Initiatives

Part of TFEC’s mission is to serve as a catalyst and neutral convener to meet a wide range of community needs in the South Central Pennsylvania counties of Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, and Perry, and the Dillsburg Area. The following initiatives help address those needs currently identified in South Central PA.


Emerging Philanthropist Program

The Emerging Philanthropist Program (EPP) seeks to engage Harrisburg’s emerging business and community leaders with the great possibilities that lie within philanthropic endeavors in Harrisburg.

Click here to learn more about this innovative initiative between TFEC and the Harrisburg Young Professionals.


Health Literacy

Do you work with older adults? Do you see signs of low health literacy in the people you work with?

Click here to learn more about improving access to and understanding of health literacy.


Parents & Partners

Parents & Partners, an extension of Capital Beginnings, is made possible in-part by a grant from the Pennsylvania’s Office of Child Development and Early Learning (or OCDEL) Race to the Top-Early Learning Challenge Grant. This initiative provides support for the whole family, broadens community resources by giving children and their families the tools they need to be successful, and builds strong partnerships between their community, early learning providers, and the Harrisburg School District.

Click here to learn more about Parents & Partners.


Women’s Fund

The Women’s Fund seeks to broaden awareness of and response to issues affecting women and girls through the power of collective philanthropy in the South Central PA counties of Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, and Perry, and the Dillsburg Area.

Click here to learn more about this exciting group of women and the great work they are doing to improve the lives of women and girls in South Central PA.