Selinsgrove Announces 2019 Competitive Grantround

Press Release

January 14, 2019

Selinsgrove—The Selinsgrove Area Community Foundation announces grant opportunities from the Selinsgrove Area Community Foundation Unrestricted Fund, Richard and Anna Mary Wetzel Unrestricted Fund, Gloria Faylor Karchner Charitable Fund, Irwin Lentz Fund and the Patricia H. and Richard E. Garman Fund. This competitive grant round begins now and will continue into March.

The Foundation is dedicated to the enrichment of the quality of life in Selinsgrove and surrounding communities through superior stewardship of enduring charitable gifts. Charitable organizations that invest in community programs and projects are encouraged to apply for grant awards up to $1,000. Approximately $13,000 is available in this grantround.

A significant portion of the available funding is designated to support programs and projects of all charitable purposes that specifically serve residents of the Selinsgrove area. Another portion of the available funding is designated to support youth programs for residents of Selinsgrove, Richfield, Freeburg, and Mt. Pleasant Mills.

Only 501(c)(3) nonprofit and governmental organizations are eligible to apply and 100% of requested funding from the above noted funds must be invested within the Selinsgrove and surrounding areas. Individuals are not eligible to apply.

Grant applications must be completed and submitted through a web-based program. Prior to beginning the Selinsgrove Area Community Foundation grant application process, first-time applicants are required to attend a grant workshop held at the Northumberland National Bank Operations Center (85 King Street, Northumberland), on Thursday, January 31, 2019, at 10:00am. To register to attend the grant workshop, contact Karri Harter, CSCF Administrative Assistant/Programs, at [email protected] or 570-752-3930 ext. 6, by January 29, 2019.

To view this grant announcement and grantround guidelines, visit www.csgiving.org, click on “Receive” and then “Apply for a grant”. Look for information under the heading “Selinsgrove Area Community Foundation”.

Grant requests must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on February 28, 2019.

The Selinsgrove Area Community Foundation was founded in 1994 by the Selinsgrove Rotary Club. Originally it was known as the Selinsgrove Area Youth Foundation due to its focus on providing scholarships for graduating high school seniors. Today our mission is much broader. The Foundation is a philanthropic resource that enables individuals, businesses and institutions to enhance the quality of life in their community.

The Selinsgrove Area Community Foundation is affiliated with the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation (CSCF) and their grant process is administered by the CSCF. For more information, please contact Christine Orlando, CSCF Senior Program Officer, at 570-752-3930, ext. 2 or [email protected]