Power of the Purse in Berks County Fund

Berks County Community Foundation


Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Anticipated deadline: Jan 20, 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.

Power of the Purse in Berks County Fund

*The Power of the Purse in Berks County Fund provides grants to make a positive difference in the lives of women and girls in Berks County. The fund was created by local women in 2012.

As the group considered some of the many issues faced by women and girls, one insight emerged repeatedly: Women and girls who have the self-esteem, support and basic life skills they need to be gainfully employed are empowered to improve their quality of life.

For many women, employment is not only a matter of empowerment; it’s a matter of survival. Unfortunately, barriers such as the ability to afford adequate childcare, a lack of transportation, a gap in skills, limited access to dental care or healthcare, or a lack of information about their options keep some women and girls from reaching their full potential.

In 2018 the Power of the Purse in Berks County Fund will provide approximately $30,000 in grants to programs 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.

Fortunately, there are many programs that help women and girls discover or navigate their way to gainful employment and self-sufficiency. If your organization is making a difference in the lives of women and girls in Berks County by helping them discover or navigate their way to gainful employment, and ultimately, self-sufficiency, we encourage you to apply for a grant from the Power of the Purse in Berks County Fund.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


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