Berwick Awards 2022 Grants

June 2, 2022

Community Giving Foundation: Berwick announces grant awards totaling $778,737 to local charitable nonprofits and government agencies through their 2022 competitive process. These awards were funded by the following funds: Berwick Health and Wellness Fund, Conway and Gertrude Dickson Fund, Myers-Seely Fund, Theron T. Klinetob Fund, and Ray McBride and Edna McBride Fund.

Berwick administers 49 endowed and pass-through funds investing over $1.4 million annually to local nonprofits and students. These funds include scholarship, donor advised, field of interest, designated, agency and unrestricted funds. Berwick recently held a celebratory luncheon on May 24, 2022 at the Berwick Golf 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

2022 Competitive Grant Awards

  • AGAPE Love from Above to Our Community—Life Essentials and TOGO Food Backpacks, $25,000
  • AGAPE Love from Above to Our Community—WIN and Happy Tails, $9,000
  • Benton Area School District—L.R. Appleman Elementary Playground, $20,000
  • Berwick Area Ministerium—Heating Assistance, $4,000
  • Berwick Area School District—Building Achievement through Reading for Kindergarten, $18,988
  • Berwick Area School District—Counseling Services, $43,726.75
  • Berwick Area School District—School-Based Prevention Education Services, $15,750
  • Berwick Area United Way—Grade Level Reading Initiatives, $7,625
  • Berwick Historical Society—Advertising and Marketing Campaign, $5,000
  • Berwick Theater and Center for Community Arts—Front Street Concert and Film Series, $5,000
  • Beyond Violence, Inc.—Shelter Programs, $50,000
  • Bloomsburg University—20th Annual High School Diversity Conference, $3,000
  • Borough of Briar Creek—Borough Hall Video and Audio Project, $8,694
  • Catawissa Military Band—Replacement of Necessary Instruments, $9,000
  • Central Pennsylvania Food Bank—Supporting Berwick Area Youth and Their Families, $7,500
  • Central Susquehanna Sight Services, Inc.—2022/23 Preventing Childhood Blindness in Our Community Initiative, $7,500
  • Central Susquehanna Sight Services, Inc.—2022/23 Social Service Support for Blind/Low Vision Consumers Initiative, $7,500
  • Child Hunger Outreach Partners—Berwick School District In-School Pantry and Backpack Program, $15,000
  • Columbia Child Development Program—Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports for Children and Families, $40,000
  • Columbia County Commissioners for Columbia County Family Centers—Prevention Programs for Families, $40,000
  • Family Service Association of NEPA—PA 211 NE, $10,000
  • For the Cause—Mental Health Hub (drop-in counseling and related programming), $9,974.25
  • For the Cause—Today’s Teen, Tomorrow’s Leaders, $175,000
  • Gaudenzia, Inc.—Telehealth Behavioral Health Care Services, $9,500
  • Geisinger Health dba Geisinger Health Foundation—Camp Courage, $7,500
  • Geisinger Health System Foundation: Geisinger Child Advocacy Center—Utilizing Forensic Interviews to Support Trauma Victims and Combat Child Abuse, $10,000
  • McBride Memorial Library—Children and Family Programming, $13,731
  • McBride Memorial Library—Library Safety: New Fire Equipment and Second Point of Egress in Children’s Library, $6,900
  • Nicholas Wolff Foundation, Inc.—Camp Victory Programs & Services, $20,000
  • Northern Columbia Community & Cultural Center—Summer and Winter/Fair Week Camp Support, $20,000
  • Northern Columbia Community & Cultural Center—Youth and Adult Fitness/Sports Programs, $4,000
  • Northwest Area School District—JumpStart, $23,000
  • PA Pets, Inc.—Program Support, $2,500
  • Resurgent Life—Improving Mental Health and Behavioral Health through Community Awareness Opportunities, $20,000
  • Salem Township Police—Salem Police Taser Project, $9,943.41
  • Single Mothers Individually Living Empowered, Inc.—Mind & Body Stress Relief, $2,500
  • The Children’s Museum, Inc.—Bridging the Gap: Enrichment Programs, $13,500
  • The Little Children Development Center—Nutritious Food, Cardiovascular Health, and Exercise Project, $9,000
  • The Salvation Army, Berwick—Heart-Smart Initiative, $7,500
  • Transitional Housing and Care Center of Columbia and Montour County—Housing First, $7,500
  • Transitional Housing and Care Center of Columbia and Montour County—Road to Independence, $25,000
  • United Way of Columbia and Montour County—United in Recovery: Berwick Focused Prevention, Education, and Community Support, $10,000
  • Wesley United Methodist Church, Nescopeck—Milk, Egg, Bread & Butter Distribution, $10,000
  • WVIA Public Media—Speaking Grief: Understanding and Advocacy, $5,000

Berwick is an affiliate of the Community Giving Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization that develops, manages, and distributes funds for charitable purposes in communities across the Central Susquehanna region. Nonprofit organizations that provide programming in the Berwick community and surrounding areas are encouraged to apply during the 2023 competitive grant round. Details will be available January 2023 at

Pictured above, grant recipients from Berwick’s 2022 competitive grant round pose during the celebratory luncheon on May 24th.