Franklin County Foundation
Local Nonprofit Gives Back To Franklin County Foundation
Since 2006, the Franklin County Foundation (FCF) has supported the Chambersburg Quilt Guild through two grants totaling $7,500.00. These grants were used to document antique quilts of Franklin County pre-1950 and subsequently publish a full color, hard bound book highlighting them. The purpose of this project is to preserve the quilting tradition and to provide an outlet for these artistic treasures to be seen and appreciated by generations to come. The book, titled Quilt Treasures of Yesteryear features over 250 quilts, with documentation information secured in a database overseen by the Kittochtinny Historical Society. The Chambersburg Quilt Guild is a nonprofit organization that gives back to their community. Service projects include donation of baby quilts to Pregnancy Ministries, donation of raffle proceeds to local nonprofits such as Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter and Women in Need, donations to the American Cancer Society, and many more. Recently, the Quilt Guild "paid it forward" by donating proceeds from the book back to FCF. The donated funds went into unrestricted grant funds to be used by the FCF Advisory Committee when making grants to worthy Franklin County nonprofit agencies. FCF will conduct their annual grantmaking for 2011 in October. For more information on how to apply for an FCF grant, click here.
The Franklin County Foundation was established in 1987 as a regional foundation of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities. FCF is chaired by Robert Zullinger, and overseen by an advisory committee of 13 community volunteers.
Mechanicsburg Area Foundation
The Mechanicsburg Area Foundation (MAF) has been busy the past few months drafting a report to the community covering the last three years. The report includes grants made, new funds established, scholarships awarded, and MAF's overall continued commitment to their local community throughout the years. Copies will soon be available by clicking here.
MAF's assets continue to grow through new agency funds and most recently a bequest which will increase the unrestricted dollars available to the community. The MAF Advisory Committee will have the ability to utilize these unrestricted funds to support local nonprofits through grants. MAF is currently accepting grant applications through August 26, 2011. Click here for more information on how to apply for a MAF grant.
MAF was founded in 1987 as a regional foundation of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities. MAF is chaired by Tita Hershner Eberly, and overseen by an advisory committee of 12 community volunteers, including new committee member Elyse Rogers.
Save the date for the MAF Annual Awards Breakfast being held on November 8, 2011. Grants will be awarded to local nonprofits chosen through MAF's competitive grantmaking program.
Perry County Community Foundation
The Perry County Community Foundation (PCCF) has been very active over the past several months. Under the leadership of Jeff Mattern, chair, and the advisory committee of 15 community volunteers, PCCF has recently acquired three new agency funds from the Newport Boy Scout Troop #222, St. Paul's Lutheran Church, and the Historical Society of Perry County. Through their new funds, these agencies will ensure their long-term sustainability through endowment building. Additionally, there is a new donor-advised fund, the Lotus Fund, a new future scholarship fund, and several estates that PCCF will be acquiring in the near future.
PCCF's recent growth can be attributed to word of mouth, along with their circulation of a new color brochure, printed in-kind by the Perry Printing Company. This new tool provides an overview of PCCF, their funds, grantmaking, and establishing funds. Click here to view the new brochure.
PCCF has also welcomed three new advisory committee members recently: Merril Brofee; Dr. James Kipp; and Harriet Magee. PCCF was founded in 1987 as a regional foundation of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities.
For more information about any of TFEC's regional foundations, please contact Jennifer Doyle, Asset Development Associate at firstname.lastname@example.org.