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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 50 funds with assets totaling $$10,761,505 (12/31/19).

For a complete list funds, please click here.

Advisory Committee

David F. Spang, Chair
John R. Rotz, Vice Chair
Teresa Beckner
Harold L. Brake
Abel Castro
Robert Correll
Anne Finucane
Michael Kalathas
Charles G. Schlichter, Jr.
Suzanne Trinh
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.

Please click here for more information on how to apply.

2019 Advisory Committee Directed Grants Total: $72,043.00

Recipient Grant Amount
Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library $5,251.00
Antietam Humane Society, Inc. $2,000.00
Capitol Theatre Foundation $2,720.00
Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter Inc. $3,000.00
Cumberland Valley Breast Care Alliance, Inc. $7,406.00
Diaper Depot at Central $7,000.00
Employment Skills Center $5,000.00
Franklin County Legal Services $3,000.00
Greencastle-Antrim Education Foundation $6,800.00
Hearthstone Retirement Home $5,506.00
PennCares $1,727.00
The Boys and Girls Club of Chambersburg and Shippensburg, Inc $5,000.00
The Nicodemus Center for Ceramic Studies, Inc.  $4,000.00
Vickie’s Angel Walk, Inc. $1,727.00
Waynesboro Community & Human Services $7,406.00
Waynesboro Community Concert Association $4,500.00

2019 Total Grants Awarded*: $548,004

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


2019 Scholarships Total: $79,875.00

Awardees for 2019 scholarships were:

  • Beistle Company Scholarship – $4,000.00
    • Andrew Coldsmith 
  • Chambersburg Fannett-Metal School District – $5,000.00
    • Elijah Hill
  • Chambersburg High School Class of 1963 – $1,000.00
    • Kyle Spedden
  • Henry and Janet Guarriello Scholarship Fund –  $1,500.00
    • Stephen I. Bryson
  • Gordon B. and Josephine Hewlett Memorial Scholarship Fund – $19,000.00
    • Makenzie Armstrong – $3,000.00
    • Janelle Garbinski – $4,000.00
    • Lacey Maclay – $3,000
    • Jordan Noll – $4,000.00
    • Madison Proulx – $1,000.00
    • Katelyn Spies – $4,000.00
  • James G. Hewlett Memorial Scholarship – $2,994.00
    • Alyssa Blair 
  • Dr. and Mrs. Charles M. Markle Scholarship – $2,000.00
    • Emma Steiger                                
  • J. Ward Sleichter and Frances F. Sleichter Memorial Scholarship Award – $40,000.00
    • Marina Hastings – $20,000.00
    • Elijah Zinn – $20,000.00            
  • Norman & Lois Sollenberger Scholarship – $1,517.00
    • Amelia McDowell
  • Soroptimist International of Chambersburg Fund – $364.00
    • Alexis Parra
  • Mabel M. Witmer Scholarship Fund – $2,500.00
    • Jared Bussard – $1,500.00
    • Levi Mentzer – $500.00
    • Angielika Trinh – $500.00

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