Annual gifts support the mission of the Community Foundation and allow the organization to enhance programs and help meet emerging needs of our communities while assisting with daily operations.
This annual fund provides important, unrestricted support that allows us to provide a high level of expertise and service, as we work with our nonprofit partners to meet the greatest needs of the residents of our region. A gift to this fund ensures that the Foundation will continue to provide critical support to hundreds of nonprofits that improve the lives of our neighbors.
The Community Funds were created to enhance the quality of life in each of the regions that we serve. These Funds allow the FCFP Board of Directors its greatest flexibility in making grants to the community. The Community Funds provide a permanent discretionary resource for nonprofits. Gifts to these funds will address ever-changing needs—including future needs that cannot be anticipated today.
Pearls with a Passion is a partnership of women threaded together by their passion for their communities. This all-women’s fund empowers women to get involved; unites women from across our region; impacts lives forever; celebrates the role of women in our community; and inspires others to give.
Each member contributes a yearly minimum of $250 to the Pearls with a Passion Fund. With a gift of $25,000, Pearls become Founders. This fund is a great opportunity for women to pool their time, talent and financial resources. Their collective giving will bring about change through grants to local nonprofit organizations.
Rider Park is one of Lycoming County’s and Pennsylvania’s greatest recreational areas—867 acres of protected land available to the public 365 days a year for hiking, trail running, mountain biking, cross country skiing and other low impact recreational activities. This fund was established to provide grants from the fund’s principal and income to offset the operational costs of Rider Park.
Are you looking for a unique gift for that special someone? The Foundation offers an inspiring and convenient way to give while helping to support the invaluable work of the nonprofit organizations in our community—a Charitable Gift Certificate. The certificates are available in increments of $25, $50 or $100 to share with family, friends and/or business associates.
As a purchaser of a gift certificate, you receive an acknowledgement for your tax purposes. The program works like any gift certificate: recipients of the certificates redeem them with the Foundation, directing the gift to a charity or charities, in our region. The certificate has a one-year expiration date.
This program allows businesses in Pennsylvania to make contributions to approved organizations and receive tax credits in return for their gifts.
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania created the EITC Program in 2001. The Community Foundation has been an approved EITC organization since 2002, and grants through the program have provided area teachers with funding to bring exciting new educational opportunities to our students.
Gifts to the EITC program fund: classroom visits and workshops with authors, artists, and performers; and equipment and materials for new, innovative programs that would not otherwise be funded.
The Community Foundation is here to help you with your philanthropic needs. For information on how to contribute to an existing fund or to establish your own fund, contact the Development Office at 1.866.901.2372 or 570.321.1500.