In his will, the late Charles F. Lindig 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. Mr. Lindig wanted this fund to serve as a living memorial to his grandparents, Charles F. Lindig and Sarah Bobb Lindig and to his parents, Fred W. Lindig and Nettie Walter Lindig. According to his will he did this, “In grateful appreciation of the opportunities accorded to my family by the Community of Lewisburg.”

Deadline and Notification:

Online application will be available for submission until October 1 at 11:59 P.M.

Final funding notification will be made after the December 20 FCFP Board meeting

Who May Apply

  • Nonprofits organizations that are qualified to receive tax-exempt contributions as defined by the IRS – in the vast majority of cases, applicants will be 501(c)(3) organizations, or a unit of local government as described in Section 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code
  • Nonprofit organizations without 501(c)(3) status may work through another qualified 501(c)(3) organization that is willing to serve as a Fiscal Sponsor
  • Previously awarded nonprofits are not eligible to submit a new request until five (5) years have elapsed; there must be four (4) intervening years of grants to other nonprofits
  • Applicants outside of the Borough of Lewisburg may apply only if a major function of their program or project is to serve the Borough of Lewisburg

Limitations

  • Annual campaigns
  • Costs that were or will be incurred prior to the anticipated grant approval date
  • Endowments
  • General operating expenses, including salaries for current staff positions
  • Multi-year funding, on a case-by-case basis
  • Operating or program deficits
  • Re-granting, on a case-by-case basis
  • Requests from individuals
  • Organizations with outstanding or overdue final reports from previous grants cannot apply

General Criteria for Reviewing Requests

  • Address community needs and/or opportunities in innovative and creative ways
  • Result in attainable and measurable goals
  • Illustrate financial strength to ensure long-term self-sustainability, especially when seeking start-up or seed funding
  • Show collaboration with other nonprofits without duplicating efforts
  • Leverage or generate other funding sources and/or propose use of grant to attract matching funds

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