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Children’s Home Foundation Fund

Grants to Pennsylvania Nonprofits in Cumberland, Dauphin,
and Perry Counties to Benefit Underprivileged Children

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC)

Deadline Date:

02/01/19 4:00 PM, Receipt


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Grants ranging from $1,500 to $6,000 to Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations to help children in Dauphin, Cumberland, and Perry Counties who are economically disadvantaged. Priority will be given to programs that focus on human services, particularly clothing, food, and shelter; education; and cultural enrichment and the arts.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184262

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant are generally between $1,500 and $6,000.

Term of Contract:

Proposed projects may take place at any time during the grant year beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020. Multi-year funding requests will be considered, but may be granted conditioned upon investment return, confirmation of matching funds identified by the Grantee, and/or the availability of foundation funds (in the years following the initial year of funding).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grant are available for programs in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties.

Eligible applicants must be nonprofit organizations federally determined as 501(c)(3) entities. Applicants without 501(c)(3) status are may engage a fiscal sponsor to administer their grant funds.

To be considered eligible for future funding, grantees must provide a final grant use report to the Children’s Home Foundation Fund when all funds have been expended but no later than sixty (60) days following completion of the project.

Not funded:
- 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:

Completed applications may be mailed or hand delivered, and must be received by–not postmarked by–4:00 PM on the deadline date.

All applicants are invited to contact Jennifer Strechay 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.

This funding opportunity offers two grant application rounds per year, as follows:

Application Deadline: August 1, 2018 (this deadline is closed)
- April 1, 2018: Application available.
- Applicants will be notified of their status in December 2018.
- Proposed projects may take place at any time during the grant year beginning January 1, 2019 and ending December 31, 2019.

Application Deadline: February 1, 2019; This Round Is Open
- October 1, 2018: Application available.
- February 1, 2019: All application materials must be received by, not postmarked by, 4:00 PM.
- Applicants will be notified of their grant status on or before June 2019.
- Proposed projects may take place at any time during the grant year beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2020.

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

Mailing address:
The Foundation for Enhancing Communities
The Children’s Home Foundation Fund,
Attn: Jennifer Strechay
PO Box 678
Harrisburg, PA 17108-067

Physical Address:
The Foundation for Enhancing Communities
200 North 3rd Street, 8th Floor
Harrisburg, PA

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Pennsylvania: Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry Counties