Grant Recipients

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Here are some of the many organizations the First Federal Charitable Foundation has helped over the last year.

Greater Hazleton Historical Society

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The Greater Hazleton Historical Society received a grant from the First Federal Charitable Foundation that it will use to refurbish the two main doors at its museum located at 55 North Wyoming Street in Hazleton.


Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress

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The Downtown Hazleton Alliance for Progress (DHAP) received a grant from the First Federal Charitable Foundation that it will use toward the creation of its second mural in downtown Hazleton.


CTC Manufacturing

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CTC Manufacturing received a grant from the First Federal Charitable Foundation that it will use to purchase new equipment at its business centers in Beaver Meadows and the Valmont Industrial Park in West Hazleton.


Catholic Social Services

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Catholic Social Services received a grant from the First Federal Charitable Foundation that it will use to create a permanent emergency homeless shelter and residential center in downtown Hazleton.


Misericordia University

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The Misericordia University speech-language pathology department used its grant money to purchase a two-way video monitoring system. The video system includes 14 wall-mounted cameras and computer hardware and software to help students and faculty observe and record therapy sessions in the Speech-Language Hearing Center. 


Northeast Pennsylvania Philharmonic

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The Northeast Pennsylvania Philharmonic used grant money to fund its many educational programs for children. As a result of the grant money, the organization was able to visit several schools, conduct its mentorship program and bring the Mamba Kings for a live concert at the Hazleton One Community Center.


 Greater Hazleton Medical Clinic

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The Greater Hazleton Medical Clinic received a grant it used to expand clinic services by alllowing for referals for diagnostic testing.


 Helping Hands Society

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Helping Hands Society used its grant money to develop an educational therapy room.


 Gabriel House

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Gabriel House received a grant that it used to renovate the affordable housing property.


 Greater Hazleton Senior Citizens Services Center

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The Greater Hazleton Senior Citizens Services Center used its grant money to install security cameras at the property.


Penn Mahoning Ambulance, Sophia Coxe Foundation, Hazleton Alternative Opportunities Program, Nuremberg Community Ambulance, Hazleton Rotary Foundation, Hazleton Area Boxing Club

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First Federal Charitable Foundation was able to assist a variety of local organizations, including Penn Mahoning Ambulance, Sophia Coxe Foundation, Hazleton Alternative Opportunities Program, Nuremberg Community Ambulance, Hazleton Rotary Foundation, and Hazleton Area Boxing Club.


Weatherly Area Community Library

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Weatherly Area Community Library received a grant it used for improvements to its library services.


Luzerne County Food and Facts, Family Services Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania, and The Institute for Public Policy & Economic Development

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Luzerne County Food and Facts used their grant to service Luzerne, Carbon and Schuylkill County resourced-stressed families and older adults by supporting program materials that will be utilized in the Food and Facts educational program. These materials include demonstration foods and their choice of a kitchen item used to prepare vegetables such as a sauté pan, can opener, mixing bowls and/or individual handheld blender. The nonprofits that comprise Food and Facts have shared and will continue to share resources to outreach to limited-resourced residents for the purpose of improving nutrition and safe handling of food.

Family Services Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania utilized their grant to support the 2-1-1 system, an easy-to-remember three-digit phone number that brings people and services together. 211 provides six basic types of assistance housed in the PA 2-1-1 database: Emergency Preparedness/Recovery; Basic Human Needs; Physical and Mental Health Resources; Employment Supports; Support for Older Americans and Persons with Disabilities; and Children, Youth and Families. Further, 2-1-1 is a critical information system, which is necessary prior to, during and after a community crisis such as a flood, fire, attack or other local or national tragedy. 2-1-1 responds immediately during times of crisis to field calls regarding the crisis and to direct callers to services most appropriate to their needs.

The Institute for Public Policy & Economic Development (The Institute), partnership of 10 colleges and universities and the business community whose managing partner is Wilkes University, planned to use its grant money to continue to further the mission it began more than a decade ago. Formed in 2004, the center began operations with pledged capital from business and industry, higher education, and nonprofit organizations to provide community-based research in northeastern Pennsylvania to provide data for leaders and organizations to make informed decisions for revitalization and economic sustainability. From there, The Institute emerged as a premier entity with capacity for both community-based research and proprietary research for public, private, and non-profit sectors to use in developing feasibility, strategy, programs, initiatives, and policy.


Additional Grant Recipients

Additional 2016 grant receipients are:

   
 Schuykill County Council for Arts  Luzerne Foundation
 Homes for Our Troops  HASD Education Foundation
 Penn State Schuylkill Hazleton Integration Project 
 Hazleton Rotary Foundation  United Charities
 Hazleton Area School District Foundation  Freeland YMCA
 EPCAMR  Catholic Social Services
 Carbon/Monroe Red Cross  Mauch Chunk Historical Society
 Housing Development Corp  Family Promise Carbon County

First Federal Charitable Foundation

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P: 570.501.2784