Foundation accepting applications for grants serving Muncy residents

The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania is accepting applications for the 2013 Margaret E. Waldron Memorial Fund grant cycle.

The Waldron Fund will have $83,000 available for grantmaking to nonprofit organizations that benefit the residents of Muncy.

Nonprofit organizations that are outside of Muncy may apply for funding, but must quantify the number of residents served by that organization.

The Waldron Memorial Fund salutes the memory of Margaret E. Waldron, a civic-minded visionary and philanthropist whose legacy primarily benefits residents of Muncy.

In 1976, Margaret Waldron set forth provisions in her will for the establishment of a trust to “support charitable, educational, religious or health care purposes in and around the Borough of Muncy.”

Since its conception the fund has awarded $3.64 million in grants and scholarships to benefit the residents of Muncy.

The fund has a three-member advisory committee, which makes recommendations on grants to the Foundation’s Board of Directors. All committee members are residents of Muncy and are familiar with the community’s needs.

Applications must be submitted by March 1 to be considered. Complete guidelines and applications may be found on the Community Foundation’s website, under Grantmaking, Funding Opportunities.

For additional information contact the Grantmaking Office toll free at 866-901-2372.

The foundation works regionally and locally to bring together people, partners and places to grow local giving and investment, strengthen area organizations and results and take on the critical issues and efforts needed to build vibrant communities.