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The Foundation for Enhancing Communities Frederic Goff, a banker and lawyer, founded the first community foundation in Cleveland in 1914. The Foundation grew slowly during its first 60 years.

We are a leader in working with individuals, corporations, governmental bodies, nonprofit organizations, and private foundations, helping them to achieve their philanthropic goals with confidence and sophistication. Community foundations were conceived almost 100 years ago out of concern that Civil War-era trust funds were languishing and their stated purposes had become obsolete. Goff's idea was

We are a leader in working with individuals, corporations, governmental bodies, nonprofit organizations, and private foundations, helping them to achieve their philanthropic goals with confidence and sophistication. Community foundations were conceived almost 100 years ago out of concern that Civil War-era trust funds were languishing and their stated purposes had become obsolete. Goff's idea was

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We invite you to join us for our 2023 Annual Grantee Recognition Breakfast to see the impact The Fund for Women & Girls ...
02/03/2023

We invite you to join us for our 2023 Annual Grantee Recognition Breakfast to see the impact The Fund for Women & Girls is making.

You can learn more about this event at www.tfec.org/breakfast.

The Fund for Women & Girls' mission is to broaden the awareness of and respond to issues affecting women and girls through the power of collective philanthropy.

We achieve this through two goals:

1. Welcoming members to join the Dream Team by making a gift of at least $1,000 which will be used to create a lasting endowment of $1 million to support women and girls now and far into the future.

2. Making grants annually to local nonprofit organizations that focus on bettering the lives of women and girls in South Central PA.

Are you a social work major entering your junior or senior year of college? Do you attend a college or university that h...
02/03/2023

Are you a social work major entering your junior or senior year of college? Do you attend a college or university that has a Social Work program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)? Visit https://www.tfec.org/scholarships/shearer/ to see if you are eligible for this scholarship!

Attention York County students! Rotary Club of York Charitable Endowment Fund provides financial support for the academi...
02/03/2023

Attention York County students! Rotary Club of York Charitable Endowment Fund provides financial support for the academic success of York students seeking higher education. Thanks to the generous support of Club members, York Rotary Scholarships have been established to reward the academic success, community service, and student determination of York residents attending college, university, trade, or technical school. Visit https://www.tfec.org/scholarships/york-rotary-charitable-endowment-fund/ to learn more.

Do you know a non-traditional student who has faced hardships and adversity? The TFEC Aspire to Rise Scholarship provide...
02/03/2023

Do you know a non-traditional student who has faced hardships and adversity? The TFEC Aspire to Rise Scholarship provides financial assistance for non-traditional students who have experienced adversity in their lives but are looking to overcome those struggles through further education. To learn more about this scholarship opportunity for non-traditional students, visit https://www.tfec.org/scholarships/aspiretorise/.

This year’s  focuses on “Black Resistance,” specifically calling out the legacy of resistance through politics, the arts...
02/02/2023

This year’s focuses on “Black Resistance,” specifically calling out the legacy of resistance through politics, the arts, society, and education. You can explore this theme with a FREE virtual event by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Multi-Agency Black History Committee on Thursday, February 23. Visit https://www.puc.pa.gov/upcoming-events/black-history-month-2023/ to learn more.

Calling all students residing in Newport School District or those with a Newport address! Apply today for the Pauline M....
02/01/2023

Calling all students residing in Newport School District or those with a Newport address! Apply today for the Pauline M. Whitekettle Scholarship Fund. Extra consideration will be given to students who are members of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Newport, PA and active in the church for a minimum of three years. To learn more or apply, visit https://www.tfec.org/scholarships/whitekettle/.

Residents of Pennsylvania entering their second, third, or fourth year of a Pennsylvania college or university and are w...
02/01/2023

Residents of Pennsylvania entering their second, third, or fourth year of a Pennsylvania college or university and are working toward a degree in Art Education or Recreation & Parks are invited to apply for the Education Matters Scholarship! Students are eligible only if they have declared their major and are attending a 4-year academic institution as a full-time student. Visit http://ow.ly/oU0S50Mu8GX to learn more.

SUPER EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! 🌺 We can't wait to see you at the Fund for Women & Girls Annual Grantee Recog...
02/01/2023

SUPER EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! 🌺

We can't wait to see you at the Fund for Women & Girls Annual Grantee Recognition Breakfast!

Get your tickets NOW and use code SUPEREARLYBIRD at checkout for 💲off your purchase! But don't wait this offer is only valid until February 15! Visit www.tfec.org/breakfast to learn more.

Are you a current junior or senior attending Harrisburg School District with plans to attend HACC, Central Pennsylvania'...
01/31/2023

Are you a current junior or senior attending Harrisburg School District with plans to attend HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College to take college-level academic courses? Then apply for the Georg M. and Mary Jane Leader Scholarship! This fund was established after the passing of Mr. and Mrs. Leader with the intent to support and motivate youth from the City of Harrisburg to attend HACC or participate in college in high school, and succeed in college level work. Learn more at www.tfec.org/scholarships

Emerging Philanthropist Program Class of 2023 - APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 1! 📝 Are you interested in lea...
01/31/2023

Emerging Philanthropist Program Class of 2023 - APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 1! 📝

Are you interested in learning more about philanthropy? Looking for ways to give back to your community? Apply today to join the Emerging Philanthropist Program!

In the culminating experience, the class applies their newly learned community and grantmaking skills by awarding a grant to a nonprofit organization in a funding priority chosen by the class after assessing community needs. Since 2014, the Emerging Philanthropists Program has granted more than $40,000 to nonprofit organizations serving the Harrisburg area.

For more information and to apply, please visit www.tfec.org/epp.

Attention HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College students! Apply for the Grove Family Fund HACC Scholarship. Thi...
01/30/2023

Attention HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College students! Apply for the Grove Family Fund HACC Scholarship. This scholarship was established to support students attending HACC as full-time or part-time student. Visit https://www.tfec.org/scholarships/grove-family-fund-2-hacc/ to learn more or apply.

Emerging Philanthropist Program Class of 2023 - APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 1! 📝 Are you interested in lea...
01/28/2023

Emerging Philanthropist Program Class of 2023 - APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 1! 📝

Are you interested in learning more about philanthropy? Looking for ways to give back to your community? Apply today to join the Emerging Philanthropist Program!

In the culminating experience, the class applies their newly learned community and grantmaking skills by awarding a grant to a nonprofit organization in a funding priority chosen by the class after assessing community needs. Since 2014, the Emerging Philanthropists Program has granted more than $40,000 to nonprofit organizations serving the Harrisburg area.

For more information and to apply, please visit www.tfec.org/epp.

SAVE THE DATE for the Fund for Women & Girls Annual Grantee Recognition Breakfast! 🌸 📌Tuesday, April 18, 2023!  Be inspi...
01/27/2023

SAVE THE DATE for the Fund for Women & Girls Annual Grantee Recognition Breakfast! 🌸

📌Tuesday, April 18, 2023!

Be inspired by the 2022 Fund for Women & Girls grantees as they share their powerful stories about the ways they are changing the lives of women and girls in our region. ❤️️Registration opens soon. Learn more about the Fund for Women & Girls by visiting https://www.tfec.org/womens-fund-overview/.

Save the Date for our Early Learning Conference! Join us VIRTUALLY for some great sessions on the most pressing topics i...
01/26/2023

Save the Date for our Early Learning Conference! Join us VIRTUALLY for some great sessions on the most pressing topics in Early Education. Registration opens on February 14. Learn more at https://www.tfec.org/transition-conference/.

Who is this event for?
✅ Early Childhood Providers
✅ Kindergarten Teachers
✅ Childcare Center Directors
✅ Elementary Principals
✅ School District Administration
✅ Superintendents
✅ Family Engagement Specialists
✅ Community Partners
✅ School Counselors or Social Workers
✅ Infant and Toddler Teachers
✅ After School Program Coordinators

Emerging Philanthropist Program Class of 2023 - APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 1! 📝 Are you interested in lea...
01/25/2023

Emerging Philanthropist Program Class of 2023 - APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 1! 📝

Are you interested in learning more about philanthropy? Looking for ways to give back to your community? Apply today to join the Emerging Philanthropist Program!

In the culminating experience, the class applies their newly learned community and grantmaking skills by awarding a grant to a nonprofit organization in a funding priority chosen by the class after assessing community needs. Since 2014, the Emerging Philanthropists Program has granted more than $40,000 to nonprofit organizations serving the Harrisburg area.

For more information and to apply, please visit www.tfec.org/epp.

Happy Birthday to one of our newest members at TFEC, Jessica Graybill!! Jessica joined the team as a Marketing & Communi...
01/24/2023

Happy Birthday to one of our newest members at TFEC, Jessica Graybill!! Jessica joined the team as a Marketing & Communications Associate just one month ago.

Yesterday four members of our team had the opportunity to attend Beyond Leadership, a summit focused on servant leadersh...
01/20/2023

Yesterday four members of our team had the opportunity to attend Beyond Leadership, a summit focused on servant leadership featuring Leadership Harrisburg Area's 10 Essentials of Servant Leadership. Each participant learned the history of servant leadership and explored best practices from local and international organizations through individual, self-reflected activities and group activities. Our staff had a great time learning how to be better leaders and connecting with other like-minded individuals in the area. Pictured (L-R): Caitlin Cluck, Program Officer for Community Investment; Jessica Graybill, Marketing & Communications Associate; Brooke Clark, Philanthropic Officer; and Jenny Black, Administrative Assistant.

Emerging Philanthropist Program Class of 2023 - APPLICATION DUE TODAY! 📝 Are you interested in learning more about phila...
01/20/2023

Emerging Philanthropist Program Class of 2023 - APPLICATION DUE TODAY! 📝

Are you interested in learning more about philanthropy? Looking for ways to give back to your community? Apply today to join the Emerging Philanthropist Program!

In the culminating experience, the class applies their newly learned community and grantmaking skills by awarding a grant to a nonprofit organization in a funding priority chosen by the class after assessing community needs. Since 2014, the Emerging Philanthropists Program has granted more than $40,000 to nonprofit organizations serving the Harrisburg area.

For more information and to apply, please visit www.tfec.org/epp.

Don't leave scholarship dollars on the table! 💲 ➡️The Pennsylvania House of Representatives Scholarship is open to gradu...
01/19/2023

Don't leave scholarship dollars on the table! 💲

➡️The Pennsylvania House of Representatives Scholarship is open to graduating seniors and legal residents of PA, with a minimum 3.0 GPA, planning to attend any 4-year college in PA, and demonstrating leadership and community service.

📆Deadline is April 1, 2023!

https://www.tfec.org/scholarships/pahr/

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DON'T LEAVE SCHOLARSHIP 💰ON THE TABLE! 📆APPLICATIONS DUE MARCH 15, 2023! The Big 33 Academic Scholarship is open to stud...
01/18/2023

DON'T LEAVE SCHOLARSHIP 💰ON THE TABLE!

📆APPLICATIONS DUE MARCH 15, 2023!

The Big 33 Academic Scholarship is open to students in Pennsylvania who are planning to attend a technical school or accredited college or university following high school graduation. 📚 https://www.tfec.org/scholarships/big33/

Applications for the Emerging Philanthropist Program (EPP) class of 2022 are due in THREE DAYS! Don’t miss your chance t...
01/17/2023

Applications for the Emerging Philanthropist Program (EPP) class of 2022 are due in THREE DAYS! Don’t miss your chance to be actively engaged in giving back to your community.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY JANUARY 20, 2022!

▶This program provides an opportunity for emerging leaders in the Central PA community to become actively engaged with the power of philanthropy!

For more information and to apply, please visit www.tfec.org/epp.

Today we celebrate the life and legacy of legendary Civil Rights Activist, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In observance of t...
01/16/2023

Today we celebrate the life and legacy of legendary Civil Rights Activist, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In observance of this day, our office will be closed.

TFEC board and team members stand in solidarity with communities of color. We see you, we hear you, and we will continue to be a leader in our communities to fight systemic racism and achieve equality for all regardless of race or ethnicity. We foster tolerance, safety, and respect of all people and will strive to assist to make this community one that is safe and accessible for everyone. We will lead by example to attain diversity, equality, inclusion, and unity for all.

Check out the funds established by TFEC to achieve these goals: https://www.tfec.org/diversity-equity-and-inclusion/

Did you know you can establish a scholarship fund with TFEC? You can change a life by giving the gift of education. Visi...
01/13/2023

Did you know you can establish a scholarship fund with TFEC? You can change a life by giving the gift of education. Visit www.tfec.org for more information.

Too many people are victims of . U.S. Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign brings awareness to this crime. Lear...
01/11/2023

Too many people are victims of . U.S. Department of Homeland Security Blue Campaign brings awareness to this crime. Lear more at: dhs.gov/blue-campaign/wearblueday

Greenlight Operation was recently awarded $4,000 from The Fund for Women & Girls for the Restoration Home Project. Greenlight Operation desires to see a world where human trafficking is disrupted, and survivors are restored. The Restoration Home Project will serve up to six s*x trafficking women and girls from the Greater Harrisburg area and will enroll each survivor in a restoration program that will provide individualized, comprehensive care.

01/10/2023

🔍Searching for scholarship opportunities can feel like searching for a needle in a haystack. With TFEC's scholarship search feature, you can find scholarship opportunities curated specifically for your school! Learn more at: https://www.tfec.org/scholarship-search

How do we prepare the next generation of community leaders? TFEC's Emerging Philanthropist Program (EPP)! TFEC wants to ...
01/09/2023

How do we prepare the next generation of community leaders? TFEC's Emerging Philanthropist Program (EPP)! TFEC wants to educate the future givers of our region.

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY JANUARY 20, 2022!

▶This program provides an opportunity for emerging leaders in the Central PA community to become actively engaged with the power of philanthropy!

For more information and to apply, please visit www.tfec.org/epp.

GHF UPstream seeks to improve our area communities by supporting existing or new “upstream” systems, interventions, prog...
01/06/2023

GHF UPstream seeks to improve our area communities by supporting existing or new “upstream” systems, interventions, programs, or projects that attempt to create positive social change by addressing a problem at its source rather than managing its “downstream” symptoms.

The grant awarded $365,596 to 61 organizations:
Beacon Clinic for Health and Hope
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region, PA
Board of Child Care
Bosler Memorial Library
Brethren Community Ministries - bcmPEACE
Brethren Housing Association (BHA)
Bridge of Hope Harrisburg Area
Camp Hebron
Capital Area Girls on the Run
CATRA
Grantees continued in comments...

The Martin M. Sacks Memorial Fund recently awarded $9,498 to 12 organizations. This grant funds youth and family oriente...
01/04/2023

The Martin M. Sacks Memorial Fund recently awarded $9,498 to 12 organizations. This grant funds youth and family oriented programs and services that are consistent with the mission of the applicant organization.

Congratulations to:
Brethren Community Ministries - bcmPEACE
Bridge of Hope Harrisburg Area
Community CARES
Easterseals Western and Central Pennsylvania
Gamut Theatre Group
Harrisburg Area YMCA
Healthy Steps Diaper Bank
KidsPeace
Logos Academy Harrisburg
St. Stephen's Episcopal School - Harrisburg, PA
TFEC: Student Author Movement
Unitecentralpa

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We invite you to join us for our 2023 Annual Grantee Recognition Breakfast to see the impact The Fund for Women & Girls is making.

You can learn more about this event at www.tfec.org/breakfast.

The Fund for Women & Girls' mission is to broaden the awareness of and respond to issues affecting women and girls through the power of collective philanthropy.

We achieve this through two goals:

1. Welcoming members to join the Dream Team by making a gift of at least $1,000 which will be used to create a lasting endowment of $1 million to support women and girls now and far into the future.

2. Making grants annually to local nonprofit organizations that focus on bettering the lives of women and girls in South Central PA.
Are you a social work major entering your junior or senior year of college? Do you attend a college or university that has a Social Work program accredited by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE)? Visit https://www.tfec.org/scholarships/shearer/ to see if you are eligible for this scholarship!
Attention York County students! Rotary Club of York Charitable Endowment Fund provides financial support for the academic success of York students seeking higher education. Thanks to the generous support of Club members, York Rotary Scholarships have been established to reward the academic success, community service, and student determination of York residents attending college, university, trade, or technical school. Visit https://www.tfec.org/scholarships/york-rotary-charitable-endowment-fund/ to learn more.
Do you know a non-traditional student who has faced hardships and adversity? The TFEC Aspire to Rise Scholarship provides financial assistance for non-traditional students who have experienced adversity in their lives but are looking to overcome those struggles through further education. To learn more about this scholarship opportunity for non-traditional students, visit https://www.tfec.org/scholarships/aspiretorise/.
This year’s focuses on “Black Resistance,” specifically calling out the legacy of resistance through politics, the arts, society, and education. You can explore this theme with a FREE virtual event by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Multi-Agency Black History Committee on Thursday, February 23. Visit https://www.puc.pa.gov/upcoming-events/black-history-month-2023/ to learn more.
Calling all students residing in Newport School District or those with a Newport address! Apply today for the Pauline M. Whitekettle Scholarship Fund. Extra consideration will be given to students who are members of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Newport, PA and active in the church for a minimum of three years. To learn more or apply, visit https://www.tfec.org/scholarships/whitekettle/.
Residents of Pennsylvania entering their second, third, or fourth year of a Pennsylvania college or university and are working toward a degree in Art Education or Recreation & Parks are invited to apply for the Education Matters Scholarship! Students are eligible only if they have declared their major and are attending a 4-year academic institution as a full-time student. Visit http://ow.ly/oU0S50Mu8GX to learn more.
SUPER EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! 🌺

We can't wait to see you at the Fund for Women & Girls Annual Grantee Recognition Breakfast!

Get your tickets NOW and use code SUPEREARLYBIRD at checkout for 💲off your purchase! But don't wait this offer is only valid until February 15! Visit www.tfec.org/breakfast to learn more.
Are you a current junior or senior attending Harrisburg School District with plans to attend HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College to take college-level academic courses? Then apply for the Georg M. and Mary Jane Leader Scholarship! This fund was established after the passing of Mr. and Mrs. Leader with the intent to support and motivate youth from the City of Harrisburg to attend HACC or participate in college in high school, and succeed in college level work. Learn more at www.tfec.org/scholarships
Emerging Philanthropist Program Class of 2023 - APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 1! 📝

Are you interested in learning more about philanthropy? Looking for ways to give back to your community? Apply today to join the Emerging Philanthropist Program!

In the culminating experience, the class applies their newly learned community and grantmaking skills by awarding a grant to a nonprofit organization in a funding priority chosen by the class after assessing community needs. Since 2014, the Emerging Philanthropists Program has granted more than $40,000 to nonprofit organizations serving the Harrisburg area.

For more information and to apply, please visit www.tfec.org/epp.
Attention HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College students! Apply for the Grove Family Fund HACC Scholarship. This scholarship was established to support students attending HACC as full-time or part-time student. Visit https://www.tfec.org/scholarships/grove-family-fund-2-hacc/ to learn more or apply.
Emerging Philanthropist Program Class of 2023 - APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 1! 📝

Are you interested in learning more about philanthropy? Looking for ways to give back to your community? Apply today to join the Emerging Philanthropist Program!

In the culminating experience, the class applies their newly learned community and grantmaking skills by awarding a grant to a nonprofit organization in a funding priority chosen by the class after assessing community needs. Since 2014, the Emerging Philanthropists Program has granted more than $40,000 to nonprofit organizations serving the Harrisburg area.

For more information and to apply, please visit www.tfec.org/epp.
SAVE THE DATE for the Fund for Women & Girls Annual Grantee Recognition Breakfast! 🌸

📌Tuesday, April 18, 2023!

Be inspired by the 2022 Fund for Women & Girls grantees as they share their powerful stories about the ways they are changing the lives of women and girls in our region. ❤️️Registration opens soon. Learn more about the Fund for Women & Girls by visiting https://www.tfec.org/womens-fund-overview/.
Perry and York County Students! Are you looking for college scholarships? Here are some scholarship opportunities that you may be eligible for!

https://www.tfec.org/show-all/?state=pennsylvania&cty=perry

https://www.tfec.org/show-all/?state=pennsylvania&cty=york
Save the Date for our Early Learning Conference! Join us VIRTUALLY for some great sessions on the most pressing topics in Early Education. Registration opens on February 14. Learn more at https://www.tfec.org/transition-conference/.

Who is this event for?
✅ Early Childhood Providers
✅ Kindergarten Teachers
✅ Childcare Center Directors
✅ Elementary Principals
✅ School District Administration
✅ Superintendents
✅ Family Engagement Specialists
✅ Community Partners
✅ School Counselors or Social Workers
✅ Infant and Toddler Teachers
✅ After School Program Coordinators
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