Last year, almost $104,000 was given to local organizations through Bridge Builders Community Foundations’ Week of Giving, and in less than two weeks the event will take place for a second year, with an expected significant increase in donations.

The 2018 Week of Giving will take place from March 19 through March 23 and provides a way to respond to needs in our community through collective philanthropy.

Over 125 nonprofits and funds in a variety of categories have signed up to participate, including those making a difference through historical and heritage education, preservation, and appreciation.

Nonprofits in the historic & heritage category include:

CDCA-Lyric Theatre Project
DeBence Antique Music World
Forest County Historical Society
Franklin Preservation
Friends of Drake Well, Inc.
Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry & Tourism
Punxsutawney Area Rails-to-Trails Association
Redbank Renaissance, Inc.
Redbank Valley Trails Association
Transit Building & Annex (Oil City Civic Center Inc)
Venango Museum of Art, Science and Industry

To make a donation during the Week of Giving, visit More information and updates can also be found on the Bridge Builders Community Foundations Facebook page at