Selinsgrove Foundation 2019 Grants Awarded

Press Release

April 15, 2019

Berwick, PA – The Selinsgrove Area Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation, recently awarded $25,713 to local nonprofits during its competitive grantround. Awards were granted through the Selinsgrove Area Community Foundation Fund, the Richard and Anna Mary Wetzel Unrestricted Fund, the Keiser Family Trust Fund, the Gloria Faylor Karchner Charitable Fund, the Patricia H. and Richard E. Garman Fund, and the Robinson Family Donor Advised Fund. Grant recipients received the awards during the Foundation’s annual grantee and fundholder luncheon on April 12, 2019 at Isabella Ristorante in Selinsgrove.

With a focus on funding organizations that invest in community programs and projects within the Selinsgrove and surrounding areas, the 2019 grant recipients include:

  • Birthright of Sunbury, Inc.—Family Assistance for Toiletries for Low-Income Parents, $500
  • Youth in Philanthropy Program—Selinsgrove School District, 2019-2020, $6,000
  • Youth in Philanthropy Program—Midd-West School District, 2019-2020, $6,000
  • Central Susquehanna Sight Services, Inc.—2019/2020 Prevention of Blindness Programming, $1,000
  • Evangelical Community Hospital—Increasing Independence for Young Teens through [email protected] Programming, $1,000
  • Far Point Animal Rescue—On-going Care of Rescued Horses, $1,000
  • Foundation for Free Enterprise Education—Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week 2019, $625
  • Girls on the Run of Greater Susquehanna Valley—Girls on the Run Financial Assistance Initiative, $1,000
  • Middlecreek Area Community Center—Summer Camp, $1,000
  • Regional Engagement Center (REC)—Summer Camp Artist in Residency Program, $1,000
  • Selinsgrove Area Meals on Wheels—Program Support, $1,000
  • Selinsgrove Area Recreation, Inc.—Water Aerobics, $1,000
  • Summer Seals Day Camp—Program Support, $1,000
  • Susquehanna University Kids’ College—Program Support, $800
  • The Arc Susquehanna Valley—Selinsgrove Summer Jump Start Program, $1,000
  • Union-Snyder Agency on Aging, Inc. (The Agency)—Upgrades for Selinsgrove Senior Center, $788
  • Union-Snyder Community Action Agency—The Linen Closet (TLC) Expansion Project, $1,000

The Selinsgrove Area Community Foundation exists to assist and encourage donors of all levels to achieve their diverse philanthropic interests while providing a legacy that will serve Selinsgrove and the surrounding communities for present and future generations. Nonprofit organizations that provide programming in the Selinsgrove community and surrounding areas are encouraged to apply during the 2020 competitive grantround. Details will be available February 2020 at Learn more about the Selinsgrove Foundation online at

Pictured above are Selinsgrove board members and grant recipients at the Foundation’s luncheon on April 12th. Front L to R: Patricia Pinkowski, Selinsgrove board member; Dorothy Anderson, Summer Seals Day Camp; Kelly Feiler, Regional Engagement Center; Kathy Irwin Lentz, Selinsgrove board member and Susquehanna University Kids’ College; Lindsey Anderson, Middlecreek Area Community Center. Back row L to R: Phillip Winger, Selinsgrove board member; Jeff Reed, Selinsgrove Area Recreation, Inc.; Sheila Packer, Evangelical Community Hospital; Donna Schuck, Selinsgrove board member; Dave Hall, Foundation for Free Enterprise Education; Marlana Flaherty, Far Point Animal Rescue; Chad Cohrs, Selinsgrove board member and Selinsgrove Area School District; Sue Auman, Union-Snyder Community Action Agency; Thor Edmiston, Midd-West School District; Tessa Moore, The Arc Susquehanna Valley; Tiffany Snook, Union-Snyder Agency on Aging, Inc.; Carol Handlan, Selinsgrove board member; Kim Eisley, Central Susquehanna Sight Services, Inc.; Art Montgomery, Selinsgrove Area Meals on Wheels.