Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC) embraces and supports all communities within the community. For over 100 years we have been a neutral convener of HIV/AIDS, homelessness, LGBTQ+ issues, and health disparities in our aging population. We want to make our community a better place where everyone can thrive.
TFEC has worked over the years to combat the inequalities that our communities of color face because of the economic and social effects of systemic racism. We are committed to continuing this work until social and economic equality are fully realized for all.
We condemn the acts of hatred, injustice, racism, prejudice, and violence that black people, people of color, and those from the LGBTQ+ community and all others that have experienced injustice today and in the past.
Our board and team members stand in solidarity with communities of color. We see you, we hear you, and we will continue to be a leader in our communities to fight systemic racism and achieve equality for all regardless of race or ethnicity. We foster tolerance, safety, and respect of all people and will strive to assist to make this community one that is safe and accessible for everyone. We will lead by example to attain diversity, equality, inclusion, and unity for all.
Below are funds established by TFEC to achieve these goals.
Supports programs, projects, and/or organizations with initiatives that combat antisemitism, educate communities, and build bridges of empathy to create a society where everyone is valued and respected.
Supports programs, projects, and/or organizations that serve to support and/or strengthen people and/or communities who define themselves as Hispanic.
Funding is provided to programs, projects, and/or organizations that support HIV, AIDS, and Substance Abuse needs such as gaps in care, medical and support services, or financial resources for coping with HIV, AIDS, or substance abuse disease and may address preventative, supportive, or parallel efforts.
Supports programs and projects that promote the cultural contributions of Asian Indian Americans and/or work to advocate and enhance the lives of individuals and families who are members of the Asian Indian American community.
The first and primary purpose of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (“TFEC”) is to assist, encourage and promote, exclusively for charitable scientific and educational purposes, the well-doing and well-being of social man in the Greater Harrisburg Area comprising Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon and Perry Counties and the Dillsburg area of Pennsylvania and such other Pennsylvania counties as the Board of Directors may from time to time select, without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.
TFEC is an equal opportunity employer, and its employment practices and policies are applicable to all employees without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or any other characteristic protected by law, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, and possession of a General Education Development certificate as compared to a high school diploma.
Grantmaking and Projects and Management Services
No person shall, on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or any other characteristic protected by law be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity funded in whole or in part with funds made available by TFEC, and any other program or activity funded in whole or in part with funds appropriated for grants, project service agreements, and other assistance administered by TFEC.
TFEC shall not select places for events, receptions and meetings of committees which discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, sex or sexual orientation.
Directors, Employees and volunteers shall be advised to report concerns about non-compliance with the TFEC Nondiscrimination Policy, directly to the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Other managers to whom such reports may be directed shall refer them immediately to the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
Oversight and Enforcement
The President & CEO shall appoint the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. The Vice President and Chief Financial Officer shall be responsible to see that the Nondiscrimination Policy is followed.