Saturday, February 28, 2015

Montrose Chamber of Commerce Meet & Greet

smallMCoCAmong the 175 charitable endowments currently managed by The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains is the Montrose Chamber of Commerce Pauline MacNeal Memorial scholarship as well as many others provided by Montrose area businesses. We are pleased to help spread the word about the upcoming Meet & Greet hosted by the Montrose Chamber of Commerce. Please see the annoucement below for more information!

 Good Afternoon Members,

The Montrose Chamber of Commerce along with many local business are hosting an "After Hours" for our members and guests. Please join us for a great night of fun, while you meet with old and new business associates and friends.  There will be plenty of sampling from local vendors and a cash bar. During this event we will also launch our new website.  So please make a point to stop in and see what improvements have been made. This event is open for all members and non-members alike.
Route 706 Montrose, PA
Date/Time Information:
March 26, 2015   5:00pm to 7:30pm

RSVP to Tammy Bonnice This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 570-362-9151


NBT Bank Provides Grant to Mountain View

nbtFeb2015NBT Bank recently provided a $25,000 grant to Mountain View School District in support of the Science and Engineering program Project Lead The Way.  This grant is provided by the bank’s donation to the Pennsylvania Education Improvement Tax Credit Program administered by The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains.  Project Lead the Way is a national curriculum that provides a comprehensive approach to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics courses; all of which are vital to today’s workforce.  Project Lead the Way trains teachers to empower their students to learn this important STEM material in a collaborative setting where teamwork and problem solving are valuable components of the classroom.  The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains has also administered Project Lead the Way in the Susquehanna Community School District since 2009 and NBT Bank, previously in the form of Pennstar Bank, has provided substantial funding for that program as well.

NBT Bank offers personal banking, asset management and business services through a network of over 155 banking locations in five states, including upstate New York, northeastern Pennsylvania, northwestern Vermont, western Massachusetts, and southern New Hampshire.  NBT Bank and its parent company, NBT Bancorp Inc., are headquartered in Norwich, NY.  NBT Bancorp Inc. had assets of $7.9 billion as of December 31, 2014, and is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol NBTB.  More information about NBT Bank and NBT Bancorp can be found on the internet at and For more information about the work of The Community Foundation please visit

Montrose Lions Club establishes new fund


The Montrose Lions Club recently established the Montrose Lions Club Community Fund with The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains.  This permanent endowment will assist the Lions Club in supporting various charities, non-profit organizations, and community projects throughout Susquehanna County.  The endowment can also support local government agencies, municipalities, and the public schools provided that the proposed project fits the endowment’s criteria of benefiting the community at large.  Grant applications can be submitted to The Lions Club every year between September 1st and October 31st and funding decisions will be announced by December 15th.  Applications will be available from the Lions Club or from The Community Foundation’s web site at


Tannery Place Open House

The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains is pleased to help spread the word about the upcoming Open House to celebrate the renovations of Tannery Place in downtown Montrose. A number of donors and agencies who have assisted Community Foundation projects or benefited from our grants are involved with this exciting project that will enhance the civic activity of Montrose.

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A Very Charitable Year

The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains is pleased to report that 2014 proved to be a very charitable year.  Thanks to individual, family, and corporate donations The Community Foundation received more than $1,578,000 to provide charitable and education assistance.  17 new charitable endowments were formed in 2014 to provide assistance to such worthy causes as education, land conservation, low-income housing, school districts, libraries, nature centers, public gardens, and other community projects.  The Community Foundation worked for donors from England to Texas and provided charitable grants to organizations reaching from New York City to Grosse Point, Michigan.  Overall, The Community Foundation is now managing more than $10 Million in assets comprising 175 permanent charitable endowments.

We thank our twelve corporate donors that in 2014 collectively contributed more than $865,000 toward our Pennsylvania Education Improvement Tax Credit program.  This helped provide tuition assistance to deserving Pre-K through 12th Grade students attending schools in Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Wyoming Counties.  We also helped special projects in the Montrose Area and Susquehanna Community School Districts.

The Community Foundation is pleased to assist our donors with their charitable goals.  On their behalf we are proud of our accomplishments in 2014 and look forward to continued charitable growth in 2015.  For more information about The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains please feel free to visit our web site at or call us at 570-278-3800.  We wish all a very prosperous and charitable New Year.


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