Ensuring the future of our community
Community Giving Foundation: Selinsgrove aims to enrich the quality of life in the Selinsgrove area and surrounding communities through superior stewardship of enduring charitable gifts. After affiliating with the Community Giving Foundation in 2006, Selinsgrove has continued to assist and encourage donors of all levels to achieve their diverse philanthropic interests while providing a legacy that will serve local communities for present and future generations.
A Story of Local Giving
"At an early age, my grandparents taught me the importance of giving back to our community. The Foundation was a natural fit to help facilitate giving back. It's a valuable resource to create a legacy in our community for many years to come." (Jason Robinson, Family Member)
George and Doris Robinson were strong, community-minded residents of the Susquehanna Valley. In the process of their estate planning, they created the Robinson Donor Advised Fund to support causes important to them during their lives and for future generations. Each member of the Robinson Family has carried on this commitment of community giving.
"Giving back to your community—I'm sure that's the legacy my parents wanted when they created the fund. Community giving creates an even better place for their children and grandchildren to raise families, support important causes, and continue our family's giving story." (Julie (Robinson) Eriksson, Fund Advisor)
Your support of Community Giving Foundation: Selinsgrove makes an impact on the lives of people in your community. This story is just one example of the power of giving happening now because of the generosity of our donors.
In 1994, members of the Selinsgrove Rotary Club joined together to begin the Selinsgrove Area Youth Foundation, which focused on providing scholarships to graduating seniors at Selinsgrove High School. Years later, the group expanded its mission to support the local community through its philanthropic efforts, meeting the area's social, educational, recreational and charitable needs. Selinsgrove affiliated with the Community Giving Foundation in 2006 for administrative support for its grant and scholarship investments.
"Community Giving Foundation: Selinsgrove offers local people a way to leave a legacy. It's especially gratifying to be part of something doing so much good for the community." (Michael Flock, Legacy Society Member and Former Board Member)
Community Giving Foundation: Selinsgrove makes grant investments to support a number of community needs and initiatives. It recently awarded over $30,000 to local nonprofits during its competitive grantround.
Creating a Legacy
There is a place for you here! Through the collective work of neighbors, families, businesses, and nonprofits, the Community Giving Foundation: Selinsgrove will continue to leave a greater impact in your community for years to come.
Donors can help meet local charitable needs by supporting current Selinsgrove funds or by creating a fund in their own name to establish a personal charitable legacy. Walk through our Giving Workbook or contact a member of Selinsgrove's board or Foundation staff to discuss how you can partner with your local community foundation to make a difference in the greater Selinsgrove area.
For More Information
Scholarship Applications Now Available for 2024-2025March 1, 2024
Selinsgrove Welcomes New Board MemberFebruary 29, 2024
Family Establishes Fund to Support Chorale ScholarshipFebruary 13, 2024
Jodi Cope (Chair)
Stacey Napoli (Vice-Chair)
William Bucher (Financial Liaison)
Dr. Nicole Henry
Dr. Katie Hess
Dr. Frank Jankowski
Board Members are charged with evaluating grant applications, monitoring community strengths and needs, and making site visits as needed to verify progress.