In the culminating experience, the Emerging Philanthropists Program (EPP) class applies their newly learned community and grantmaking skills by awarding a $5,000 grant to a nonprofit organization in a funding priority chosen by the class after assessing community needs. Since 2014, the EPP has granted to the following nonprofit organizations serving the Harrisburg area:
Focus Area: Nonprofit organizations in Harrisburg and/or serving Harrisburg families with programs or services that address family development and engagement with an emphasis on those families with children ages 0-10 years may apply for a one-time grant of $5,000.00.
Grantee: Samara: Nurture and Education for Parents
Program: Intensive Parenting Program
Focus Area: Nonprofit organizations serving the Harrisburg Region with programs working to break the cycle of poverty and increase self-sufficiency in teens and young adults aged 13-25 may apply for a one-time grant of $5,000. Eligible programs may include (but are not limited to): mentoring, workforce development and career building, financial literacy, and parenting classes.
Programs specifically serving Harrisburg City will be given priority.
Grantee: YWCA Greater Harrisburg
Program: YouthBuild Program
Focus Area: Nonprofit organizations serving Harrisburg City with programs that provide education and/or reintegration services for diverse populations with behavioral health and addiction needs.
Grantee: Shalom House
Program: Partnership for Independence and Positive Mental Health
Focus Area: Nonprofit organizations focused on eliminating root causes of poverty by building human capital to better stabilize the community. These organizations must provide programs that work to assist individuals 18 and older to increase self-sufficiency. Eligible programs may include, but are not limited to, mentoring, workforce development and career building, financial literacy, and parenting classes.
Grantee: Downtown Daily Bread
Program: Workshops for Living
Focus Area: Nonprofit organizations focused upon and work towards decreasing childhood poverty by eliminating barriers to education. Projects and/or programs must take place in the Harrisburg and surrounding areas and preference will be given to proposals serving children ages birth-10 years of age.
Grantee: Brethren Housing Association
Program: Transition Youth Housing
Focus Area: Nonprofit organizations providing mental health support programs, with a preference for those providing direct mental health services, in Harrisburg and the surrounding areas.
Grantee: Lebanon Rescue Mission Inc.
Program: Mental Health Services Bridge Funding
Focus Area: 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
Grantee: Family Promise of Harrisburg Capital Region
Program: Check 1,2,3
Focus Area: Nonprofits providing mental health support programs and services for those who are 18 years old and younger in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry Counties.
Grantee: Capital Area Girls on the Run
Program: Fall 2022 thru Spring 2023 programming