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Week of Giving to Kick Off March 16

Bridge Builders Community Foundations will hold the annual Week of Giving March 16 – 20. During the Week of Giving, donations can be given to one or many local organizations.

In the weeks and days leading up to the event, you can visit and learn about the organizations that match your philanthropic goals, with missions that most closely match what’s important to you, your business, or family.

Your gifts are enlarged by a match pool, provided by generous sponsors.  The website provides answers to frequently asked questions and, during the week, provides reporting of total contributions to each charitable organization.

We encourage you to consider a gift to the many organizations/funds making a difference in our region, including the Venango Area Chamber of Commerce Endowment Fund. Donations to our fund go towards the Be Here Initiative, FLEX Young Professionals, Leadership Venango, and more.

Make a donation during the week of March 16 – 20 at:

This article was published in the Venango Chamber’s March 2020 VenangoWorks! Newsletter.

Second Annual Week of Giving—March 19-23

GivingCampaign_LogoFINAL1aThe Second Annual Week of Giving will take place from March 19 – 23, and Bridge Builders Community Foundations has seen an increase in nonprofits signed up to participate.

“We are ecstatic about the nonprofits who chose to join in on the second Week of Giving. We’ve gone from 88 nonprofits and funds last year, to more than 125 this year,” said Trenton Moulin, executive director of BBCF. “With the increase in nonprofits, we plan to see an increase in donors, making even more of an impact in our community.”

The Week of Giving provides the opportunity to give to a variety of organizations representing categories such as arts and cultural, children and youth, environmental/conservation, and healthcare. A full list of organizations and funds can be found on an insert in this month’s newsletter.

“Whether it’s $25 or $1,000, any contribution towards the Week of Giving supports the organizations making a difference in our region,” said Moulin. “This campaign isn’t only about donations; it’s about educating people on our community’s needs and why it is essential to give.”

Last year, BBCF was able to give almost $104,000 from more than 300 donors to 88 local nonprofits and funds, with a total of $20,000 in matching funds provided by local businesses.

The Venango Chamber is participating and invites you to make donations that will go towards our initiatives, such as FLEX, Be Here, and a Leadership Program (coming fall 2018). 

Numerous Chamber members are also participating, including:

American Red Cross Venango & Clarion
Barrow-Civic Theatre
Bridge Builders Community Foundations Operations Endowment
CASA of Venango County
Catholic Rural Ministry- Sisters Marian & TIna
Child Development Centers, Inc.
Christian Life Academy
Community Services of Venango County
Cranberry School District Foundation
Family Service & Children’s Aid Society
Franklin Public Library
Franklin YMCA
Friends of Drake Well, Inc.
Hope 21 Ministry
Jamie’s Kids
Junior Achievement of Western PA, northwest region
Keystone Community Education Council
Mustard Seed Missions of Venango County
Northwest Hospital Foundation
Oil City Area School District Foundation
Oil City Arts Council
Oil City Library
Oil City Main Street Program
Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry & Tourism
Presbyterian SeniorCare Network – Oakwood Heights
St. Michael’s Harbour Inc.
The Salvation Army
The United Way of Venango County
Transit Building & Annex (Oil City Civic Center Inc)
Two Mile Run County Park
Venango Catholic High School
Venango Co. Association for the Blind
Venango County Fair Inc.
Venango County Humane Society
Venango Museum of Art, Science and Industry
Venango Training and Development Center, Inc.
Venango VNA Foundation
WQLN Public Media
Youth Alternatives, Inc.
YWCA of Oil City

To learn more about the Week of Giving and to give, visit the website at