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Arts for All Partnership Grant

Grants to Capital Region, Pennsylvania Nonprofits for
Arts and Cultural Programs for the Underserved

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC) - Greater Harrisburg Foundation and Cultural Enrichment Fund (CEF)

Deadline Date:

08/01/19 4:00 PM Receipt


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Grants of up to $5,000 to Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations in the Captial Region for programs to increase access to arts and cultural experiences for underserved residents. Nonprofits should serve residents of the counties of Cumberland, Franklin, Dauphin, Lebanon, or Perry; the Dillsburg Area; or located within 20 miles of center city Harrisburg.

The Arts for All Partnership is most interested in proposals that will increase access to the arts in the Capital Region through:

-Free public performances for families
-Ticket subsidy programs that fill houses
-Innovative programs that engage and build young audiences
-Educational outreach programs

Priority will be given to programs that increase arts engagement and access among diverse audiences, underserved and/or economically disadvantaged communities.

Equipment may be requested if its acquisition would result in the achievement of a significant efficiency, is required to initiate a new program, or would greatly enhance an existing program.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 156565

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum grant award is $5,000. In 2018 grant awards ranged from $1,000-$5,000.

Term of Contract:

Proposed projects may take place at any time during the grant year beginning January 1, 2020, and ending December 31, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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.

Funding will continue to be allocated based on each individual partner’s geographic footprint. Nonprofit organizations serving the Counties of Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, Perry, and the Dillsburg Area and/or located within 20 miles of center city Harrisburg are invited to apply.

This grant opportunity does not fund:

- Advertising
- Capital campaigns
- Direct lobbying to influence legislation or funding appropriations
- Individuals
- National and statewide umbrella organizations that cannot demonstrate a local presence
- New staff positions without a substantial plan for sustainability
- Religious organizations for religious purposes
- Retroactive projects

Pre-Application Information:


- April 1, 2019: Application available.
- August 1, 2019: All application materials (both online and mailed or hand delivered) must be received by, not postmarked by, 4:00 pm.
- Applicants will be notified of their status in December 2019.

The Arts for All Partnership prefers not to fund 100% of any project.

All applicants are invited to contact Jennifer Strechay, Program Officer for Community Investment to discuss an in progress or proposed project. Applicants may also request one review of their application materials by Ms. Strechay prior to submission; please note that requests made later than two weeks prior to the grant submission deadline will not be honored.

Upon review of your application, the Arts for All Partnership Committee may request a site visit and/or interview with program staff at your agency.

Please note that a complete application will consist of the Online Application and receipt of the mailed or delivered attachments.

Contact Information:

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

Register and complete the online application:

Jennifer Strechay

Mail or deliver the required application materials to either:

Physical Address:
200 N 3rd St, 8th Fl
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Mailing Address:
The Foundation for Enhancing Communities
Attn: Jennifer Strechay
PO Box 678
Harrisburg, PA 17108-0678

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Pennsylvania: Capital Region: Counties of Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, Perry, and the Dillsburg Area and/or located within 20 miles of center city Harrisburg