Community Foundation to award $400,000 to nonprofit organizations

The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania (FCFP) is accepting letters of intent for its 2013 Williamsport Lycoming Community Fund’s fall competitive grant cycle. The Community Foundation has $400,000 available to grant to nonprofit organizations that serve Lycoming County residents.

Each year, grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations with a broad range of charitable projects, with missions relating to arts and culture, education, health and human services, youth, environment and economic development and supports requests for capital improvements, equipment and technology and program enhancements.

Grants are made possible each year through endowed funds at FCFP. The Community Foundation honors donors’ intentions by investing the principal of gifts to generate income that can be used for grants to benefit the community annually.

At FCFP, approximately half of the Williamsport Lycoming Community Foundation assets are funds that donors have chosen to make available through the Community Foundation’s competitive grant application process. These unrestricted funds make the community grant cycles possible.

Letters of Intent to request funding from the Williamsport Lycoming Community Fund are due Aug. 1. Complete guidelines are available on the Community Foundation’s website, under Grantmaking, Funding Opportunities. For more information, contact the Grantmaking Office toll free at 866-901-2372.

The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania 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 and a thriving north central Pennsylvania region. FCFP serves Lycoming and Union Counties.

For more information on the programs and services offered by the Community Foundation, or to learn more about ways to make a difference in your community, contact the Community Foundation office at 866-901-2372.