With more than 125 nonprofits and funds participating in this year’s Week of Giving, community members have an opportunity to make a huge impact on the local organizations making a difference in our area.

Hosted by Bridge Builders Community Foundations, the Week of Giving will take place from March 19 through March 23 and donations can be made on the website at

Education plays a significant role in strengthening the community, both young and old, and a variety of organizations are categorized as so, including community centers, libraries, headstart facilities, 4-H clubs, school districts, and missionary organizations.

Nonprofits in the education category include:

Allegheny Valley Conservancy
Autism Stands
Boys and Girls Club Along The Allegheny
Brandon’s Dad
Catholic Rural Ministry- Sisters Marian & TIna
Chicken Coop Studio 306
Child Development Centers, Inc.
Christian Life Academy
Clarion County 4-H
Cranberry School District Foundation
Forest County 4-H
Friends of Drake Well, Inc.
GEMS–Girls Excelling in Math and Science
Immaculate Conception School
Jamie’s Kids
Jefferson County 4-H
Junior Achievement of Western PA – Northwest Region
Keystone Community Education Council
Keystone SMILES Community Learning Center
Mill Creek Coalition of Clarion and Jefferson Counties
Next Step Pregnancy Solutions & Services
Oil City Area School District Foundation
Oil City Arts Council
Pennsylvania Firefly Festival
Precious Paws Animal Rescue
Punxsutawney Garden Club
Punxsutawney Memorial Library
Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center
Venango Area Community Gardens
Venango Catholic High School
Venango County 4-H
Venango County Fair Inc.
Venango Youth for Christ
Winds of Trade Community Center
WQLN Public Media
Zacherl Outstanding Diesel Award

The website at presents a live feed of donations during the Week of Giving. Find updates on the Bridge Builders Community Foundations Facebook page, too, at