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Current Grant Opportunities

Welcome to TFEC grantmaking

To learn about the many TFEC grant opportunities available to your nonprofit organization, we recommend that applicants begin by reviewing the overview of our current grant opportunities, below. To access the full grant guidelines and application for any of the grant opportunities, below, you will need to click “Learn More” for each grant you wish to apply to; the information below is presented as an overview of our current opportunities.  TFEC grant guidelines and application materials are made available on October 1 or April 1 of each year. All grantmaking timelines, service areas, and funding priorities are listed below.

Arts for All Partnership
A partnership between the Cultural Enrichment Fund and the Greater Harrisburg Foundation

GRANT TIMELINE
Application Available: April 1, 2019
Deadline: August 1, 2019
For projects taking place: January 1, 2020-December 31, 2020

SERVICE AREA
Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, and Perry Counties, and the Dillsburg Area of Northern York County and/or within 20 miles of center city Harrisburg

FUNDING PRIORITIES
Programs designed to integrate cultural appreciation in the everyday lives of underserved audiences; most interested in proposals that will increase access to the arts.

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Children’s Home Foundation Fund

GRANT TIMELINE
Application Available: April 1, 2019
Deadline: August 1, 2019
For projects taking place: January 1, 2020-December 31, 2020

Application Available: October 1, 2019
Deadline: February 1, 2020
For projects taking place: July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021
This funding opportunity offers two grant application rounds per year; application materials will be available on April 1 and Oct 1 of each year.

SERVICE AREA
Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry Counties

FUNDING PRIORITIES
Providing aid to economically disadvantaged children by supporting human services, especially programs which address needs for food, clothing and shelter; education; and cultural enrichment and the arts.

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Emerging Philanthropist Program

GRANT TIMELINE
Application Available: Application Now Available
Deadline: August 1, 2019
For projects taking place:  January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020

SERVICE AREA
This grant opportunity is available to nonprofit organizations serving Harrisburg and/or the surrounding areas. Work taking place outside of the TFEC service area of Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, Perry, and York (Dillsburg Area only) Counties is not eligible.

FUNDING PRIORITIES
In 2019, the EPP program seeks grant proposals from nonprofit organizations providing mental health support programs, with a preference for those providing direct mental health services, in Harrisburg and the surrounding areas.  Organizations are not required to be located in Harrisburg and the surrounding areas, but must provide services within or to these areas.

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Franklin County Community Foundation

GRANT TIMELINE
Application Available: April 1, 2019
Deadline: August 1, 2019
For projects taking place: January 1, 2020-December 31, 2020

SERVICE AREA
Franklin County

FUNDING PRIORITIES
Arts & Culture, Community Development, Education, Environment, and Health & Human Services

This opportunity also encourages applications that focus upon: programs & projects in the field of music & the arts; health services with particular emphasis on cancer; services for the in-need, elderly, & people with special needs; programs that benefit children with special needs or accessibility needs; and programs & projects that focus upon or nurture access to early childhood education.

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Family & Children’s Services of Lebanon County Fund

GRANT TIMELINE
Application Available: October 1, 2019
Deadline: February 1, 2020
For projects taking place: July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021

SERVICE AREA
Lebanon County

FUNDING PRIORITIES
Social service agencies in support of projects which serve families and children.

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Greater Harrisburg Community Foundation Benjamin Franklin Trust Fund

GRANT TIMELINE
Application Available: April 1, 2019
Deadline: August 1, 2019
For projects taking place: January 1, 2020-December 31, 2020

SERVICE AREA
Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Juniata, Lebanon, Mifflin, and Perry Counties, and the Dillsburg Area of Northern York County

FUNDING PRIORITIES
Programs and services that work to increase the knowledge, quality of life, or inspire positive outcomes for individuals and families living in the service area of Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Juniata, Mifflin, Lebanon, and Perry Counties, and/or the Dillsburg area of York County.

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Greater Harrisburg Community Foundation UPstream

GRANT TIMELINE
Application Available: April 1, 2019
Deadline: August 1, 2019
For projects taking place: January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020

SERVICE AREA
Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, and Perry Counties, and the Dillsburg Area of Northern York County

FUNDING PRIORITIES
GHF UPstream seeks to improve our area communities by supporting existing or new “upstream” systems, interventions, programs, or projects that attempt to create positive social change by addressing a problem at its source rather than managing its “downstream” symptoms.

*Applicants who previously applied to the Lenker Fund will now make application through GHF Upstream The Lenker Fund serves to support charitable programs that benefit the residents of Millersburg, a borough of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

**Applicants whose projects serve the Camp Hill zip code of 17011 or who previously applied to the Camp Hill Area Community Foundation will now make application through GHF Upstream. This area of focus encourages applications from Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, or youth agencies whose projects will work to enhance any of Camp Hill Borough’s parks; and programs & projects that focus upon or nurture access to early childhood education in the Camp Hill zip code of 17011.

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Martin M. Sacks Memorial Fund

GRANT TIMELINE
Application Available: April 1, 2019
Deadline: August 1, 2019
For projects taking place: January 1, 2020-December 31, 2020

SERVICE AREA
Cumberland, Dauphin, and Perry Counties.

Preference will be given to programs and/or services that are provided to or within Harrisburg and the immediate surrounding areas.

FUNDING PRIORITIES
Youth and family oriented programs and services that are consistent with the mission of the applicant organization.

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Mechanicsburg Area Community Foundation

GRANT TIMELINE
Application Available: April 1, 2019
Deadline: August 1, 2019
For projects taking place: January 1, 2020-December 31, 2020

SERVICE AREA
Mechanicsburg zip codes 17050 & 17055

FUNDING PRIORITIES
Arts & Culture, Community Development, Education, Environment, and Health & Human Services

This opportunity also encourages applications that focus upon: community development and town pride in Mechanicsburg; hospice services; programs & organizations that serve people with terminal and debilitating illnesses, including Alzheimer’s Disease; and programs & projects that focus upon or nurture access to early childhood education.

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Perry County Community Foundation

GRANT TIMELINE
Application Available: October 1, 2019
Deadline: February 1, 2020
For projects taking place: July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021

SERVICE AREA
Perry County

FUNDING PRIORITIES
Arts & Culture, Community Development, Education, Environment, and Health & Human Services

This opportunity also encourages applications that focus upon: substance abuse prevention & treatment; mental health services; programs for young people in Perry County; and programs & projects that focus upon or nurture access to early childhood education.

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The Kids Trust Fund

GRANT TIMELINE
Application Available: October 1, 2019
Deadline: February 1, 2020
For projects taking place: July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021

SERVICE AREA
Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, Perry, York, and Lancaster Counties

FUNDING PRIORITIES
Programs and services for young children who are living with physical or emotional abuse, or neglect.

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The Fund For Women & Girls

GRANT TIMELINE
Application Available: April 1, 2019
Deadline: August 1, 2019
For projects taking place: January 1, 2020-December 31, 2020

SERVICE AREA
Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, and Perry Counties

FUNDING PRIORITIES
Programs and projects that advance the lives of girls and women by providing opportunities to develop economic self-sufficiency, provide health programs for women and girls, or promote the education of women and girls.

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Questions regarding our grant opportunities?

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Andrea Iguina-Pérez