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Pike County Community Foundation Check PresentationThe Northeastern Pennsylvania Nonprofit & Community Assistance Center (NCAC) presented a check to the newly-formed Greater Pike County Community Foundation. The event was held at the Fauchère Meeting Center, Milford, PA.

The Greater Pike County Community Foundation provided an overview of their mission including the programs and grants they offer to eligible nonprofit organizations 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 Greater Pike County Community Foundation to serve as the catalyst for the growth and expansion of the foundation. NCAC will assist with identifying best practices for community foundations, offering workshops on grant seeking and grant writing, and coordinating educational training for professional advisors.

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, Executive Director, NCAC and Vice President of Community Services, NEPA Alliance; James Pedranti, Chairman, Board of Directors, Greater Pike County Community Foundation and Jeffrey Box, President & CEO, NEPA Alliance.