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Current Grant Opportunities

Welcome to TFEC grantmaking

Hello grant applicants!  We are pleased to provide an overview of the many TFEC grant opportunities available to nonprofit organizations serving our regional communities, below.  View the timeline, service area, and funding priorities of each grant opportunity by clicking the downward arrow, then select “Learn More” to access the complete grant guidelines, grant application, and submission instructions.  TFEC grant guidelines and application materials are made available on October 1 or April 1 of each year.  We thank you for all you do on behalf of our area communities and look forward to your application.

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

GRANT TIMELINE
Application Now Available! 

Application Available: April 1, 2020
Deadline: August 1, 2020
For projects taking place: January 1, 2021-December 31, 2021

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
This funding opportunity offers two grant application rounds per year; application materials will be available on April 1 and October 1 of each year.

Application Now Available!

Application Available: April 1, 2020
Deadline: August 1, 2020
For projects taking place: January 1, 2021-December 31, 2021

Application Available: October 1, 2019; This application has closed 
Deadline: February 1, 2020; This deadline is now closed
For projects taking place: July 1, 2020-June 30, 2021

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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COVID-19 Community Response Fund

GRANT TIMELINE

Application Available: April 15, 2020
Deadline:  Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the crisis. Applicants who are awarded funds must wait 30 days before submitting a new application. Applicants who are not awarded funds may apply again upon receiving notification of denial.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; awarded funds may be utilized upon receipt.

SERVICE AREA

Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, Perry, and Northern York (Dillsburg) Counties

FUNDING PRIORITIES

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 experiencing financial challenges by doing so.

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Emerging Philanthropist Program

GRANT TIMELINE
Application Available: June 1, 2020
Deadline: August 1, 2020
For projects taking place:  January 1, 2021-December 31, 2021

SERVICE AREA
This grant opportunity is available to nonprofit organizations serving Harrisburg City and/or the surrounding areas. Work taking place outside of this area is not eligible.

FUNDING PRIORITIES

In 2020, 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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Franklin County Community Foundation

GRANT TIMELINE
Application Now Available!

Application Available: April 1, 2020
Deadline: August 1, 2020
For projects taking place: January 1, 2021-December 31, 2021

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 Now Available! 

Application Available: April 1, 2020
Deadline: August 1, 2020
For projects taking place: January 1, 2021-December 31, 2021

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 Now Available! 

Application Available: April 1, 2020
Deadline: August 1, 2020
For projects taking place: January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021

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 Now Available! 

Application Available: April 1, 2020
Deadline: August 1, 2020
For projects taking place: January 1, 2021-December 31, 2021

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 Now Available!

Application Available: April 1, 2020
Deadline: August 1, 2020
For projects taking place: January 1, 2021-December 31, 2021

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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Palmer Family Foundation Fund

GRANT TIMELINE

Application Now Available!

Application Available: April 1, 2020
Deadline: August 1, 2020
For projects taking place: January 1, 2021-December 31, 2021

SERVICE AREA
Franklin County

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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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 Now Available!

Application Available: April 15, 2020
Deadline: August 1, 2020
For projects taking place: January 1, 2021-December 31, 2021

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

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.

SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY IN 2020!  In honor of The Fund for Women & Girls 20th anniversary in 2020, The Fund for Women & Girls VISIONARY grant opportunity will award five $20,000 innovative, change-making grants to nonprofit organizations in 2020 who seek to transform women’s education, economic opportunity, and access to health and wellness for decades to come, by addressing one or more of the following priorities:

  • Providing opportunities to address basic needs or develop economic self-sufficiency.
  • Providing opportunities to strengthen and address health and safety needs.
  • Providing opportunities for education.

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Andrea Iguina-Pérez