Celebrating Community Giving and Grantee Impact

Danville Area Community Foundation Enhances Facilities and Programs at the Danville Area Community Center

The Danville Area Community Center (DACC) is very grateful to receive grants from multiple funds that have been established with the Danville Area Community Foundation (DACF). The DACC serves community members of every age, every ability level, and every income level. In December, the center will celebrate their 30th year of Fitness, Friends, and Fun. DACF grants have provided funding to upgrade the facility’s pool filtration system, to purchase equipment, and to establish new programs. “Grant funding has been instrumental in assisting the DACC in reaching out to those whose family budgets do not include dollars for community center membership. However, even more important than providing membership is providing the opportunity for adults and children to learn to swim. Thank you for helping the DACC work to accomplish our goal of teaching every child and adult in our community to swim - for fitness, for safety, and for fun.”

Jean Knouse, Executive Director Danville Area Community Center

Danville Youth in Philanthropy

yip logoThe Danville Youth in Philanthropy program is a philanthropy education program funded by the Danville Area Community Foundation. Approximately 12-15 Danville High School students participate in the program each year which, administered by Central Susquehanna Community Foundation, teaches students about philanthropy, local non-profit organizations, and the grant making process. The program culminates with students awarding $5,000 back into their local community through grants.

Danville Area Community Foundation Grant Provides Engaging Opportunities for School Age Children

Danville Child Development picThrough a grant provided by the Danville Area Youth in Philanthropy program, the Danville Child Development Center (DCDC) was able to provide exciting field trip opportunities to their summer school aged children in the summer of 2016. Over 45 students participated in field trips to Lake Tobias Wildlife Park and Whitaker Center for the Science and the Arts through summer programs at DCDC. “Field trips provide developmentally appropriate experiences for children, and these experiences encourage their interest in learning about new topics and places while exposing the children to the larger community within which they live.”

Diana Verbeck, Executive Director Danville Child Development Center

For more information, please contact:

President and CEO
M. Holly Morrison, [email protected]

Director of Donor Relations and Communications
Kara G. Seesholtz, [email protected]