COVID-19 County Relief Block Grants Awarded to Columbia County Nonprofits

Press Release

September 23, 2020

Berwick, PA - Because of trusted relationships with nonprofits and an established process in place to support disaster relief grantmaking, the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation has been pleased to partner with Columbia County to administer COVID-19 County Relief Block Grant funding for nonprofit organizations.

Through this grantround, $300,000 in funding has been distributed to 41 nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations. Grant funds are designated to support nonprofits for program expenditures that benefited the community's needs related to COVID-19. Recipients of the Columbia County COVID-19 County Relief Block Grant funds are:

  • AGAPE Love from Above to Our Community, $14,000
  • Animal Resource Center, $5,000
  • Benton Volunteer Fire Company, $4,000
  • Berwick Area United Way, $10,025
  • Berwick Historical Society, $3,500
  • Berwick Theater and Center for Community Arts, $6,000
  • Beyond Violence, Inc., $15,000
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of NEPA, $5,000
  • Bloomsburg Area YMCA, $13,880
  • Bloomsburg Public Library, $9,000
  • Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, $12,645
  • Cats in Bloom, $1,500
  • Central Susquehanna Opportunities, Inc. "A Community Action Agency", $7,500
  • Central Susquehanna Sight Services, Inc. (CSSS), $5,000
  • Columbia Child Development Program, $15,000
  • Columbia County Christian School, $7,500
  • Columbia County Historical & Genealogical Society, $1,500
  • Columbia/Montour Aging Office, Inc., $5,000
  • Columbia-Montour Council No. 504 Boy Scouts of America, $7,500
  • Community Friends Educational Corporation (DBA Greenwood Friends School), $7,500
  • Danville Child Development Center, $15,000
  • Eos Therapeutic Riding Center, $7,500
  • Exchange Arts (DBA The Exchange), $5,000
  • Family Service Association of NEPA, $5,000
  • For the Cause, $11,500
  • Friends of Camp Louise Shickshinny PA, $5,000
  • Friends of the Bloomsburg Town Pool, $1,000
  • Friends of the Columbia County Traveling Library, $10,000
  • Heartland Youth Football and Cheer, $3,000
  • Nicholas Wolff Foundation, Inc., $10,000
  • Northern Columbia Community & Cultural Center, $10,000
  • Orangeville Public Library, $4,000
  • Roaring Creek and Catawissa Valley Historical Study Group, $1,500
  • Ronald McDonald House of Danville, $7,500
  • Shape of Justice, Inc., $5,000
  • Single Mothers Individually Living Empowered, Inc., $2,000
  • Stuart Tank Memorial Association, $1,500
  • The Children's Museum, Inc., $10,000
  • The Foundation of the Columbia Montour Chamber of Commerce, $8,450
  • The Salvation Army, $6,000
  • Transitional Housing and Care Center of Columbia and Montour County, $15,000

The Central Susquehanna Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that develops, manages, and distributes funds for charitable purposes in communities across the Central Susquehanna region. For more information, visit csgiving.org.