The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC), announces a new annual competitive grant opportunity available to select organizations within Pennsylvania. This special opportunity is made possible by the Pennsylvania Disability Advocacy Fund, a fund of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities.
Applications Open: December 1, 2023
Applications Close: February 1, 2024
The purpose of The Pennsylvania Disability Advocacy Fund is advocating for the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. The Pennsylvania Disability Advocacy Fund invites established 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organizations to submit proposals to support activities that:
The committee seeks to support activities that benefit individuals with cerebral palsy and other disabilities and their families in Pennsylvania.
Each year, a range of organizations will be invited to apply for grant funding through the Pennsylvania Disability Advocacy Fund, and we are pleased to state that your organization has been selected for this application opportunity in 2023. 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. Note: This fund will also announce a new public opportunity in 2023, but that process and application is separate from the invitation-only process described here.
Grants are available to nonprofit organizations serving individuals and their families in Pennsylvania. Preference will be given to programs and/or services that raise awareness of service access gaps, promote inclusion, support individual choice and control, support community services over institutional services, and provide access to assistive technology.
Eligible activities may include (but are not limited to)
The fund does not make grants directly to for-profit organizations. In addition, in alignment with The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC) guidelines, the following activities are not eligible for support:
*Grant proposals that include these should describe the scope, purpose and guidelines.
The Pennsylvania Disability Advocacy Fund makes all grantmaking decision and consists of a dedicated group of individuals committed to activities that benefit individuals with cerebral palsy and other disabilities and their families in Pennsylvania. 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.
If you should have any questions regarding TFEC grant opportunities or your application, please contact the Community Investment Team, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-236-5040. Questions are welcome at any time!