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FCFP announces $264,600 available for grants

The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania (FCFP) announced grant opportunities available for nonprofit organizations serving the residents of Bradford, Clinton, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga and/or Union counties.

Application submission deadline for all grant opportunities is March 1. The online application may be accessed on the Foundation’s website www.fcfpartnership.org. For additional information, call 570-321-1500.

Bernard and Eva Bredbenner Fund

The Bernard and Eva Bredbenner Fund is available to nonprofits with programs and projects that benefit children and youth in Columbia, Lycoming and/or Montour counties. The fund will have $15,500 available for competitive grantmaking with a minimum request amount of $1,000.

Little League Fund for Youth Sports

The Little League Fund for Youth Sports benefits Lycoming County organizations that promote youth activity and healthy living through sports. Grants will support youth sports programs that serve children under the age of 16 or people with special needs. Preference will be given to requests that help remove barriers inhibiting participation or enhance experiences for all participants. Public School Districts and private schools, along with their respective booster clubs and associations, are ineligible to apply. The Fund will have $4,100 available for competitive grantmaking with a minimum request amount of $500.

Economic Development

The Lycoming Economic Development Foundation Fund considers requests from nonprofit organizations with programs or projects that address economic development in Lycoming County. Programs for consideration may include the creation and retention of jobs, the development of a skilled workforce with a preference of low-income individuals, access to infrastructure, or those that encourage sustainable approaches to economic development. The fund will have $50,000 available for competitive grantmaking.

Pearls with a Passion

The Pearls with a Passion Fund is available to nonprofit organizations with programs or projects that promote the social, educational, cultural, physical and holistic wellness, and/or economic strength of women in Lycoming County and/or Union County. The fund will have $22,000 available for competitive grantmaking.

Plunketts Creek Fund

The Plunketts Creek Township Foundation Fund will have $19,000 available to nonprofit organizations with programs and projects benefitting the residents in and adjacent to Plunketts Creek Township, Lycoming County. Through the estate of Charles S. Whipple, 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.”

Tree House Fund

The Tree House Fund will consider grants from nonprofit organizations focused on programming and projects that impact children and youth in Bradford, Clinton, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna and/or Tioga counties. The Fund will have $24,000 available for competitive grantmaking with a minimum request amount of $1,000.

Waldron Memorial Fund

The Waldron Memorial Fund will have $130,000 available for grantmaking to nonprofit organizations that benefit the residents of Muncy, Lycoming County. In 1976, founder Margaret E. 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.”

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