FCFP announces 2018 grant opportunities

The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania (FCFP) has grant opportunities for nonprofits in Bradford, Clinton, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna and-or Tioga counties. Applications are accepted for the Little League Fund for Youth Sports, Tree House Fund, Waldron Memorial Fund and Plunketts Creek Township Foundation Fund.

The Little League Fund for Youth Sports benefits Lycoming County organizations that promote youth activity and healthy living for youth sports programs for children 16 and under or people with special needs. Preference will be given for requests to help remove barriers inhibiting participation or enhance experiences. Public School Districts and private schools, along with booster clubs and associations, are ineligible.

The Tree House Fund is focused on programming and projects that impact children and youth in Bradford, Clinton, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna and-or Tioga counties. FCFP ensures successful applicants are deserving and qualified nonprofit entities that have identified contemporary needs of children and youth in the community.

The Waldron Memorial Fund aims to benefit residents of Muncy. In 1976, Margaret E. Waldron set provisions in her will for a Trust to “support charitable, educational, religious, or health care purposes in and around the Borough of Muncy.” Nonprofit organizations outside Muncy may apply if the program or project serves the Muncy area.

The Plunketts Creek Township Foundation Fund is for programs and projects benefitting the residents near Plunketts Creek Township. The Fund was created to “promote and maintain a charitable and benevolent organization in Plunketts Creek Township to assist the needy and to foster moral, educational, recreational and social interest of the people living in and adjacent to the said township,” according to Charles S. Whipple’s estate.

Application deadline for all grant is March 1, 2018. Complete guidelines and applications for each fund are available at www.fcfpartnership.org under Apply. For additional information call 570-321-1500.

FCFP works to improve the quality of life in north central Pennsylvania through community leadership, promotion of philanthropy, strengthening of nonprofit impact and the stewardship of charitable assets.