Foundation Grants

The Community Giving Foundation awards grants through established funds, each having their own purpose, timeline and geographic service area requirements. Community Giving Foundation administers grant programs for its affiliates and funds. Grants are awarded to qualified 501(C)(3) nonprofits and governmental organizations, not individuals.


Listed below are competitive grantrounds which you may be eligible to apply for based on the following information. View additional grant guidelines or our frequently asked questions for more information.

Requesting a Modification to a Current Grant

If your organization is a recipient or a recent applicant of a grant and you need to modify your grant, we ask that you contact us to discuss modifications during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please submit your written request via email to Christine Orlando, Senior Program Officer, at [email protected]. While we believe grant reporting is useful to understand the impact your organization is making, we will remain flexible with reporting requirements until further notice.




Berwick (January - May)

Service Area: Berwick Borough, Benton Borough, Briar Creek Borough, Stillwater Borough, Benton Township, Briar Creek Township, Fishing Creek Township, Mifflin Township, North Centre Township, South Centre Township, Conyngham Borough, Nescopeck Borough, New Columbus Borough, Shickshinny Borough, Butler Township, Nescopeck Township, Salem Township, Sugarloaf Township, and Union Township

Priority Areas of Interest: Ensuring that children are healthy and ready to learn when they enter school; Promoting oral health for residents who lack access to regular dental care; Reducing the risks of cardiovascular disease through nutrition, physical activity and tobacco-free lifestyles; and Improving mental and behavioral health through community awareness, support and treatment.




Bloomsburg (March - July)

Service Area: Greater Bloomsburg Area

Priority Areas of Interest: Nonprofit organizations investing in programs and projects that benefit residents of the Bloomsburg area are encouraged to apply.




Danville (June - August)

Service Area: 100% of requested funding must be invested within the greater Danville Area.

Priority Areas of Interest: Charitable organizations that invest in community programs and projects are encouraged to apply. Most grant awards will range from $500 to $2,000. However, if your request for funding is for a significant project, up to $5,000 may be considered and awarded at the discretion of Danville's Board.




Selinsgrove (January-March)

2020 Grant Recipients
2019 Grant Recipients

Service Area: 100% of requested funding must be invested within Selinsgrove and surrounding areas.

Priority Areas of Interest: Charitable organizations that invest in community programs and projects are encouraged to apply for grant awards up to $1,000.




Sunbury (June - October)

Service Area: 100% of requested funding must be invested within the original Sunbury Hospital service area. This service area is also defined as the geographic area within the Shikellamy, Selinsgrove and Line Mountain School Districts.

Priority Areas of Interest: Organizations that invest in programs and projects that specifically target the following health-related goal areas are encouraged to apply: Children’s health, early childhood, oral health, issues regarding the working poor and coronary care.




Women's Giving Circle (December - March)

2020 Grant Recipients
2019 Grant Recipients

Service Area: 100% of requested funding must be invested within Lower-Luzerne, Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Union and Snyder Counties.

Priority Areas of Interest: The Women’s Giving Circle empowers, connects, and inspires women and girls by supporting initiatives and resources that better their lives. Charitable organizations that invest in community programs and projects benefitting women and girls are encouraged to apply.




Youth In Philanthropy (February - May)

Service Area: Youth in Philanthropy provides high school students with an opportunity to learn about philanthropy and participate in the grantmaking process. Students from school districts across the region form teams that research community needs and strengths as they relate to youth. Each team develops a portfolio for their grant investments that they determine will provide results measured in changed lives.

Priority Areas of Interest: Based on the criteria defined by each participating school group.




For More Information

Please contact Community Giving Foundation Staff for more information on grant programs.


Christine Orlando, Senior Program Officer
570.752.3930 ext. 2 or [email protected]

Karri Harter, Administrative Assistant/Programs
570.752.3930 ext. 6 or [email protected]