Grants

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 browse the funds by county below and donate online or contact us.

If your organization has a program or project worthy of consideration for grant dollars, please  click APPLY HERE and create a user account to access the grant application.  Email the Director of Grantmaking for issues or questions.

 

Link to create or access your user profile:

APPLY HERE

 

Grant Opportunities

 

Lycoming County Grant Opportunities

Williamsport Lycoming Community Fund

The Williamsport Lycoming Community Fund supports requests from qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations serving residents of Williamsport Lycoming area, with missions relating to art & culture, education, health & human services, youth, environment, and economic development. The program supports requests for capital improvement, equipment & technology, new programs and program enhancements. To be announced in July.

Union County Grant Opportunities
Lindig Lewisburg Foundation Fund 

Lindig Lewisburg Foundation Fund was established by the late Charles F. Lindig. Through his will, he set aside a portion of his estate for the benefit of projects directed towards the religious, charitable, educational, cultural, recreational or economic welfare of the Borough of Lewisburg. Submission deadline October 1.

Multi-County Grant Opportunities

COVID-19 United Community Funds

The Lycoming County United Way, Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way and the United Way of Columbia and Montour Counties, have teamed up with the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania to launch the COVID-19 United Community Funds to ensure that our region’s nonprofit community has the support they need to weather this crisis and move forward.

Seeded with $250,000 from FCFP, the Funds will allow regional United Ways to lead the grant making process and rapidly deploy resources to nonprofits in Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga and Union Counties during these unprecedented times.

Grant requests range from $5,000 to $25,000. See full grantmaking goals and funding priorities here.

The first phase of funding was distributed on April 24 - see grant recipients. The timeline to open Phase II of the grant initiative is under review.  Please continue to check back for updated information.

Elsie Skvir Ganister Foundation Fund

The Elsie Skvir Ganister Foundation Fund was established to preserve and perpetuate the teaching, mission and ministry of the Orthodox Church in America or its canonical successors and its correlative institutions, organizations, agencies and ministries. Submission deadline June 30.