  • Clare of Assisi House - supporting case management and educational programming for non-violent women transitioning out of prison into the community
  • Easterseals of Eastern Pennsylvania - providing early intervention through “Make the First Five Count” initiative
  • Hawk Mountain Council: Boy Scouts - expand STEM programming in urban areas, as well as in Birdsboro area
  • Holy Spirit Church - after-school programming for Centre Park area, in partnership with Olivet Boys & Girls Club
  • Hope Rescue Mission - help furnish Safe Haven Emergency Shelter
  • IM ABLE Foundation - expanding fitness programming for disabled individuals
  • Mentors for Berks Youth - student and mentor engagement
  • Kutztown Strong - substance abuse prevention programming for area students
  • New Journey Community Outreach - food pantry/soup kitchen operations
  • Reading Risk Reduction - supporting an STD prevention program
  • Penn State Health St. Joseph's Veggies RX - expand nutrition program aimed to combat obesity and chronic illness
  • Wilson School District - kindergarten preparedness program