In efforts to assist with COVID-19 related issues, the Berwick Area United Way has launched its COVID-19 Response Fund. 100% of donated funds will be used to support programs and initiatives that will benefit individuals, children and families impacted by the crisis within the Berwick area community. There will be no administrative costs or salaries funded by these gifts.

The Berwick Area United Way is committed to supporting those impacted by the current pandemic. We are seeing an increased need from community members who are not receiving employment compensation, lack access to food and basic supplies, struggling with rent/mortgage payments and children who have been affected by a disruption in their academic year. Our nonprofit partners are also faced with many new challenges as the demand for their services are increased with normal income opportunities unavailable.

Donations can also be mailed in with

"COVID-19 Response Fund" in the memo: 

Berwick Area United Way

139 Rear East 2nd Street

 Berwick, PA 18603

We appreciate your support and have no doubts, our small but mighty community will get through this, UNITED. 


Central Susquehanna Community Foundation: Disaster Relief Fund -
In response to the heightened needs of area nonprofit organizations and its mission to enhance the quality of life in the region, the Central Susquehanna Community Foundation has reopened its grant application for Disaster Relief Funding. Grant requests ranging from $500-$10,000 are currently being accepted. Additional funding may be considered on an individual basis.

The Foundation expects to award two rounds of grants over the coming months to account for immediate and long-term needs. Only 501(c)(3) nonprofit and government organizations are eligible to apply and the requested funding must be invested within the CSCF service area of Lower-Luzerne, Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder and Union Counties. Individuals are not eligible to apply.

To discuss your organization's eligibility or for grant-related questions, please contact Christine Orlando, CSCF Senior Program Officer, at

The first grant round ended Thursday, April 9, 2020. Check back for more information on the second grant round, expected to happen June 2020.

COVID-19 United Community Funds -

Nonprofits applying for funding must be a public agency, a current 501(c)(3) or a fiscal sponsor with this designation. Additionally, applicants must serve residents of Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga or Union Counties.

Grants requests will range from $5,000 to $25,000. Organizations that are multi-county service providers may request larger grants by contacting Betty Gilmour, Director of Grantmaking at FCFP. Larger grants will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Click here for complete guidelines. The deadline for the first phase of funding is April 15, 2020. Grant announcements will be made April 24, 2020.