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Current Grant Opportunities

Welcome to TFEC grantmaking

Hello grant applicants!  TFEC offers a range of competitive grant opportunities to meet area needs. Our opportunities are available annually through 1 of 2 grant cycles with deadlines of February 1 and August 1. We invite you to explore the grant opportunities, project dates and deadlines below

We thank you for all you do on behalf of our area communities and look forward to your application.

Grant Cycle 1 – Open

APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE: NOVEMBER 1, 2021
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 1, 2022

  • Applicants will be notified of their status on or before June 1, 2022
  • Proposed projects may take place at any time between July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023

Harold M. Greaney Trust Fund

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

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Children’s Home Foundation Fund

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 Endowment Fund

FUNDING PRIORITIES
The purpose of the EPP Endowment Fund is to build capacity through professional development opportunities: industry-specific training, general leadership training, or other professional education that is not part of the nonprofit’s normal budget.

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The Kids Trust Fund  

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

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Perry County Community Foundation

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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Grant Cycle 2 – Applications Closed

APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE: FEBRUARY 1, 2022
DEADLINE: MAY 1, 2022

  • Applicants will be notified of their status on or before August 1, 2022
  • Proposed projects may take place at any time between September 1, 2022 – August 31, 2023

Arts for All

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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Franklin County Community Foundation

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

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Mechanicsburg Area Community Foundation

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

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The Palmer Family Foundation Fund

FUNDING PRIORITIES
Introduced in 2019, The Palmer Family Foundation Fund, a fund of TFEC offers an annual competitive grant opportunity to any nonprofit visual or performing arts organization located in Franklin County for programs and/or projects that support the arts in Franklin County, PA.

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Grant Cycle 3 – Applications Closed

APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE: JUNE 1, 2022
DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 1, 2022

  • Applicants will be notified of their status on or before December 1, 2022
  • Proposed projects may take place at any time between January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2023

 

Greater Harrisburg Community Foundation: Benjamin Franklin Trust Fund

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

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.

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Martin M. Sacks Memorial Fund

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

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The Fund for Women & Girls

FUNDING PRIORITIES
The mission of The Fund for Women & Girls, a special initiative of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, is to broaden the awareness of and response to issues affecting women and girls through the power of collective philanthropy.

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Pennsylvania Council on the Arts – Applications Open

Entry to Program Stream

FUNDING PRIORITIES
Entry to Program Stream is for organizations or programs with average annual revenue of less than $200,000 that aim to ultimately be recommended for support through PPA Program Stream. Entry to Program Stream supports eligible applicants that have a history of at least one year of consistent arts programming. Generally, grant amounts will range from $2,000 to $3,000, and grant funds may be used for operations, programs, or projects.

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Program Stream

FUNDING PRIORITIES
Program Stream provides ongoing support to qualified applicants that provide consistent levels of artistic programming and/or art services in Pennsylvania. Activities and services generally must have a public component.

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Creative Entrepreneur Accelerator Program

FUNDING PRIORITIES
The Creative Entrepreneur Accelerator Program (the “Program”) is designed to pair access to existing small business consulting services with financial resources for creative entrepreneurs who aspire to start their own for-profit business or who operate an existing for-profit micro business. The Program’s purpose is to help creative entrepreneurs to grow their business, audience, and revenue. The Program will advance the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts’ overarching value of diversity, equity, and inclusion and prioritize investments to creative entrepreneurs who identify Black, Indigenous, or people of color (“BIPOC”) and those who are located in and whose work benefits low-income communities as defined by the Small Business Administration.

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Additional Grant Opportunities

Emerging Philanthropist Program

Application Available: CLOSED
Deadline: CLOSED

  • Application focus & deadline to be announced in Spring 
  • For projects taking place:  January 1 -December 31

FUNDING PRIORITIES

The Emerging Philanthropist Program seeks grant applications that will address the following area of focus:

  • Nonprofit organizations serving families (with a preference given to those serving families with school-aged children) by providing direct service or coordinating access to a variety of services that will assist families in maintaining, or working towards, self-sufficiency.
  • Family units can include multicultural, immigrant, LGBTQ, multi-generational, nontraditional, and blended relationships between person(s) who play a significant role in each other’s lives. This may include persons not legally related.
  • Examples of such services might include, but are not limited to: workforce development, education, legal services, childcare, financial literacy, housing, food security and technology needs.
  • Organizations are not required to be located in Harrisburg City and the surrounding areas, but must provide services within or to these areas.  Each year, select applicants will be asked to complete an interview and/or a site visit with participants of the EPP program as part of the grant review process.

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Applicants

Eligible applicants must have 501c3 status, utilize a fiscal sponsor with 501c3 status, or demonstrate nonprofit status as a church, school, or similar entity. Applicants may apply to multiple grant opportunities, but may not submit more than one grant to each opportunity.

The application may begin at any time during the open application period. TFEC grantmaking does not fund advertising, capital campaigns, direct lobbying to influence legislation, individuals, religious organizations for the propagation of religious doctrine, or retroactive projects. TFEC believes that all voices are vital for our region’s future. We promote equity and embrace the diversity of individuals, ideas, and expressions.

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Andrea Iguina-Pérez