Sunbury Foundation Awards 2019 Grants

October 18, 2019

The Sunbury Area Community Foundation (SACF) recently awarded $162,250 to local nonprofits. In addition to the Foundation’s competitive grantround, individual and family charitable funds distributed grants to the causes they care most about. The awards were presented during a celebratory luncheon held on October 18, 2019, at the Susquehanna Valley Country Club. Grants were awarded through the Sunbury Area Health Fund, Mary E. and J. Guy Lesher Fund, C. Preston and Kathryn S. Geist Endowment Fund, Clyde H. Jacobs Fund, Gladys C. Dagle Fund, Gloria Faylor Karchner Healthcare Fund, Mertz Fund, Mertz Family Memorial Fund, Dagle Family Fund, and Jesse and Maxine Woodring Donor Advised Fund.

The SACF focused its competitive funding decisions on programs that target children’s health, community health and wellness, early childhood, issues regarding the working poor and coronary care. Those grant recipients include:

  • A Community Clinic, Inc. – Ending Weekend Hunger, $18,000
  • A Community Clinic, Inc. – Core Support, $53,000
  • Birthright of Sunbury, Inc. – Family Assistance for Crib Mattresses, $1,200
  • Birthright of Sunbury, Inc. – Family Assistance for Diapers and Infant Formula, $6,000
  • Birthright of Sunbury, Inc. – Organization Support, $1,500
  • Buffalo Valley Regional Training Center – Youth Club Equipment Fund, $1,500
  • Central Susquehanna Community Foundation – Youth in Philanthropy, 2020 Program Support, $2,150
  • Central Susquehanna Sight Services, Inc. – 2019/2020 Prevention of Blindness Programs for Young Children and Adults, $13,000
  • Degenstein Community Library – Early Childhood Program: Wee Move, $5,000
  • Girls on the Run of the Greater Susquehanna Valley – Organization Support, $500
  • Greater Susquehanna Valley YMCA – Children’s Programs Financial Assistance, $7,000
  • HandUp Foundation – Organization Support, $500
  • Kiwanis Club of Sunbury – Playground Repairs, $1,000
  • Regional Engagement Center – After School Support, $1,000
  • Setebaid Services, Inc. – Camp Setebaid and The HDYC 2020 Camperships, $5,900
  • Spreading Antlers children’s Foundation – Swim Program, $16,000
  • Sunbury’s Revitalization, Inc. – Albright Center, $1,500
  • Susquehanna River Valley Dental Health Clinic – Project Oral Health Care for the Under-insured and Un-insured, $20,000
  • The ReFuge – Vehicle Purchase for Group Transportation, $7,500

The Sunbury Area Community Foundation is an affiliate of the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation which helps administer SACF’s grant and scholarship investments. The Sunbury Area Community Foundation continues to provide for charitable healthcare needs in the Sunbury region. Nonprofit organizations that provide programming focusing on the goal areas of the Sunbury Area Community Foundation are encouraged to apply during the 2020 competitive grantround. Details will be available June 2020 at

Sunbury Grant Recipients


Sunbury Area Community Foundation board members and grant recipients pose after the grant awards luncheon on October 18, 2019, at the Susquehanna Valley Country Club.