The Emerging Philanthropists Program (EPP) is a partnership between Harrisburg Young Professionals and The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC). The goal of this initiative is to engage Harrisburg’s emerging business and community leaders with philanthropic endeavors by providing resources and educational opportunities.
Donor Name: The Foundation for Enhancing Communities
Counties: Cumberland County (PA), Dauphin County (PA)
Type of Grant: Grant
Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 02/01/2022
Size of the Grant: $2,000
The EPP Endowment Fund is a separate fund from the one described above. After learning the power of philanthropy, the inaugural EPP class of 2014 created a second grant opportunity for the community by establishing the EPP Endowment Fund. The EPP Endowment Fund affords additional community impact through competitive grants outside of the annual EPP class grant. The volunteer committee that oversees the EPP Endowment Fund is comprised of EPP class alumni. The first grant was awarded in 2019 and the fund has awarded $5,000 to the community so far.
Much like the EPP Class, the EPP Endowment Fund Committee seeks to provide capacity building opportunities for nonprofit organizations in the Harrisburg area; allowing them to better serve those within their footprint.
The purpose of the EPP Endowment Grant is to build capacity through professional development opportunities: industry-specific training, general leadership training, or other professional education that is not part of the nonprofit’s normal budget. The EPP classes provided these resources to its members; this grant affords nonprofits the same type of opportunity. Professional development in the nonprofit sector is no longer considered a want, but a needed part of retaining excellent employees equipped to handle the many challenges of nonprofit work. This grant opportunity will provide just that.
The maximum grant award is $2,000.
This opportunity is available to nonprofit organizations serving Cumberland and/or Dauphin Counties. Nonprofits need not be located there but must show proof of service in either county.
Applicants will answer the following questions:
- How would you increase your organization’s professional development/staff training with $2,000?
- How would your proposed plan enhance and improve your mission?
- Describe your organization, the geographic area it serves, and the audience it serves.
- As it relates to your proposal for the $2,000 grant, explain how you can know the plan was successful and how success will be measured? (i.e., collecting value statements, numbers served, surveys, and photos.)
For more information, visit The Foundation for Enhancing Communities.