COVID-19 COMMUNITY RESPONSE FUND
TFEC and the United Way of the Capital Region have partnered to establish the COVID-19 Community Response Fund. Together, we are committed to serving our most vulnerable community members by providing support to our long-standing and trusted nonprofit community partners on the frontlines.
Every Penny Fuels COVID-19 Recovery in Central PA
Nonprofits fighting COVID-19 and helping our region recover from this pandemic need your help. Every dollar makes a difference. 100% of the donations to this fund will go toward supporting our trusted nonprofit community partners.
100% OF DONATIONS GO BACK INTO COMMUNITY
DONATIONS GO FARTHER AND STAY CLOSER
FUNDS RELEASED ON ROLLING BASIS
Grant Recipients So Far
FROM THE FRONTLINES
“This grant supports the LGBT Center of Central PA in continuing to provide vital services to our LGBTQ+ communities through virtual social support groups during this isolating and uncertain time. Thank you so much for your generosity!”
“As we’ve served record numbers of people during the COVID-19 crisis, this special funding opportunity is needed more than ever! Our team at The Salvation Army Harrisburg greatly appreciates TFEC and their partnership with us year-round – for access to funding, training and other community resources that enable and equip us to respond to community needs during a crisis and beyond. Thank you!”
“COVID-19 has presented unprecedented challenges as we continue to work with vulnerable children to help them find safe, loving homes. This gift from COVID-19 Community Response Fund will support our efforts to help children find their forever homes, even during this time of social distancing.”
“On behalf of the entire Messiah Lifeways community, thank you to everyone who has generously supported the COVID-19 Community Response Fund through The Foundation for Enhancing Communities. The grant monies awarded to Messiah Lifeways will be used to purchase personal protective equipment (PPE) – specifically, face masks – for the nurses, aides, dining, and other direct care team members who care for residents each and every day. These team members are on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19, valiantly doing all they can to keep residents in the skilled nursing and personal care neighborhoods safe and protected. We are very grateful for the support of our mission and our team members during this challenging time.”
We are very grateful to have the additional support of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities in partnership with the United Way of the Capital Region in our on-going effort to protect the health and well-being of those who live and work at Frey Village. Nothing is more important. We are a family.
“As the COVID-19 virus continues to cause fear and uncertainty in our community, we want our community to know that New Hope Ministries is open and safely serving people who need food assistance, emergency housing assistance, or a helping hand to get back to work. We are committed to our mission of helping our neighbors, especially in times of a crisis like this, and are so grateful to The Foundation for Enhancing Communities for their help to make sure everyone can get the help they need.”
“On behalf of the Fair Housing Council of the Capital Region board and staff, I thank The Foundation for Enhancing Communities foundation and the United Way of the Capital Region for the generous grant our organization was recently awarded. The grant has allowed us to install the equipment needed for a safe re-opening, while also maintaining program services funds and resources that benefit the community.
Thanks to TFEC and the United Way, the Fair Housing Council will again be open, fully operational and available to serve the residents of our Capital Region! Our staff is grateful for your commitment to the organizations that serve our communities.”
“As the Pennsylvania State Director for Community Options, when the coronavirus pandemic hit, I was afraid for the people we support. People with disabilities are at greater risk for complications from the virus, and without the support of our direct care staff, many are unable to meet their needs on their own. We couldn’t let our residents be overlooked or abandoned. With the support of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, residents with disabilities in the region are remaining safe, stable, and engaged during the pandemic because we have been able to supply our employees with proper protective equipment, training, and incentive to continue to come to work during one of the most unpredictable times in our history.”
“Recovery is a challenge under ordinary circumstances. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the thousands of Pennsylvanians who are active or recovering drug users are facing an unprecedented challenge. While the coronavirus is a threat to all vulnerable populations, it poses particularly grave risks to people with substance use disorders and the front-line providers who seek to engage and serve them. To help protect and safeguard our clients and staff, Gaudenzia wishes to acknowledge the generous grant from the COVID-19 Community Response fund, a fund of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities in partnership with the United Way of the Capital Region. The funds will be used to purchase emergency supplies such as gloves, masks, hand sanitizers, deep cleaning supplies and thermometers to maintain the health of our inpatient and outpatient clients. In addition, the single-parent families served by Gaudenzia’s DELTA Community Program in Harrisburg will appreciate essential supplies to sustain them during the virus outbreak.”
“We, at Lebanon Valley College, are so very grateful to receive The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC) grant. COVID-19 has presented our students with many challenges. With approximately 97% of our undergraduate students requiring and receiving financial aid, the impact of the pandemic has been significant. The TFEC grant will provide necessary assistance to meet these challenges. We are thankful for the support that The Foundation for Enhancing Communities has provided to Lebanon Valley College and our students. Thank you!”
“Camp Hebron is grateful to be a grant recipient in the amount of $2,500.00 from The Foundation for Enhancing Communities in partnership with the United Way of the Capital Region. Because of this contribution, Camp Hebron will be COVID-19 prepared for the summer season. Because of this generous donation, Plexiglas, masks, hand sanitizer stations and disinfectant supplies were purchased to ensure the safety of our campers and guests.” It’s been a financially challenging year for camp and this donation alleviates some of the burden of purchasing the extra PPE needed during this crucial time. Thank you again for your support.”
“We are thankful that TFEC has continued to respond to the needs of our community, even as they are rapidly changing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Their understanding that additional funding is what so many nonprofits currently need the most, and their willingness to jump into action to help provide that, is a true testament to their mission of strengthening the community by investing in them now and for future generations.”
ARE YOU A NONPROFIT IN NEED OF SUPPORT?APPLY FOR FUNDING
Emergency funds are being granted to non-profit organizations that are responding to the spread and recovery efforts of COVID-19 in Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, Perry and Northern York counties
WE'RE HERE TO HELP
If you should have any questions regarding this or any TFEC grant opportunity or application, email you Jennifer Strechay, Program Officer for Community Investment, at firstname.lastname@example.org.