FUNCTION OF THE CCRB

The Capital Campaign Review Board of Berks County (CCRB) considers the purposes, justifications, and viability of proposed community appeals for capital funds by local non-profit organizations. Our goal is to improve and strengthen the campaign vetting process and to lend support to area non-profits.

The CCRB is led by an all-volunteer board with financial support to the Managing Director supplied by the Greater Reading Chamber Alliance, The Wyomissing Foundation, United Way of Berks County,  and the Henry Janssen Foundation.

TYPES OF CAMPAIGNS

Past CCRB-approved capital campaigns have ranged from $250,000 mini-campaigns upwards to campaigns of $2.5 million. A mini-campaign ranges from $250,000 to $500,000 and is typically for renovations/improvements to an existing facility.

Qualifying capital campaigns coming before the CCRB committee can include the following:

  •  Purchase of real estate for the purpose of building or renovating new facilities
  •  Construction or renovation of facilities on real estate already owned by the organization
  •  Renovation or additions to existing property
  •  Any fundraising efforts, including those seeking Endowment Funds, that fit the definition of a major campaign as described.

Those organizations not generally eligible or required for review include hospitals, universities or colleges/higher education centers, churches, synagogues, mosques and/or affiliated organizations, public education institutions/government entities.