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 redir

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 redir

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🔔DON'T FORGET! 🔔Only 🔟 days until our FINAL Capacity Building Workshop Session in partnership with Helix Strategies, LLC...
07/10/2021

🔔DON'T FORGET! 🔔

Only 🔟 days until our FINAL Capacity Building Workshop Session in partnership with Helix Strategies, LLC!

This sessions will focus on All Things Operations and Programming.

🏅If your organization attends all 3 sessions in this workshop series you will be entered to win Executive Coaching sessions with Dr. Ivy Buchan. 🏅

Register today at the link below!
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https://www.tfec.org/capacitybuilding/

🔔DON'T FORGET! 🔔

Only 🔟 days until our FINAL Capacity Building Workshop Session in partnership with Helix Strategies, LLC!

This sessions will focus on All Things Operations and Programming.

🏅If your organization attends all 3 sessions in this workshop series you will be entered to win Executive Coaching sessions with Dr. Ivy Buchan. 🏅

Register today at the link below!
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https://www.tfec.org/capacitybuilding/

🎆Still in the holiday spirit from this weekend?🎆 Try out this fund activity with cookie cutters and share your creations...
07/09/2021

🎆Still in the holiday spirit from this weekend?🎆

Try out this fund activity with cookie cutters and share your creations by using #LearnFromHomeWithTFEC! ⭐🔔

For more early education resources, visit https://www.tfec.org/earlyedresources/

🎆Still in the holiday spirit from this weekend?🎆

Try out this fund activity with cookie cutters and share your creations by using #LearnFromHomeWithTFEC! ⭐🔔

For more early education resources, visit https://www.tfec.org/earlyedresources/

🗣 GRANT OPPORTUNITIES OPEN NOW! Applications for the following grant funds are now being accepted through August 1, 2021...
07/08/2021

🗣 GRANT OPPORTUNITIES OPEN NOW!

Applications for the following grant funds are now being accepted through August 1, 2021! Finish those applications if you haven't already! 📝

🎨Arts for All Partnership🎭
Funding programs designed to integrate cultural appreciation in the everyday lives of underserved audiences; most interested in proposals that will increase access to the arts.

📌Children's Home Foundation Fund
Providing aid to economically disadvantaged children by supporting human services, especially programs which address needs for food, clothing and shelter; education; and cultural enrichment and the arts.

✅Franklin County Community Foundation
Funding programs focusing on Arts & Culture, Community Development, Education, Environment, and Health & Human Services in Franklin County

📍Mechanicsburg Area Community Foundation
Funding programs focusing on Arts & Culture, Community Development, Education, Environment, and Health & Human Services in the Mechanicsburg Area.

▶Visit, https://www.tfec.org/nonprofits/grants-overview/ for all available grant opportunities.

Did you know that there is an organization right here in Central Pennsylvania that builds awareness of and responds to i...
07/07/2021

Did you know that there is an organization right here in Central Pennsylvania that builds awareness of and responds to issues affecting women and girls in our communities?

🔷The Fund for Women & Girls is a special initiative of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC) that supports programs focusing on education, health, human services and self-sufficiency, giving the underserved in our region a chance to pursue their dreams.🔷

Check out our website to learn more!
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https://www.tfec.org/our-community/initiatives/womens-fund-overview/

Did you know that there is an organization right here in Central Pennsylvania that builds awareness of and responds to issues affecting women and girls in our communities?

🔷The Fund for Women & Girls is a special initiative of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC) that supports programs focusing on education, health, human services and self-sufficiency, giving the underserved in our region a chance to pursue their dreams.🔷

Check out our website to learn more!
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https://www.tfec.org/our-community/initiatives/womens-fund-overview/

Today's featured project is Friends of Austin. Friends of Austin is inspired by Mark and Hannah Corman, whose son Austin...
07/06/2021

Today's featured project is Friends of Austin. Friends of Austin is inspired by Mark and Hannah Corman, whose son Austin was born with a fatal form of congenital muscular dystrophy called L-CMD, primarily affecting the muscles & heart. Kids with an L-CMD diagnosis statistically die in their teens. There are currently no treatments and no cure. Austin's family has started the non-profit L-CMD Research Foundation to urgently raise funds to develop a gene therapy treatment with a major academic research institution. The goal? $2 million. L-CMD Research Foundation has created a fundraising campaign, "2 Before 2!" which aims to raise $2 million before Austin's 2nd birthday on August 27th.

Friends of Austin is hosting the 2 BEFORE 2 Golf Outing on August 13, 2021, at Manada Golf Club to raise money for the L-CMD Research Foundation. Register at the link below!

https://www.tfec.org/friendsofaustin/

Today's featured project is Friends of Austin. Friends of Austin is inspired by Mark and Hannah Corman, whose son Austin was born with a fatal form of congenital muscular dystrophy called L-CMD, primarily affecting the muscles & heart. Kids with an L-CMD diagnosis statistically die in their teens. There are currently no treatments and no cure. Austin's family has started the non-profit L-CMD Research Foundation to urgently raise funds to develop a gene therapy treatment with a major academic research institution. The goal? $2 million. L-CMD Research Foundation has created a fundraising campaign, "2 Before 2!" which aims to raise $2 million before Austin's 2nd birthday on August 27th.

Friends of Austin is hosting the 2 BEFORE 2 Golf Outing on August 13, 2021, at Manada Golf Club to raise money for the L-CMD Research Foundation. Register at the link below!

https://www.tfec.org/friendsofaustin/

✴What is your wish for your community?✴In honor of our Centennial (+1) we are collecting wishes from our community membe...
07/06/2021

✴What is your wish for your community?✴

In honor of our Centennial (+1) we are collecting wishes from our community members! In 2022, we will strive to grant them!

✍Submit your wish by tagging us The Foundation for Enhancing Communities and using #TFEC100Wishes.

✴What is your wish for your community?✴

In honor of our Centennial (+1) we are collecting wishes from our community members! In 2022, we will strive to grant them!

✍Submit your wish by tagging us The Foundation for Enhancing Communities and using #TFEC100Wishes.

🎇 Happy Independence Day from TFEC! 🎆 “From every mountainside, let freedom ring.” -Samuel F. Smith❤️💙🇺🇸
07/04/2021

🎇 Happy Independence Day from TFEC! 🎆

“From every mountainside, let freedom ring.” -Samuel F. Smith

❤️💙🇺🇸

🎇 Happy Independence Day from TFEC! 🎆

“From every mountainside, let freedom ring.” -Samuel F. Smith

❤️💙🇺🇸

Is your organization looking for grant funding supporting operating expenses? The Emerging Philanthropist Fund is now se...
07/01/2021

Is your organization looking for grant funding supporting operating expenses?

The Emerging Philanthropist Fund is now seeking grant requests addressing general operating support. This one-time opportunity offers a grant award of $2,000 for registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations serving Harrisburg and its surrounding areas.

Applications are due by August 31, 2021. Visit the link below to learn more!

https://www.tfec.org/call-for-applications-emerging-philanthropist-fund-grant-opportunity-now-available/

Is your organization looking for grant funding supporting operating expenses?

The Emerging Philanthropist Fund is now seeking grant requests addressing general operating support. This one-time opportunity offers a grant award of $2,000 for registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations serving Harrisburg and its surrounding areas.

Applications are due by August 31, 2021. Visit the link below to learn more!

https://www.tfec.org/call-for-applications-emerging-philanthropist-fund-grant-opportunity-now-available/

Part of our mission is to strengthen local communities by investing in them now and for future generations. The Kids Tru...
06/30/2021

Part of our mission is to strengthen local communities by investing in them now and for future generations.

The Kids Trust Fund invested $32,000 to seven local organizations.

The Kids Trust Fund's mission is to help young children of abuse grow up in a happy, safe, and exciting environment, and this grant opportunity seeks to support child-focused programs and services.

The following organizations and projects were awarded grants through the Kids Trust Fund:

Center For Advanced School Teaching and Learning (Fiscal Sponsor): Rapid Response Team - $1,000 for Rapid Response Project – targeted social worker support

Children's Aid Society Southern Pennsylvania District - $6,000 for The Lehman Center Crisis Nursery

Dauphin County CASA - $10,000 for Dauphin County CASA

Harrisburg Area YMCA - $3,500 for the mentoring program

Hoffman Homes for Youth - $2,500 for clinical resource library replenishment

Sexual Assault Resource & Counseling Center of Lebanon & Schuylkill Counties - $7,500 for trauma-informed support groups for child sexual abuse survivors

Summer Program for Youth - $1,500 for music therapy sessions

To donate to The Kids Trust Fund, visit https://www.tfec.org/donation-formfund/?fund-name=the-kids-trust-fund

Part of our mission is to strengthen local communities by investing in them now and for future generations.

The Kids Trust Fund invested $32,000 to seven local organizations.

The Kids Trust Fund's mission is to help young children of abuse grow up in a happy, safe, and exciting environment, and this grant opportunity seeks to support child-focused programs and services.

The following organizations and projects were awarded grants through the Kids Trust Fund:

Center For Advanced School Teaching and Learning (Fiscal Sponsor): Rapid Response Team - $1,000 for Rapid Response Project – targeted social worker support

Children's Aid Society Southern Pennsylvania District - $6,000 for The Lehman Center Crisis Nursery

Dauphin County CASA - $10,000 for Dauphin County CASA

Harrisburg Area YMCA - $3,500 for the mentoring program

Hoffman Homes for Youth - $2,500 for clinical resource library replenishment

Sexual Assault Resource & Counseling Center of Lebanon & Schuylkill Counties - $7,500 for trauma-informed support groups for child sexual abuse survivors

Summer Program for Youth - $1,500 for music therapy sessions

To donate to The Kids Trust Fund, visit https://www.tfec.org/donation-formfund/?fund-name=the-kids-trust-fund

Part of our mission is to strengthen local communities by investing in them now and for future generations. Our competit...
06/30/2021

Part of our mission is to strengthen local communities by investing in them now and for future generations. Our competitive grantmaking program invests dollars into your favorite nonprofit organizations who serve individuals who need help the most.

The Kids Trust Fund invested $32,000 to seven local organizations.

The Kids Trust Fund was created by and in memory of Gary L. Houck, Jr. It provides support and services to young children who are living with physical or emotional abuse, or neglect. Its mission is to help young children of abuse grow up in a happy, safe, and exciting environment, and this grant opportunity seeks to support child-focused programs and services in Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York counties.

The following organizations and projects were awarded grants through the Kids Trust Fund:

Center For Advanced School Teaching and Learning (Fiscal Sponsor): Rapid Response Team - $1,000 for Rapid Response Project – targeted social worker support

Children's Aid Society Southern Pennsylvania District - $6,000 for The Lehman Center Crisis Nursery

Dauphin County CASA - $10,000 for Dauphin County CASA

Harrisburg Area YMCA - $3,500 for the mentoring program

Hoffman Homes for Youth - $2,500 for clinical resource library replenishment

SARCC - $7,500 for trauma-informed support groups for child sexual abuse survivors

Summer Program for Youth - $1,500 for music therapy sessions

To donate to the Kids Trust Fund visit https://www.tfec.org/donation-formfund/?fund-name=the-kids-trust-fund

Part of our mission is to strengthen local communities by investing in them now and for future generations. Our competitive grantmaking program invests dollars into your favorite nonprofit organizations who serve individuals who need help the most.

The Kids Trust Fund invested $32,000 to seven local organizations.

The Kids Trust Fund was created by and in memory of Gary L. Houck, Jr. It provides support and services to young children who are living with physical or emotional abuse, or neglect. Its mission is to help young children of abuse grow up in a happy, safe, and exciting environment, and this grant opportunity seeks to support child-focused programs and services in Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry and York counties.

The following organizations and projects were awarded grants through the Kids Trust Fund:

Center For Advanced School Teaching and Learning (Fiscal Sponsor): Rapid Response Team - $1,000 for Rapid Response Project – targeted social worker support

Children's Aid Society Southern Pennsylvania District - $6,000 for The Lehman Center Crisis Nursery

Dauphin County CASA - $10,000 for Dauphin County CASA

Harrisburg Area YMCA - $3,500 for the mentoring program

Hoffman Homes for Youth - $2,500 for clinical resource library replenishment

SARCC - $7,500 for trauma-informed support groups for child sexual abuse survivors

Summer Program for Youth - $1,500 for music therapy sessions

To donate to the Kids Trust Fund visit https://www.tfec.org/donation-formfund/?fund-name=the-kids-trust-fund

Because of our donors generous gifts, the Family & Children Services of Lebanon County Fund recently awarded over $13,00...
06/29/2021

Because of our donors generous gifts, the Family & Children Services of Lebanon County Fund recently awarded over $13,000 to nonprofit, social service agencies in support of projects which serve families and children in Lebanon County.

A total of $13,593.00 was distributed to seven organizations for the following programs and projects:

Child Care Consultants, Inc. - $1,376.80 for Connections to Caregiving
Girls on the Run Lancaster - $2,000 for A Village of Support: Girls on the Run
Lebanon Family Health Services - $3,216.20 for the Be the One Parenting Program- virtual format
The Cedar Foundation of the Lebanon School District - $1,000 to purchase new winter coats for homeless children in the Lebanon School District
OnFire Youth Ministries - $1,500 for Make It Together (M.I.T)
RSVP of the Capital Region, Inc. - $2,500 for the Lebanon County Fruit and Fun Program
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central PA - $2,000 for RMHC of Central PA supports Lebanon County families

To donate to this fund visit https://www.tfec.org/donation-formfund/?fund-name=family-childrens-services-of-lebanon-county

Because of our donors generous gifts, the Family & Children Services of Lebanon County Fund recently awarded over $13,000 to nonprofit, social service agencies in support of projects which serve families and children in Lebanon County.

A total of $13,593.00 was distributed to seven organizations for the following programs and projects:

Child Care Consultants, Inc. - $1,376.80 for Connections to Caregiving
Girls on the Run Lancaster - $2,000 for A Village of Support: Girls on the Run
Lebanon Family Health Services - $3,216.20 for the Be the One Parenting Program- virtual format
The Cedar Foundation of the Lebanon School District - $1,000 to purchase new winter coats for homeless children in the Lebanon School District
OnFire Youth Ministries - $1,500 for Make It Together (M.I.T)
RSVP of the Capital Region, Inc. - $2,500 for the Lebanon County Fruit and Fun Program
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central PA - $2,000 for RMHC of Central PA supports Lebanon County families

To donate to this fund visit https://www.tfec.org/donation-formfund/?fund-name=family-childrens-services-of-lebanon-county

The Children's Home Foundation Fund recently awarded $29,000 to nonprofit organizations that serve disadvantaged childre...
06/29/2021

The Children's Home Foundation Fund recently awarded $29,000 to nonprofit organizations that serve disadvantaged children in Cumberland, Dauphin, and Perry Counties.

Funding priorities include human services, especially programs which address needs for food, clothing, and shelter; education; and cultural enrichment and the arts.

The Following organizations were awarded for projects:
Capital Area Head Start
Dauphin County CASA
Harrisburg Area YMCA
Open Stage
RSVP of the Capital Region, Inc.
The Center for Advanced School Teaching and Learning
World Affairs Council of Harrisburg

To donate the the Children's Home Foundation Fund visit https://www.tfec.org/donation-formfund/?fund-name=the-childrens-home-foundation-fund

The Children's Home Foundation Fund recently awarded $29,000 to nonprofit organizations that serve disadvantaged children in Cumberland, Dauphin, and Perry Counties.

Funding priorities include human services, especially programs which address needs for food, clothing, and shelter; education; and cultural enrichment and the arts.

The Following organizations were awarded for projects:
Capital Area Head Start
Dauphin County CASA
Harrisburg Area YMCA
Open Stage
RSVP of the Capital Region, Inc.
The Center for Advanced School Teaching and Learning
World Affairs Council of Harrisburg

To donate the the Children's Home Foundation Fund visit https://www.tfec.org/donation-formfund/?fund-name=the-childrens-home-foundation-fund

“Our community is still rebuilding from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Janice Black, President & CEO of TFE...
06/24/2021

“Our community is still rebuilding from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Janice Black, President & CEO of TFEC. “While our grantees are shifting to primarily in-person programming, they still need support in complying with health and safety measures for participants.

In its fourth round of grantmaking in 2021, The COVID-19 Community Response Fund has awarded a total of $13,323 in emergency funds to five nonprofit organizations:

Cumberland County Historical Society
Harrisburg Area Riverboat Society
Hearthstone Retirement Home & In-Home Care Services
Shippensburg Area School District
The Campus of the Jewish Home of Greater Harrisburg

Our sincerest thanks to all of the individuals who have donated to the COVID-19 Community Response Fund and made these grants possible.

https://www.tfec.org/in-person-programming-still-needs-support-from-the-covid-19-community-response-fund/

“Our community is still rebuilding from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Janice Black, President & CEO of TFEC. “While our grantees are shifting to primarily in-person programming, they still need support in complying with health and safety measures for participants.

In its fourth round of grantmaking in 2021, The COVID-19 Community Response Fund has awarded a total of $13,323 in emergency funds to five nonprofit organizations:

Cumberland County Historical Society
Harrisburg Area Riverboat Society
Hearthstone Retirement Home & In-Home Care Services
Shippensburg Area School District
The Campus of the Jewish Home of Greater Harrisburg

Our sincerest thanks to all of the individuals who have donated to the COVID-19 Community Response Fund and made these grants possible.

https://www.tfec.org/in-person-programming-still-needs-support-from-the-covid-19-community-response-fund/

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