The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC) is pleased to announce that the Women’s Fund is now accepting grant applications.

The Women’s Fund, a fund of TFEC, broadens awareness of and responds to issues affecting women and girls through the power of collective philanthropy and commits up to $18,000 this year for local nonprofit organizations that focus on bettering the lives of women and girls in south central Pennsylvania.

Last year, the average grant was approximately $1,500. Proposals should be for programs that serve girls and women in the south central Pennsylvania counties of Dauphin, Cumberland, Franklin, Lebanon, Perry, and the Dillsburg Area.

Proposals should incorporate one or more of the following priorities:
• Advance the lives of girls and women by providing opportunities to develop economic self-sufficiency;
• Provide health programs for women and girls; or
• Promote the education of women and girls.

Applicants must either be a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, or have a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization act as a fiscal sponsor for the proposed project.

Applications must be submitted through TFEC’s online application system by October 2, 2015. Notification of grant awards will be made in November 2015. Organizations interested in applying should visit to learn how to apply and review the grant guidelines.

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