Grant Recipients

Community Organizations

The GREATER PIKE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION is proud to have provided support to the following community organization grant recipients:

COUNTRY ARK FARM provides recreational, pet and art therapy experiences for mentally, physically and emotionally challenged adults and children. Grant funds will sponsor a special need individual to attend summer camp.

FIREFLY FIELD AT AIRPORT PARK in Matamoras provides families with little ones a great place to run, climb, swing and just be a kid. The Matamoras Recreation Department maintains the park and worked with the Biondo Foundation to make Firefly Field a reality.

GAIT’s mission is to improve the quality of life of children and adults with special needs through equine activities and therapies, resulting in a more independent life in society. GAIT will collaborate with the Pike County Public Library to introduce the “Pony Tails Reading Program.”

The HISTORIC PRESERVATION TRUST’s mission is to preserve sites and structures throughout Pike County. The grant will fund The Snyder Prize that recognizes an individual, business, organization, or government entity for exemplary and sustained leadership to preserve, promote, and or enhance thru restoration or adaptation a part of the built environment.

The PIKE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY will provide student field trips for an introduction to the library system and the issuance of a library card. The Jane Goldstein Endowment Fund was established to provide ongoing operational support for the Pike County Public Library. The Greater Pike Community Foundation is grateful to the Pike County Public Library for their support and for providing space for our monthly board meetings.

POCONO ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATIONAL CENTER advances environmental education, sustainable living, and appreciation for nature through hands-on experience in a national park. PEEC will construct a GaGa pit to promote physical activity and fair-play.

Karen Ann Quinlan’s legacy changed how we approach end of life; giving us the right to live and die with dignity. THE KAREN ANN QUINLAN HOSPICE was the chosen beneficiary of Greater Pike Community Foundation honoree Barbara J. Buchanan.

The mission of SAFE HAVEN OF PIKE COUNTY, INC. is to eradicate domestic violence, sexual assault, and other serious crimes through prevention, empowerment, and the promotion of social justice. Grant funds will support an innovative therapeutic yoga program for trauma victims.

SHOHOLA TOWNSHIP’S ROHMAN PARK, located at 120 Twin Lakes Road, is the only municipal park in Shohola Township, was the recipient of Greater Pike’s first grant, made possible through the generosity of the Litzenberger Family Foundation. The grant funded improvements at the Park in conjunction with the construction of a new pavilion and additional playground equipment.

UNITED WAY OF PIKE COUNTY identifies, develops and funds a full range of human services to alleviate hunger and homelessness and to meet critical needs of the community. This organization received funding at the behest of John Kiesendahl, the recipient of the 2015 Barbara J. Buchanan Community Service Award.