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$13,323 in additional funding awarded to local organizations returning to in-person activities.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (June 14, 2021) – Summer is in full swing, and even though June 2021 looks drastically different than June 2020, our communities are still rebuilding from the effects of COVID-19. The dedicated nonprofits which serve our recovering community were recently awarded funds from the COVID-19 Community Response Fund.

In its fourth round of grantmaking in 2021, The COVID-19 Community Response Fund has awarded a total of $13,323 in emergency funds to five nonprofit organizations responding to the spread of COVID-19. These organizations serve individuals within Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, Perry, and Northern York (Dillsburg) Counties.

“Our community is still rebuilding from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Janice Black, President & CEO of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities. “While our grantees are shifting to primarily in-person programming, they still need support in complying with health and safety measures for participants. Our sincerest thanks to all of the individuals who have donated to the COVID-19 Community Response Fund and made these grants possible.

Nonprofit organizations awarded funding during this round include:

  • Cumberland County Historical Society
  • Harrisburg Area Riverboat Society
  • Hearthstone Retirement Home
  • Shippensburg Area School District
  • The Campus of the Jewish Home of Greater Harrisburg

The COVID-19 Community Response Fund has awarded 135 grants totaling $308,233 to 97 nonprofits within Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, Perry, and Northern York (Dillsburg) Counties.

Hosted by The Foundation for Enhancing Communities and in partnership with the United Way of the Capital Region, the COVID-19 Community Response Fund will provide emergency funds to long-standing nonprofit organizations in Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, Perry, and Northern York Counties that are responding to the spread of COVID-19 and whose services are being directly affected by COVID-19 and are facing experiencing financial challenges by doing so.

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About The Foundation for Enhancing Communities
The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC), a community foundation, inspires giving by partnering with donors to achieve their charitable goals, strengthening our local communities by investing in them now and for future generations. Founded in 1920, TFEC has served the South Central Pennsylvania counties of Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, Perry, and the Dillsburg Area for 100 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, please visit www.tfec.org.

About United Way of the Capital Region
United Way of the Capital Region is committed to helping individuals and families become self-sufficient through access to health care, basic needs services, school readiness, and workforce development. Working with our community partners, we are improving lives in Cumberland, Dauphin, and Perry counties. For more information on the United Way of the Capital Region, please visit https://www.uwcr.org/.

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