Sunbury Area Community Foundation


Board Members

Adam Purdy, Chair
Cory Fasold, Vice Chair
John D. Apple, Secretary/Treasurer
Donna Spangler Boop
Jeff Hollenbach
Karen Wiest
Robert Zimmerman

The Sunbury Area Community Foundation (SACF) is helping to meet a multitude of charitable needs in the Sunbury area. Annually, more than $150,000 in grants are awarded to organizations that invest in programs and projects that specifically target health-related goal areas such as children’s health, early childhood, oral health, issues regarding the working poor, and coronary care. In addition, approximately $35,000 is provided in scholarships on a yearly basis to support students continuing their education.

The Sunbury Area Health Foundation was formed in 2005 out of the sale of Sunbury Hospital. With more than $3 million in assets from the sale, the goal of the SAHF was to improve healthcare in the Sunbury region. In 2006, the Sunbury Area Health Foundation affiliated with the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation and later changed its name to Sunbury Area Community Foundation.

The Central Susquehanna Community Foundation helps administer SACF’s grant and scholarship investments. The Sunbury Area Community Foundation continues to provide for charitable healthcare needs and their expanded mission is helping to meet a multitude of charitable needs of the Sunbury area. Geographically, the Foundation serves residents of the Shikellamy, Line Mountain and Selinsgrove School Districts. A local board of directors governs, provides direction, recommends grants and promotes continued growth.

Since 2007…

  • $1,132,000 awarded in grants to local nonprofit organizations providing impactful and meaningful services to residents of the Sunbury Area.
  • $219,000 awarded in scholarships to local students pursuing degrees in health-related fields.

Nonprofit charitable organizations that provide programming focusing on the goal areas of the Sunbury Area Community Foundation are encouraged to apply during the 2016 competitive grantround. Details will be available June 2016.

Legacy Society Members

Jesse and Maxine Woodring

Donors can work with the Sunbury Area Community Foundation to meet local charitable interests. You can support a current fund or create a fund in your own name, in honor of someone you love, or to commemorate a special event. You can direct your gift broadly or specifically to the issues you care about most. Please contact the CSCF staff or a SACF board member to discuss how you can partner with your local community foundation to make a difference in the Sunbury area.

Fund Listings

View SACF funds and other Central Susquehanna Community Foundation funds here.

For more information:

M. Holly Morrison, President and CEO
[email protected]

Kara G. Seesholtz, Chief Advancement Officer
[email protected]