Friday, August 14, 2020

Women Helping Women Announces Available Grants & Annual Brunch

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The Women Helping Women Fund of The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains, a division of Commonwealth Charitable Management, Inc., is now accepting grant applications from local nonprofits that serve women and girls of the Endless Mountains.

Women Helping Women is searching for existing programs that serve one of their funding priorities:
• Promoting economic self-sufficiency
• Education
• Women’s Health
• Serving women and girls in crisis situations
• Leadership

The deadline to submit grant applications is March 13, 2020.
Grant awards will be distributed at our annual Mother’s Day Brunch on Saturday, May 2, 2020, 10:30 to noon, at the Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains.

RSVP by April 15, 2020, if you will be attending the brunch. Suggested donation for the catered brunch is $20. Reservations can be made by calling 570-278-3800 or by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Wyoming-Sullivan County Bar Creates Scholarship

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The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains, a division of Commonwealth Charitable Management headquartered in Montrose, is pleased to announce that the Bar Association of Wyoming and Sullivan Counties has established a college scholarship to assist local students. The Wyoming-Sullivan County Bar Association Scholarship is a permanent endowment that will provide college tuition assistance to students who will major in pre-law, criminal justice, or sociology. Students from Elk Lake, Lackawanna Trail, Sullivan County, and Tunkhannock Area High Schools will be eligible to apply for the scholarship. Online applications can be found at The Community Foundation’s web site at www.community-foundation.org. Tunkhannock Attorney Thomas Daniels states that “the Bar Association is very pleased to assist our local students in this fashion as they embark upon their journeys to continue their education.”

M&T Bank Supports Old Forge Education

The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains, a division of Commonwealth Charitable Management headquartered in Montrose, is pleased to announce that through its Education Improvement Tax Credit Program (EITC) M&T Bank recently provided $2,500 to assist Old Forge School District students attending the Finance Park program of Junior Achievement. The Finance Park addresses such topics as budgeting, career choices, wages and taxes, investing, credit and debt, among various topics of financial planning so important to today’s students.

Peter Quigg, President of The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains, adds that an affiliated School District Foundation has been established by Old Forge called The Foundry Fund. The intent of this school district foundation is to manage assets to assist special unfunded projects in the Old Forge schools. In the past students have also benefitted from assistance to attend Dual Enrollment classes from Lackawanna College and the University of Scranton which earn them college credit while attending High School. More can be learned about The Community Foundation at www.community-foundation.org.

 

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People in Photo Left to Right:
Peter Quigg, President The Community Foundation
Ryan McGowan, Vice President| Government & Institutional Banking| M&T Bank
Noah Katz, Chairman The Foundry Fund
Megan DiBileo, Secretary The Foundry Fund
Ryan McBride, The Foundry Fund
Erin Keating, Superintendent Old Forge School District

Kindred Spirits Fund Established

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The Community Foundation of the Endless Mountains, a division of Commonwealth Charitable Management headquartered in Montrose, is pleased to announce the recent establishment of the Kindred Spirits Feral Cat Program Fund. This permanent endowment is intended to provide annual support to the Kindred Spirits Feral Cat Program serving Susquehanna County and surrounding areas of northeastern Pennsylvania. Kindred Spirits is dedicated to educating and supporting local communities in the humane management of the feral cat population and to reducing the numbers of feral cats by means of Trap, Neuter, Return, and Vaccinate. Kindred Spirits works to bring low cost spay and neuter services to our region and hosts monthly the EPAA Low Cost Mobile Spay/Neuter Clinic which can fix up to 60 cats in one day. Kindred Spirits also operates their own clinic once a month at Ultracon on Route 706 near Heart Lake that can spay and neuter on average 20 cats per day.

Donations to the Kindred Spirits Feral Cat Program Fund are always welcome and can be sent to The Community Foundation at 270 Lake Avenue in Montrose, PA 18801 or made online at www.community-foundation.org. Such donations will help enhance the value of this new endowment so that support can be provided for many years to come.

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Hiking For A Cause

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The Forrest VanCott Memorial Fund was established by the family and many friends of Forrest VanCott to benefit the charities he deeply cared for. 

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