Emerging Philanthropist Program (EPP) Grant

Grant to a Harrisburg Area, Pennsylvania Nonprofit for
Programs that Help Individuals Achieve Self-Sufficiency

GrantWatch ID#: 173670
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC) and Harrisburg Young Professionals (HYP)

08/01/17 4:00 PM Receipt

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Grant of $5,000 to a Harrisburg area, Pennsylvania nonprofit organization for programs that help individuals (ages 18 and older) achieve self-sufficiency. Funded programs may include, but are not limited to, mentoring, workforce development and career building, financial literacy, and parenting classes.

Priority will be given to programs with a proven track record of success in the focus areas and that can demonstrate measurable outcomes.




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.

In general, EPP does not fund:

- 100% of any project
- 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

Click on the link in the Supporting Documents section below to access the application.

Grant Timeline:

- June 1, 2017: Application available.
- August 1, 2017: All application materials must be received by, not postmarked by, 4:00pm.
- Applicants will be notified of their status in Fall 2017.

Please Note:

Applicants may be requested to complete an interview and/or a site visit with the EPP participants prior to the grant being awarded.

Prior to submitting an application, applicants are invited to contact Program Officer Jennifer Strechay, to have a preliminary discussion about their 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.

Additional Information:

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

Jennifer Strechay, Program Officer for Community Investment

Applications should be mailed or hand delivered to:

The Foundation for Enhancing Communities
200 N. 3rd Street, 8th Floor
PO Box 678
Harrisburg, PA 17108-0678

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USA: Pennsylvania: Harrisburg City and the surrounding geographic areas

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