The Martin M. Sacks Memorial Fund, a fund of the Foundation for Enhancing Communities, is pleased to announce its 2016 grant awards. The annual competitive grantmaking program is for nonprofit organizations providing youth and family-oriented programs in Cumberland, Dauphin, and Perry counties.

The Martin M. Sacks Memorial Fund was established in 1984 in memory of Martin M. Sacks, a well-known accountant and handball devotee. Mr. Sacks was committed to supporting nonprofit organizations that provide programs and services for the disadvantaged and underserved, particularly youth.

For more information on about the Martin M. Sacks Memorial Fund or how to create a fund with The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, please contact The Foundation for Enhancing Communities at 717-236-5040 or visit

The following is a list of grant recipients, the amount of funding and their project:

Bosler Memorial Library – $500 to assist with its “Summer Food Service & Literacy Program”.

Bridge of Hope Harrisburg Area – $500 for rental assistance that would provide in part, the security deposit and first month’s rent needed to house a homeless single mom and her children.

Center for Champions of Pa, Inc. – $500 or the Achievers Program, which provides after school programming in the Harrisburg area.

Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit – $500 for “Way to Go Pinnacle Place” a program that which provides transportation to Pinnacle Place residents.

Harrisburg Area YMCA – $1,000 for the Get Fit Together Family Program.

Healthy Steps Diaper Bank – $1000 to assist with the purchase and distribution of diapers to families and babies in need.

Jewish Family Service of Greater Harrisburg, Inc. – $1,000 for subsidized counseling services.

Joshua Group – $1,304 to assist with its Summer Learning Program.

Left Out Organization Program Inc. – $500 for the Left Out Organization Program for Boyz & Girls.

Mission of Mercy Inc. – $500 to assist with free medical care and medications for working individuals who remain uninsured or underinsured.

Shalom House – $1,000 for its mentoring and self-empowerment program, “Empowerment by Design – Squared”.

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