Harrisburg, PA – The Lotus Fund, a fund of the Perry County Community Foundation, a regional foundation of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC), is pleased to announce that Letters of Application are now being accepted from nonprofit organizations for arts projects serving residents of Perry County. Within this opportunity, up to $800 will be available to support arts programs or projects. All presented activities may occur during the 2021 calendar year but must be complete by December 31, 2021; applicants will be notified of their status by March 15, 2021. All applicants must either be a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or have a registered 501(c)(3) serve as a fiscal sponsor for the proposed project. Capacity-building projects will not be considered.

To apply, interested applicants must submit a Letter of Application that includes the name of the applicant organization, the name of the fiscal sponsor (if applicable), a project description and budget, and dates during which the project will occur. Letters of Application must be submitted to Andrea Iguina-Pérez, Interim Program Officer for Community Investment, by 4 pm on February 15, 2021. Letters may be mailed to The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, Attn: Andrea Iguina-Pérez, PO Box 678, Harrisburg, PA 17108-0678, or emailed to grants@tfec.org.

About the Lotus Fund
The Lotus Fund was established in memory of Christine (Chris) Mathna (pictured right) to honor Chris’s love for the arts and all manner of creative expression. Chris celebrated and supported the arts throughout her life. She promoted and encouraged local artists through her support of the Perry County Council of the Arts and her encouragement of many artists she knew and loved. The Lotus Fund is currently accepting donations in honor of Christine. TFEC accepts donations from individuals, families, organizations, institutions, and through bequests and planned gifts for those who may wish to contribute to the fund. Address all inquiries: The Foundation for Enhancing Communities; c/o The Lotus Fund; PO Box 678 Harrisburg, PA 17108-0678. For online contributions, visit http://www.tfec.org/funds/the-lotus-fund/.

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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. TFEC has served the South Central Pennsylvania counties of Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, and Perry, and the Dillsburg Area for nearly 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 on TFEC, please visit www.tfec.org.