Berks County Arts Fund - Rural Arts Grant Program

Berks County Community Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to US $50,000

Anticipated deadline: Aug 15, 2019

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Applied Project / Program, Education / Outreach

Location of project: Berks County, Pennsylvania

Location of residency: United States

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The Community Foundation manages more than 300 charitable funds. The funds were created by local individuals, families and businesses to support causes and organizations they cared about.

Berks County Arts Fund - Rural Arts Grant Program

The Berks County Arts Fund was created by Berks County Community Foundation to encourage local residents to support the arts in Berks County through their donations. In 2014 the Community Foundation’s board of directors allocated $50,000 a year for five years to support arts programming in outlying areas of Berks County where residents do not have ready access to the offerings provided by the established arts community.

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  • Grants from the fund will support programs by established arts organizations that will bring the arts to these rural communities.
  • Programs may include performances, exhibits, interactive activities or other creative ideas that bring art “out of the establishment” and to the residents of our community.


  • Preference will be given to programs that occur in areas where residents report being less likely to have attended an arts and culture event in the past year. The areas noted below fell into that category in the latest Vital Signs report:
    • Washington Township
    • Alsace Township
    • Greenwich Township
    • Robeson Township
    • Hamburg Area -entire school district geography
    • Tulpehocken Area – entire school district geography