The Women’s Fund of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities is pleased to announce the 2016 grant awards. The Women’s Fund, a fund of TFEC, broadens awareness of and responds to issues affecting women and girls through the power of collective philanthropy and awarded $20,000 this year to programs and initiatives provided by nonprofit organizations that focus on bettering the lives of women and girls in the south central Pennsylvania counties of Dauphin, Cumberland, Franklin, Lebanon, and Perry counties:
The following is a list of grant recipients, the amount of funding and their project.
- Community Check Up Center Of South Harrisburg Inc., $2,500 to support access to long acting reversible contraception for uninsured women.
- Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit, $2,000 to assist youths who are pregnant and homeless through the “Advancing Youth Employment at Pinnacle Place” program.
- Shalom House, $3,000 for the women focused life skills program “Empowerment by Design – Squared”.
- The Pennsylvania State University, $1,625 to address the needs of girls with ADHD and their parents, through the program “Enhancing Resiliency in Girls with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)”.
- The Salvation Army, $3,000 to support Summer Youth Enrichment Scholarships in conjunction with the “Girls Who Code” program.
- Feel Your Boobies Foundation, $1,500 to support proactive breast health awareness through college outreach within the the “Bras Across Campus” project.
- Catholic Charities of the Diocese Of Harrisburg, $3,000 to assist the Lourdeshouse Maternity Home Program, which provides specialized, comprehensive maternity care to women in need.
- Bridge of Hope Harrisburg Area, $1,500 to support the physical and emotional needs of homeless single women and children.
- Perry County Literacy Council, $1,875 to provide supportive services to women who face barriers to self-sufficiency through the program, “Advancing Women to Self-Sufficiency”.