How can we help?
Individuals and organizations often come to us with similar questions. Many want to know what grants are available and how to get started—others simply need technical assistance. The resources listed below are here to help point you in the right direction. And, of course, never hesitate to get in touch. We are here to help.
How to apply for a grant
To begin a grant application, click on and review the posted grant guidelines of the opportunity or opportunities that your organization is interested in and follow all directions. Application may begin at any time during the open application period. The Grantmaking Committee will base its decision to fund upon the information provided in the applicant’s submitted materials. At its discretion, the Grantmaking Committee may also ask to conduct a site visit, request additional information about a proposal, or defer a request to another grant cycle.
All applicants are invited to contact Jennifer Strechay, Program Officer for Community Investment, to discuss a proposed project or application. Applicants may also request one review of their draft application materials by Ms. Strechay prior to submission. Please note that requests for revision made within two weeks of the grant submission deadline cannot be honored. Questions are welcome at any time, and TFEC provides feedback on proposals that are not funded.
Please direct any questions you may have regarding grantmaking to Jennifer Strechay, Program Officer for Community Investment, at 717.236.5040 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or via our contact form.
Join the TFEC email list
If you wish to receive information about upcoming TFEC grantmaking opportunities via email, please sign up for the TFEC Email List. Be sure to subscribe to the Nonprofit Organizations email list to receive notifications via email about TFEC funding opportunities and The Insider – Quarterly Newsletter to receive TFEC’s quarterly “Community Insider” newsletter.