Supporting local nonprofits in the greater Bloomsburg area.
Founded in 1996, Community Giving Foundation: Bloomsburg affiliated with the Community Giving Foundation in 2018, working together to build charitable funds in the Bloomsburg area to benefit local residents. Through superior stewardship of enduring charitable gifts, Bloomsburg's mission is to enhance lives, making the community a stronger and safer place for all.
A Story of Local Giving
Bill and Pat Lynch turned their interest in social studies and strong foundation from Central Columbia High School into rewarding and meaningful careers in public service and education. As a way to give back to the community, they established the Lynch Brothers Scholarship Fund through Community Giving Foundation: Bloomsburg to carry on a legacy of learning and reward the top social studies students at Central.
"Understanding our country's history... is vital to an informed citizenry and a healthy democracy. We hope that the yearly awarding of this scholarship will help promote the value of becoming active, well-informed citizens." (Lynch Brothers)
Your support of Community Giving Foundation: Bloomsburg makes an impact on the lives of people in your community. This story is just one example of the power of giving happening now because of the generosity of our donors.
Community Giving Foundation: Bloomsburg was created in 1996 from the interest paid back on a loan borrowed by Magee Industrial enterprises from a Federal Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG). The Town of Bloomsburg invested this interest, advocating for Bloomsburg's establishment to support a variety of local nonprofit organizations.
Over its existence, more than 200 grants have been awarded by Community Giving Foundation: Bloomsburg, totaling more than $200,000. The impact has been far and wide, providing support for many organizations that offer programs and services to increase the quality of life for thousands of individuals in the greater Bloomsburg area.
Community Giving Foundation: Bloomsburg proudly makes grant investments to benefit youth, the disadvantaged, cultural, historical, and educational programs. It recently awarded nearly $10,000 to local nonprofits during its competitive grantround.
Creating a Legacy
There is a place for you here! Through the collective work of neighbors, families, businesses, and nonprofits, the Community Giving Foundation: Bloomsburg will continue to leave a greater impact in your community for years to come.
Donors can help meet local charitable needs by supporting current Bloomsburg funds or by creating a fund in your their own name to establish a personal charitable legacy. Please contact a member of Bloomsburg's board or Foundation staff to discuss how you can partner with your local community foundation to make a difference in the greater Bloomsburg area.
"Our region has so many needs, large and small, and to be part of an organization that positively impacts the greater Bloomsburg area makes me proud to serve. You can make a difference, too, by supporting Community Giving Foundation: Bloomsburg so we can continue to help our friends and neighbors!" (Pam Young, Board Member)
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John Thompson (chair)
Pam Young (vice chair)
Dr. Heather Feldhaus
Board Members are charged with evaluating grant applications, monitoring community strengths and needs, and making site visits as needed to verify progress.