The Mechanicsburg Area Foundation (MAF), a regional foundation of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, is pleased to announce that 14 grant awards totaling $44,687 have been granted to support nonprofit organizations that enhance or benefit the lives of citizens in the Mechanicsburg area.
These grantees include educational programs, community development programs, health and human services agencies, and more.
MAF’s strategic grantmaking focus is to invest in innovative, collaborative approaches and solutions to community problems, and to support projects that have the potential for the greatest impact on the quality of life and positive outcomes for individuals and families living in the Mechanicsburg area.
The MAF funds come from bequests and gifts given by individuals, families, organizations, and institutions and are held by The Foundation for Enhancing Communities. The MAF Advisory Committee determines the distribution of the income from the investment of the discretionary funds.
The following is a list of grant recipients, the amount of funding and their project.
Alzheimer’s Disease And Related Disorders Association Inc. – $3,800.00 for the project, “A Mighty Voice Choir”.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – South Central PA – $2,000.00 for the project, “Mental Health First Aid Instructor Training and Community Presentations”.
Big Brothers-Big Sisters of the Capital Region Inc. – $1,500.00 to assist with Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring in Mechanicsburg.
Capital Area Girls On the Run – $1,500.00 to expand Girls on the Run program offerings.
Employment Skills Center – $4,000.00 to assist with for Nurse Aide Training and Employment in the Mechanicsburg Area.
Home for The Friendless – $7,936.00 for the project “In Home Relief”.
Hospice of Central Pennsylvania – $3,500.00 for the “Complementary Therapies and Family Support” program.
Joseph T Simpson Public Library – $5,000.00 to assist in the purchase of Playaway Launchpad Learning Tablets.
Julian Dorsey Foundation – $1,500.00 for expanding programs to the children and youth at Cumberland Pointe (17055).
Mechanicsburg Area Meals On Wheels – $5,000.00 to purchase needed kitchen equipment.
New Hope Ministries Inc. – $2,500.00 for the “CDL Class A License” pilot program.
Please Live – $1,372.00 for the “STOMP-Student/Teen Outreach for Mental (Illness) Prevention” program.
Rebuilding Together Greater Harrisburg Inc. – $2,281.00 for the “Home Repair and Modification Program”.
Setebaid Services Inc. – $2,798.00 to assist with Diabetes Camp camperships