Greater Harrisburg Foundation

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Harrisburg Capital Dome - Dauphin County

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Chambersburg Fountain - Franklin County

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Downtown Mechanicsburg Looking East - Cumberland County

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Dillsburg Borough Building - York County

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Historic Peace Church - Cumberland County

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Italian Lake - Dauphin County

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Union Canal Tunnel Park - Lebanon County

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Rices Bridge - Perry County

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The Greater Harrisburg Foundation (GHF) was originally established in 1920 by Donald McCormick. In 2005, GHF changed its name to The Foundation for Enhancing Communities in order to better reflect its mission rather than geographic location. The name GHF was maintained as the representative entity charged with carrying out the grantmaking efforts as one of six current regional foundations. GHF makes discretionary grants to nonprofit organizations that serve residents of Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, and Perry counties, and the Dillsburg Area.


The Greater Harrisburg Foundation currently manages 523 funds with assets totaling $55,724,895.00 (12/31/15).

For a complete list funds, please click here.

Grants Information

The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC) is pleased to announce the new framework for the annual grantmaking that is conducted through the Greater Harrisburg Foundation (GHF).

The three new grant types include:

Please click here for more information on How to Apply.

Grantmaking Committee

Richard Spiegelman, Chair
Marilynn Abrams
Jennifer Baar
Dr. David Bronstein
Linda A. Hicks
Devin Langan
Renee Lieux
David Skerpon
L. Jeffrey Mattern, ex officio

2015 Total Grants Awarded*: $3,833,898.00

*Includes grants directed by donors and grants directed by Grantmaking Committee.

Scholarship Information

2016 Scholarships Total: $1,145,577

393 students received scholarships from the Greater Harrisburg Foundation for the 2016/2017 school year.

Click here for a complete list of scholarships and recipients.