The Community Giving Foundation got its start in the Berwick community in 1998 and has remained committed to charitable causes that benefit residents in the greater Berwick area. Through the Berwick Health & Wellness Fund—the largest charitable fund of the Foundation—and individual funds from families and organizations, the Community Giving Foundation: Berwick continues to invest in the well-being of its community. Learn more at

To complete an online donation to a Community Giving Foundation: Berwick fund, select a highlighted fund below or use the search bar. Click "show all funds list" next to the search bar to see an alphabetical list of all funds under Berwick. If you prefer to donate by check, download and complete the printable form and mail it with your check to Community Giving Foundation at 725 West Front Street, Berwick PA 18603. Questions? Contact the Foundation office at 570.752.3930.

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The funds below are managed by the Community Giving Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization, and all contributions are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. For more information, visit

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  Donate Berwick Health and Wellness Fund
The Berwick Health and Wellness Fund is the largest charitable fund of the Foundation. Created through the sale of the Berwick Hospital in 1999, with a value of approximately $30 million, the fund continues to make investments in Berwick, and the original Berwick Hospital service area, to promote individual and community health and well-being.
  Donate Lisa's Kids Designated Fund (Berwick)
Lisa's Kids Designated Fund was created in memory of Lisa Canouse, a dedicated wife and mother who impacted the lives of many children in the Berwick Area School District through her passion and big heart. Following Lisa's heart to give to and care for the children of the Berwick area, the Fund was established to brighten the lives of children with special needs. Through grants to the BASD, the Fund will support life skills students K-12 who demonstrate financial need for necessities that help them thrive as individuals. In this way, the memory of Lisa Canouse and her unending love for her students will live on in the Berwick community.
  Donate Dr. Ralph J. and RJ Norce Strive Scholarship (Berwick Area School District)
The Dr. Ralph J. and RJ Norce Strive Scholarship Fund provides awards for the benefit of graduating Berwick High School senior(s) with a GPA of 85 or above who plans to attend post-secondary education. Special consideration is given to students with hardship (divorce, home life, handicap, health, etc.) who "sees the light" their senior year.
Donor Advised
  Donate Hart Family Fund (Berwick)
The Hart Family Fund provides support for charitable purposes to organizations in the Berwick Health and Wellness Fund service area.
  Donate Robert and Carole Foster Fund
Bob and Carole Foster, both retired educators of the Berwick Area School District, lifetime members of the Berwick Health & Wellness Auxiliary, and active community volunteers, were concerned with supporting the current and future needs of their community. They created the Robert and Carole Foster Fund to provide unrestricted grants supporting the greatest needs in 23 municipalities throughout Columbia and Luzerne Counties.