TFEC ANNOUNCES OVER $470,000 IN GRANT AWARDS TO AREA NONPROFITS!

HARRISBURG, PA — The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC) announced $472,594 in grant
funds have been awarded to 82 Greater Harrisburg and surrounding area nonprofit organizations through
competitive grant opportunities. Awarded projects will commence between January 1, 2023, and December 31,
2023.

Grant recipients are registered 501(c) (3) nonprofit organizations or utilize a fiscal sponsor. After careful review
of numerous grant application submissions, the following were awarded funding for the 2022 – 2023 fiscal year:
Benjamin Franklin Trust Fund – A grant initiative of the Greater Harrisburg Community Foundation, a
regional foundation of TFEC, supports programs and services that work to increase the knowledge, quality of
life, or inspire positive outcomes for individuals and families living in the service area of Cumberland, Dauphin,
Franklin, Juniata, Mifflin, Lebanon, and Perry Counties, and/or the Dillsburg area of York County.
Benjamin Franklin Trust Fund awarded a total of $3,499 to 3 organizations for supporting key initiatives:
Bridge of Hope Harrisburg Area ($1,500), Lebanon Valley Council of the Arts ($1,500), and Harrisburg Area
Riverboat Society ($499).

Children’s Home Foundation Fund – A grant initiative of the Greater Harrisburg Community Foundation, a
regional foundation of TFEC, is a unique funding opportunity providing aid to economically disadvantaged
children by supporting human services, especially programs which address needs for food, clothing, and
shelter; education; and cultural enrichment and the arts.

Children’s Home Foundation Fund awarded $41,500 to 15 organizations:
Big Brother Big Sisters of the Capital Region ($2,500), Bethesda Mission of Harrisburg ($3,500), Capital Area
Girls on the Run ($3,000), Central Pennsylvania Food Bank ($3,000), Foundation for the Central Dauphin
Schools ($2,000), Healthy Steps Diaper Bank ($1,500), Joshua Group ($3,000), Jewish Family Services of
Greater Harrisburg ($1,000), Logos Academy Harrisburg ($3,000), Open Stage of Harrisburg ($2,000),
Shippensburg University Foundation ($2,000), St. Barnabas Center for Ministry ($2,500), Salvation Army
($6,000), The Urban Regenerative Farm, Incorporated ($3,500), and YWCA of Carlisle and Cumberland
County ($3,000).

The Fund for Women & Girls – A special initiative of TFEC, the mission is to broaden the awareness of and
response to issues affecting women and girls through the power of collective philanthropy.
The Fund for Women & Girls award $56,000 to 12 organizations:
Brethren Housing Association ($7,000), Community CARES ($2,500), Community Check-Up Center of South
Harrisburg ($7,000), Employment Skills Center ($7,000), Girls on the Run of Lancaster ($5,000), Greenlight
Operation ($4,000), Healthy Communities Partnership of Franklin County ($3,500), Healthy Steps Diaper Bank
($2,500), Safe Harbour, Inc ($5,000), Sexual Assault Resource and Counseling Center (SARCC) of Lebanon
and Schuylkill Counties ($4,000), Boys and Girls Club of Chambersburg and Shippensburg ($3,500), and
YWCA of Carlisle and Cumberland County ($5,000).

Martin M. Sacks Memorial Fund – A fund of TFEC, offers an annual competitive grant opportunity to any
nonprofit that supports youth and family-oriented programs and services that are consistent with the mission of
the applicant organization.

Martin M. Sacks Memorial Fund awarded a total of $9,498 to 12 organizations:
Brethren Community Ministries ($1,000), Bridge of Hope ($1,000), Community CARES ($500), Easter Seals
Western and Central Pennsylvania ($500), Gamut Theatre Group ($1,000), Harrisburg Area YMCA ($1,248),
Healthy Steps Diaper Bank ($1,000), KidsPeace National Centers for Kids In Crisis, Inc. ($500), Logos
Academy Harrisburg ($1,000), St. Stephens Episcopal School ($500), TFEC: Student Author Movement ($750)
and Unite Central PA ($500).

Upstream – A grant initiative of the Greater Harrisburg Community Foundation, a regional foundation of TFEC,
provides funding to nonprofits that improve our area communities by supporting existing or new “upstream”
systems, interventions, programs, or projects that attempt to create positive social change by addressing a
problem at its source rather than managing its “downstream” symptoms.
Upstream awarded a total of $365,596 to 61 organizations for supporting key initiatives:
Beacon Clinic for Health and Hope ($2,700), Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region, Inc. ( $5,000),
Board of Child Care- Mechanicsburg Campus ($5,500), Bosler Memorial Library ($2,000), Brethren Community
Ministries ($3,500), Brethren Housing Association ($10,000), Bridge of Hope Harrisburg Area ($9,000), Camp
Hebron ($10,000), Capital Area Girls on the Run ($10,000), Capital Area Therapeutic Riding Association
($7,000), Community CARES ($8,500), Castaway Critters ($8,000), Catholic Charities ($5,500), Central
Pennsylvania College ($4,000), Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter ($2,500), Dauphin County Casa ($10,000),
Dauphin County Library System ($6,800), Diaper Depot at Central ($5,000), Easter Seals Western and Central
Pennsylvania ($4,000), Employment Skills Center ($7,500), Farm of Hope, Inc. ($7,500), Feel Your Boobies
Foundation ($10,000), Greenlight Operation ($8,000), Habitat for Humanity of Greater Harrisburg Area
($2,500), Healthy Communities Partnership of Greater Franklin County ($2,735), Healthy Steps Diaper Bank
($6,000), Hospice of Central Pennsylvania ($2,000), Join Hands Ministry ($7,000), Junior Achievement of
South Central PA ($4,000), Leaf Project, Inc. ($8,500), Lebanon Valley Volunteers in Medicine ($6,000), LGBT
Community Center Coalition of Central PA ($6,000), Lincoln Intermediate Unit ($9,500), Lykens Valley
Children’s Museum ($8,000), Medard’s House ($4,500), Millersburg Area Pool Association ($10,000),
Millersburg Ferry Boat Association ($10,000), Neurodiverse Network, Inc. ($4,000), New Hope Ministries
($4,000), Open Stage of Harrisburg ($5,000), PennCares ($1,000), Penns Youth Initiative ($7,000),
Pennsylvania Friends of Agriculture ($3,500), Rebuilding Together Greater Harrisburg, Inc. ($10,000), Sexual
Assault Resource and Counseling Center (SARCC) of Lebanon and Schuylkill Counties ($3,861), Susan P.
Byrnes Health Education ($2,500), The Boys & Girls Club of Chambersburg and Shippensburg ($5,000),
Capital Region Literacy Council ($8,500), The Salvation Army Harrisburg Capital City Region ($6,000), Upper
Dauphin Human Services Center, Inc. ($5,000), Urban Regenerative Farm ($4,500), Therapy and Counseling
Services ($3,000), Tri-County HDC ($2,500), Twin Valley Players ($10,000), Vickie’s Angel Walk ($6,000),
Waynesboro Community and Human Services ($8,000), West Shore Wildlife Center ($5,000), Wildheart
International Ministries ($10,000), Women of Purpose ($2,500), Yellow Breeches Educational Center ($3,500),
and TOGETHER: Change through Community ($5,500).

To learn more about TFEC and support local special fund initiatives, visit www.tfec.org.
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ABOUT THE FOUNDATION FOR ENHANCING COMMUNITIES
The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC), the 18th oldest community foundation in the United
States, 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 102
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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