Since 2008, the Fund for Women and Girls has been able to give $455,714 in grants to local nonprofit organizations in our community. With the power of collective giving, we are able to give more funds and help more women and girls throughout Central PA.

The Fund for Women and Girls 2023 Grantees

The Fund for Women & Girls makes grants to programs and initiatives that serve women and girls in the South Central PA counties of Dauphin, Cumberland, Franklin, Lebanon, Perry, and the Dillsburg Area of York County.

Boys and Girls Club of Central PA

Grant Amount: $4,000
Project: SMART Girls
Grant funding will support the SMART Girls, a small-group health, fitness, prevention/education, and self-esteem enhancement program designed to meet the developmental needs of girls in three age groups.

Boys and Girls Club of Chambersburg & Shippensburg

Grant Amount: $1,500
Project: SMART Girls 2024-2025
Grant funds will be used to support the SMART Girls program at six clubs in Franklin & Cumberland counties.

Brethren Housing Association

Grant Amount: $4,000
Project: Eliminating Ongoing Homelessness for Single Mothers and their Children
This grant will support Brethren Housing Association‘s Transitions Program, which provides bridge housing and supportive case management services to single parents with children who are experiencing homelessness.

Bridge of Hope Harrisburg Area

Grant Amount: $5,000
Project: Rental Assistance for Single Mothers and their Children Facing Homelessness
With aid from FWG, Bridge of Hope Harrisburg Area aims to prevent homelessness for single mothers & children by building a supportive network with holistic care, essentials, social ties, and emotional support.

Community CARES

Grant Amount: $2,500
Project: Family Emergency Shelter
Grant funds will support The Family Emergency Shelter program, which addresses the community issue of homelessness by providing emergency overnight shelter, resources, and supportive services 365 days a year, to homeless families with children, including women & girls.

Community Check-Up Center of South Harrisburg

Grant Amount: $5,000
Project: Providing Long-Acting Reversible Contraception for Uninsured Women
Providing the Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) to all uninsured women is important for health and economic success.LARC‘s initially have a high cost. This grant will provide LARCs to 18 uninsured women.

Cumberland Valley Breast Care Alliance Inc.

Grant Amount: $4,000
Project: Lymphedma Sleeves, Breast Prostheses, and Related Items for Survivor of Breast Cancer
This grant will help provide breast cancer patients in Franklin, Cumberland, and Fulton Counties with lymphedema sleeves, breast prostheses, and other items not covered by insurance.

Girls on the Run Mid State PA
Grant Amount: $4,000
Project: The Confidence Suite; Programming to Meet the Current Physical and Mental Needs of Adolescent Girls
Grant funds will support The Confidence Suite, which weaves the core theme of confidence throughout the content, activates girls’ potential, is reflective of all girls’ lived experiences and has a positive effect on overall wellbeing.

Girls on the Run of Lancaster-Lebanon

Grant Amount: $4,000
Project: Empowering Girls in Lebanon County
Girls on the Run curriculum develops exceptional leaders by empowering girls from diverse backgrounds with communication tools that break barriers through conversation and teamwork. This grant will support the program in Lebanon County.

Greenlight Operation

Grant Amount: $5,000
Project: Restoration Home Project
Funds will be used for the Restoration Home Project to serve up to six sex trafficked women, 18 years and older from the Greater Harrisburg area.Survivors will receive trauma therapy, counseling & life skills courses.

Healthy Steps Diaper Bank

Grant Amount: $6,000
Project: Ending Diaper Need and Period Poverty in South Central Pennsylvania
With this grant, Healthy Steps Diaper Bank will provide a reliable and adequate source of diapers and period supplies to those in need.

Lebanon Valley Volunteer in Medicine

Grant Amount: $8,000
Project: Basic Primary Health Care Management for Uninsured Women that have low household income residing in Lebanon County
Grant funds will support basic primary health care management for uninsured women who have low household income residing in Lebanon County.

Perry County Literacy Council

Grant Amount: $4,000
Project: The Perry County Literacy Council Women’s Education Initiative
This grant will support the Women‘s Education Initiative, which will offer intensive support services to women of Perry County who face an inordinate number of challenges that prevent GED® completion.

Shape of Justice Inc.

Grant Amount: $1,000
Project: Menstrual hygiene products for Join Hands Ministry
This grant will allow the Join Hands Ministry basic needs pantry in New Bloomfield to stock tampons, pads, and panty liners to serve women and girls in need.

YWCA Carlisle & Cumberland County

Grant Amount: $2,000
Project: Sexual Assault & Anti Human Trafficking Services for Women & Girls
YWCA provides a 24-hour hotline, free and confidential counseling, support groups, support at hospital emergency rooms, and accompaniment at legal proceedings. Grant funding will support sexual assault and anti-human trafficking services for women and girls.