Grant Opportunities 

Through the generous and compassionate gifts of donors, the Community Foundation is able to present a number of grants to charitable organizations and causes in our community. Discover how Community Foundation funds have made a difference in your community this past year: Our Results

If you are looking to provide a gift for an existing fund, you can donate online or contact us.

If your nonprofit organization has a program or project worthy of consideration for grant dollars, please click APPLY HERE below to create a user account and access an application for current grant opportunities.

For all grantmaking questions, contact Betty Gilmour, Director of Grantmaking, at 570.321.1500 extension 18.


2021 Grant Opportunities and Grant Application Review Power Point
2021 Grant Opportunities and Grant Application Review Webinar

Lycoming County Grant Opportunities

Williamsport Lycoming Community Fund

An additional grant opportunity for 2021 is available with dollars from a variety of field of interest funds for Lycoming County. Nonprofits who primarily serve the residents of Lycoming County may apply for a grant between $25,000 and $50,000 for something on their “wish list” - a piece of equipment, new or updated technology, a capital renovation, program enhancement expense, or costs associated with a new program initiative.

What do you want that is above and beyond your regular operating budget? Click here for complete criteria.

Click the APPLY HERE button above to access the online application portal. Deadline for submissions is September 1, 2021.


Off-Cycle Requests

If your nonprofit has a program or project with high community impact and is in need of $250,000 or more, please contact Betty Gilmour, Director of Grantmaking, at 570.321.1500 extension 18, to discuss further. 

Applicable to nonprofits that serve Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and/or Union Counties.


Foundation Directory Online  Foundation Directory

The Community Foundation holds a subscription to the Foundation Directory Online (FDO) - a premier fundraising tool that gives nonprofit grant-seekers unprecedented access to the largest amount of clean and coded philanthropic data that currently exists.

This grant search database is available for free to qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. To make an appointment to utilize the full Professional version of FDO, contact Amy Poust. The FCFP Philanthropy Center is available between 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

FCFP also offers FDO Essential - a slightly less robust version for nonprofits to utilize for free at their home or office. The FDO Essential 24-Hour Day Pass link is accessible through our online application portal. Please create a web user by clicking the "APPLY HERE" button above. Once your user request has been approved you may access the link from the main portal page.  

Please click here to access the FDO Essential Day Pass Guide for complete information.

You are encouraged to view the following video for a tutorial on how to search for grant funders through FDO:

Introduction to Foundation Directory Online