Selinsgrove Foundation Awards 2021 Grants

October 28, 2021

Community Giving Foundation: Selinsgrove announces grant awards totaling $32,075 to local charitable nonprofits and government agencies through their 2021 competitive processes. These awards were granted through two separate grant rounds and funded by the following funds: Selinsgrove Unrestricted Fund; Richard and Anna Mary Wetzel Unrestricted Fund; Gloria Faylor Karchner Charitable Fund; Irwin Lentz Fund; and Patricia H. and Richard E. Garman Fund.

Community Giving Foundation: Selinsgrove administers a total of 28 endowed and pass-through funds investing over $70,000 annually to local nonprofits and students. These funds include scholarship, donor-advised, field of interest, designated, agency, and unrestricted funds. Selinsgrove held a celebratory breakfast on September 14, 2021 at the Susquehanna Valley Country Club to recognize grant and donor stories of community giving. An event summary, complete list of funds, and more information about the Foundation can be found at

Competitive Grant Recipients (awarded March 2021)

  • Birthright of Sunbury, Inc.—Family Assistance for Infant Toiletries, $500
  • DIG Furniture Bank—Delivering Sleep to Selinsgrove Area Families, $1,500
  • Foundation for Free Enterprise Education—Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week 2021 and the Speaker Series, $625
  • Hummels Wharf Fire Company—COVID-19 Facemasks, $700
  • Penn Township—Unisex ADA Bathroom/Changing Station for Everyone’s Playground, $1,000
  • Pennsylvania Pets, Inc. (dba PA Pets)—Feral Cat/TNR Program, $1,000
  • Regional Engagement Center—Food Security Support, $1,500
  • Selinsgrove Area Meals on Wheels—Program Support, $1,000
  • Selinsgrove Area Recreation, Inc.—Support Pool Renovation Project, $1,000
  • Snyder County Libraries—1000 Books Before Kindergarten, $1,000
  • Summer SEALS Day Camp—Program Support, $1,000
  • The Arc Susquehanna Valley—Selinsgrove AMPES, $1,000
  • Union-Snyder Community Action Agency—Flexible Food Solutions for Homeless Families, $1,000
  • Youth in Philanthropy—Midd-West School District 2021-2022 Support, $2,000
  • Youth in Philanthropy—Selinsgrove Area School District 2021-2022 Support, $6,000

Competitive Grant Recipients (awarded July 2021)

  • By Grace Women’s Transitional Home—Washer and Dryer, $1,500
  • Central Susquehanna Sight Services, Inc.—2021/2022 Prevention of Blindness Programming for Selinsgrove, $1,000
  • Family Service Association of NEPA—211 NE/Help Line, $750
  • Far Point Animal Rescue—On-Going Support of the Equine Rescue Mission of Far Point Animal Rescue, $3,000
  • Kidsgrove, Inc.—Equipment Replacement, $1,000
  • Random Canyon Riding Program—SureHands HandiMove Lift System, $1,000
  • Regional Engagement Center—Intergenerational Artists in Residency Program for 2021 Summer Camp, $1,000
  • Susquehanna River Valley Dental Health Clinic—2021/2022 Dental Care for Uninsured/Under-Insured Patients, $1,500
  • Union-Snyder Community Action Agency—Wheels for Seals, $1,000

Selinsgrove is an affiliate of the Community Giving Foundation. Nonprofit organizations that provide programming in the Selinsgrove community and surrounding areas are encouraged to apply during the 2022 competitive grant round. Details will be available January 2022 at