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.
Gifts to the Friends of the Foundation Fund are used in the current year to support the Foundation’s programs and operations. A gift to this fund is a powerful way to make a philanthropic impact on the communities within our region. Your gift supports immediate local needs, helps us prepare for future challenges, and strengthens the work of the Community Foundation.
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.
Learn more about additional ways to give
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 570.321.1500.