Lycoming Economic Development Foundation Fund

First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Anticipated deadline: Jun 1, 2020

Applicant type: Indigenous Group Government Entity Nonprofit

Funding uses: Capital Project, Project / Program

Location of project: Lycoming County, Pennsylvania

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:

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Overview:

The First Community Foundation Partnership of Pennsylvania of Pennsylvania brings 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. We guide the philanthropic gifts of donors by investing and administering funds to charitable programs and purposes via grants, scholarships, endowments and more.

Lycoming Economic Development Foundation Fund

The Lycoming Economic Development Foundation Fund was created in 2015, with a partnership between the Community Foundation and the Lycoming Foundation. This fund was created to offer grants to nonprofits for the purpose of promoting the economic, commercial and industrial welfare of Lycoming County. Programs or projects that address job creation or retention, a developing skilled workforce with a focus on low-income individuals, improvements to infrastructure, or encouraging environmentally sustainable approaches to economic development are may apply.

Goals of the Program:

To provide community based economic development that enhances the quality of life.

The grant review process is competitive. Successful programs should address one or more of the following:

  •  Invest in job creation and/or retention.
  • Demonstrate best practices in providing or developing a skilled workforce with a focus on workforce development for low-income individuals.
  • Improve access to infrastructure.
  • Encourage environmentally sustainable approaches to economic development.
  • Provide micro-enterprise (businesses with 10 or less employees) development through intermediaries
  • Leverage or generate other funding sources and/or propose use of a Foundation grant to attract matching  funds.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • Eligible Applicants:
    • Applicants must be qualified to receive tax-exempt contributions as defined by the IRS - in the vast majority of cases, applicants will be 501(c)(3) organizations or a unit of local government described in Section 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code
    • Applicants without 501(c)(3) statuses may work through another qualified 501(c)(3) organization that is willing to serve as a Fiscal Sponsor for the applicant
    • Applicants with a clear charitable purpose

Ineligibility:

  • Organizations with previously awarded economic development grants with outstanding or overdue final evaluations are ineligible to apply
  • The Foundation will not consider requests for the following:
    • Annual campaigns
    • Endowments
    • General operating expenses: such as salaries for current staff positions, rent, utilities, office expenses
      • Salaries for new staff for program enhancements may be considered
    • Multi-year funding requests
    • Operating or program deficits
    • Requests from individuals