Bloomsburg Awards Grants and Highlights Community Connections

September 7, 2023

Community Giving Foundation: Bloomsburg announces grant awards totaling $11,600 to local charitable nonprofits and government agencies through their recent competitive process. These awards were granted through the Bloomsburg Unrestricted Fund and the Hartman / Robbins / Stroup Fund.

Bloomsburg held its annual event on September 6, 2023, to highlight the community connections that drive philanthropy in the Bloomsburg area. During the breakfast, held at The Links at Hemlock Creek, Foundation staff, board members, donors, and grant recipients shared personal stories reflecting the impact of community partnerships and local support. It was an inspiring time to celebrate generous hearts and honor the nonprofits making a difference in our community every day. See the event handout here.

Community Giving Foundation: Bloomsburg administers 9 endowed and pass-through funds, investing over $13,000 annually to local nonprofits and students. A complete list of funds and more information about the Foundation can be found at

Speakers during the September 6th breakfast. L to R: Kara G. Seesholtz, Foundation President and CEO; Jonathan Cleaver, Bloomsburg Area School District; Heather Feldhaus, Bloomsburg Board Member; and Ginny Weibel, The Children’s Museum.

2023 Competitive Grant Awards

  • AGAPE Love from Above to Our Community—Helping Neighbors Fund, $1,600
  • Association for Inclusion, Respect, and Equity—Organizational Support in Honor of Former Board Member Isabella Tarr, $1,000
  • Bloomsburg Public Library—Enhancing Diversity and Inclusion through Spanish Story Hour and Book Collection, $600
  • Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble—TIC-Zombie Thoughts, $1,000
  • Central Susquehanna Sight Services, Inc.—2023/24 Prevention of Blindness Programming for Children of Bloomsburg, $750
  • Columbia Child Development Program—Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, $750
  • Eos Therapeutic Riding Center—Windows 11 Computer, $650
  • For the Cause—Teen Center Bloomsburg Program Support, $750
  • Friends of the Columbia County Traveling Library—Dino Romp Storytime, $200
  • Girls on the Run Mid State PA—Program Support in Bloomsburg, $750
  • Orangeville Public Library—Mental Health Print Resources for Children and Teens, $500
  • PA Pets, Inc.—Bloomsburg Area TNR Program, $500
  • Single Mothers Individually Living Empowered, Inc.—Life Skills for Moms and Kids, $500
  • Susquehanna Valley United Way—Medication Safety Education: Deterra Bags and Medication Lock Boxes, $500
  • The Children’s Museum, Inc.—Preserving Our Past: Preservation of Locally Significant Exhibit Artifacts, $300
  • The Exchange—Free Little Art Galleries, $500
  • Transitional Housing and Care Center of Columbia and Montour County—Road to Independence, $750

Community Giving Foundation: Bloomsburg is an affiliate of the Community Giving Foundation, which helps administer grant and scholarship investments. Their mission is helping to meet a multitude of charitable needs in the Bloomsburg area. Nonprofit organizations that provide programming the Bloomsburg community and surrounding areas are encouraged to apply during the 2024 competitive grant round. Details will be available January 2024 at

Grant recipients from Bloomsburg’s 2023 competitive grant round gather during breakfast on September 6th.