New grant framework will further augment TFEC’s mission to enhance the lives of citizens in south central Pennsylvania, TFEC President and CEO Janice R. Black announced today.

For more than a year the Greater Harrisburg Foundation, one of six regional foundations of TFEC, with the help of consultants from The Burd Group, have been designing an impactful grantmaking program for community nonprofits in the central Pennsylvania counties of Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, Perry, and the Dillsburg Area of Northern York County.

“These grant programs have been developed to increase access to the arts, build the capacity of regional nonprofits and to help underserved children prepare for school to have a successful educational career,” said Janice R. Black. “We’re committed to enhancing life for every citizen in our region and these programs further that mission.”

The three new grant types include:
Arts for All Partnership formed with the Cultural Enrichment Fund to increase access to the arts in the capital region through free performances, ticket subsidy programs and educational outreach.
• Our Challenge for Giving is TFEC’s commitment to award challenge grants up to $7,500 to help increase the number of new private donors, lapsed donors and/or current donors.
• Early Childhood Education Strategic Initiative to focus on Kindergarten readiness for children ages 3-5 who are not in pre-school settings and may, for multiple reasons, have barriers to accessing those services.

TFEC will be hosting community meetings in Dauphin, Lebanon, and Franklin counties to provide all the details on these exciting new grant programs. For full details about the new grant types or to register for a community meeting near you, register online at GHF Grant Framework.

TFEC is a community foundation which aims to stimulate philanthropy and enhance the quality of life in the community through accumulating, managing, and disbursing financial assets while serving as a catalyst and neutral convener to meet a wide range of community needs in south central Pennsylvania.

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