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PO Box 288 | Chambersburg, PA 17201-9998


The Franklin County Community Foundation (FCCF), established in 1987, is a regional foundation of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities. FCCF makes discretionary grants to nonprofit organizations in Franklin County. FCCF also serves as a vehicle for individuals, companies, foundations, and charitable organizations to establish funds that will support the civic, social, educational, and cultural well-being of individuals living in Franklin County. FCCF ensures that all gifts, ranging from a few dollars to a few thousand dollars, will work to improve the quality of life for Franklin County residents, today and in the future.


The Franklin County Community Foundation currently manages 48 funds with assets totaling $11,582,823 (12/31/20).

For a complete list funds, please click here.

Advisory Committee

John Rotz, Chair
Suzanne Trinh, Vice Chair
Teresa Beckner
Harold L. Brake
Abel Castro
Robert Correll
Anne Finucane
Michael Kalathas
Thomas Steiger, Jr.
John Wheeler

Dr. Carolyn Dumaresq, Chair of the Board of Directors, and Robert E. Caplan, Vice Chair of the Board of Directors, serve as ex officios on all committees.


FCCF conducts an annual competitive grantmaking program for nonprofit organizations serving Franklin county. FCCF’s strategic grantmaking focus is to invest in innovative, collaborative approaches and solutions to community problems, and to support projects that demonstrate achievable outcomes, the potential for replication as a model program, and plans for sustainability beyond the grant term. The overarching goal is to fund programs and services that have the potential for the greatest impact on the quality of life and positive outcomes for individuals and families living in Franklin county.

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2020 Advisory Committee Directed Grants Total: $79,427.00

Recipient Grant Amount
Capitol Theatre Center Foundation  $    2,867.00
Chambersburg Area Council for the Arts  $    3,500.00
Children Aid Society – Southern Pennsylvania District Church of the Brethren  $    7,000.00
CONTACT Helpline  $    2,500.00
Cumberland Valley Breast Care Alliance, Inc.  $    7,000.00
Cumberland Valley Rails To Trails Council, Inc.  $    2,000.00
Diaper Depot at Central  $    7,120.50
Employment Skills Center  $    5,000.00
Franklin County Legal Services  $    7,000.00
Greencastle-Antrim Education Foundation  $    2,100.00
Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research  $    7,120.50
The Boys And Girls Club of Chambersburg & Shippensburg, Inc.  $    7,000.00
The Pennsylvania State University  $    7,000.00
Totem Pole Playhouse  $    1,000.00
Waynesboro Area Business Education and Community Foundation  $    4,700.00
Waynesboro Community & Human Services, Inc.  $    6,519.00

2020 Total Grants Awarded*: $341,692

*Includes grants directed by donors and grants directed by Advisory Committee.


2021 Scholarships Total: $65,527.00

Awardees for 2020 scholarships were:


Beistle Company Scholarship  
Mackenzie Johnson $4,000.00
Jerry Bennett Memorial Scholarship Fund  
Lauren Ramsey $500.00
Waynsboro Community Concert Association’s Joseph Bowers Scholarship Fund  
Alyssa Fortney $1,000.00
Chambersburg High School Class of 1963  
Hannah Douglas $1,000.00
Henry and Janet Guarriello Scholarship Fund  
Alyssa Fortney $2,500.00
Gordon B. and Josephine Hewlett Memorial Scholarship Fund  
Emma Bert $4,000.00
Lacey Maclay $4,000.00
Katelyn Spies $1,500.00
Cristina Bond $4,000.00
Tori Brookens $2,000.00
Emily Horst $1,500.00
Makayla Piechocki $1,500.00
James G. Hewlett Memorial Scholarship  
Alyssa Blair $2,000.00
Amayah Roberts $1,000.00
Dr. and Mrs. Charles M. Markle Scholarship  
Cristina Bond $4,000.00
Kamylle Gunder $2,000.00
Makayla Piechocki $4,000.00
J. Ward Sleichter and Frances F. Sleichter Memorial Scholarship Award  
Alexa Henry $20,000.00
Norman & Lois Sollenberger Scholarship  
Samuel Crawford $670.00
Benjamin Imwald $670.00
Mabel M. Witmer Scholarship Fund  
Jared Bussard $1,687.00
Harrison Phillips $2,000.00

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