Community Growth for Future Generations
EARLY HISTORY of CCCF:
The Carbon County Community Foundation was founded in 2015 to support area nonprofit organizations.
The key principle of the foundation is local people, identifying local needs, and providing local solutions– with local resources.
The organization’s earlier inception funding of $100,000 came from the Founders’ Board, a group of local residents and businesses: Chris and Sheri Anthony; Mark and Pam Fludgate; Jim and Tiffani Christman; John and Tina Dowd; Dr. Michael Everett; RF Ohl; and Richard and Darlene Nothstein.
The Luzerne Foundation played a key role in the organization of the foundation, helping with professional consulting and guidance.
Also instrumental in assisting with our foundation was the Northeastern Pennsylvania Nonprofit and Community Assistance Center (NCAC), a nonprofit affiliate of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance, a regional community and economic development agency.
In August 2016, the Foundation received $100,000 from the Luzerne Foundation and $32,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission for the nonprofit’s start-up costs and endowment.
Area nonprofits, charities, and youth sports teams are invited to apply for grants through the foundation.
The first grants were released in the fall of 2016.