The Franklin County Foundation Awards 13 Grants to Help Local Community

Franklin County Foundation LogoThe Franklin County Foundation (FCF), a regional foundation of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC), is pleased to announce 13 grant awards totaling $53,833 to support nonprofit organizations that enhance or benefit the lives of citizens in the Franklin County region.

FCF’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 Franklin County.

The FCF funds come from bequests and gifts given by individuals, families, organizations, and institutions and are held by The Foundation for Enhancing Communities. The FCF Advisory Committee determines the distribution of the income from the investment of the discretionary funds.

For more information on the Franklin County Foundation or The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, please contact The Foundation for Enhancing Communities at 717-236-5040 or visit

The following is a list of grant recipients, the amount of funding and a brief description of the projects.

• 360 Transformation Center, Inc. – $6,963 for transportation services as part of pre-release and reentry support services specifically for the population of exoffenders and their families in Franklin County.

• Arts Alliance of Greater Waynesboro, Inc. – $3,100 to update point of sale equipment and financial infrastructure for the flagship, pop-up, galleries and art organizations promoting downtown Waynesboro.

• Central Pennsylvania Food Bank – $7,000 for a combination freezer/cooler walk-in system to expand distribution efforts to offer fresh produce, fluid milk, and other refrigerated products in collaboration with the South Central Community Action Program.

• Chambersburg Ballet Theatre Youth Company, Inc. – $2,600 for public outreach and performances at local schools and for the general public in Franklin County.

• Chambersburg Memorial YMCA – $4,000 for the Youth Achievers Program to prepare teens in Franklin County in eighth through twelfth grade for post-secondary education.

• Children’s Aid Society – $3,000 to provide therapy services for low income children regardless of their parents’ ability to pay for services.

• Christian Recovery Aftercare Ministry, Inc. – $6,600 for the Franklin County Reentry Basic Needs Program.

• Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter, Inc. – $2,065 for the Microchip Clinic Program that will offer the first 200 registrants from the general public an opportunity to microchip their pets.

• Mercersburg Area Council For Wellness, Inc. – $2,705 to create safe walking and biking paths in Mercersburg.

• Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance – $3,300 for the Front Porch Project a community-based, primary prevention initiative based on the belief that everyone can, and should, become more aware of how to help protect fragile and at-risk children in their own community.

• Praying Time Outreach Food Pantry – $2,500 for a large commercial refrigerator to receive perishable foods for distribution to families and individuals in Franklin County.

• Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central PA – $5,000 for The House that Built Love program to provide a home-away-from-home at no cost to the families traveling from Franklin County to receive care for their children at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital.

• Waynesboro Community Concert Association – $5,000 for the first two concerts of the 80th concert season to promote arts and culture within Franklin County.