UGI Utilities is committed to benefiting our community through their charitable giving. Recently, UGI awarded $7,500 to The Luzerne Foundation to augment its grantmaking relative to COVID -19 and other community needs-based programming.
In March of 2020, The Luzerne Foundation established the Luzerne County COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund to support nonprofit, community-based organizations working with those impacted by COVID-19 and the related economic, social, and health-related consequences of the outbreak. We are grateful for our collaborative partners who have provided financial support and shared their time and talent freely: AllOne Foundation & Charities; Wells Fargo Foundation; PPL Foundation; Wm. G. McGowan Foundation; The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, the many TLF fundholders, and friends; The United Ways of Wyoming Valley and Greater Hazleton; The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce, Back Mountain Chamber of Commerce, Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce The Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce, NCAC, and DiscoverNEPA.org.
“We are proud to add UGI Utilities to our list of collaborative partners as we navigate through the recovery phase of COVID-19. Their generous gift will go a long way to help local nonprofits, said Charles Barber, Luzerne Foundation President & CEO.
The Fund’s purpose is to expand local capacity to efficiently address aspects of the crisis, particularly those unable to secure resources elsewhere. The Foundation makes grant decisions on this Fund from input from an advisory committee composed of partner organizations and representatives from the foundation, nonprofit, and civic sectors, based on available funds. Organizations can reapply to the Fund as needed.
“We are grateful for the generosity of those who contributed to the Luzerne County COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund. They, along with the nonprofit organizations, health care professionals, and first responders, are our ‘community heroes,’ says Charles M. Barber, President and CEO of The Luzerne Foundation. “The local need is great, and we encourage everyone to continue to donate to the best of their ability. No donation is too small, and it goes directly back into our community to address the most critical needs,” he added.
To learn more or to make a donation to Luzerne County COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund or The Luzerne Foundation, please visit www.luzfdn.org or call 570-822-2065.
The Luzerne Foundation houses over 360 funds and over $40 million in assets. The national Council of Foundations has recognized it for maintaining National Standards for more than a decade. Since its inception in 1994, over $168 million in grants have been distributed to deserving nonprofit organizations, locally, nationally, and internationally. We are…Here for Good .TM