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.

 

FCFP has implemented a new online application. You must register as a New Applicant in order to access the application portal.

APPLY HERE

If you need to access an application previously submitted through the old portal, please contact Betty Gilmour or Amy Poust.

If you need to submit an interim report from a previously approved grant, please contact Betty Gilmour or Amy Poust.

If you need to submit a final report from a previously approved grant, you may access the form through Survey Monkey - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FCFPeval. Click here to review the Grant Evaluation Preparation document.

  

2022 Grant Cycle Presentation

Grant Workshop Slides

Lycoming County Grant Opportunities

Little League Fund for Youth Sports

The Little League Fund for Youth Sports, created in 2016, benefits Lycoming County organizations that promote youth activity and healthy living through sports. Grants will support youth sports programs that serve children under the age of 16 or people with special needs. Preference will be given to requests that help remove barriers inhibiting participation or enhance experiences for all participants. Public School Districts and private schools, along with their respective booster clubs and associations, are ineligible to apply. Application now available. Submission deadline March 1.

Lycoming Economic Development Foundation Fund

The Lycoming Economic Development Foundation Fund was created in 2015, with a partnership between the Community Foundation and the Lycoming Foundation. This fund was created to offer grants to nonprofits for the purpose of promoting the economic, commercial and industrial welfare of Lycoming County. Programs or projects that address job creation or retention, a developing skilled workforce with a focus on low-income individuals, improvements to infrastructure, or encouraging environmentally sustainable approaches to economic development may apply. Application available in August. Submission deadline October 1.


Plunketts Creek Township Foundation Fund

The Plunketts Creek Township Foundation Fund was founded in 1944 to “promote and maintain a charitable and benevolent organization in Plunketts Creek Township to assist the needy and to foster the moral, educational, recreational and social interest of the people living in and adjacent to the said township.” Application now available. Submission deadline March 1.

Waldron Memorial Fund

The Waldron Memorial Fund was created in 1976 to support the charitable, educational, religious or health care purposes in and around the Borough of Muncy. The Fund provides grants annually through a competitive grant process to nonprofit organizations serving the residents of the Muncy Area. Application now available. Submission deadline March 1.

Williamsport Lycoming Competitive Grant Cycle
For nonprofits that benefit the residents of the City of Williamsport and Lycoming County. Grant announcement coming March 2022.


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. Application available in August. Submission deadline October 1

 

Multi-County Grant Opportunities

Greater Susquehanna Valley Competitive Grant Cycle

For nonprofits that benefit the residents of Montour Northumberland, Snyder and/or Union Counties. Grant announcement coming March 2022.

Pearls with a Passion Fund

The Pearls with a Passion Fund was established at the First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania of Pennsylvania in 2013. This women’s giving society brings together women from a variety of backgrounds with a common goal – to create powerful communities through passionate giving. Grantmaking for the fund is determined annually by the membership. Grant dollars for 2022 will focus on programs and projects benefiting people in crisis for nonprofits in Lycoming County and Union County. Application now available.  Submission deadline March 1.


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 2022 has passed.

 

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