The Berger Charitable Foundation

Berger Charitable Foundation founder Fred Berger, his father Dr Lou Berger, and colleagues pore over plans for a new project in the 1970's

The more countries I worked in, the more it reinforced my belief that engineers, to be useful in the 21st century, need to have international experience and a global perspective.

Fred Berger, 2009

The Berger Charitable Foundation is a small family foundation committed to strengthening communities across the globe through education and community development. Since its founding, the Berger Charitable Foundation has committed to expanding access and equitable opportunities in STEM education for students in the US and abroad.

BCF founder Fred Berger was also a founding trustee of the American University of Afghanistan, the only coeducational, independent, private university in Afghanistan where he was instrumental in the successful construction of the International Center for Afghan Women’s Economic Development. The Foundation continues to work closely with AUAF, most recently funding a scholarship for a female scholar and an initiative to ensure students had the technology and equipment needed to continue their studies at home throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Berger Charitable Foundation has provided support to projects and initiatives with real, lasting impact through funding infrastructure and community development projects in communities across the United States and all over the world, from New Jersey to Afghanistan and Rwanda to Panama.