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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.

2020 Grant Recipients

Bread of Life Outreach

works to advance health, social, and economic mobility in Perry, Juniata, Huntingdon, Mifflin and upper Dauphin Counties. Our $2,000 grant helped provide community assistance food distribution and home assistance services.

Bridge of Hope Harrisburg Area

offers a long-term solution to ending family homelessness for single mothers and their children in Dauphin and Cumberland counties. Our $2,000 grant helped provide rental assistance for permanent housing for those families.

Domestic Violence Services of Cumberland & Perry Counties

provides free and confidential emergency housing for women, men, and their children who experience domestic violence. Our $2,000 grant supported general operating for those emergency shelter programs.

Guadenzia, Inc.

provides safe, clean, affordable housing to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty and rebuild lives. Our $2,000 grant helped with repairs to maintain and enhance their supportive community housing.

Join Hands Ministry

provides direction, intervention and support to persons facing living challenges in Perry County. Our $2,000 grant assisted in emergency housing for Perry County residents.

Rebuilding Together

bring volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low-income homeowners. Our $2,000 grant helped make repairs to three houses located in Carlisle, Mechanicsburg and Harrisburg.

Safe Harbour

provides housing and supportive services for homeless and nearly homeless children and adults. Our $2,000 grant supported program operating costs for long-term temporary housing.

The GHAR Foundation understands that 2020 brought upon some unprecedented times, which created a great need to help our local community. The Foundation decided to present the 2020 grant recipients with their checks throughout the month of June 2020 in order to help those in need during these 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:

How to apply

For more information on the grant application and process, please contact Stephanie Mount, Director of Member Engagement and Communications.