Danville Foundation Awards 2019 Grants

October 9, 2019

The Danville Area Community Foundation (DACF) presented $35,020 to local nonprofit organizations during a celebratory breakfast held on Oct. 9, 2019, at The Meadows. These grants were awarded through the DACF’s recent competitive grantround supported by the following DACF funds: Ackerman Family Fund, The Booth Family Fund, Eleanor M. Burke Fund, Holdren Family Fund, Bonnie Johnson Fund in Memory of Ragnar and Dorothy Johnson, Robert and Geraldine Marks Family Fund, May Family Fund, Metzer Fund, Joan and Fred Miller Family Fund, Neighbors Helping Neighbors Fund, Terry and Sandy O’Rourke Family Fund, The Seebold Family Fund, and the Jim and Jackie Shutt Fund.

The DACF administers a total of 69 endowed and pass-through funds investing over $240,000 annually to local nonprofits and students. These funds include scholarship, donor-advised, field-of-interest, designated, agency and unrestricted funds. A complete listing of DACF funds can be found on the Foundation’s website csgiving.org.

This year’s grant recipients include:

  • Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble – Organization Support, $1,00
  • Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble – Bringing Theatre Arts to Under-served Students, $1,000
  • Central Susquehanna Sight Services, Inc. – 2019/2020 Prevention of Blindness and Support for the Blind Initiatives, $1,500
  • Central Susquehanna Community Foundation – Youth in Philanthropy 2019-2020, Danville High School, $2,370
  • Christ Memorial Episcopal Church – Danville Area Diaper Bank, $1,000
  • Danville Area Community Center – Organization Support, $2,000
  • Danville Area Community Center – Keeping DACC Fresh!, $2,000
  • Danville Business Alliance – Organization Support, $1,000
  • Danville Business Alliance – Canal Park Redevelopment Project, $1,500
  • Danville Child Development Center – DCDC’s Out of School Time program: Ensuring High Quality After-school Environments, $2,000
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes – Organization Support, $500
  • Good Samaritan Mission – Back to School Shopping Program, $1,000
  • Lenny Hambro Foundation DBA Hearts in Harmony – Instrument Repair, $500
  • PA Swarm – 2019 Youth Support, $1,000
  • Pennsylvania Pets Inc. – Spay and Neuter Project for Danville and surrounding Areas, $500
  • Pennsylvania SPCA – Danville Veternary Clinic Expansion, $1,000
  • Ronald McDonald House of Danville, Inc. – Share-A-Night Program, $500
  • Shape of Justice, Inc. – Menstrual Hygiene Products for Danville Area, $750
  • Shiloh United Church of Christ – Danville/Riverside Area Food Bank, $250
  • Susquehanna Valley Law Enforcement Camp Cadet – Danville Cadets, $1,000
  • Thomas Beaver Free Library – Window Replacement, $3,600
  • Thomas Beaver Free Library – Organization Support, $2,250
  • Thomas Beaver Free Library – Educational Purposes, $400
  • Transitional Housing and Care Center of Columbia and Montour County – Organization Support, $500
  • Transitional Housing and Care Center of Columbia and Montour County – Operation Clean Sleep, $2,000
  • Transitional Housing and Care Center of Columbia and Montour County – Sewer Project, $1,000
  • Zing Productions – Organization Support, $1,400
  • Zing Productions – Community Outreach Technicla Performance Upgrades, $1,000

Earlier in 2019, the following grants were also awarded:

  • $8,900 to Danville Area Community Center, supported by the Robert and Mary Snyder Fund
  • $3,000 to Geisinger Health System Foundation, supported by the Deutsch Family Fund for Geisinger Nurses

The Danville Area Community Foundation’s mission is to provide for charitable needs in the Danville area. DACF is an affiliate of the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation (CSCF) which administers DACF’s grant and scholarship programs. For more information, please visit csgiving.org or contact Christine Orlando, CSCF Senior Program Officer, [email protected].

Danville Grant Recipients


Danville Area Community Foundation board members and grant recipients pose after the grant awards breakfast on October 9, 2019, at the Meadows (Danville).