The Community Giving Foundation makes grants to 501(c)(3) organizations, municipalities, and government organizations. The Foundation does not make grants directly to individuals. Not-for-profit organizations without a 501(c)(3) classification may seek funding with the support of a fiscal agent. Anything that would qualify with the IRS as a charitable project—spanning the fields of health, human services, education, arts and culture, civic projects, etc.—could be considered eligible for a grant.
All application processes are posted on the Foundation's Grant page. It is recommended that you start here and read through each grant round as each has its own geographic service area, timeline, and funding priorities.
All grant applications and required attachments are submitted online through the Foundation's grant website. The Foundation will not accept hard copies or emailed application information. Applicants will be required to create an account and complete their questions online. You will be able to stop, save, and return to your account at any time. If awarded a grant, you will be required to submit a follow-up grant report through the online grant website as well.
Yes, if your organization serves the residents of the geographic service area which you are applying to, you are eligible.
Yes, but these grants are evaluated on an individual and limited basis. Grant requests are generally funded for one year.
The Advisory Committees of each funding source are responsible for evaluating all of the applications we receive and making grant recommendations. The Community Giving Foundation's Board of Directors is responsible for the final approval of all grants. The Foundation's Staff supports the work of the committees and boards but has no direct input on grantmaking decisions.
Graduating high school seniors, current undergraduate students, and non-traditional students residing across the Community Giving Foundation's regional service area (Columbia, Lower-Luzerne, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, and Union Counties) can apply for a variety of scholarships.
The Foundation offers a variety of scholarship opportunities. Visit the Foundation's Scholarship page to view a complete list of scholarships. There are two application processes, depending on the individual scholarship fund. Some scholarship opportunities are available through the Foundation's online scholarship website. Other scholarships require a paper application process, available in coordination with local school districts. For more information on these opportunities, please contact your high school guidance office.
Yes, you can apply to all the funds for which you are eligible and may be selected as a recipient of more than one scholarship.
You will receive an award letter or email with instructions on how to complete the "Award Acceptance Form". Once completed, the check will be mailed directly to your college or university.
Once the Foundation receives and processes your documents, you will receive an email confirmation. When the Foundation sends payment to the school, we will also email you with confirmation that it was sent.
You must notify the Foundation if you move or transfer to a new school. Contact Karri Harter by email or by phone (570-752-3930 ext. 6) as soon as you have made your decision to transfer. If you still meet the award criteria at your new school (major, etc.), the Foundation will send your check to your new school.
For More Information
Please contact Community Giving Foundation Staff for more information on grant programs.