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Franklin County Foundation (FCF) Grant

Grants to Franklin County, Pennsylvania for Programs in
Arts, Education, Environment, Health, and Community

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC) - Franklin County Foundation (FCF)

Deadline Date:

08/01/18 4:00 PM Receipt


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Grants of up to $7,000 to Franklin County, Pennsylvania nonprofits for programs that solve community problems and work to improve the quality of life for community residents. Funding is intended for proposals in the areas of education, arts and culture, health and human services, community development, and the environment. Proposals must be aligned with one or more of the above focus areas.

FCF is additionally pleased to encourage applications that focus on: programs & projects in the field of music & the arts; health services with particular emphasis on cancer; services for the in-need, elderly, & people with special needs; programs that benefit children with special needs or accessibility needs; and programs & projects that focus upon or nurture access to early childhood education.

FCF’s strategic grantmaking focus is to invest in innovative, collaborative approaches and solutions to community problems, and to support projects that demonstrate achievable outcomes, the potential for replication as a model program, and plans for sustainability beyond the grant term. The overarching goal is to fund programs and services that have the potential for the greatest impact on the quality of life and positive outcomes for individuals and families living in Franklin County.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173666

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum grant award is $7,000. In 2017, grant awards ranged from $983-$7,000. FCF cannot fund 100% of any project.

Term of Contract:

Proposed projects must be implemented during the grant year of January 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible projects must serve Franklin County. 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.

Grant seekers may apply for any funding project that best fits their needs and the FCF guidelines; FCF no longer uses separate applications for program or capacity projects.

In general, FCF 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, 2018: Application available.
- August 1, 2018: 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 on or before December 1, 2018.
- Proposed projects may take place at any time during the grant year beginning January 1, 2019 and ending December 31, 2019.

All applicants are invited to contact Jennifer Strechay, Program Officer for Community Investment to discuss a proposed project or application. Applicants may also request one review of their draft application materials by Ms. Strechay prior to submission; please note that requests made later than two weeks prior to the grant submission deadline cannot be honored. Questions are welcome at any time and TFEC provides feedback on proposals that were not funded.

How to apply:

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

Jennifer Strechay, Program Officer for Community Investment

Application materials may be mailed or hand delivered to:

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

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

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Pennsylvania: Franklin County