The Northeastern Pennsylvania Nonprofit & Community Assistance Center (NCAC) presented a check to the newly-formed Carbon County Community Foundation. The event was held at the Asa Packer Mansion. The Carbon County Community Foundation will also be launching its first grant application round, requesting proposals from eligible nonprofit organizations that provide services within the county.
NCAC, through its affiliate the Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance, was awarded an Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Area Development Grant for NCAC’s Community Foundation Initiative. NCAC, in collaboration with the NEPA Grantmakers Forum, will provide funding and technical assistance for the start-up of a community foundation in both Carbon and Pike Counties.
A total of $32,000 in funding will be awarded to the Carbon County Community Foundation to serve as the catalyst for the formal incorporation process. NCAC will assist with facilitating a founders committee, organizing meetings, identifying best practices for community foundations, offering workshops on grant seeking and grant writing, coordinating educational training for professional advisors and developing a mission statement.
The Northeastern Pennsylvania Nonprofit & Community Assistance Center (NCAC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit affiliate of NEPA, providing assistance to nonprofit and community organizations throughout the region. NCAC’s mission is to strengthen and support Northeastern Pennsylvania’s nonprofit organizations and grantmakers in their service to our region. NCAC develops and offers resources, facilitates partnerships and collaborations and assists in the identification and implementation of governance and management best practices to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of organizations and the services and programs they offer.
At the recent check presentation, from left, Kurt Bauman, VP Community Services, NEPA Alliance and Executive Director, Nonprofit Community Assistance Center (NCAC); Tina Dowd, Founding Chairperson, Carbon County Community Foundation and Jeffrey Box, President & CEO, NEPA Alliance.