Each year, the Foundation sends out a call for new grant applicants. From the applicants, the Foundation selects the grant recipients. Potential recipients are carefully scrutinized for alignment with the Foundation’s mission, compliance with federal and state charitable regulations and overall viability.
2021 Grant Recipients
works to improve the quality of life for individuals and their families whose lives have been impacted by negative life experiences. Our $2,000 grant will help provide rental and utility assistance for low income families who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Brethren Housing Association
provides stable housing, supportive services and loving relationships to individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness. Our $2,000 grant will help provide permanent supportive housing to homeless individuals and families.
Bridge of Hope Harrisburg Area
offers a long-term solution to ending family homelessness for single mothers and their children in Cumberland, Dauphin and York Counties. Our $2,000 grant will help provide rental assistance and homeownership matching funds to these individuals.
provides emergency shelter, resources and supportive services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Our $2,000 grant will help with the costs of renovating their new emergency shelter.
Join Hands Ministry
provides direction, intervention and support to persons facing living challenges in Perry County. Our $2,000 grant will assist in emergency housing for Perry County residents.
New Hope Ministries
provides assistance with food, housing, heat and utilities, transportation, employment, job training and youth programs. Our $2,000 grant will help provide rent, mortgage and utility expense assistance to help local low-income families avoid eviction, foreclosure and homelessness.
Perry Housing Partnership
develops affordable housing opportunities for residents of Perry County, including low-income, disabled, elderly and homeless individuals and families. Our $2,000 grant will provide funds to replace flooring in handicap accessible apartment for the Perry County Disabled Veterans Program.
2020 Grant Recipients Check Presentations:
The GHAR Foundation presented the 2020 grant recipients with their checks throughout the month of June 2020 in order to help those in need during the uncertain times. Pictures of those check presentations are above. Thank you to all of these local charities for all that you do for our community!
The Foundation has donated over $746,000 to the following organizations:
- American Red Cross
- Bethesda Mission
- Bread of Life Outreach
- Brethren Housing Association
- Bridge of Hope Harrisburg
- Community CARES
- Carlisle Housing Opportunities
- Channels Food Rescue
- Cumberland Perry Housing Initiatives
- Habitat for Humanity – Cumberland Valley
- Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland and Perry Counties
- Downtown Daily Bread
- Gaudenzia/Delta Group
- Habitat for Humanity, Greater Harrisburg Area
- Habitat for Humanity, Perry County
- Healthy Steps Diaper Bank
- Hospice of Central Pennsylvania
- Join Hands Ministry, Inc.
- Kick In For Kids, Inc.
- Market Square Friends
- MidPenn Legal Services
- New Hope Ministries
- Perry Housing Partnership
- Project SHARE
- Rebuilding Together of Greater Harrisburg
- Ronald McDonald House
- Safe Harbour
- Samaritan Fellowship
- Shalom House
- Susquehanna Housing Initiatives
- The Joshua Group
- Tri-County Housing HDC, Ltd.
- United Methodist Home for Children
- Vickie’s Angel Foundation
- Wesley Union Community Development
How to apply
For more information on the grant application and process, please contact Stephanie Mount, Director of Member Engagement and Communications.