COMMUNITY

Opportunities for Community Engagement

We’re bridging the gap between our members and the Greater Reading Area by creating awareness and support for community advancement.

Are looking for ways to get involved? Consider some of our community advancement opportunities.

There are TONS of opportunities out there, whether it’s serving on boards or committees, or simply donating your time to a great cause. Several of Greater Reading’s non-profit organizations have ongoing needs that could be a great fit for you.

Here are some of the organizations that GRYP members currently partner with:

Animal Rescue League
American Cancer Society
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Girls on the Run Berks County
Literary Council of Reading-Berks
Opportunity House
The Children's Home of Reading
Humane Society of Berks County
Mentors for Berks Youth
Reading Public Library
Animal Rescue League
American Cancer Society
Big Brothers Big Sisters
The Children's Home of Reading
Girls on the Run Berks County
Humane Society of Berks County
Literary Council of Reading-Berks
Mentors for Berks Youth
Opportunity House
Reading Public Library
Junior League of Reading
New Journey Community Outreach
Vision Resource Center
United Way Emerging Leaders
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

If you have any questions, or would like to have an organization added to the list, please contact the Community Advancement at Community@GreaterReadingYP.org.

Community Cause | Berks County Grant Opportunities | Reading Causes

In addition to offering philanthropic opportunities for our members, GRYP endeavors to support our community by giving back to local non-profits in alignment with GRYP’s mission and Community Cause.

Through the Greater Reading Young Professionals Community Engagement Fund of Berks County Community Foundation, grants are awarded annually to organizations in alignment with GRYP’s Community Cause.

Community Causes:

2019 Youth Education and Career Readiness Programs
2018 Downtown Revitalization
2017 Greater Reading Young Professionals Community Grant Matching Campaign
2016 Initiatives that engage young professionals to live, work, and play in the Greater Reading area
2015 Urban Revitalization
2014 Urban Revitalization
2013 Education and Workforce Readiness

Past Grant Recipients:

  • Gilmore | Henne Community Fund
  • Centre Park Historic District
  • Olivet Boys & Girls Club
  • Reading Recreation Commission
  • Berks County Adult Probation and Parole/Offender Workforce Development Specialists
  • Literacy Council of Reading-Berks, Inc.
  • Reading Public Library Foundation
  • United Community Services for Working Families
  • Berks Area Mountain Biking Association
  • BCTV
  • First Friday Downtown Beer Gardens
  • Junior Achievement of Berks County

While GRYP is not a fundraising organization, please keep in mind that GRYP endeavors to support causes that align with our mission to attract, engage and retain young professionals in the Greater Reading region.

Future grant opportunities will be announced by GRYP and the Berks County Community Foundation via press release, social media outlets and more.

If you would like to make a request for support for a specific organization, please complete the form below.

Let's Connect!

Meet other young professionals in the Reading area and get involved in your community. We hope to hear from you today!

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Reading, PA 19601

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