Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund Provides COVID-19 Response

March 26, 2020

The Central Susquehanna Community Foundation has been closely monitoring the effects of COVID-19 over the past several weeks and remain committed to the safety and well-being of its community partners. As local nonprofit organizations experience heightened needs due to the impact and economic consequences of this pandemic, the Foundation has worked closely with community leaders across its 5 1/2-county service area to identify ways to help.

The Foundation will once again use its Disaster Relief Fund to coordinate initiatives and grants that support the region and its front-line nonprofits at a time when it is most critical. The goal is to provide flexible resources where they are needed most through a streamlined grant process. Information on the upcoming grant round will be shared in the coming days.

Banding together in times of unfortunate and unexpected disasters in this region is not new for the Foundation or the dedicated members of this community. The Disaster Relief Fund was established in 2011 to provide support for disaster recovery efforts in Columbia, Lower-Luzerne, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union Counties.

“The need is great, and we can achieve greater impact for our region when we work together. Thank you to the countless individuals, families, and organizations that make the Central Susquehanna region a strong and resilient community,” writes Holly Morrison, D.Ed., Foundation president and CEO.

You can join the Foundation’s effort to care for the community by making a secure online donation to the Disaster Relief Fund at While online donations are preferred—and processed faster—gifts can also be mailed to Central Susquehanna Community Foundation, Attn: Disaster Relief Fund, 725 West Front Street, Berwick PA 18603.

The Central Susquehanna Community Foundation (CSCF) is a 501(c)(3) organization that develops, manages and distributes funds for charitable purposes in communities across the Central Susquehanna region.