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|Applying for a Grant
How to Apply
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Review the grantmaking guidelines. Grant guidelines and application materials will be available approximately 8 weeks prior to the application deadline. See grantmaking deadlines below.
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After reviewing the appropriate grant guidelines, contact the Program Officer to determine your eligibility to apply and to discuss your proposal.
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Submit a Grant Application according the Grant Guidelines. Please follow the directions carefully and use the forms provided, as applicable. If you have questions about the guidelines or how to complete your application, contact the Program Officer. Please ensure that all requested materials are submitted with the grant proposal! As a rule, the Grantmaking Committee makes its decision to fund based on the information provided in the applicant's written material. At its discretion, the Committee may conduct a site visit, request additional information about your proposal, or defer your request to another grant cycle.
Availability of Technical AssistancePlease direct any questions you may have regarding grantmaking to Jennifer Kuntch, Program Officer for Community Investment, at 717-236-5040 or e-mail email@example.com.
The Program Officer will provide technical assistance in helping you prepare your grant application. A review of your draft documents can be submitted by e-mail and other questions related to the project, budget, or other grant related matters, or questions can be discussed by telephone prior to the deadline. These requests should be limited to one review before finalizing your proposals. Staff will NOT be able to honor technical assistance requests made later than one week prior to the grant submission deadline. No corrections, additions or revisions to your proposal will be accepted at any time after the deadline. The Foundation also provides debriefing on proposals that were not funded.
• Frequently Asked Questions About Grants
• Step by Step Instructions on how to apply using TFEC's online application system
• Example of Measures for Outcomes:Funding Priorities and Measures
• Example of Measures for Outcomes:NonProfit Taxonomy of Outcomes
2015 Grantmaking Deadlines
Grant guidelines and application materials will be available approximately 8 weeks prior to the below application deadlines.
The Greater Harrisburg Foundation currently makes grants throughout the year from the Ben Franklin Fund, which benefits organizations in Juniata & Mifflin counties in addition to our five-county service area. Applications to this fund are accepted on the standard grantmaking cycle.
|Camp Hill Community Foundation||March 13, 2015 ||Camp Hill||Arts & Culture, Community Development, Education, Environment, and Health & Human Services|
|Emerging Philanthropist Program||TBA||Harrisburg||TBA|
|Franklin County Foundation||August 24, 2015||Franklin County||Arts & Culture, Community Development, Education, Environment, and Health & Human Services|
|Family and Children Services of Lebanon County||April 10, 2015 ||Lebanon County||Social service agencies in support of projects which serve families and children|
|Greater Harrisburg Foundation|
GHF (including the Lenker Fund) will Grant in 2015; Timeline Below:
June 30, 2015: Details on new grant initiative released.
July, August 2015: Community meetings held throughout TFEC’s 5-county service area (Dauphin, Cumberland, Franklin, Lebanon, & Perry).
September 2015: Request for Proposals released.
Discretionary grantmaking conducted through GHF had been postponed in 2014. To read the original announcement, click here.
|Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, Perry, and the Dillsburg Area of Northern York counties||Arts & Culture, Community Development, Education, Environment, and Health & Human Services|
|Lenker Fund||Millersburg Area||Arts & Culture, Community Development, Education, Environment, and Health & Human Services|
|Marty Sacks||September 11, 2015||Cumberland, Dauphin, and Perry counties||Youth and family oriented programs and services that are consistent with the mission of the applicant organization|
|Mechanicsburg Area Foundation||August 24, 2015||Mechanicsburg||Arts & Culture, Community Development, Education, Environment, and Health & Human Services|
|Perry County Community Foundation||February 20, 2015 ||Perry County||Arts & Culture, Community Development, Education, Environment, and Health & Human Services|
|The Kids Trust||April 10, 2015 ||Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, Perry, York, and Lancaster counties||Programs and services for young children who are living with physical or emotional abuse, or neglect|
|The Whitaker Fund for Math & Science Education||May 1, 2015 |
September 4, 2015
|Cumberland, Dauphin, and Perry counties||Programs and projects that address Math & Science proficiency|
|Women's Fund||October 2, 2015||Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, and Perry counties||Programs and projects that advance the lives of girls and women by providing opportunities to develop economic self-sufficiency, provide health programs for women and girls, or promote the education of women and girls|