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Emerging Philanthropist Program (EPP) Grant

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

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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

Deadline Date:

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.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173670

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Term of Contract:

Proposed projects may take place at any time during the grant year beginning January 1, 2018 and ending December 31, 2018.

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.

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

Pre-Application Information:

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:

Contact 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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Geographic Focus:

USA: Pennsylvania: Harrisburg City and the surrounding geographic areas