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Regional Impact Fund Awards 2019 Grants

Pictured above are Foundation board members and grant recipients at the Regional Impact Fund After-Hours Grant Awards Celebration on Aug. 15. Front row (seated L-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-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.

The Central Susquehanna Community Foundation (CSCF) has undertaken a 5 ½ countywide initiative to meet ever-changing community needs in Columbia, Lower-Luzerne, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union 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, which included three Chamber members. Grant recipients received the awards during the Regional Impact Fund’s After-Hours Celebration on Aug. 15 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 Imagine 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 Foundation’s 5 ½ 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

A special thank you is extended to M&T Bank, the Regional Impact Fund corporate sponsor.