Applying for a Grant
The Central Susquehanna Community Foundation awards grants through established funds, each having their own purpose, timeline and geographic service area requirements. Central Susquehanna Community Foundation administers grant programs for its affiliates and funds. Grants are awarded to qualified 501 (C ) (3) nonprofits and governmental organizations, not individuals.
Listed below are competitive grantrounds which you may be eligible to apply for based on the following guidelines:
Berwick Health and Wellness Fund - Annually, January - April
Service Area: Berwick Borough, Benton Borough, Briar Creek Borough, Stillwater Borough, Benton Township, Briar Creek Township, Fishing Creek Township, Mifflin Township, North Centre Township, South Centre Township, Conyngham Borough, Nescopeck Borough, New Columbus Borough, Shickshinny Borough, Butler Township, Nescopeck Township, Salem Township, Sugarloaf Township, and Union Township
Priority Areas of Interest: Ensuring that children are healthy and ready to learn when they enter school; Promoting oral health for residents who lack access to regular dental care; Reducing the risks of cardiovascular disease through nutrition, physical activity and tobacco-free lifestyles; and Improving mental and behavioral health through community awareness, support and treatment.
Bloomsburg Area Community Foundation - Deadline May 28, 2018
Service Area: Greater Bloomsburg Area
Priority Areas of Interest: Nonprofit organizations investing in programs and projects that benefit residents of the Bloomsburg area are encouraged to apply.
Service Area: 100% of requested funding must be invested within the greater Danville Area.
Priority Areas of Interest: Charitable organizations that invest in community programs and projects are encouraged to apply. Most grant awards will range from $500 to $2,000. However, if your request for funding is for a significant project, up to $5,000 may be considered and awarded at the discretion of the DACF Board of Directors.
Selinsgrove Area Community Foundation - Annually, February – March
Service Area: 100% of requested funding must be invested within Selinsgrove and surrounding areas.
Priority Areas of Interest: Charitable organizations that invest in community programs and projects are encouraged to apply for grant awards up to $1,000.
Service Area: 100% of requested funding must be invested within the original Sunbury Hospital service area. This service area is also defined as the geographic area within the Shikellamy, Selinsgrove and Line Mountain School Districts.
Priority Areas of Interest: Organizations that invest in programs and projects that specifically target the following health-related goal areas are encouraged to apply:
Children’s health, early childhood, oral health, issues regarding the working poor and coronary care.
Women's Giving Circle - Annually, December - March
View the Women's Giving Circle Grantround Information
Service Area: Lower-Luzerne, Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Union and Snyder Counties.
Priority Areas of Interest: The Women’s Giving Circle of the CSCF empowers, connects, and inspires women and girls by supporting initiatives and resources that better their lives. Charitable organizations that invest in community programs and projects benefitting women and girls are encouraged to apply.
Youth in Philanthropy (YiP) - Annually February - May
Service Area: YiP provides high school students with an opportunity to learn about philanthropy and participate in the grantmaking process. Students from school districts across the region form teams that research community needs and strengths as they relate to youth. Each team develops a portfolio for their grant investments that they determine will provide results measured in changed lives.
Priority Areas of Interest: Based on the criteria defined by each participating YiP school group.
To learn more about YiP and available grant opportunities, please visit our Youth in Philanthropy page.
Regional Impact Fund - Annually, June-July
Service Area: Lower-Luzerne, Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Union and Snyder Counties Priority Areas of Interest: This is the Foundation’s unrestricted fund. Nonprofit organizations investing in programs and projects that benefit residents of the service area are encouraged to apply. Please review the grant guidelines below.
Grant Recipient Requirements
Grant Publicity Guidelines
Click to view Berwick Health and Wellness Fund Grant Publicity Guidelines
Click to view Sunbury Area Community Foundation Publicity Guidelines
The Foundation requires all grantees to submit grant reports based on the timeline outlined in your grant contract.
The grant report requires grantees to share their successes and challenges with Foundation advisory committees. This is an important tool to measure progress and impact. In addition, reports track project outcomes, expenditures and accurate financial reporting which is required to comply with audit protocols.
Grant report questions were designed to assess the progress in specific areas outlined in the original grant application form. Therefore, it is important for grantees to refer back to their application when completing the reports.
To access your grant report, login to the grant site and view “Follow-Up Forms”. (see instructions for applying for a grant online).
For more information on grant programs, contact Christine Pangelinan, CSCF Program Officer, at [email protected].