Arthur O. & Clara M. Schlegel Memorial Fund for Deformed Children of Berks County

The Arthur O. and Clara M. Schlegel Memorial Fund provides grants to support the needs of children with certain medical conditions.

To qualify, a child must:

• Be a Berks County resident
• Be under age 18
• Suffer from a diagnosed condition that creates a permanent structural or superficial deviation from the normal shape or size resulting in disfigurement (this condition may be congenital or acquired)
• Have a family that is unable to pay for the costs of required treatment.

Expenses that may be covered include both direct and indirect medical expenses, including travel costs associated with the treatment, or other necessary, but ancillary, expenses.

Before you begin, gather the following items. They will need to be uploaded as part of this application.
• The child’s birth certificate
• Father’s driver’s license
• Mother’s driver’s license
• Health insurance card
• Summary of child’s health plan
• Most recent family tax return
• Child’s Individualized Education Plan (if applicable)

Note that not all questions will apply to all applicants. If a question applies to you but is not required by the system, be sure to complete the question anyway.

To apply, follow this three-step online process:

  1. Indicate that you are applying on behalf of an individual in the one-question general application
  2. Complete the individual application
  3. Click the yellow “Apply” button to answer the supplemental questions related specifically to this fund (the questions are listed below for reference only – they must be answered online).

Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis, except applications are not accepted during the month of April. Applications will be reviewed by a committee to determine eligibility. The committee meets at least twice a year. Please note that because of the committee review process and the complicated nature of some of the requests, such as home modifications, it may take up to six months from the time you apply to receive a definitive answer on a request.

In order to apply for any grant, you must first click the Sign Up button in the top right corner to create an account. If you already established an account, click Sign In to proceed with applying for a grant.

If, after reviewing this information, you have any questions, contact Monica Reyes, health and human services program officer, at monicar@bccf.org.

Note that demographic and quality of life data about Berks County is available at Berks Vital Signs. You may find that data useful in this or other grant applications that you complete.

Donor
Arthur O. and Clara M. Schlegel
Award
Varies
Deadline
03/31/2019
Supplemental Questions
  1. Is the child a resident of Berks County, Pennsylvania? ¿Es el niño residente del Condado de Berks, Pennsylvania?
  2. Provide a detailed explanation of the need and reason that assistance is being requested for this individual. Explique detalladamente la necesidad y la razón por la cual esta solicitando esta asistencia.
  3. Answer the following questions about the child's mother or female guardian. Las siguientes preguntas sobre la madre o tutora del niño(a).
    • A. Mother's first name. Nombre de pila de la madre or tutora.
    • B. Mother's last name. Apellido de la madre o tutora.
    • C. Mother's date of birth. Fecha de nacimiento de la madre.
    • D. Mother's address. Dirección de la madre.
    • E. Mother's phone number. Number de telefono de la madre.
    • F. Best time to call mother at this number. La hora mas conveniente de llamar.
    • G. Mother's email address. Correo electronico de la madre.
    • H. Mother's primary language. El idioma de preferencia de la madre.
    • I. Is mother fluent in English? ¿La madre habla y entiende Ingles?
    • J. Is mother employed? ¿La madre esta empleada?
    • K. If yes, employer's name. Si esta empleada, incluya el nombre del empleador.
    • L. If yes, employer's address. Incluya la direccion del empleador.
  4. Attach a photocopy of the mother/guardian's current driver's license. Incluir adjunto una fotocopia de la licencia de conducir de la madre o tutora.
  5. Answer the following questions about the child's father or male guardian. Las siguientes preguntas sobre el padre o tutor del niño(a).
    • A. Father's first name. Nombre de pila del padre.
    • B. Father's last name. Apellido del padre.
    • C. Father's date of birth. Fecha de nacimiento del padre.
    • D. Father's address. Direccion del padre.
    • E. Father's phone number. Numero de telefono del padre.
    • F. Best time to call father at this number. La hora mas conveniente de llamar.
    • G. Father's email address. Correo electronico del padre.
    • H. Father's primary language. El idioma de preferencia del padre.
    • I. Is father fluent in English? ¿El padre habla y entiende Ingles?
    • J. Is father employed? ¿El padre esta empleado?
    • K. If yes, employer's name. Si esta empleado, incluya el nombre del empleador.
    • L. If yes, employer's address. Incluya la direccion del empleador.
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