The Foundation for Enhancing Communities

The Foundation for Enhancing Communities 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.
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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. Frederic Goff, a banker and lawyer, founded the first community foundation in Cleveland in 1914. Goff's idea was to place charitable trusts under a common governing body with "variance power," which provided a legal ability to redirect charitable funds if the donor's original intent became obsolete. Following Cleveland's lead, TFEC was founded in 1920 (as The Harrisburg Foundation) by Donald McCormick, then president of Dauphin Deposit Bank. The Foundation grew slowly during its first 60 years. In fact, by 1980, the assets of The Foundation had grown only to about $300,000. The Foundation's governing body then embarked on a strategy to ensure relevance to future generations, and hired the first staff person. Charitable assets under management grew by tenfold over the next decade, and then tenfold again in the following decade. Today, TFEC's assets represent tens of millions of dollars, all for charitable benefit of our communities. TFEC has introduced new products and services to encourage philanthropy and meet charitable needs within our diverse communities. In 2001, our reputation and expertise in the philanthropic sector was enhanced by the adoption of a donor-impact philosophy. We now encourage donors, with contributions of any size and type, to take an active role in their philanthropy, to leverage The Foundation for maximum impact, and to think broadly about how TFEC can help them achieve their meaningful goals.

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You could win Executive Coaching Sessions!Every nonprofit organization that attends ALL THREE sessions in our Capacity B...
05/12/2021

You could win Executive Coaching Sessions!

Every nonprofit organization that attends ALL THREE sessions in our Capacity Building Series will be entered into a drawing to win!

Valued at $1,200.00 these sessions are provided compliments of TFEC! Details of the executive coaching sessions are provided below:

Executive Coaching
✅ Will meet with leadership individually or as a group (up to three individuals) to offer education and support related to governance issues
✅Topics may include but are not limited to, strategic planning, nonprofit management, succession planning, board development, fundraising, and evaluation.
✅Will provide templates/examples related to governance, as needed
✅Two hours per month for six months

Register HERE to attend https://www.tfec.org/capacitybuilding/!

You could win Executive Coaching Sessions!

Every nonprofit organization that attends ALL THREE sessions in our Capacity Building Series will be entered into a drawing to win!

Valued at $1,200.00 these sessions are provided compliments of TFEC! Details of the executive coaching sessions are provided below:

Executive Coaching
✅ Will meet with leadership individually or as a group (up to three individuals) to offer education and support related to governance issues
✅Topics may include but are not limited to, strategic planning, nonprofit management, succession planning, board development, fundraising, and evaluation.
✅Will provide templates/examples related to governance, as needed
✅Two hours per month for six months

Register HERE to attend https://www.tfec.org/capacitybuilding/!

Parents! Are you tired of guessing on how to keep your kids occupied while at home? We're eliminating the guesswork, and...
05/10/2021

Parents! Are you tired of guessing on how to keep your kids occupied while at home? We're eliminating the guesswork, and here are some of our favorite Learn From Home activities that we think you should try!

Happy Mother's Day from TFEC!"Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever."
05/09/2021

Happy Mother's Day from TFEC!

"Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever."

Happy Mother's Day from TFEC!

"Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever."

Is COVID 2020's Hurricane Katrina?Katrina sparked the largest Red Cross Relief Response in modern history, and $20.2 bil...
05/08/2021

Is COVID 2020's Hurricane Katrina?

Katrina sparked the largest Red Cross Relief Response in modern history, and $20.2 billion in funding was raised from corporations, foundations, public charities, and high-net-worth individuals to address the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

Check out our latest blog post as we explore how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted philanthropy as a whole.

http://bit.ly/2020Katrina

Is COVID 2020's Hurricane Katrina?

Katrina sparked the largest Red Cross Relief Response in modern history, and $20.2 billion in funding was raised from corporations, foundations, public charities, and high-net-worth individuals to address the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

Check out our latest blog post as we explore how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted philanthropy as a whole.

http://bit.ly/2020Katrina

You can help rebuild your community. By giving to the COVID-19 Community Response Fund, you are providing essential serv...
05/07/2021

You can help rebuild your community. By giving to the COVID-19 Community Response Fund, you are providing essential services to those who need it most and are still affected by the pandemic. But don't take our word for it, ask any of our 2021 grantees.

Hearthstone Retirement Home & In-Home Care Services
Latino Hispanic American Community Center
Mission Central
Camp Hill Presbyterian Church
Cathedral Church of St. Stephen
Community CARES
Jewish Family Service of Greater Harrisburg
JFT Recovery and Veterans Support Services
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central PA
The Campus of the Jewish Home of Greater Harrisburg
Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet
The Shook House

Your support funds these organizations and others just like them. Let's rebuild our community, together.

https://bit.ly/DonateTFECCOVID19

You can help rebuild your community. By giving to the COVID-19 Community Response Fund, you are providing essential services to those who need it most and are still affected by the pandemic. But don't take our word for it, ask any of our 2021 grantees.

Hearthstone Retirement Home & In-Home Care Services
Latino Hispanic American Community Center
Mission Central
Camp Hill Presbyterian Church
Cathedral Church of St. Stephen
Community CARES
Jewish Family Service of Greater Harrisburg
JFT Recovery and Veterans Support Services
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central PA
The Campus of the Jewish Home of Greater Harrisburg
Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet
The Shook House

Your support funds these organizations and others just like them. Let's rebuild our community, together.

https://bit.ly/DonateTFECCOVID19

05/07/2021
Arts for All Class

Perry County Council of the Arts this looks like so much fun! Thank you for all of the great work you continue to do in our community!

Thank you for the opportunity to discuss the future of early education in Central PA! Start Strong PA
05/06/2021

Thank you for the opportunity to discuss the future of early education in Central PA! Start Strong PA

Capital Area child care providers & families sharing how they would spend PA's #americanrescueplanpa funding!
Cumberland, Dauphin, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder & Union Counties are talkin $1.2Billion

#startstrongarpforum

Thank you to all our panelists!

Pennsylvania Child Care Association
HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College
The Foundation for Enhancing Communities
Tender Years, Inc. Child Development Centers
United Way of Carlisle & Cumberland County
Danville Child Development Center

ONE WEEK AWAY!Don't forget to register for our 3-part capacity building sessions!These sessions will provide the nonprof...
05/06/2021

ONE WEEK AWAY!

Don't forget to register for our 3-part capacity building sessions!

These sessions will provide the nonprofit community with actionable insights to move forward prosperously and continue to serve the local community in a post-COVID world.

Register at the link below!

https://www.tfec.org/capacitybuilding/

ONE WEEK AWAY!

Don't forget to register for our 3-part capacity building sessions!

These sessions will provide the nonprofit community with actionable insights to move forward prosperously and continue to serve the local community in a post-COVID world.

Register at the link below!

https://www.tfec.org/capacitybuilding/

05/05/2021

We are so thankful for this partnership with Helix Strategies, LLC, and to be able to better serve the nonprofit community!

Register for the capacity-building workshops at https://www.tfec.org/capacitybuilding/.

It's almost Mother's Day and we have the perfect gift for Mom! Give the gift of gratitude and show your mom how much she...
05/03/2021

It's almost Mother's Day and we have the perfect gift for Mom! Give the gift of gratitude and show your mom how much she means to you!

Your purchase supports MULTIPLE local nonprofits that are responding to issues affecting women and girls in your local community. In 2020 people just like you gave over $37,000 to assist immigrant women and girls, domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, and trans women and girls of color through the Fund for Women and Girls at TFEC.

Learn more and snag yours today at www.tfec.org/gratitude.

It's almost Mother's Day and we have the perfect gift for Mom! Give the gift of gratitude and show your mom how much she means to you!

Your purchase supports MULTIPLE local nonprofits that are responding to issues affecting women and girls in your local community. In 2020 people just like you gave over $37,000 to assist immigrant women and girls, domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, and trans women and girls of color through the Fund for Women and Girls at TFEC.

Learn more and snag yours today at www.tfec.org/gratitude.

Last Friday we wished a very happy retirement to our very own Mark Bradshaw, he has been with TFEC for over 10 years.Tha...
05/03/2021

Last Friday we wished a very happy retirement to our very own Mark Bradshaw, he has been with TFEC for over 10 years.

Thank you for your willingness to accept any new role or challenge. Your spirit and energy are infectious and will be terribly missed around the office.

Thank you Mark for everything you have done to make TFEC a better place, we wish you all the best in retirement!

May is #MentalHealthMonth. Did you know?.1 in 5 U.S. adults experience a mental health condition each year, but less tha...
05/02/2021

May is #MentalHealthMonth. Did you know?
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1 in 5 U.S. adults experience a mental health condition each year, but less than half get treatment.
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Su***de is the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-34 and the 10th leading cause of death overall in the U.S.
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Transgender adults are nearly 12x more likely to attempt su***de than the general population.
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20.5% of people experiencing homelessness in the U.S. have a serious mental health condition.
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You are #NotAlone. If you, or someone you know is seeking mental health resources contact the NAMI HelpLine at 850-950-NAMI.

May is #MentalHealthMonth. Did you know?
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1 in 5 U.S. adults experience a mental health condition each year, but less than half get treatment.
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Su***de is the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10-34 and the 10th leading cause of death overall in the U.S.
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Transgender adults are nearly 12x more likely to attempt su***de than the general population.
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20.5% of people experiencing homelessness in the U.S. have a serious mental health condition.
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You are #NotAlone. If you, or someone you know is seeking mental health resources contact the NAMI HelpLine at 850-950-NAMI.

We've come a long way from 1920. And TFEC has been here for every second. .Join us in celebrating our Centennial (+1) as...
05/01/2021

We've come a long way from 1920. And TFEC has been here for every second.
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Join us in celebrating our Centennial (+1) as we look back on our last 100 years and plan for the next 100!
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Learn more about our century of service at https://www.tfec.org/centennial/

We've come a long way from 1920. And TFEC has been here for every second.
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Join us in celebrating our Centennial (+1) as we look back on our last 100 years and plan for the next 100!
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Learn more about our century of service at https://www.tfec.org/centennial/

What is your wish for the community?.Submit your wish for our community and tag us on Facebook or Instagram with your wi...
04/29/2021

What is your wish for the community?
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Submit your wish for our community and tag us on Facebook or Instagram with your wish and #TFEC100Wishes. TFEC will compile wishes and strive to grant them. Not on social? Email your wish or an image to [email protected] and we will post them.
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From Mark K. Leidy, Ed. D.

What is your wish for the community?
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Submit your wish for our community and tag us on Facebook or Instagram with your wish and #TFEC100Wishes. TFEC will compile wishes and strive to grant them. Not on social? Email your wish or an image to [email protected] and we will post them.
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From Mark K. Leidy, Ed. D.

Thank you to Rotary Club of Mechanicsburg-North for having us!
04/29/2021

Thank you to Rotary Club of Mechanicsburg-North for having us!

What is your wish for the community?.Submit your wish for our community and tag us on Facebook or Instagram with your wi...
04/27/2021

What is your wish for the community?
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Submit your wish for our community and tag us on Facebook or Instagram with your wish and #TFEC100Wishes. TFEC will compile wishes and strive to grant them. Not on social? Email your wish or an image to [email protected] and we will post them.
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From Dave Kutz, Board Member, and Linda Kutz, PCCF Advisory Committee Member.

What is your wish for the community?
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Submit your wish for our community and tag us on Facebook or Instagram with your wish and #TFEC100Wishes. TFEC will compile wishes and strive to grant them. Not on social? Email your wish or an image to [email protected] and we will post them.
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From Dave Kutz, Board Member, and Linda Kutz, PCCF Advisory Committee Member.

We were honored to be a part of such a fantastic program! Thank you YWCA Greater Harrisburg for continuing to do great w...
04/26/2021

We were honored to be a part of such a fantastic program! Thank you YWCA Greater Harrisburg for continuing to do great work to better our community!

WOW! Thank you all so much for your support and participation in the 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge! It's been an incredible 3 weeks and we hope that you learned a lot and feel prepared to take action in your lives against injustice.

Thank you again to our incredible sponsors for making the challenge possible! We're so grateful for Capital BlueCross, GIANT, PSECU, The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, Centric Bank, UPMC, JPL, d'Vinci Interactive, Inc., Bryn Mawr Trust, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC, Ralph E. Jones, Inc., M&T Bank, P&G Northeast Mixing Center, Community Services Group, Highmark, PerformCare, JEM Group, Harristown Enterprises, Members 1st FCU, and Gannett Fleming.

SAVE THE DATE to celebrate our Perry County Community Foundation (PCCF) 2021 Grantees!Join us as we celebrate our 2021 g...
04/23/2021
PCCF 2021 Virtual Grantee Celebration | The Foundation For Enhancing Communities

SAVE THE DATE to celebrate our Perry County Community Foundation (PCCF) 2021 Grantees!

Join us as we celebrate our 2021 grantees. Come listen as they share their stories about the ways they are changing the lives of Perry County citizens.

The PCCF Grantee Celebration will be held virtually on May 27, 2021 from 3:00 - 4:30 via Zoom.

To learn more and register for this virtual event visit

https://www.tfec.org/pccfgrant/

Join us as we celebrate our 2021 grantees. Come listen as they share their stories about the ways they are changing the lives of Perry County citizens. Event Information Thursday, May 27, 2021 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Virtual via Zoom! RSVP Free to attend. Meeting Information will be provided following y...

Yesterday, April 21st, was Administrative Professionals Day, and we wanted to take the opportunity to thank Jenny Black ...
04/22/2021

Yesterday, April 21st, was Administrative Professionals Day, and we wanted to take the opportunity to thank Jenny Black and Mark Bradshaw for all that they do for us at TFEC.

We could not do it without them.

Thank you, Jenny and Mark!

Yesterday, April 21st, was Administrative Professionals Day, and we wanted to take the opportunity to thank Jenny Black and Mark Bradshaw for all that they do for us at TFEC.

We could not do it without them.

Thank you, Jenny and Mark!

2020/2021 Author of the Year | Susan Orlean | Dauphin County Library System
04/22/2021
2020/2021 Author of the Year | Susan Orlean | Dauphin County Library System

2020/2021 Author of the Year | Susan Orlean | Dauphin County Library System

The Madeline L. Olewine Memorial Library will operate on a modified schedule of 10:00 am - 2:00 pm starting on Tuesday, April 20 due to a possible Covid-19 exposure that has reduced staffing. Normal hours will resume on Tuesday, April 27.

Celebrate the 2020 grantees from the Franklin County Community Foundation, a regional foundation of TFEC! Hear their sto...
04/21/2021
FCCF 2020 Virtual Grantee Celebration | The Foundation For Enhancing Communities

Celebrate the 2020 grantees from the Franklin County Community Foundation, a regional foundation of TFEC! Hear their stories and learn more about their community impact at our VIRTUAL grantee recognition!

Learn more at https://www.tfec.org/fccfgrant/

  Join us, as our guest, as we celebrate our 2020 grantees! Be inspired by the stories of the Franklin County Community Foundation grantees and how the grants they will receive benefit Franklin County! Please register below to reserve your spot. Event Information   Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021 T...

Are you passionate about serving your community? Where can your dollars do the most good?  You can give where you live w...
04/17/2021

Are you passionate about serving your community? Where can your dollars do the most good?

You can give where you live with The Fund for the Future at TFEC! As your community foundation, we make sure that your gift makes an impact right in your backyard!

With an unrestricted gift, you respond to your communities' most immediate needs and make a lasting impact forever.

Donate today! https://bit.ly/FundForTheFuture

Are you passionate about serving your community? Where can your dollars do the most good?

You can give where you live with The Fund for the Future at TFEC! As your community foundation, we make sure that your gift makes an impact right in your backyard!

With an unrestricted gift, you respond to your communities' most immediate needs and make a lasting impact forever.

Donate today! https://bit.ly/FundForTheFuture

Today's featured project is  Amanda Strous Fly High 22 Foundation.The Amanda Strous Fly High 22 Foundation celebrates th...
04/16/2021

Today's featured project is Amanda Strous Fly High 22 Foundation.

The Amanda Strous Fly High 22 Foundation celebrates the life of Amanda Kay Strous. This foundation supports mental health, counseling, art therapy, women who were victims of violence, and those pursuing higher education in mental health/counseling.

As a treasured daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, fiancé, friend, teammate, and coach, Amanda lived life the way we all should. It is our hope, through sharing her story, we will continue to spread her light and inspire others just as she did. Through this foundation, we plan to cheer and support those like her and those entities near and dear to her heart. We continue to live, laugh, love, and leave a legacy in her name. Amanda Kay Strous, you will always be in our hearts. May we Live every moment, Laugh every day, and Love beyond words. Flyhigh 22, fly high!

If you would like to support the Amanda Strous Fly High 22 Foundation, consider registering for the Live, Laugh, Love Virtual 5K on May 21-23 or the Amanda Strous FlyHigh22 Golf Tournament on August 28. Registration information can be found at https://www.tfec.org/events/.

To donate to the Amanda Strous Fly High 22 Foundation, visit http://bit.ly/DonateFlyHigh22Foundation.

Today's featured project is Amanda Strous Fly High 22 Foundation.

The Amanda Strous Fly High 22 Foundation celebrates the life of Amanda Kay Strous. This foundation supports mental health, counseling, art therapy, women who were victims of violence, and those pursuing higher education in mental health/counseling.

As a treasured daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, fiancé, friend, teammate, and coach, Amanda lived life the way we all should. It is our hope, through sharing her story, we will continue to spread her light and inspire others just as she did. Through this foundation, we plan to cheer and support those like her and those entities near and dear to her heart. We continue to live, laugh, love, and leave a legacy in her name. Amanda Kay Strous, you will always be in our hearts. May we Live every moment, Laugh every day, and Love beyond words. Flyhigh 22, fly high!

If you would like to support the Amanda Strous Fly High 22 Foundation, consider registering for the Live, Laugh, Love Virtual 5K on May 21-23 or the Amanda Strous FlyHigh22 Golf Tournament on August 28. Registration information can be found at https://www.tfec.org/events/.

To donate to the Amanda Strous Fly High 22 Foundation, visit http://bit.ly/DonateFlyHigh22Foundation.

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200 N. 3rd Street, 8th Floor
Harrisburg, PA
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Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

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