Since 2008, the Fund for Women and Girls has been able to give $394,714 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 2022 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 Chambersburg and Shippensburg

Grant Amount: $3,500
Project: SMART Girls

SMART Girls is a small-group health, fitness, prevention/education, and self-esteem enhancement program designed to meet the developmental needs of girls in three age groups, 8-18. The grant from the Fund for Women & Girls will allow the program to be integrated into the existing BGCCS program that is delivered during after-school hours for girls that attend the various clubs.


Brethren Housing Association

Grant Amount: $7,000
Project: Providing Access to Therapy for Single Mothers Experiencing Homelessness

The Brethren Housing Association is hiring a part-time LCSW trauma-informed therapist to provide mental health counseling for participants and families in the Transitions program, a bridge housing program for single parents and their children to equip and empower them on their journey to greater independence. Support from the Fund for Women & Girls helps cover a portion of the new therapist’s salaries.


Carlisle CARES DBA Community CARES

Grant Amount: $2,500
Project: Family Emergency Shelter 

The Family Emergency Shelter program addresses the community issue of homelessness by providing emergency overnight shelter, resources, and supportive services 365 days a year for families with children experiencing homelessness and seeking shelter in Cumberland County. With aid from the Fund for Women & Girls, Community CARES will focus on their Family Emergency Shelter in Shippensburg, PA, where women and children have 24/7 shelter and receive supports that are more specifically focused on families.


Community Check UP Center of South Harrisburg

Grant Amount: $7,000
Project: Providing Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) for Uninsured Women

Providing the Long-Acting Reversible Contraception to all uninsured women is key to giving them the opportunity to choose when they make the decision to start a family.  Support from the Fund for Women & Girls funds will provide the LARCs to women living in Dauphin, Cumberland, Lebanon, and York Counties.


Employment Skills Center

Grant Amount: $7,000
Project: ASPIRE Plus-Success Academy for Women & Girls

ASPIRE Plus-Success Academy for Women & Girls offered through the Employment Skills Center provides trainings, workshops, and certificate programs to women and girls that will set them on paths to success in their lives and careers. Grant funds from the Fund for Women & Girls will be used to continue this successful program in 2022.


Girls on the Run Lancaster

Grant Amount: $5,000
Project: Increasing Access to Girls on the Run’s Empowering Program

Girls on the Run of Lancaster provides programs for girls in 3rd through 8th grade and inspires girls of all abilities and from all backgrounds to recognize and embrace their inner strength and make meaningful connections with others. With support from the Fund for Women & Girls, they will be offering scholarships to girls from Lebanon County.


Greenlight Operation

Grant Amount: $4,000
Project: Restoration Home Project

Greenlight Operation desires to see a world where human trafficking is disrupted and survivors are restored. The Restoration Home Project will serve up to six sex trafficking women and girls from the Greater Harrisburg area and will enroll each survivor in a restoration program that will provide individualized, comprehensive care.


Healthy Communities Partnership of Franklin County
Grant Amount: $3,500
Project: Go Girls Go!

Go Girls Go! is a program for girls in 4th through 6th grade that is designed to improve the health and well­being for girls at one of the most vulnerable times in their lives. With support from the Fund for Women & Girls, the program will provide both educational lessons and physical activities – working to improve their self-esteem, goal-setting skills, friendships, and increase physical activity.


Healthy Steps Diaper Bank

Grant Amount: $2,500
Project: Ending Diaper Need and Period Poverty in South Central PA 

Diapers and period supplies improve the health and safety of families in our community and encourage opportunities for economic self-sufficiency. Funding from the Fund for Women & Girls will purchase and distribute diapers and period products to low-income families.


Safe Harbour, Inc.

Grant Amount: $5,000
Project: Women’s Life Skills and Parenting Groups at Safe Harbour

Safe Harbour Client Services staff works with the female-identifying residents of our long and short-term shelter program to include them in the weekly on-site Life Skills and Parenting Groups. The grant from the Fund for Women & Girls will help Safe Harbour contract with instructors who have extensive experience with the housing insecure population as well as instructors from the mental health field to facilitate these sessions.


Sexual Assault Resource and Counseling Center (SARCC) of Lebanon and Schuylkill Counties

Grant Amount: $4,000
Project: Building Body Safety & Autonomy in Uncertain Times

Many survivors of sexual assault and at-risk communities struggle with building safe body connections and a feeling of loss of control over their choices and their bodies, after already experiencing a supreme loss of choice and control through their victimizations. With support from the Fund for Women & Girls, SARCC will offer health and safety programs for primarily women, girls, and Femme identifying LGBTQ+ community members through trauma-informed support groups and educational workshops.


YWCA of Carlisle and Cumberland County

Grant Amount: $5,000
Project: Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis Services (SA/RCS) Counseling and Prevention Education

YWCA CCC provides crisis support services for victims of sexual violence & human exploitation, seeks to fully support survivors with an array of free and confidential services, and provides Prevention Education to students from preschool through college centered on body positivity and forming Healthy Relationships. With aid from the Fund for Women & Girls, YWCA CCC will continue to provide these services.