The Foundation for Enhancing Communities President and CEO Janice R. Black announced today that the Martin M. Sacks Memorial Fund is now accepting grant applications. The annual competitive grantmaking program is for nonprofit organizations providing youth and family-oriented programs in Cumberland, Dauphin, and Perry counties.

Approximately $8,000 is available to grant this year; the average grant is $1,000.

Proposals should be innovative and not duplicate existing programs and services; empower the disadvantaged and underserved; be collaborative in nature and demonstrate measurable and achievable outcomes.

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.

Applications must be submitted through TFEC’s online application system by Sept. 11, 2015. Notification of grant awards will be made in November 2015. Organizations interested in applying should visit to learn how to apply and review the grant guidelines.

The Martin M. Sacks Memorial Fund was established in 1984 in memory of Martin M. Sacks, a well-known accountant and handball devotee. Mr. Sacks was committed to supporting nonprofit organizations that provide programs and services for the disadvantaged and underserved, particularly youth.

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