Franklin County Community Foundation
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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 $12,854,312 (12/31/21).
Suzanne Trinh, Esq., Chair
Teresa Beckner, Vice Chair
Harold L. Brake
Thomas B. Steiger
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.
2021 Advisory Committee Directed Grants Total: $64,136
|Boys & Girls Club of Chambersburg and Shippensburg, Inc.||$6,829.50|
|Children Aid Society||$5,000.00|
|Cumberland Valley School of Music||$6,800.00|
|Diaper Depot at Central||$7,000.00|
|Employment Skills Center||$4,000.00|
|Franklin County Legal Services||$6,829.50|
|Franklin County Library System||$4,976.00|
|Nicodemus Center for Ceramic Studies, Inc.||$6,000.00|
|Pennsylvania Society for Biomedical Research||$5,000.00|
|Shippensburg University Foundation||$4,976.00|
|Waynesboro Community & Human Services Inc.||$6,725.00|
2021 Total Grants Awarded*: $365,557
*Includes grants directed by donors and grants directed by Advisory Committee.
2021 Scholarships Total: $65,527.00 | 22 students
Awardees for 2021 scholarships were:
|Beistle Company Scholarship|
|Jerry Bennett Memorial Scholarship Fund|
|Waynsboro Community Concert Association’s Joseph Bowers Scholarship Fund|
|Chambersburg High School Class of 1963|
|Henry and Janet Guarriello Scholarship Fund|
|Gordon B. and Josephine Hewlett Memorial Scholarship Fund|
|James G. Hewlett Memorial Scholarship|
|Dr. and Mrs. Charles M. Markle Scholarship|
|J. Ward Sleichter and Frances F. Sleichter Memorial Scholarship Award|
|Norman & Lois Sollenberger Scholarship|
|Mabel M. Witmer Scholarship Fund|