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 Central Pennsylvania Foundations
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 Central Pennsylvania Foundations

Central Pennsylvania consists of the following counties: Adams, Berks, Centre, Clinton, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lycoming, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Potter, Snyder, Tioga, Union, York

The Arbee Foundation
c/o The Arbee Corporation
1015 Penn Avenue, Suite 206
Wyomissing, PA 19610
(610) 378-9301
Most giving is restricted to Berks County
Grants are for general purposes related to youth or seniors. 
Grant requests in letter form ( 2 page maximum) which describes the intended use of funds and the amount requested. These requests may be submitted at any time. Include an annual report and Board Member list.

Bartlett Foundation
c/o First Union National Bank
600 Penn Street, PO Box 1102
Reading, PA 19603
All grants are for general purpose related to youth. Call for more information.

Berks County Community Foundation
501 N. Washington St. 7th Floor
P.O. Box 212
Reading, PA 19603
Giving is restricted to organizations serving Berks County. Grants are awarded for programs serving family, youth, conservation and ecology, or camps and sports. Call to inquire about feasibility first.

Blue Mountain Foundation
1015 Penn Avenue, Suite 202
Wyomising, PA 19610
Grants awarded to organizations in Berks County for youth or conservation and ecology. Written requests may be submitted at any time.

The Bon-Ton Stores Foundation
c/o The Bon Ton Stores
2801 East Market Street, PO Box 2821
York, PA 17405
Grants requests awarded to communities served by Bon-Ton Stores in Berks, Butler, Chester, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Fayette, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lehigh, Lycoming, Mifflin, Monroe, Montour, and Westmoreland Counties.

General support, special projects, drives, scholarships, and matching grants awarded for the following categories: youth, disabled, community arts, historical, or conservation and ecology. 
Grant requests may be submitted at any time in a formal, full proposal with cover letter; highlight the proposed project’s unique facets. Call organization for specific details.

Boyd Foundation
c/o Dauphin Deposit Bank & Trust Co.
213 Market St. PO Box 2961
Harrisburg, PA 17105
Grants awarded for various purposes related to youth, disabled/handicap, or seniors.
Restricted to charities in Lower Paxton Twp, Swatara Twp, Susquehanna Twp. 
Grant may be submitted at any time in the form of a letter ( 3 page maximum). Include organization budget, project budget, audited finance statement, and IRS tax-exempt status documentation. Decisions are made at a December meeting.

Brossman Charitable Foundation
c/o Ephrata National Bank
31 E. Main St., PO Box 457
Ephrata, PA 17522
Grants awarded for various purposes related to family, youth, seniors, community arts, historical, sports and camps. Requests for grants may be submitted at any time. Include annual report, project budget and IRS tax-exempt status documentation. Grants awarded at meetings in April, August and October.

Brougher Foundation
1200 Country Club Road
York, PA 17403
Grants given mostly locally for the following: community arts, historical, or conservation and ecology. Call for more information

Caplan Charity Foundation
c/o Keystone Weaving Mills
14th & Cumberland Sts. PO Box 208
Lebanon, PA 17402
Grants awarded to organizations in Lebanon, Philadelphia and York Counties for youth, disabled, seniors, and community arts related programs. 
Grant requests in any form may be submitted at any time.

Carpenter Technology Corporation Foundation
c/o Carpenter Technology Center
101 West Bern St., PO Box 14662
Reading, PA 19612
Three-quarters local giving to Berks County organizations.
Grants awarded for youth, seniors, neighborhood organizations, community arts, conservation and ecology.
Call first to determine feasibility in submitting proposal.

Clinton County Community Foundation
c/o Lugg & Lugg
350 East Water Street, PO Box 905
Lock Haven, PA 17745
Grants awarded to organizations serving Clinton County for youth, disabled, historical, conservation and ecology, sports and camps, or miscellaneous programs.
A formal application form available from the foundation should be submitted during December-January (deadline is January 15). Include a project budget and list of other funding sources. The board meets annually in Late January.

Currens Trust
c/o Dauphin County Bank & Trust Co.
35 East King Street, PO Box 9
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Giving is restricted to the Shippensburg Area. Projects awarded for sports and camps and human services.
Submit in brief letter during July-August; deadline is September 1. Describe purpose of grant and include an organization budget, project budget and IRS tax-exempt document.

Degenstein Foundation
c/o First National Trust Bank
400 Market Street
Sunbury, PA 17801
Grants awarded to organizations in Snyder, Union, Northcumberland counties for youth and miscellaneous projects.
Call for an application form.

Freas Foundation
RR1 Box 379
Fulton, PA 17322
Grants awarded for family, youth, disabled, seniors, or historical projects.
Call for specifics on grant application process and feasibility.

Foundation for Enhancing Communities
JenniferDoyle, Program Officer
200 N. 3rd St. 8th Floor
PO Box 678
Harrisburg, PA 17108
Grants awarded to organizations in Dauphin, Cumberland, Perry, Franklin, Lebanon Counties for projects related to youth, disabled, seniors, minorities, community arts, or historical. Please refer to our website,, for applications, grant guidelines and deadlines. 

Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society, Inc., 2131 Sandy Drive,State College, PA 16803-2283
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