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:

2017 Competitive Grant Round Now Open

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, and South Centre Township, Conyngham Borough, Nescopeck Borough, New Columbus Borough, and Shickshinny Borough. Butler Township, Nescopeck Township, Salem Township, Sugarloaf Township, and Union Township

Priority Areas of Interest: Ensuring that children are health 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. Improving mental and behavioral health through   community awareness, support and treatment.

Danville Area Community Foundation – will notify the community when grant opportunities become available

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

2017 Competitive Grant Round Now Open

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.

To begin the application process, click on “Receive” at the top of this webpage, then click on “Grant Login”. If this is your organization’s first time applying for a grant through the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation, you will need to create an account. Once logged in to the grant website, click on “apply” in the upper left-hand corner and scroll down until you see the Selinsgrove Area Community Foundation grant application.

Sunbury Area Community Foundation - Happening Now!

(click to view 2016 press release)

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

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 grant making 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.

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

Grant Reports

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].