Youth Advisory Board (YAB) - Youth and Philanthropy Fund

The Youth and Philanthropy Fund provides grants to Berks County programs that address youth-related issues that are considered critical needs by the foundation’s Youth Advisory Board.

The Youth Advisory Board of Berks County Community Foundation and Youth Volunteer Corps of Reading will make up to $15,000 in grants available in 2020 for programs and projects that address the protection, restoration, and/or beautification of the environment in Berks County or educate about the environment in Berks County.

Select grant applicants will be asked to participate in a site visit with YAB members.
Site visits will occur in February and March. Decisions will be made in April. Funds will be available in May.

If you have any questions about the application, please email If you need technical assistance please email or call 610-685-2223.

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.

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. Program/Project Name
  2. Describe the purpose of your program/project in one sentence.
  3. Will this program or project benefit the residents of Berks County, PA?
  4. How does your organization or program address the protection, restoration, beautification and/or education of the environment in Berks County?
  5. List the major activities involved with this program/project.
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