Five Boyertown area nonprofits awarded over $40,000 in grants

Berks County Community Foundation recently approved $41,600 in grants to five Boyertown area organizations through its Boyertown Area Charitable Program.

These grants are distributed from the Boyertown Area Community Fund, which supports charitable causes within the geographic area served by the Boyertown Area School District, and the Boyer Foundation Fund, which also supports Boyertown area health, social, recreational, and safety organizations.

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Since 1997, the program has granted more than $1,000,000 to over 60 Boyertown area organizations, providing much-needed support for a variety of charitable causes.

It awarded the following grants in 2022:

Boyertown Area Historical Society received $3,910 for a project dedicated to cataloging and digitizing approximately 10,000 three-dimensional and archival items. This will make the collection of items more accessible to the public and prepare for new exhibits on racial justice, indigenous populations, and the PA250 celebration.

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Boyertown Midget Baseball League received $15,000 for construction to update the facility to today’s standards, including the addition of ADA-compliant restrooms, and safe spectator seating. The facility has served the community since 1963.

General Carl Spaatz Regional Army Air Corps Museum received $10,000 to upgrade the HVAC system. This will help keep the exhibit preserved with climate control. The Museum offers a fully interactive educational opportunity to learn about the history of the Boyertown community during WWII and beyond.

Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities received $6,000 for the purchase of personal care and cleaning products to distribute to low-income households seeking help through its food pantry and housing programs.

Studio B Art Gallery received $6,690 for a variety of projects, including a fine art exhibit with a virtual tour; publication of the studio’s 10th book of poetry, prose, and art; podcast conversations with Boyertown community members; and opportunities to share memories and goals.

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