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Addressing the needs of our communities

Part of TFEC’s mission is to serve as a catalyst and neutral convener to meet a wide range of community needs in South Central Pennsylvania, particularly in Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, and Perry counties, as well as the Dillsburg Area. The following initiatives help address current needs in South Central PA.

Emerging Philanthropist Program

The Emerging Philanthropist Program (EPP) seeks to engage Harrisburg’s emerging business and community leaders with the great possibilities for philanthropy in Harrisburg.

Learn more about the next generation of community-minded philanthropists.

TFEC Early Education Initiative

TFEC has been investing specifically in early education for over 11 years, beginning as Capital Beginnings in 2006 when we received the Community Engagement Outreach contract for Dauphin County. Over time, this funding has disappeared, but TFEC has remained committed to the cause and continued to secure grants and contributions to maintain the work.

Learn more about TFEC’s commitment to early education.

The Fund for Women & Girls

The Women’s Fund seeks to broaden awareness of and response to issues affecting women and girls through the power of collective philanthropy in the South Central PA counties of Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, and Perry, and the Dillsburg Area.

Learn more about this exciting group and the work they are doing to improve the lives of women and girls in South Central PA.

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Zachary Moore Music Memorial Fund

"TFEC is family to us. It means a lot to have the fund at a place where people cared about Zachary when he was alive, and care about this memorial fund that we’ve established in his honor."

Pillars with Purpose

"TFEC has a can-do attitude. They're invested not just in getting the job done, but also emotionally invested—which makes for a great partner."

Owen's Fund

"I think it's really important that we have a structure and an entity like TFEC to help the community thrive."