HARRISBURG, PA — The Franklin County Community Foundation (FCCF) announced $80,514.11 in grant funds have been awarded to 22 Franklin County area nonprofit organizations through competitive grant opportunities. Awarded projects will commence between September 1, 2023, and August 31, 2024.     

FCCF is a regional foundation of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC). 

After careful review of numerous grant application submissions, the following were awarded funding for the 2023 – 2024 fiscal year: 

  • Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library – Summer Reading Program 2024 
  • Blue Mountain Escape, Inc.-  Emergency basic needs and workforce development program 
  • Boys and Girls Club of Chambersburg and Shippensburg, SMART Moves 
  • Central Pennsylvania Food Bank – Supporting the food and nutrition security of Franklin County Military and Veteran families 
  • Christian Life Church – After-school program 
  • Council for the Arts – Free arts education program 
  • Cumberland Valley School of Music – Arts integrated preschool Greencastle expansion 
  • Diaper Depot Central – Diaper Depot at Central (DD@C) 
  • Employment Skills Center – Nurse aid training for residents of Franklin County 
  • Fannett-Metal Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Company – Purchase equipment that will elevate the service provided to the citizens, travelers, and property of Path Valley 
  • Franklin County Historical Society – Kittochtinny, 2023-2024 exhibit season including Heritage Arts Restoration, Exhibition, and Education \
  • Franklin County Legal Services – Meeting basic needs through legal services 
  • Friend of Fannett-Metal Athletics – Purchase and installation of new LED scoreboard 
  • Lincoln Intermediate Unit No. 12 – Expanding adult literacy programming, including new locations in Waynesboro and Shippensburg 
  • Penns Youth Initiative – Penn’s Youth Initiative – Franklin County 
  • Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research – Mobile Biomedical Science program for elementary and middle school students in Franklin County 
  • Shippensburg University Foundation – Shippensburg University PAGE Center: Sexual Assault Campus Healing and Empowering Leadership (SACHEL) 
  • South Central Community Action Programs – The Gleaning Project 
  • The Nicodemus Center for Ceramic Studies Inc. – EXPLORE Initiative 
  • Waynesboro Community & Human Services – Community Health Nurse Program 
  • Waynesboro Community Concert Association – No-cost invitation to Veterans and Community Service Providers, 2024 

To learn more about each of FCCF’s grantees, visit www.tfec.org/fccf. 


The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC), the 18th oldest community foundation in the United States, inspires giving by partnering with donors to achieve their charitable goals, and strengthens our local communities by investing in them now, and for future generations. TFEC has been serving the South-Central Pennsylvania counties of Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, and Perry, and the Dillsburg Area for 103 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.  

The Franklin County Community Foundation (FCCF), established in 1987, is a regional foundation of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities. FCCF makes discretionary grants to nonprofit organizations in Franklin County. FCCF also serves as a vehicle for individuals, companies, foundations, and charitable organizations to establish charitable funds that will support the civic, social, educational, and cultural well-being of individuals living in Franklin County. FCCF ensures that all gifts, ranging from a few dollars to a few thousand dollars or more, will work to improve the quality of life for Franklin County residents, today and in the future. 

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