Arts for All 

The Arts for All grant initiative, of the Greater Harrisburg Community Foundation, a regional foundation of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, is a unique funding opportunity to improve the efficiency of arts grant funding and increase the overall impact of grant funding for arts programming in our communities.

This arts focused grant opportunity brings together a collection of funds intended only to support arts & cultural organizations within our five and one half county region. Arts & Cultural programs reflect the “soul” of the community and its surroundings working to cultivate a cultural identity by setting the community apart and attracting people to its uniqueness. Arts and cultural offerings help express a community’s values and creates an elevated sense of awareness for community members and visitors. When arts and culture interweave in the fabric of a community, it helps cities attract tourists, diverse talent, brings about innovation and grows the economy. 

Arts & Cultural programs enhance our community in the following ways:

  1. Promote Interaction in Public Space
  2. Increase Civic Participation Through Celebrations
  3. Engage Youth in the Community
  4. Promote the Power and Preservation of Place
  5. Broaden Participation in the Civic Agenda

Organizations interested in applying for Arts for All Grants can get more information on our grants overview page.

Interested in donating? You can donate to Arts for All here.

Grantmaking Committee

William Lehr, Jr.
Lois Lehrman Grass
L. Renee Lieux
Philip Horn
Annie Finucane
Julia Foley
Mark Bradshaw

2021 Grants

2021 Advisory Committee Directed Grants Total: $104,191.78


Recipient Grant Amount
Arts Alliance of Greater Waynesboro, Inc.  $5,000
Bosler Memorial Library  $4,000
Capitol Theater Center Foundation  $3,000
Carlisle Arts Learning Center, Inc.  $5,000
Carlisle Parks and Recreation, Carlisle Borough Government  $500
CASA Charter School Foundation  $5,000
Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz, Inc.  $5,000
Cumberland Valley School of Music  $5,000
Downtown Chambersburg, Inc.  $2,751.78
Gamut Theatre Group, Inc.  $5,000
Greencastle Area Youth Foundation  $3,000
Gretna Theatre, Inc.  $2,000
Harrisburg Gay Men’s Chorus  $5,000
Harrisburg Opera Association  $5,000
Lebanon Valley Council of the Arts  $3,840
Market Square Concerts  $3,500
Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art  $4,150
Nicodemus Center for Ceramic Studies, Inc.  $5,000
Open Stage of Harrisburg  $5,000
Pennsylvania Regional Ballet  $4,000
Sankofa African American Theatre Company  $5,000
St. Stephens Episcopal Cathedral  $5,000
Student Author Movement  $1,500
The Arc of Cumberland and Perry Counties  $2,300
West Shore Symphony Orchestra, Inc.  $2,350
Wilson College  $2,500
World Affairs Council of Harrisburg $4,800