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John Crain Kunkel Foundation Grant

Grants to Pennsylvania Nonprofits in Eligible Counties
to Improve the Quality of Life of Local Residents

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John Crain Kunkel Foundation

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Grants to Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations in eligible counties to improve the quality of life of local residents. Funding is intended for charitable, religious, scientific, educational, and literary purposes. Organizations should primarily benefit one of the following counties: Dauphin, Cumberland, Lebanon, Perry, and Juniata Counties. Organizations outside this area will be considered so long as they serve in part an area, persons or communities within the Commonwealth.

Allowable Expenditures – the following list is not exhaustive, but includes most items.

  • Consulting or contractual services – applicants must select the consultant before the application is submitted and demonstrate in the application that the proposed consultant is qualified to perform the needed work or service;
  • Evaluation to show the extent to which the project has met its goals;
  • Furnishings that are necessary to support the project;
  • Hardware, software, and/or technology necessary to support the project;
  • Indirect costs;
  • Salaries and benefits for temporary staff to be employed for the project OR temporary staff to be employed to cover duties of full-time personnel while the full-time person works on the project. Temporary staff means part-time or fulltime personnel hired specifically to help carry out the project, or additional hours for existing part-time staff. The project description should clearly explain the need for added staff.
  • Supplies necessary to support the project;
  • Travel and/or training expenses related to the project for project staff; and
  • Other expenses that are reasonable and necessary to support the project.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 149170

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must submit a copy of the 501(c)3 nonprofit letter of determination or other proof of tax exempt status.

Unallowable Expenditures – the following list is not exhaustive, but includes most items.
- Fundraising costs;
- General operating support;
- Ongoing expenditures such as subscriptions, utilities, Internet access, or other services;
- Pre-award costs;
- Promotional items and memorabilia including gifts, incentives, and souvenirs;
- Refreshments, entertainment, ceremonies, receptions, or social events;
- Salaries, wages, and/or benefits for existing full-time employees; and
- Other expenses prohibited by state or federal regulations.

Pre-Application Information:

- Request Dates: January 1st – September 1st
- Notification Date: By December 15th


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Mailing Address:
5000 Ritter Road, Suite 202
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055


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Geographic Focus:

USA: Pennsylvania: Dauphin, Cumberland, Lebanon, Perry, and Juniata Counties

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