Second Grant Round for Disaster Relief Announced

June 1, 2020

In response to the heightened needs of area nonprofit organizations and its mission to enhance the quality of life in the region, the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation is pleased to announce a second grant round available for Disaster Relief Funding. Established in 2011, the purpose of the Foundation’s Disaster Relief Fund to support nonprofit organizations affected by disasters in Columbia, Lower-Luzerne, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union Counties. The grant round is designed as a flexible response to provide relief for a variety of unexpected costs. The Foundation is specifically interested in helping organizations maintain their operations and respond to increased demand from clients during this critical time.

While many CSCF funds have contributed to these Disaster Relief efforts, the grant round can create an even bigger impact with contributions from community members. To join the Foundation in this initiative, visit to make a secure online donation.

Grant requests ranging from $500-10,000 are currently being accepted. Additional funding may be considered on an individual basis. This is the second grant round from the Disaster Relief Fund in 2020. The grant application has been updated. If your organization applied in the first grant round in April and wishes to apply again, you must submit a new application for this grant round.

Only 501(c)(3) nonprofit and government organizations are eligible to apply and the requested funding must be invested within the CSCF service area of Columbia, Lower-Luzerne, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union Counties. Individuals are not eligible to apply. To discuss your organization’s eligibility, please contact the Foundation.

Grant applications must be completed and submitted through a web-based program. Interested applicants can access the grant round guidelines and applications by visiting

Grant requests must be submitted online by 11:59pm on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.

For grant-related questions, please contact Christine Orlando, CSCF Senior Program Officer, at 570-752-3930 ext. 2, or [email protected].

  1. View the Disaster Relief Fund Grantmaking Guidelines
  2. Apply Now! Click here to start the application process.