2020 Disaster Relief Efforts

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit our region, the Community Giving Foundation was prepared to continue partnering with local organizations to promote sustainability and recovery through the Disaster Relief Fund. As a community leader and trusted resource, we quickly established a special advisory committee to facilitate grantmaking at a critical time. Two Disaster Relief Fund grant rounds were held to meet immediate needs in the community and consider long-term effects of the pandemic for area nonprofits. With an established process in place to support disaster relief grantmaking, the Foundation also collaborated with the Columbia and Montour County Commissioners to facilitate applications for local nonprofits and small businesses via the COVID-19 County Relief Block Grant.

Through all of these efforts, the Foundation facilitated the distribution of over $3.5 million for disaster relief across our region.

“Thank you to the countless individuals, families, and organizations that make the Central Susquehanna region a strong and resilient community. We have achieved a greater impact through your partnership.” (Holly Morrison, Foundation President & CEO)

Thank You For Your Partnership!

We are grateful for the generosity of many individuals, businesses, and Foundation funds that have partnered with us in recovery efforts. View the full list of donors to our Disaster Relief Fund.

Grant Impact Stories

Grant recipients from two Disaster Relief Fund grant rounds are changing lives in our community! Read impact stories and notes of "thanks" from organizations.


M. Holly Morrison, D.Ed., president and CEO
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Angie Burns, receptionist/gift processor
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Christine Orlando, senior program officer
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Karri Harter, administrative assistant/programs
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Kara G. Seesholtz, chief advancement officer
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Katie Simpson, communications and events associate
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Al Meale, chief financial officer
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