Jess's Sunshine Fund

Jess’s Sunshine Fund provides grants to support families who are residents of the Boyertown Area School District with dependent adult or minor children who have special needs arising from a long-term catastrophic illness or injury.

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).

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

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.

Supplemental Questions
  1. School district in which you reside.
  2. Provide a detailed explanation of the need and reason that assistance is being requested for this individual.
  3. Patient's medical diagnosis and a brief history of the illness
  4. Amount of assistance requested
  5. What specific items, activities and expenses would be funded by this grant?
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