Community Foundation hands out $263,576 to 47 local organizations

50 Years of Giving

PHOTO BY JEANNINE LIPEZ Clinton County Community Foundation board members are, from left, front, Elizabeth Arnold, Doug Miller, Allan Lugg Jr., Stuart Hall, Rev. Don Grant; back, Maureen Albright, Lana Muthler, Rick Riccardo, Michael Snow, Darlene Weaver, Dennis Trout and executive director Phileshia Dombroski.

LOCK HAVEN — The Clinton County Community Foundation has awarded grants totaling $263,576 to 47 local organizations in this the 50th year of the foundation that now manages nearly 50 named funds that collectively add up to more than $7 million in assets.

This year, there were 71 grant requests totalling $532,279 submitted.

The board reviewed each one on Wednesday afternoon and made many tough decisions on which requests would be granted to local initiatives and charities in the county.

After three hours of discussion, the board released the final list of recipients of grants.

— A Woman’s Concern, $5,000, to prepare a Lock Haven site of Pregnancy Resource Center.

— American Red Cross North Central PA Chapter, $3,000, for home fire financial assistance.

— Annie Halenbake Ross Library (Friendship Library), $1,893, for McNaughton Books for patrons.

— Annie Halenbake Ross Library (Renovo Library), $14,000, for carpet replacement and epoxy flooring.

— Annie Halenbake Ross Library ( Ross Library), $3,000, for public-use photo copier replacement.

— Annie Halenbake Ross Library (Traveling Library), $2,193, for large print material.

— Artpost Awareness Inc., $787, for vehicle insurance for the “Artmobile” for one year.

— Avis Fire Co. No. 1, $908, for new power tools for ventilation and storm clean up.

— Bucktail Medical Center, $12,120, for rooftop heating unit repair.

— Camp Cadet, $5,000, Clinton County Police Camp Cadet.

— Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, $2,000, for MilitaryShare in Clinton County.

— Citizens Hose of South Renovo, $5,000, for air pack replacement.

— City of Lock Haven, $2,500, for City Beach Recreation Program.

— City of Lock Haven, $5,000, 2020 Summer Concert Series.

— Clinton County Arts Council, $5,000, for Lock Haven JAMS Festival.

— Clinton County CleanScapes Inc., $4,500, for clean-up event and butterfly garden.

— Clinton County Conservation District, $1,500, for Conservation Summer Camp.

— Clinton County Economic Partnership Foundation, $5,000, for Leadership Clinton County.

— Clinton County Fair Assn., $7,000, for phone/networking internet project.

— Clinton County Fire Police, $3,000, for repair of fire police unit.

— Clinton County Healthy Communities Dental Clinic, $7,867, for new equipment.

— Clinton County Historical Society, $8,850 for water tower kiosk renovation project.

— Clinton County SPCA, $7,500, for spay/neuter program.

— Clinton County Women’s Center, $5,000, for technology consolidation, heating repair.

— Clinton Little League, $2,000, for game balls, rakes, catcher equipment.

— Dogwood Circle Garden Club, $1,100, for City Gardens.

— Downtown Lock Haven Inc., $1,000 for audio equipment.

— Downtown Lock Haven Inc., $2,500, for computer and software upgrades.

— Flemington Borough, $2,554, for Grove Park improvements.

— Foundation for Free Enterprises, $3,750, for Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week 2020.

— Goodwill Hose Co. #3, $8,700, for air packs.

— Goodwill Ambulance Assn., $723, for upgrade of modem for cardiac monitoring.

— Greater Renovo Heritage Park, $2,500, for Summer in the Parks.

— Horses of Hope, $3,200, for an Independence Saddle.

— Horses of Hope, $2,400, for instructor certification, CE training.

— In Your Shoes, $5,000, for funding sports and activities for low-income children.

— Infant Development, $15,000, for replacement of mini-van.

— Kent’s Fest, $5,000, for 19th Annual Kent’s Fest.

— Keystone Central School District, $6,000, for Summer Recreation Program.

— Lock Haven Area Shoe Bank, $10,000, for new shoes, socks, boots and books to kids.

— Lock Haven Area Jaycees, $2,550, for marketing and outreach project.

— Make-A-Wish Foundation, $8,800, for wishmaker grants.

— Mill Hall Borough, $4,500, for playground project.

— Mill Hall Borough, $9,000, for Community Pool chemicals.

— Mill Hall Borough, $3,000, for Community Pool restoration.

— Millbrook Playhouse, $6,000, for Senior and Veteran Patrons Program.

— Nittany Valley Volunteer Fire Co., $3,600, for Operation Communication.

— Piper Aviation Museum, $4,200, for hangar door actuator replacement.

— Porter Township, $3,000, for Community building renovation/improvements.

— Renovo Borough, $3,040, for park equipment.

— Sugar Valley Lions Club, $5,000, for Sugar Valley Food Bank.

— Salvation Army of Lock Haven, $5,000 for Lock Haven’s “Kids’ Cafe.”

— Volunteer Fire Company of Mill Hall, $2,300, for exhaust fan and handlights.

— West Branch Drug and Alcohol Abuse Commission, $5,250, for IMPACT Positive Message Assemblies.

— Western Clinton County Recreation Authority, $5,000, for Flaming Foliage Festival.

— Western Clinton County Recreation Authority, $3,650, for capital improvements and equipment.

— Western Clinton County Recreation Authority, $640, for Renovo Area Community Choir.

In other business at Wednesday’s meeting, the board unanimously elected officers for this year with Allan Lugg, president; Lana Muthler, secretary, and Darlene Weaver, treasurer.

The board unanimously approved the 2020 budget of $74,000, and set the total return distribution percentage for 2020 at 4.5 percent, the same as in recent years.