CFMC General Fund

The CFMC General Fund is our Unrestricted “impact” Fund, overseen by the CFMC Board of Directors to meet the on-going needs of the community and subsidize operations of the Foundation as needed. This fund allows us to be flexible and responsive to ongoing needs in the Monroe County community through grantmaking. The fund has been established with commitments from the ESSA Bank and Trust Foundation and the Weiler Family Foundation. This Fund will be built and sustained through the generous support of the community.

SOS Pet Rescue

The SOS Pet Rescue pass-through fund is helping this strong team of trustworthy, dedicated, and compassionate board members to build this organization with the mission of building a foster-based cat and dog rescue serving the Poconos and Slate Belt communities. Two of the founding Board members are veterinary technicians who are able to provide care that is unique from other rescues. In the beginning, they will focus their rescue efforts on cats, due to more availability of foster homes. Their short-term goal is to provide Trap-Neuter-Release (TNR) services so the mom is unable to have future litters, while compiling a list of TNR locations to provide to the public in the interim. Their long-term goal is to build an adoption facility and low-cost clinic for the community. They would also like to build a permanent, endowed fund to help make this goal a reality in the future.

PVEN Operation Endowment

The PVEN Operation Endowment fund was created by Tom and Lisa Campbell to support the long-term mission of the Pleasant Valley Ecumenical Network, Inc. (PVEN) by providing PVEN with permanent income from interest and other investment earnings. Founded over 30 years ago by pastors from 16 local churches, PVEN is a 501c3 non-profit organization that serves the residents of Chestnuthill, Eldred, Hamilton, Jackson, Ross and Polk Townships in Monroe County, PA. Its mission is to provide low-income households and families in crisis the essentials to maintain a dignified standard of living while encouraging independence and self-sufficiency. From its 18,500 square foot facility in Monroe County’s West End, it provides social services and free food and clothing to those in need, as well low-cost office space for other agencies serving the community. www.pven.net.

Stanley and Stella Becker Environmental Scholarship

The Stanley Becker Environmental Resource Scholarship was previously established by the family of Stanley Becker in cooperation with the Monroe County Conservation District.  Mr. Stanley Becker and his wife Stella have long been local citizens who valued the natural resources of Monroe County.  This scholarship was created in memory of Stanley and in honor of his wife Stella, who offered their time and talent to honor the natural resources of our region.

The Stanley and Stella Becker Environmental Scholarship will be awarded to a Monroe County resident who is a high school graduating senior who plans to continue post-high school education in an environmental-related field and who demonstrates a passion for protecting or working with our natural resources.

Dave Fleetwood Memorial Scholarship

The Dave Fleetwood Memorial Scholarship Fund was created the Friends of the West End Park and Open Space Commission (WEPOSC) as one of the original funds of the CFMC.  The Dave Fleetwood Memorial Scholarship was established by his family and friends after his life was tragically taken in 2013.  The Friends of WEPOSC raised money and administered the scholarship until 2023.  Dave Fleetwood was a dedicated Ross Township Supervisor and volunteer, a lover of baseball and a supporter of local parks and the outdoors.  Community was so special to him and in turn, he was special to the community. 

 The Dave Fleetwood Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to support two (2) Pleasant Valley High School graduating seniors who have participated in athletics, been involved in community service, and have a love for the outdoors. 

Scotty Raymond Memorial Scholarship

The Scotty Raymond Memorial Scholarship Fund was created by Scotty’s loving family after he passed away on April 12, 2023. The scholarship will be awarded to a Pocono Mountain East High School Senior Wrestler who plans to continue a post-high school education or training.

Scotty wrestled at 121lbs. for Pocono Mountain East High School and was a PA State Championship Qualifier his junior year.  Scotty’s love and talent for wrestling was a strong part of his world, but he excelled off the wrestling mat as well.  He was a fighter and full of energy from the day he blessed this beautiful world. He was truly loved and admired for his love of life and the joy that always accompanied him. He loved his family and truly embraced being a brother to 3 sisters.

Scotty adored his dog Ivy who could be found tracking him on his mountain bike or anywhere else outside.  He loved the great outdoors: snowboarding, mountain biking, 4-wheeling, boating, snowmobiling, farm life and dirt biking.  Scotty was an entrepreneur and started his own lawn business.  He could make anyone smile with his witty humor and slight sarcasm. The Scotty Raymond Memorial Scholarship was created so that his joy could be passed on to others.