For the greater good of our region, for the next 100 years and beyond.

Today, The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC) is proud to carry forward the legacy of so many who have helped us strengthen our local communities. As we celebrate our 100-year anniversary, we hope you’ll join us on our journey to continue to invest in our communities today, and well into the future.

Our Impact


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in grants from TFEC funds since 1920


charitable funds established since 1920

We look back in order to look ahead.

How you can support your region in honor of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities’ Centennial Anniversary

There are many ways you can celebrate TFEC’s anniversary and give to your local community for the greater good. Whether you choose to give to the Fund for the Future, an area of interest fund, or a regional community fund, we make it easy to honor our past, create meaningful impact today, and pave the way for future generations.

1. The Fund for the Future

What our region needs most changes from year to year. Unrestricted funds provide the flexibility and opportunity to assure that grants will be available in perpetuity for the most current community needs. With TFEC’s knowledge of our region and guidance by our volunteer grant committees, your gift supports the most pressing needs within TFEC’s geographic footprint of Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, and Perry counties and the Dillsburg area of Northern York county.

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2. Regional Community Funds

If you live in the Dillsburg area, Dauphin County, Franklin County, Lebanon County, or Perry County or the Mechanicsburg area, you can make sure your gift stays within your local community. These grants support needs in the areas of: arts & culture, community development, education, health & human services, and more. The grant decisions are made by volunteer advisory committees within their communities.

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3. Area of Interest Funds

From arts & culture to health & human services to early education and environmental stewardship, area of interest funds enable you to contribute to specific areas you are interested in. Grants are awarded through competitive grantmaking annually to assure our community needs are being met today and into the future. The applications are reviewed by a volunteer committee and grants are awarded to help solve current community needs.

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Community Wishlist Gallery

What is your wish for the community? What do you want to see for our future? Submit your wish for our community here. Or simply tag us on our Facebook (@TFECpa) or Instagram (@TFECpa) pages with your wish and #TFEC100Wishes or upload an image related to your wish and check back here to see wishes for our community. TFEC will compile wishes and strive to grant them.

Not on social? Email your wish or an image to and we will post them.

    Limited-edition TFEC Centennial notecards available now.

    To celebrate our Centennial, local artist, Jonathan Frazier created these unique hand-drawn notecards celebrating notable locations in the counties we serve. Proceeds support the Fund for the Future.

    order your set today