Harold M. Greaney Trust Fund Guidelines

The Harold M. Greaney Trust Fund of TFEC and Perry County Community Foundation makes this special opportunity possible.

Grant Amount

Up to $2,500

Applications Open: November 1, 2023

Applications Close: February 1, 2024

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Harold Greaney was a plumbing and heating contractor in Perry County for decades. He was very active in the community and during his lifetime gave generously to many organizations in Perry County and the surrounding areas. He desired to support such organizations in perpetuity and that was accomplished by establishing a fund with PCCF.

Funding Priorities

The Harold M. Greaney Fund seeks to fund programs and service from nonprofit organizations serving Perry County citizens.

Grant Eligibility

  • Eligible projects must serve individuals, groups, and/or locations within Perry County.
  • Applicants must either be a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, or have a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization act as a fiscal sponsor for the proposed project.
  • Grant seekers may apply for any project that best fits their needs and the Harold M. Greaney Fund guidelines.
  • If you are awarded a grant, we ask that a representative from your agency to be present at Perry County Community Foundation Annual Grant Presentation Program taking place in Spring 2022. Grant award checks will be presented at the event.

Grant Timeline

  • November 1, 2023: Application available.
  • February 1, 2024 : All application materials must be submitted online.
  • Applicants will be notified of their status by June 1, 2024.
  • Proposed projects may take place at any time during the grant year beginning July 1, 2024 and ending June 30, 2025.

What We Do Not Fund

  • Advertising*
  • Capital campaigns
  • Direct lobbying to influence legislation or funding appropriations*
  • Individuals
  • National and statewide umbrella organizations that cannot demonstrate a local presence
  • New staff positions without a substantial plan for sustainability
  • Religious organizations for religious purposes
  • Retroactive projects

*Grant proposals that include these should describe the scope, purpose and guidelines.

Criteria for Evaluating Proposals

The Harold M. Greaney Fund Advisory Committee makes all grantmaking decisions and consists of a dedicated group of individuals committed to the betterment of Perry County.  Committee members evaluate each applicant’s submission and make valuable suggestions to ensure that work supported by the Harold M. Greaney Fund will make a difference. The Grant Review Committee may request additional information about the grant proposal prior to making an award or denial.

Below is a list of the criteria utilized to evaluate applications.

  • (20) –  Connection to the Mission of the Harold M. Greaney Trust Fund
      • Need and target audience is clearly stated.
      • Narrative provides a clear picture of all proposed actions and activities.
      • Project/program dates and locations are clearly addressed and anticipated.
  • (5) –  Roles and responsibilities are defined and work to strengthen/enhance the project.
      • Partnerships, collaborations, services and affiliations are clearly defined if applicable.
  • (5) –  Funding:
      • Project has a funding diversification plan and is not 100% dependent upon grant award.
      • Budget Worksheet clearly defines where awarded funds will be applied.
  • (10) –  Project success is clearly defined and measurable.
      • Goals are measurable and anticipated outcomes are clearly defined.
  • (10) – Diversity Equity and Inclusion:
      • Project demonstrates how it will be inclusive/accessible to all applicable audiences.
      • The board, staff and/or volunteers reflect the community and the people being served.

Would you recommend funding this project? Yes/No


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  • Draft Reviews
      • Applicants may request a draft review of their application up to 2 weeks prior to the deadline. To request a draft review contact the Community Investment Team, at grants@tfec.org.

If you should have any questions regarding TFEC grant opportunities or your application, please contact the Community Investment Team, at grants@tfec.org or 717-236-5040. Questions are welcome at any time!

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