SMILE Kid library 1.jpg

Since 1987, we have funded 109 programs through grants from our Community Fund totaling $179,298.72.

The purpose of the Community Fund is to support worthwhile projects within Columbia and Montour Counties that fall into the organization’s Impact Areas. The United Way of Columbia and Montour Counties’ current Impact Areas are as follows: Health, Education and Income.

Please see our recent projects below.

To find an application for funding, please scroll to the bottom of the page.



50 and Fun AMPES

The “50 and Fun AMPES” program is a weekly drop-in program offered by The Arc of Susquehanna Valley in Bloomsburg. This once-a-week program offers meaningful activities in arts and recreation, employment, life-skills and socialization training for individuals over 49.

Project Frozen

Project Frozen is a program offered by AGAPE which offers shelter and amenities to the homeless persons through the evening hours during seasons of inclement weather.

2017 Summer Food Program Picture.JPG

Summer Food Service Program

This program, run by Family Health Council of Central Pennsylvania, provides crucial nutrition for school aged children during the summer school recess.


Bloomsburg Community Pool

This grant is to be applied to upgrades to the pool complex. The mission of the pool is to provide outdoor recreational activities to local residents and increase quality of life for the community as a whole.

Break the Cycle

This program is presented by Beyond Violence, INC to 9th-12th grade students in the Columbia and Montour region. Topics include relationships, healthy and unhealthy; discussion around a movie clip from the movie, "No One Would Tell;" and a quiz to reflect on how they are treated and/or might treat their partner. The program also includes a discussion around rights and responsibilities in a relationship; safety planning and tips for those who are bad and potentially dangerous for family or personal relationships; and discussion on resources that the student can use for continued help, including private sessions with Beyond Violence Children's counselors.


Do you have a program that needs funding? Is your budget $3000 or less? Please submit an application for review. Applications are reviewed quarterly. Deadlines for receipt at the United Way office is 5 P. M. on the following dates: September 30, December 31, March 31, June 30

Do you have a program that needs funding? Please submit an application for review. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis through the year.