$22,818 awarded to eleven organizations that serve the Perry County Community
HARRISBURG, PA (June 24, 2021)— The Perry County Community Foundation (PCCF) awarded a total of $22,818 to eleven organizations during its 2021 grantmaking. PCCF is a regional foundation of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC), which seeks 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 Perry County.
PCCF makes grants annually as a part of TFEC’s spring grantmaking cycle and invests in innovative, collaborative approaches and solutions to community problems and supports projects that demonstrate achievable outcomes, the potential for replication as a model program, and plans for sustainability beyond the grant term.
The grants were awarded to eleven organizations for the following programs and projects:
  • Capital Area Girls on the Run – $1,870 for Program Support for Capital Area Girls on the Run in Perry County
  • Center For Advanced School Teaching and Learning – $2,000 for Early Childhood Rapid Response Team
  • CONTACT Helpline – $2,000 for Emotional Listening Support
  • Duncannon Senior Citizens Center – $1,824 to feed the hungry, with education, nutrition, balanced meals, and healthy choices for our seniors and community
  • Employment Skills Center – $2,000 for Nurse Aide Training for Residents of Perry County
  • Heartbeat Community Services – $624 for Abstinence Education and Self-Respect in Relationships
  • Join Hands Ministry – $2,000 for Rural Poor Outreach and Empowerment – Back2School
  • Leaf Project Inc. – $2,000 for Cultivating Youth Leaders; Feeding Our Community
  • Retired Senior Volunteer Program of the Capital Region – $2,500 for Connecting with Seniors
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Pennsylvania – $3,500 for RMHC of Central PA Supports Perry County Families
  • The David and Libby Rosen Center for Healthy Families – $2,500 for Extending the Classroom Beyond the School Campus
All awarded projects will take place from July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022, and all grant recipients are registered 501(c) (3) nonprofit organizations or utilize a fiscal sponsor. To learn how to apply to these or other TFEC opportunities, visit www.tfec.org and select nonprofits/current grant opportunities, to review the timeline, service area, and funding priorities of each grant opportunity.
The Perry County Community Foundation (PCCF), established in 1987, is a regional foundation of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities. PCCF makes discretionary grants to nonprofit organizations that serve residents of Perry County. PCCF 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 Perry County. PCCF ensures that all gifts, ranging from a few dollars to a few thousand dollars, will work to improve the quality of life for Perry County residents, today and in the future.
The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC), a community foundation, inspires giving by partnering with donors to achieve their charitable goals and strengthens our local communities by investing in them now, and for future generations. TFEC has been serving the South Central Pennsylvania counties of Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, and Perry, and the Dillsburg Area for 100 years. Regional foundations of TFEC include the Greater Harrisburg Community Foundation, the Franklin County Community Foundation, the Mechanicsburg Area Community Foundation, the Perry County Community Foundation, and the Dillsburg Area Community Foundation. For more information on TFEC, please visit www.tfec.org.
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