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Berwick Health and Wellness Fund (BHWF) Grant

Grants to Pennsylvania Nonprofits in Eligible Regions
to Enhance Community Health and Well-Being

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Giving Foundation - Berwick Health and Wellness Fund (BHWF)

Deadline Date:

03/11/21 11:59 PM - Deadline for grant requests over $10,000.


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Grants to Pennsylvania nonprofit and religious organizations to enhance community health and well-being in eligible locations. Funding may be requested for capital projects, program support, and general operating expenses. Funding is intended to address the health needs and promote the well-being of residents in communities within the geographic boundaries of the Fund in eastern Columbia County and lower/western Luzerne County in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

The 23 locales eligible to receive BHWF grants are:

  • Columbia County Boroughs: Berwick Borough, Benton Borough, Briar Creek Borough, Stillwater Borough
  • Columbia County Townships: Benton Township, Briar Creek Township, Fishing Creek Township, Mifflin Township, North Centre Township, South Centre Township
  • Luzerne County Boroughs: Berwick Borough, Conyngham Borough, Nescopeck Borough, New Columbus Borough, Shickshinny Borough
  • Luzerne County Townships: Butler Township, Conyngham Township, Hollenback Township, Hunlock Township, Huntington Township, Nescopeck Township, Salem Township, Sugarloaf Township, Union Township

In general, the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation favors preventive approaches and collaborative endeavors that enhance community health and wellness. Proposals receiving the most favorable review show evidence of:

  • A solid understanding of community needs, current research in the field and best practices in service delivery
  • A clear connection between the organization’s mission and the project for which funds are requested
  • Measurable outcomes and a practical plan for reaching them
  • Concrete plan to measure and validate impact of the project
  • Staff and/or volunteers who will be able to undertake the project successfully
  • An ability to leverage or match grant dollars from other sources
  • A plan to sustain the project beyond the grant period.
  • Who the applicant will collaborate with and how

In the grant review process, priority is given to proposals that respond to one or more of the areas of need identified by a community assessment process:

  • Ensuring that children are healthy and ready to learn when they enter school.
  • Promoting oral health for residents who lack access to regular dental care.
  • Reducing the risks of cardiovascular disease through nutrition, physical activity and tobacco-free lifestyles.
  • Improving mental and behavioral health through community awareness, support and treatment.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 185402

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant size varies per the type of project, the needs of the organization and the target population:
• Approximately 70% of grants awarded are $10,000 and under
• Approximately 30% of grants awarded are over $10,000
• Recommended grant amounts are determined based on the applicant’s number of residents served within the service area

Term of Contract:

• One-year grants (preferred)
• Multi-year grants (considered on an individual project basis)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Organizations must hold 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. If you are unsure if your organization qualifies to receive a grant, send your EIN number to the Foundation’s Senior Program Officer to verify

All grants must benefit the residents and communities within the defined Berwick Health and Wellness Fund service area

Religious Organizations
• The Foundation does not fund sectarian or explicitly religious activity
• The Foundation welcomes religious or faith-based organizations with tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status to apply for grants to support projects or programs that (a) broadly benefit the communities within the geographic boundaries of the Foundation; (b) do not contain explicit religious content, material or instruction; (c) serve participants without limitation to religious belief; and (d) do not promote a religious ideology

Pre-Application Information:

Grant requests $10,000 and under must be submitted online by 11:59pm on February 17, 2021. Grant requests over $10,000 must be submitted online by 11:59pm on March 11, 2021.

2021 Grant Announcement:


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

Karri Harter, CSCF Administrative Assistant
570-752-3930 ext. 6

If you have questions regarding the grant process, please contact:
Christine Orlando, CSCF Senior Program Officer
570-752-3930, ext. 2

The Central Susquehanna Community Foundation
725 West Front Street
Berwick, PA 18603

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