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Pa. organizations receive grant money from regional foundation

October 26, 2012|By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Eleven nonprofit organizations serving Franklin County received more than $30,000 in grant money after being recognized by a regional foundation.

The Franklin County Foundation (FCF), Harrisburg, Pa., a regional foundation of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities, announced its 2012 grant recipients including seven from Chambersburg and one from Waynesboro, according to a news release.

The 2012 FCF grant recipients from Chambersburg, Pa., are: Capitol Theatre Foundation $1,000; Chambersburg Area Council for the Arts, $2,000; Chambersburg Hospital, $1,118; Cumberland Valley School of Music, $1,123; Franklin County Historical Society — Kittochtinny, $1,000; Healthy Communities Partnership of Greater Franklin County Inc., $5,000; and Pregnancy Ministries Inc., $2,500.

Better Days Animal League, Shippensburg, Pa., received $986.25 and Waynesboro Community and Human Services, Waynesboro, Pa., received $2,500.

The Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, Harrisburg, Pa., received $6,528 and the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Pa., Hershey, Pa., received $6,528.  

According to its website, the Foundation’s mission is “to stimulate philanthropy and enhance the quality of life in the community through accumulating, managing and disbursing financial assets, and to serve as a catalyst and neutral convener to meet a wide range of community needs in the south central Pennsylvania counties of Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, and Perry, and also in the Dillsburg area.”

The foundation received 19 applications with grant requests totaling more than $65,000. Nonprofit organizations serving Franklin County received $30,283.25 from the FCF, the release stated.

The FCF funds come from bequests and gifts given by individuals, families, organizations, and institutions and are held by The Foundation for Enhancing Communities.

The FCF Advisory Committee determines the distribution of income from the investment of discretionary funds, according to the release.

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