Local & Regional Grantmakers

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1675 Foundation

The 1675 Foundation, one of the Ware Family Foundations, is dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals and families through the support of non-profit organizations working in the areas of health, human services, education, the environment, and history. Contact: Marge Brinner

Phone: Phone - 610-896-3868

Priorities: General operating support; special projects; endowments;capital campaigns

Typical Gift Range: $2,000 - $50,000

Funding Deadlines: March 1 and October 1

Armstrong Foundation

As the giving arm of Armstrong World Industries, the Armstrong Foundation seeks to enhance the communities in which they work.Today the AWI Foundation's strategy is primarily focused on making a positive difference in lives of people where they live, work, learn, heal and play.

Phone: Phone - 717-396-5536 Fax - 717-396-6055

Priorities: Quality of Life in Communities

Typical Gift Range: $350 - $50,000

Funding Deadlines: July 1

Clarence Schock Foundation

This scholarship is funded as a living memorial to Clarence Schock, a man of high principle and a generous philanthropist who was deeply committed to the well-being of the people in his community. Since 1951, scholarships have been awarded to especially deserving students who are in need of financial aid in order to attend college and who live in the Clarence Schock Heartland.

Phone: Phone - (717) 492-1966 Fax - (717) 492-1993

Priorities: Students attending Cheyney, Kutztown, Millersville, Shippensburg and West Chester Universities

Typical Gift Range: $6,000 given over 4 years of college

Funding Deadlines: n/a

Cocalico Education Foundation

The Cocalico Education Foundation seeks to support and enhance the educational and cultural opportunities for all people in the Cocalico area community. We want to enrich the education, values, and culture experience of students and adults by extending the current educational opportunities with creative and innovative programs. Contact: cef@cocalico.org

Phone: Phone - 717-336-1413 Fax - 717-336-1415

Priorities: Scholarships for Cocalico High School seniors pursuing full-time study at a two- or four-year college, university or vocational-technical school.

Typical Gift Range: $500-$1,000

Funding Deadlines: April

Conestoga Valley Education Foundation

The mission of the Conestoga Valley Education Foundation to to enhance the educational program in Conestoga Valley Schools by providing funding and support for expenditures not covered by the district's general budget.

Phone: Phone - 717-399-1550 (Only will receive calls from cell phone) 826-2301 - Address: 2110 Horseshoe Rd., Lancaster, PA 17601

Priorities: Mini-grants for teachers working in the Conestoga Valley School District to enhance students' learning experiences

Typical Gift Range: $300 - $3500

CRELS Foundation

The purpose of the CRELS Foundation is to support hospitals,, Mennonite-related religious associations and parochial school education.

Phone: Phone - 717-581-8130

Priorities: Educational, Medical and Religious Endeavors

Typical Gift Range: $1,000 - $50,000

Funding Deadlines: September 15

Dart Foundation

The Dart Foundation considers requests from tax qualified organizations for projects that support: PreK-12 Public Education, with an emphasis on STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, including career and technical education programs. See School Guidelines Community Services, especially those that improve the quality of life in identified communities: Leola and Lancaster We prefer to see projects that: Fund equipment, building improvements, supplies, materials and other tangible needs Reach a broad segment of the community Have multiple sources of funding Involve collaboration between multiple organizations to increase impact and avoid redundancy of services advanced by organizations that have a successful track record of at least three years and a plan for sustaining the project after the initial grant period

Priorities: The mission of the Dart Foundation is to advance and encourage youth education, primarily in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. We also support projects that strengthen and improve the quality of life in numerous identified com

Typical Gift Range: Between $2,000 and $5,000. Contact before submitting grant application in excess of $5,000.

Funding Deadlines: Quarterly deadlines: February 15, May 15, August 15 and November 15

Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation

The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation was established by Mr. and Mrs. Stabler in 1966 exclusively for charitable, religious, scientific, literary or educational purposes.

Phone: Phone - 717-231-6639 Fax - 717-238-1080

Priorities: Educational institutions, parochial or church related schools, and non-profit hospitals or medical facilities that are not operated or controlled by the government

Typical Gift Range: n/a

Funding Deadlines: n/a

Ephrata Area Education Foundation

The Ephrata Area Education Foundation is dedicated to enriching the educational opportunities offered by the Ephrata Area School District by securing financial support and providing leadership. Contact person: Ann Marie Haus, Executive Director. Only provides funding for those in the Ephrata School District

Phone: Phone - 717-721-1598 Fax - 717-721-1514

Priorities: Venture grant for teachers working in the Ephrata Area School District for teaching creative, innovative programs not normally funded through the school budget.

Typical Gift Range: Maximum $1,000

Funding Deadlines: February 28

Farm & Home Foundation Of Lancaster County

The purpose of the Farm & Home Foundation is to promote and facilitate agriculture, homemaking skills, amd education in Lancaster Co. and to assist other organizations who have similar goals As of September, 2012 only provides funding for students interested in agriculture, 4H and FFA in Lancaster only. Contact: Leon Ressler

Phone: Phone - 717-392-4911 or 717-394-6851

Priorities: Sponsor student scholarships; Development Grants for 4-H and FFA in Lancaster Co

Typical Gift Range: $1000/year for 4 years

Funding Deadlines: Mid-April

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