Local & Regional Grantmakers

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Ferree Foundation

The Ferree Foundation, one of the Ware Family Foundations, is dedicated to promoting and supporting excellence in the arts, culture and history, education, youth engagement, health, human services, local economic and community development. Contact: Phillip Calhoun, ED - Ext 109 pcalhoun@ferree-foundation.org.

Phone: Phone - 717-735-8288 - Ext. 109 Fax - 717-735-8291

Priorities: Special Projects; Endowments; General Operations

Typical Gift Range: $3,500 - $65,000

Funding Deadlines: Letter of inquiry first; Applications prior to May 31 or November 30

James S. Herr Foundation

Herr Food's is deeply committed to supporting organizations throughout the world that help people live more productive, spiritually-enriched lives.

Phone: Phone - 610-932-9330 Fax - 610-932-1190

Priorities: Donates Products; Sponsors Events

Typical Gift Range: $1,000 - $35,000

Funding Deadlines: None

John Crain Kunkel Foundation

The John Crain Kunkel Foundation sees equal value in all lives and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals within the State of Pennsylvania.

Phone: Phone - (717) 902-9817

Priorities: Supports religious, chartiable, scientific, literary and educational purposes within the Common Wealth of PA and primarily within Dauphin, Cumberland, Lebanon, Perry and Juniata Counties

Typical Gift Range: n/a

Funding Deadlines: Jan.1 through Sept. 1

John Frederick Steinman Foundation

Each year, one or more fellowships may be awarded by the Fellowship Committee of the John Frederick Steinman Foundation to qualified persons seeking advanced study in the fields of psychiatry, psychology or social work.

Phone: 717-291-8793

Priorities: Scholarships for advanced study in psychiatry, psychology, social work

Typical Gift Range: Up to $6000

Funding Deadlines: Feb. 1 for May eligibility

Justin Lefevre Foundation

Founded in memory of Justin Lefevre, this foundation raises money to support pediatric cancer research and to support local youth. In addition, the foundation also provides annual scholarships to Conestoga Valley football players.

Phone: Phone - 717-293-4443

Priorities: Pediatric Cancer Research; Programs to support local youth

Typical Gift Range: $250 - $24,000

Funding Deadlines: Send letter of inquiry

Lampeter-Strasburg Educational Foundation

The Lampeter-Strasburg Educational Foundation is a non-profit organization designed exclusively to provide financial assistance to graduates of Lampeter-Strasburg High School who continue their education at an institution of higher learning.

Phone: Phone - 717-464-3311

Priorities: Low-interest loans and scholarships for graduates of Lampeter-Strasburg High school who pursue a post-secondary education.

Typical Gift Range: $1,500 - $2,500

Funding Deadlines: April

Lancaster Building Industry Foundation

The mission of the Lancaster Building Industry Foundation is to represent and promote its member companies associated with the residential building industry.

Phone: Phone - 717-569-2674 Fax - 717-569-5187

Priorities: Scholarships to adult students in Lancaster County for training related to the residential building industry.

Typical Gift Range: $1,000

Funding Deadlines: Mid-March

Lancaster County Community Foundation

The Lancaster County Community Foundation helps people who love Lancaster County invest in the future of our community. Since 1924, they've been helping people establish permanent funds for the causes they care about and making grant investments to organizations that create a stronger and more vibrant quality of life for all of us. MISSION: To advance the vitality and well-being of the people of Lancaster County by inspiring generosity and by being responsible stewards of gifts for today and tomorrow.www.lancfound.org/our-funds

Phone: 717-397-1629

Priorities: Nonprofit Capacity Building; Community Development; Environment; Education; Health & Human Services

Typical Gift Range: Vary - See www.lancfound.org/our-funds for details

Funding Deadlines: Vary - See www.lancfound.org/our-funds for details

Lancaster Foundation For Educational Enrichment

The Lancaster Foundation for Educational Enrichment promotes educational excellence in the School District of Lancaster by strengthening community participation and by providing support for initiatives not funded by current tax revenues. As of September, 2012, no funding is provided unless Millerville is collaborating with teachers and school districts.

Phone: Phone - 717-391-8660 Fax - 717-391-8659

Priorities: Venture grants for School District of Lancaster teachers with innovative educational ideas to benefit students; Scholarships for McCaskey High School Graduates

Typical Gift Range: $100 - $1,000

Funding Deadlines: 2nd Tuesdays of January, March, July, September and November or the 1st Tuesday in May

Lancaster Osteopathic Health Foundation

The Lancaster Osteopathic Health Foundation (LOHF) improves public health and well-being in Lancaster County by focusing on two intersecting goals: Improving children's behavioral health services Strengthening the capacity of healthcare professionals

Phone: Phone - 717-397-8722 Fax - 717-397-8723

Priorities: Children's behavioral health

Typical Gift Range: $5,000 - $25,000

Funding Deadlines: July 15, January 15 for LOI; September 1, March 1 for Grant Application

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