Philanthropist Program Grant Opportunity!

August 1      

Deadline for Applications: Emerging Philanthropist Program Grant Opportunity!



The Emerging Philanthropist Program (EPP), a joint project of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities (TFEC) and Harrisburg Young Professionals (HYP), is pleased to announce that the EPP 2018 Grant Application is now available.

2018 Focus Area: Decreasing Childhood Poverty by Eliminating Barriers to Education

In 2018, the EPP program will focus on and work towards decreasing childhood poverty by eliminating barriers to education. To address this mission, EPP invites nonprofit organizations to apply for a one-time grant of $5,000 that will address the focus area. Proposed projects and/or programs must take place in the Harrisburg and surrounding areas and preference will be given to proposals serving children ages birth-10 years. Select applicants will be asked to complete an interview and/or site visit with the EPP participants, and EPP participants will give priority to programs with a proven track record of success in the focus area and who can demonstrate measurable outcomes.

Proposed projects may take place at any time during the grant year beginning January 1, 2019 and ending December 31, 2019. Applicants must either be a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization or have a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization act as a fiscal sponsor for the proposed project. Applications must be submitted by August 1, 2018 and notification of grant awards will be made in Fall 2018. Organizations interested in applying should visit to learn how to apply and review the grant guidelines.