The Susquehanna Valley Foundation was created to provide a platform for citizens, businesses, governments, and nonprofits to come together to solve challenging problems that are important to our communities. Our public charity focuses on improving the communities in the central Pennsylvania region primarily, PA Veterans, as well as other educational, healthcare, or environmental issues that impact the area.
01. Toss for troops
Our primary goal right now is to build out Toss For Troops into a multi-event fundraising program. We are looking to include other events, such as a 5k race, that will be tested as things grow. Additionally, we want to increase participation from our current volunteer team as well as grow the team as a whole to add capacity and new skill sets. We’ve raised nearly $20,000 in the first four years, we aim to raise another $80,000 in the next four years.
02. foundation expansion
We want to continue to slowly build a solid base for SVF to grow on. Included in that is recruiting additional people to the Board, refining our focus and goals, and creating excellent digital platforms. After growing both Toss For Troops and the foundation for SVF, we will want to expand our programs. Based on areas of need or potential new opportunities, the Board will identify new programs, partnerships, or events that will be within our capacity and will provide a benefit to the community.
“Because of the team’s efforts and commitment to this event and all that it represents, we decided to offer our support. It is a well-organized and fun event with the proceeds benefiting those who are most deserving.”
Debbie musso | event sponsor
The Susquehanna Valley Foundation began as an idea on a pontoon boat in the middle of the Susquehanna River. Unsatisfied with sporadic and informal fundraising activities, we wanted to create something that provided not only us, but other people, a platform to better the Central Pennsylvania region.
Eventually, we formalized our effort in the form of a 501(c)(3) public charity called The Susquehanna Valley Foundation on March 9th, 2017.
Since then, the SVF Board has grown to five members and has met at least annually. We’ve planned and discussed opportunities to work with businesses, other non-profits, and individuals in the area to raise funds and awareness about issues impacting the Susquehanna Valley. In recent years, we've raised thousands of dollars for PA Veterans through our annual corn hole tournament called "Toss For Troops".
In coming years, we intend to grow our annual event, develop our staff and board, while also expanding our operations through new events and programs.