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

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. Submission deadline October 1, 2021.


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, 2021

Click the
APPLY HERE button above to access the online portal for complete criteria and applications for all available opportunities.


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