Foundation / Corporation
The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC) - Greater Harrisburg Foundation and Cultural Enrichment Fund (CEF)
08/01/17 4:00 PM Receipt
Grants of up to $5,000 to Harrisburg area, Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations for programs to give underserved residents access to the arts and arts experiences. Nonprofits should be located in 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.
The criteria used by the Grantmaking Committee include cultural appreciation and diversity, project summary and results, project relevance and collaboration, fiscal planning, control and sustainability, and organizational mission and capacity.
GrantWatch ID#: 156565
The maximum grant award is $5,000.
Proposed projects may take place at any time during the grant year beginning January 1, 2018 and ending December 31, 2018.
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:
- Capital campaigns
- Direct lobbying to influence legislation or funding appropriations
- 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
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.
- April 1, 2017: Application available.
- August 1, 2017: All application materials (both online and mailed or hand delivered) must be received by, not postmarked by, 4:00pm.
- Applicants will be notified of their status in December 2017.
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:
Mail or deliver the required application materials to either:
200 N 3rd St, 8th Fl
Harrisburg, PA 17101
The Foundation for Enhancing Communities
Attn: Jennifer Strechay
PO Box 678
Harrisburg, PA 17108-0678
USA: Pennsylvania: Counties of Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, Perry, and the Dillsburg Area and/or located within 20 miles of center city Harrisburg