Business Philanthropy Club
The Business Philanthropy Club is the business philanthropy club for Berkshire; a vehicle for businesses to give effective and targeted funding to grassroots organisations and projects in their local communities.

Business Philanthropy Club members have come together to make a real, positive difference within Berkshire.  Members get the opportunity to not only support local charities but also to collaborate with other key business leaders to create tangible business opportunities.

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  • It is ongoing, efficient and hassle free.
  • There is a portfolio of support covering immediate, sustainable and development activities.
  • It allows you to gain access to hundreds of local charities and worthwhile causes that really need your help.
  • It gives you the ability to direct all requests for charitable help to the Foundation thus freeing up your company’s admin resources and reducing costs.
  • It provides you the opportunity to attend key dinners with business leaders as well as ‘Seeing is Believing’ visits to meet the people you have helped.
Membership levels
The Business Philanthropy Club (BPC) is a group of like-minded Berkshire businesses that believe in ‘social responsibility’ at a grassroots level and is the largest philanthropic group of businesses in Berkshire. The BPC brings businesses together to give effectively and efficiently helping those in need in the County along with providing dedicated staff volunteer support, as well as exclusive networking opportunities. Membership donations are made to the BPC Immediate Impact Fund with 25% used to build a Lasting Gift Fund for the BPC to demonstrate local businesses long term commitment to their local community. The remaining 75% is available for grant-making in the here and now making an immediate impact in the local community while also supporting the facilitation of volunteering opportunities for our members.

The volunteer support offered as part of the membership options below is an easy way for SME’s to kick-start their Corporate Social Responsibility, but can also compliment and run concurrently to existing charitable commitments and partnerships. Employee Volunteering strengthens the over-stretched charity sector and enhances the service received by those in need in our community.

The BPC has membership levels designed to fit in with the aims and budget of your business:

BPC Membership Options
How to join
I wish to become a member of the Business Philanthropy Club

Title (required)

Full Name (required)

Company Name (required)

Company Address (required)

Email Address (required)

Telephone Number (required)

Company legal status (required)

Payment Method (required)
 I enclose a cheque I have paid via BACS

Cheques need to be made payable to Berkshire Community Foundation and sent to 100 Longwater Avenue, Green Park, Reading RG2 6GP. Please mark that the cheque is for BPC membership along with your name.

Bank transfers should be made to the following HSBC account:
Account name: Berkshire Community Foundation
Sort Code: 40-38-04
Account No: 94125592

If you want to find out more about the Business Philanthropy Club and how to join please call 0118 930 3021 and talk to Jim Fyfe our Philanthropy Director or email jim.fyfe@berkshirecf.org