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Power of the Purse in Berks County Fund

Grants to Berks County, Pennsylvania Organizations
for Women's Economic Self-Sufficiency

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Foundation / Corporation

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Berks County Community Foundation (BCCF) - Power of the Purse in Berks County Fund

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Grants totaling $30,000 to Berks County, Pennsylvania organizations for programs that will guide women and girls on the path to employment and economic self-sufficiency. Initiatives may focus on women's empowerment, self-esteem, and building life skills. Eligible programs are those that help break the cycle of poverty by eliminating or addressing barriers for Berks County girls and/or women who want to enter or re-enter the workforce or seek the education they need to do so.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177094

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

The award amount varies.

Term of Contract:

Funds will be available after May 15, 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are organizations in Berks County, Pennsylvania organizations that help women and girls discover or navigate their way to gainful employment and self-sufficiency.

Berks County Community Foundation employees, board members and/or committee members are not eligible to apply for or be nominated for a personal grant offered by Berks County Community Foundation, nor are their immediate family members. Immediate families include spouses; children, stepchildren, grandchildren, stepgrandchildren, and their respective spouses; siblings and their spouses; and ancestors. The ineligibility period for Berks County Community Foundation board members or employees and their family members extends five years after board service or employment terminates. The ineligibility period for committee members who are not Berks County Community Foundation staff or board is in effect only during their term of service and is only related to the committee on which they make decisions.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are due on January 20.

Committee members will conduct site visits as appropriate in March and April and recommend which proposals to fund in April.

Final grant decisions will be made in late April, with funds available after May 15.

Contact Information:

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Heidi Williamson, Vice President for Programs and Initiatives

Berks County Community Foundation
237 Court Street
Reading, PA 19601

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Pennsylvania: Berks County