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.

New 2022 online application coming soon!



Northumberland County Grant Opportunities

Ralph and Josephine Smith Fund

Grants and scholarships from the Ralph & Josephine Smith Fund are made possible by the generous gifts of Josephine Smith, a woman of vision for the future of her community.  Charitable dollars are available through a competitive process to one or more of the following organizations: Evangelical Community Hospital, Geisinger Health Foundation’s Geisinger at home program, the Montgomery House Library, and the Turbotville Community Hall Corporation. Additionally, the Fund may provide grants to other charitable organizations serving the residents of Warrior Run community. Deadline for application submission is January 3, 2022.


Lycoming County Grant Opportunities

Grant announcements coming early 2022.


Union County Grant Opportunities

Grant announcements coming early 2022.


Multi-County Grant Opportunites

Grant announcements coming early 2022.


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 available to qualified nonprofit organizations only. Please contact the Program Office at 570.321.1500 to review eligibility.  

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