Regional Impact Fund 2019 Grants Awarded

Press Release

August 16, 2019

Lewisburg - The Central Susquehanna Community Foundation (CSCF) has undertaken a 5 1/2 countwide initiative to meet ever-changing community needs in Columbia, Lower-Luzerne, Montour, Northumberland, Union and Snyder Counties. This work is supported through the Foundation's Regional Impact Fund which is an unrestricted fund established to address a broad range of local needs. As a result, the CSCF is pleased to announce $50,000 in awards from the Regional Impact Fund to local nonprofit organizations. Grant recipients received the awards during the Regional Impact Fund's After-Hours Celebration on August 15, 2019, at Iron Front in Lewisburg.

This year's grant recipients include:

  • American Red Cross - Home Fire Preparedness Campaign, $1,500
  • Birthright of Sunbury, Inc. - Family Assistance for Emergency Infant Medicine Cabinet Supplies, $500
  • Bloomsburg Fire Department - Thermal Imaging Camera, $1,585
  • Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble - Theatre for All, $5,000
  • Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way - Local Vision Project, $7,500
  • HandUp Foundation - Re-entry and Job Readiness Program, $5,000
  • McBride Memorial Library - Library Computers, $4,270
  • Montgomery House Library - On Site and Mobile Internet Service and Gadget Help, $2,000
  • Setebaid Services, Inc. - In-Kind Medical Supplies Tracking System Project, $3,500
  • Snyder County Libraries - Dementia Friendly Libraries, $3,000
  • Susquehanna Valley CASA - Voices for Children - Recruit, Train and Deploy Volunteers in Snyder, Union and Northumberland Counties, $4,500
  • Susquehanna Valley Law Enforcement Camp Cadet - Camp Cadet: Snyder, Union and Northumberland Counties Program, $1,645
  • The Arc Susquehanna Valley - "Opportunity Imprints" All-Abilities Business Year One Start-Up, $2,500
  • United Way of Columbia and Montour County - United in Recovery Regional Prevention Marketing Campaign, $7,500

Nonprofit organizations that provide programming in the Foundaton's 5 1/2 county service area (Columbia, Lower-Luzerne, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union Counties) are encouraged to apply during the 2020 competitive grantround. Details will be available at csgiving.org.

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Pictured above are Foundation board members and grant recipients at the Regional Impact Fund After-Hours Grant Awards Celebration on August 15th.

Front row (seated L to R): Adrienne Mael, United Way of Columbia and Montour County; Dee Romine, Birthright of Sunbury, Inc.; Patti Snyder, HandUp Foundation; Connie Tressler, CSCF Board Member; Cheryl Donlan, The Arc Susquehanna Valley. Back row (standing L to R): Peggy Fulmer, CSCF Board Member; Corey Mowrey, Susquehanna Valley CASA; Mark Moyer, Setebaid Services, Inc.; Seth Joseph, Greater Susquehanna Valley United Way; Tom Szulanczyk, American Red Cross; Bob Bertram, Snyder County Libraries; Richard Cashman, CSCF Board Member; Jon White-Spunner, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble; John Kurelja, CSCF Board Member.