Greater Harrisburg Community Foundation
Harrisburg Capital Dome - Dauphin County
Chambersburg Fountain - Franklin County
Downtown Mechanicsburg Looking East - Cumberland County
Dillsburg Borough Building - York County
Historic Peace Church - Cumberland County
Italian Lake - Dauphin County
Union Canal Tunnel Park - Lebanon County
Rices Bridge - Perry County
The Greater Harrisburg Community Foundation (GHCF) was established in 1920 by Donald McCormick. In 2005, GHCF changed its name to The Foundation for Enhancing Communities in order to better reflect its mission and expanded geographic reach. The name GHCF was maintained as the representative entity charged with carrying out the grantmaking efforts as one of six current regional foundations. GHCF makes discretionary grants to nonprofit organizations that serve residents of Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, and Perry counties, and the Dillsburg Area.
The Greater Harrisburg Community Foundation currently manages 516 funds with assets totaling $85,581,647 (12/31/19).
Richard D. Spiegelman, Chair
Jennifer N. Baar
Nicole Stezar Kaylor
Devin Q. Langan
L. Renee Lieux
Dana Della Loggia
Susan Simms Marsh
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.
2019 Total Grants Awarded*: $8,601,493
*Includes grants directed by donors and grants directed by Grantmaking Committee.
The Greater Harrisburg Community Foundation (GHCF), a regional foundation of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, offers the following competitive grant opportunities:
- Arts for All Partnership, a partnership between the GHCF and the Cultural Enrichment Fund
- GHCF Benjamin Franklin Trust Fund
- GHCF Early Childhood Strategic Initiative
- GHCF UPstream
2019 Scholarships Total: $1,222,962.00
472 students received scholarships from the Greater Harrisburg Community Foundation and through management agreements with the Samuel L. Abrams Foundation and the Leon Lowengard and Ray S. Shoemaker scholarships of BNY Mellon, N.A. for the 2019/2020 school year.