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.
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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Herb Grady
08/12/2020

Herb Grady

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My share of the proceeds from sales goes directly to the Covid-19 Community Response Fund. The rest covers the cost of apparel and production.
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Women and girls are among the underserved and underrepresented populations in our communities. All of the people who sup...
08/10/2020

Women and girls are among the underserved and underrepresented populations in our communities.

All of the people who support the Fund for Women & Girls help to provide opportunities to address basic needs or develop economic self sufficiency, strengthen and address health and safety needs, and promote opportunities for education.

We've been here for 20 years, united through the power of collective philanthropy, will you join our cause?!

Help us celebrate our 20 year anniversary and give to the Fund for Women & Girls at https://bit.ly/tfecfwgdonate

In 2019 The Franklin County Community Foundation and The Greater Harrisburg Community Foundation, regional foundations o...
08/10/2020
Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter receives $6,400 in grants from Franklin County Foundation

In 2019 The Franklin County Community Foundation and The Greater Harrisburg Community Foundation, regional foundations of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, awarded funds to the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter for their spay/neuter clinic as well as their Second Chance Program. For more information on these two grants, check out the story below!

https://www.publicopiniononline.com/story/news/local/2020/08/07/franklin-county-foundation-provides-grant-local-animal-shelter/3312300001/

Two grants provided by the Franklin County Foundation allowed CVAS to spay, neuter and care for animals across the county.

Want to stay up to date on all things TFEC?Sign up for our newsletter!Visit https://www.tfec.org/newsletter-signup/ to l...
08/07/2020

Want to stay up to date on all things TFEC?

Sign up for our newsletter!

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Choose between these TFEC updates so you never miss anything!

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Professional Advisors: For all of the professional advisors out there looking for charitable giving options for their clients.
The Insider: Our quarterly newsletter with updates on grants, initiatives, and other projects of TFEC!
The Fund for Women & Girls: A special initiative of TFEC, stay up to date on the fund, events, and other useful information!

We're sure you know some amazing female philanthropists who would be especially deserving of either the Rising Philanthr...
08/07/2020

We're sure you know some amazing female philanthropists who would be especially deserving of either the Rising Philanthropist Award or the Karen F. Snider Women in Philanthropy Award!

Read through the descriptions and if you would like to nominate someone visit www.tfec.org/wfpop/wipaward.

BUT HURRY! Nominations are due by AUGUST 31ST!

When you see symbols of hope, unity, peace, and community, be sure to take the time to admire them. The Lebanon Valley C...
08/07/2020

When you see symbols of hope, unity, peace, and community, be sure to take the time to admire them. The Lebanon Valley Council on the Arts with their ReClaim, ReUse, ReCycle project sought to engage the Lebanon School District with numerous art classes over the summer, all with materials that had been donated or repurposed. Over the course of the project, one of their artists managed a mosaic/mural project which created the beautiful work of art displayed in these images.

This grant opportunity was provided to the Lebanon Valley Council on the Arts from the Family & Children's Services of Lebanon County Fund, which seeks to initiate new programs, expand or improve existing programs, fund a strategic planning process, or offer special professional development opportunities for nonprofit, social service agencies in support of projects which serve families and children in Lebanon County.

If you would like to learn more about the Family & Children's Services of Lebanon County Fund visit https://www.tfec.org/grants/family-childrens-services-fund-of-lebanon-county-grant/

DID YOU KNOW?!TFEC has the ability to extend it's nonprofit status over your activities using a tool called fiscal spons...
08/05/2020

DID YOU KNOW?!

TFEC has the ability to extend it's nonprofit status over your activities using a tool called fiscal sponsorship? Is there a problem in the community that you have to solve? Starting a nonprofit can be time consuming and costly, let us help you with fiscal sponsorship. In 2019, TFEC's fiscal sponsorship projects had over $2 million dollars of community impact!

We can be the missing piece to bringing your charitable vision to life!

To learn more about fiscal sponsorship visit https://www.tfec.org/donors/projects-overview/.

80 days until Power of the Purse 2020!While we don't want to spoil all of the surprises, here's a sneak peak at one of t...
08/04/2020

80 days until Power of the Purse 2020!

While we don't want to spoil all of the surprises, here's a sneak peak at one of the purses up for auction this year! Will you be going home with this beautiful cross-body bag?!

The Central Penn Business Journal's Forty Under 40 awards recognize Central PA’s leaders who are 40 years old or younger...
08/04/2020

The Central Penn Business Journal's Forty Under 40 awards recognize Central PA’s leaders who are 40 years old or younger based on their professional accomplishments, community service and commitment to inspiring change. They are selected by an outside panel of judges that includes previous winners.

From the entire team at TFEC: Congratulations to the 2020 honorees!

You can learn more about these community leaders at https://www.cpbj.com/event/forty-under-40/

The COVID19 Pandemic has impacted almost every aspect of your life. Your sports, your schools, your jobs. Some of us are...
08/03/2020

The COVID19 Pandemic has impacted almost every aspect of your life. Your sports, your schools, your jobs. Some of us are hurting, some in need of help, but we are all are members of the same community. That is why we partnered with United Way of the Capital Region, to help those most impacted by the pandemic. You can help locals affected by COVID-19 and help our communities emerge healthier and stronger than before.

Your donation would go directly to our nonprofit partners on the front lines and fund: food and toiletries, personal protective equipment, cleaning supplies, technology needs, homelessness prevention, alternative housing, hospice support, and medical equipment.

Donate today to the COVID-19 Community Response Fund at www.tfec.org/covid19resources

Attention all parents with children ages 3 to 5 enrolled in early learning programs or preschool!TFEC's Early Education ...
07/29/2020

Attention all parents with children ages 3 to 5 enrolled in early learning programs or preschool!

TFEC's Early Education Initiative is offering a Pre-K scholarship opportunity for students ages 3 to 5 years old to attend a quality early learning center or preschool program providing at least two hours of instructional activities per day at a program located in Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, and Perry Counties as well as the Dillsburg area of Northern York County.

Applications for this scholarship opportunity are due on August 1, 2020! For more information and eligibility requirements visit www.tfec.org/scholarships/earlyedscholarship!

Organizations like Brethren Housing Association (BHA), are working to improve our communities and help individuals and f...
07/29/2020

Organizations like Brethren Housing Association (BHA), are working to improve our communities and help individuals and families experiencing homelessness through housing and counseling provided by congregation pastors.

You can provide much-needed help that organizations like BHA who are providing our communities with the support it needs to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Join our cause and help support locals affected by COVID-19 at www.tfec.org/covid19resources.

EMERGING PHILANTHROPIST PROGRAM GRANT OPPORTUNITY!This $5,000 grant opportunity is closing soon, applications are due ar...
07/29/2020

EMERGING PHILANTHROPIST PROGRAM GRANT OPPORTUNITY!
This $5,000 grant opportunity is closing soon, applications are due are August 1, 2020!!!

In 2020, the Emerging Philanthropist Program seeks grant applications that will address the following area of focus:

Nonprofit organizations serving families (with a preference given to those serving families with school-aged children) by providing direct service or coordinating access to a variety of services that will assist families in maintaining, or working towards, self-sufficiency.

Family units can include multicultural, immigrant, LGBTQ, multi-generational, nontraditional, and blended relationships between person(s) who play a significant role in each other’s lives. This may include persons not legally related.

Examples of such services might include, but are not limited to: workforce development, education, legal services, childcare, financial literacy, housing, food security and technology needs.

Organizations are not required to be located in Harrisburg City and the surrounding areas, but must provide services within or to these areas. Each year, select applicants will be asked to complete an interview and/or a site visit with participants of the EPP program as part of the grant review process.

For more information on this grant opportunity, eligibility, and to apply visit https://www.tfec.org/grants/emerging-philanthropist-program-grant/

Attention all small businesses with fewer than 100 employees, tourism businesses of all sizes, nonprofit organizations a...
07/28/2020
CARES Act Funding | Cumberland County, PA - Official Website

Attention all small businesses with fewer than 100 employees, tourism businesses of all sizes, nonprofit organizations as defined by Section 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(19) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, behavioral health and substance abuse disorder treatment providers, and municipal governments in Cumberland County!

The CARES Act was signed into law by the President on March 27, 2020 and provides funding for a variety of programs intended to alleviate the impact of COVID-19. Section 5001 of the CARES Act establishes the Coronavirus Relief Fund which offsets necessary expenditures incurred due to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Act 24 of 2020 was signed by Governor Wolf on May 29, 2020. This legislation provides $625 million in CARES Act Coronavirus Relief funding by means of block grants for counties in the commonwealth through the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED). Cumberland County received $22.9 million in block grant funding.

Grant applications are due by 4:30 on August 30, 2020. For more information on eligibility and how to apply, visit https://www.ccpa.net/cares

CARES Act grant funding for Cumberland County businesses, nonprofit organizations and municipal governments.

GRANT OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLEThe 2020 Emerging Philanthropist Fund Grant Application is now available and accepting submis...
07/27/2020

GRANT OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE

The 2020 Emerging Philanthropist Fund Grant Application is now available and accepting submissions!

In 2020, the Emerging Philanthropist Fund seeks grant applications that will address the following area of focus: Basic Needs. This one-time grant opportunity offers a grant award of $1,000 and is available to registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations serving Harrisburg and its surrounding areas. Organizations are not required to be located in Harrisburg City and the surrounding areas, but must provide services within or to these areas.

Application Deadline: August 31, 2020

Eligible organizations addressing this criteria are invited to apply for a one-time grant of $1,000 by submitting a narrative of two pages or less that describes the proposed project and the community need it seeks to address. Within your submission you must answer three questions:

What would your organization do with $1,000?

Describe the proposed project, the geographic area it will serve, the audience to be served, and why that audience was selected.

What will project success look like and how can it be measured? (i.e. are you collecting value statements, numbers served, surveys, photos, or other methods).

In addition, please include the applicant organization’s name, address, phone, and web address, and the name, title, address, phone, and email for the application contact. Applications that do not answer all three questions will not be considered. Complete applications must be submitted via email as an attachment to [email protected] by 4:00pm on August 31, 2020 ; materials will not be accepted after this date and time. Mailed materials are not needed for this application. One award will be made and the organization that is awarded this grant will be asked to document, update, and report upon progress and challenges.

It's almost back-to-school season! But school's might look a little different this fall, and how can you work with your ...
07/27/2020

It's almost back-to-school season! But school's might look a little different this fall, and how can you work with your child to ensure they are wearing their mask properly?

Check out these 7 quick tips to make wearing a mask easier on everyone!

Author: Dana Howell

For more information on early education during the COVID-19 pandemic visit www.tfec.org/early-education-resource-center.

If it's too hot to go fishing outside, let's go fishing inside with today's #LearnFromHomeWithTFEC! For more activities ...
07/24/2020

If it's too hot to go fishing outside, let's go fishing inside with today's #LearnFromHomeWithTFEC!

For more activities that you can do with your child from home visit www.tfec.org/early-education-resource-center.

Helping young women and girls in our region, is one of 3 main community initiatives with TFEC. Anyone can be a philanthr...
07/24/2020

Helping young women and girls in our region, is one of 3 main community initiatives with TFEC. Anyone can be a philanthropist with TFEC and join our Dream Team to support women and girls in our community who need our support.

Hear from one of our current "Dream Teamers" Robyn Holder about how she joined and some of her favorite memories as a part of the Fund for Women & Girls.

Why did you choose to become a member of the Dream Team?
My daughter, who was in TFEC's EPP class, invited me to the Awards Breakfast. I loved hearing about the organizations being given grants to help women and girls. I decided I needed to be part of this movement and joined shortly afterward. The collective philanthropy of the Dream Team is amazing and makes me feel good!

What is your favorite memory of being a Dream Team Member?
Perhaps a bit self-serving, but one of my favorite memories was being chosen for the Karin Snyder Women in Philanthropy Award in 2018. I'm not a big fan of awards, but this one truly made me feel special! It was almost as if I was getting a pat on the back for the work I love doing in the community. I don't need this, but it was delightful to receive it!

You can be just like Robyn and join the community of women who working to ensure that women and girls in our region have the resources and support they need to follow their dreams at www.tfec.org/dreamteam

For 20 years donors like you have helped serve women and girls in our region. This year in honor of the 20th anniversary...
07/23/2020

For 20 years donors like you have helped serve women and girls in our region. This year in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Fund for Women and Girls, we are giving out 5 $20,000 grants. But we need your help to continue to this great work.

With your support we can ensure that women and girls in our region have access to the education, healthcare, and other resources they need to succeed.

You can become a member of the DREAM TEAM and join us for the next 20 years of supporting women and girls!

www.tfec.org/dreamteam

Do you know someone who would be a perfect candidate for one of our Women in Philanthropy Awards?Nominations for the Ris...
07/22/2020

Do you know someone who would be a perfect candidate for one of our Women in Philanthropy Awards?

Nominations for the Rising Philanthropist and Karen F. Snider Women In Philanthropy Awards are now open! For more information on both of these prestigious honors and to nominate someone you know visit https://www.tfec.org/wfpop/wipaward/!

Raise your hand if you're excited for Power of the Purse 2020!Even though you won't be able to shop 'till you drop in pe...
07/22/2020

Raise your hand if you're excited for Power of the Purse 2020!

Even though you won't be able to shop 'till you drop in person, have no fear, we've gone virtual this year!

Who will be taking home this GORGEOUS brighton bag?!

During these unprecedented times we want to make sure both parents and early education providers are engaged, informed, ...
07/21/2020

During these unprecedented times we want to make sure both parents and early education providers are engaged, informed, and continue to provide care for our community's youngest members.

That is why we created the Early Education Resource Center to provide you with all of the educational activities, mental health resources, and other information that you will need!

To learn more visit www.tfec.org/early-education-resource-center.

You want to make an impact on your community, but you're not 100% sure how.With TFEC, anyone can be a philanthropist. Ou...
07/21/2020

You want to make an impact on your community, but you're not 100% sure how.

With TFEC, anyone can be a philanthropist. Our mission is to inspire giving by partnering with donors to achieve their charitable goals.

We support dreams, fund hope, and honor your legacy. We connect a community of givers with the knowledge, support, and tools they need to realize their charitable goals. Our vision is your vision - to do amazing work and fund initiatives that strengthen our shared community.

For more information on how you can partner with TFEC and join a family of philanthropists visit www.tfec.org.

Attention all parents with children ages 3 to 5 enrolled in early learning programs or preschool!TFEC's Early Education ...
07/20/2020

Attention all parents with children ages 3 to 5 enrolled in early learning programs or preschool!

TFEC's Early Education Initiative is offering a Pre-K scholarship opportunity for students ages 3 to 5 years old to attend a quality early learning center or preschool program providing at least two hours of instructional activities per day at a program located in Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, and Perry Counties as well as the Dillsburg area of Northern York County.

Applications for this scholarship opportunity are due on August 1, 2020! For more information and eligibility requirements visit www.tfec.org/scholarships/earlyedscholarship!

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