The COVID-19 Community Response Fund made its final round of grantmaking with $311,233 donated to 99 nonprofit organizations.
Harrisburg, Pa. (July 29, 2021) – What started as a reaction to the global pandemic has grown into more than $300,000 of aid for local nonprofits. The COVID-19 Community Response Fund, hosted by The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC) and in partnership with United Way of the Capital Region, has raised and awarded $311,233 to 99 nonprofits in Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, Perry, and Northern York (Dillsburg) Counties since March 2020. Many of the awarded organizations received funding multiple times as the pandemic continued.
“We cannot thank all of our donors, nonprofit partners, and United Way of the Capital Region enough for their continued support of the COVID-19 Community Response Fund,” says Janice Black, president & CEO of TFEC. “Without our donors’ commitment to the cause and the nonprofit community’s dedication to service, the COVID-19 Community Response Fund would not have been nearly as successful.”
The grants allowed nonprofits to continue serving their communities and those who needed help the most. Grant funds were used for personal protective equipment, technology, other equipment needs, and medical support relative to the spread of the pandemic. Many nonprofits had to close their doors because of the pandemic, but the fund’s goal was to keep the region’s nonprofit organizations in a position to continue serving the local community, even in the face of COVID-19.
The fund was established in March of 2020 in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and had 16 rounds of grantmaking over the last 16 months. The final round of grantmaking occurred in June, officially ending the funding process for the fund.
The following nonprofit organizations were awarded grant funds from the COVID-19 Community Response Fund:
|Alder Health Services, Inc.||Farm of Hope Inc.||Merakey Foundation|
|Alex‘s Lemonade Stand Foundation||Gamut Theatre Group, Inc.||Messiah Lifeways at Messiah Village|
|Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library||Gaudenzia, Inc.||Mission Central Inc.|
|Beacon Clinic for Health and Hope||Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania||Neighborhood Center of the United Methodist Church|
|Bethel Preschool and Daycare||Gretna Theatre||New Hope Ministries, Inc.|
|Bethesda Mission||Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Harrisburg Area||Newport Public Library|
|Boys and Girls Club of Chambersburg and Shippensburg||Halifax Fire Department||Occupational Services Inc.|
|Brethren Housing Association||Harrisburg Academy||OnFire Youth Ministry, Inc.|
|Caitlin‘s Smiles, Inc.||Harrisburg Area Learning Academy, Inc.||PennCares|
|Camp Hebron, Inc.||Harrisburg Area Riverboat Society||Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central PA|
|Camp Hill Presbyterian Church||Harrisburg Area YMCA||School District of the City of Harrisburg|
|CandleHeart, Inc.||Harrisburg Fair Housing Council, Inc.||Shades of Greatness, Inc.|
|Capital Area School for the Arts Charter School||Hearthstone Retirement Home||Shippensburg Area School District|
|Carlisle Area Family Life Center||Hoffman Homes Inc.||South Central Community Action Programs, Inc.|
|Center for Employment Opportunities||Hope Within Ministries||St. Stephen‘s Episcopal School|
|Central Pennsylvania Food Bank||Hospice of Central PA||St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral|
|Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet||Jewish Family Service of Greater Harrisburg, Inc.||The Arc of Cumberland & Perry Counties|
|Central Perry Community Senior Citizen‘s Center, Inc.||Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg||The Campus of the Jewish Home of Greater Harrisburg|
|Children‘s Aid Society||JFT Recovery and Veterans Support Services||The Kidney Foundation of Central Pennsylvania|
|Chinese Cultural & Arts Institute||Joseph T. Simpson Public Library||The Nativity School of Harrisburg|
|Christian Churches United of the Tri-County Area||Joshua Group||The Program for Female Offenders of South Central Pennsylvania, Inc.|
|Christian Recovery Aftercare Ministry, Inc.||Junior Achievement of South Central PA||The Salvation Army Harrisburg Capital City Region|
|Community CARES||Keystone Service Systems, Inc.||The Salvation Army – Lebanon Corps|
|Community Check-up Center||Latino Hispanic American Community Center (LHACC)||The Salvation Army – Carlisle Corps|
|Community Options, Inc.||Lebanon County Christian Ministries||The Shook Home|
|CONTACT Helpline||Lebanon Family Health Services, Inc.||Tri-County Opportunities Industrialization Center, Inc.|
|Cumberland County Historical Society||Lebanon Rescue Mission, Inc.||Twin Valley Players|
|Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter||Lebanon Valley College||Valley Youth House Committee, Inc.|
|Diakon Child, Family & Community Ministries||Lebanon Valley Council on the Arts||Vision Resources of Central Pennsylvania|
|Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries||Lebanon Valley Volunteer in Medicine||Vista Autism Services|
|Domestic Violence Intervention of Lebanon County, Inc.||Leg Up Farm||Waynesboro Community & Human Services|
|Downtown Daily Bread (Pine Street Presbyterian Church)||LGBT Community Center Coalition of Central PA||Waynesboro Day Care Center|
|Employment Skills Center||Marion Volunteer Fire Company||Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts|
About The Foundation for Enhancing Communities
The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC), a community foundation, inspires giving by partnering with donors to achieve their charitable goals, strengthening our local communities by investing in them now and for future generations. Founded in 1920, TFEC has served the South Central Pennsylvania counties of Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, Perry, and the Dillsburg Area for 100 years. Regional foundations of TFEC include the Greater Harrisburg Community Foundation, the Franklin County Community Foundation, the Mechanicsburg Area Community Foundation, the Perry County Community Foundation, and the Dillsburg Area Community Foundation. For more information, please visit www.tfec.org.
About United Way of the Capital Region
United Way of the Capital Region is committed to helping individuals and families become self-sufficient through access to health care, basic needs services, school readiness, and workforce development. Working with our community partners, we are improving lives in Cumberland, Dauphin, and Perry counties. For more information on the United Way of the Capital Region, please visit https://www.uwcr.org/.