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:
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.
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
- 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.