THE FOUNDATION FOR ENHANCING COMMUNITIES

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Harrisburg, PA   |  www.tfec.org

Mission

Inspire giving by partnering with donors to achieve their charitable goals, and strengthen our local communities by investing in them now and for future generations.

Ruling year info

2002

President & Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Janice R. Black

Main address

200 N. 3rd Street, 8th Floor

Harrisburg, PA 17101 USA

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EIN

01-0564355

NTEE code info

Community Foundations (T31)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

To develop a method for tracking and sharing the meaningful impact that our grant making & scholarships have in the communities we serve

To deepen relationships with current donors, increasing assets in current funds, promoting co-funding opportunities and planned giving

To continually build strength through governance in the Board of Directors & Regional Advisory Boards by recruiting and engaging strong leaders and advocates for the Foundation's mission

To continue our focus on the Early Childhood Initiative with our Discretionary grant making funds

To build relationships with new donors, seeking innovative strategies using technology to reach a younger and more diverse group

To develop and implement a Strategic Communications Plan emphasizing the use of Technology in all possible facets

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Competitive Grantmaking

The Foundation for Enhancing Communities offers various opportunities to nonprofit organizations within its service area to apply for grant funding.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Accreditations

Council on Foundations Accredited

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Competitive Grantmaking: Funds Awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Competitive Grantmaking

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

We offer a range of annual grant opportunities to meet area needs and in 2020, TFEC was pleased to award 274 competitive grants totaling $1,035,776 in grant funds through discretionary grantmaking.

Finance & Investment: Organization Assets

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

As the 18th oldest community foundation in the United States, we have provided personalized products and services to help donors and communities achieve their charitable goals for nearly 100 years.

College & Higher Education: Number of Scholarships Awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our scholarship recipients demonstrate financial need as well as individual excellence in areas such as community service, leadership, sports, music, academics, and other unique characteristics.

College & Higher Education Scholarships: Available Opportunities

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our scholarship opportunities are made available through numerous individual scholarship funds established by generous donors in our community.

Stewardship: Fiscal Sponsorship Projects

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Through fiscal sponsorships, we enable charitable projects to operate as a 501(c)(3) organization, raise tax-deductible contributions and utilize funds for what they do best—achieving their mission!

Community Leadership: Emerging Philanthropist Program Graduates

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

A joint project of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities and Harrisburg Young Professionals, The Emerging Philanthropist Program, engages emerging community leaders in the power of philanthropy.

Initiatives: The Fund for Women & Girls Endowment Assets

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The mission of The Fund for Women & Girls, a special initiative of TFEC, is to broaden the awareness of and response to issues affecting women and girls through collective philanthropy.

Community Leadership: The Fund for Women & Girls Dream Team Membership

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Empowered by collective philanthropy, a primary goal of The Fund for Women & Girls Dream Team is the establishment of a $1,000,000 endowment fueled by the charitable donations of 1,000 individuals.

College & Higher Education Scholarships: Funds Awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Established by generous donors, corporations or organizations to assist students with their educational pursuits, our scholarship opportunities express a deep belief in the power of education.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our main goal is to educate the community about philanthropy and to offer the services we provide that can assist them in doing so. Whether it is an individual donor, family, corporation, or nonprofit organization, we can provide services to assist them in meeting their charitable goals. We also provide services to other foundations, banks and nonprofit organizations that assist in building their capacity such as managing their investments or scholarship or grant programs for them for a fee.

We meet with donor prospects to share information and continue to follow up with them to ensure their questions are answered appropriately. We cultivate relationships to share the charitable services we offer. We also meet and educate professional advisors (attorneys, wealth managers and accountants) on our products as they are referral sources for new donors. We have collateral material that is specifically for the capacity building services that is shared with potential clients as well.

We have been providing philanthropic services to the community for almost 100 years, we always have a stellar audit, are fully transparent and our investment returns are very good. The additional capacity building services have been provided for over 10 years, with a proven effective track record for those we are in partnership with. We provide excellent customer service, have highly qualified and knowledgeable staff, and referrals from existing customers show that they are pleased with our services.

We continue to evaluate our strategic plan progress and revise it as necessary. We have developed new strategies to engage current donors and strengthen those relationships. There is still much to do, as always, there are new and improved ways to communicate with individuals. We have started a young professionals program to begin to engage a younger audience to educate the next generation on philanthropy. We have re-established our Professional Advisors Council as a way to deepen and strengthen relationships with advisors.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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THE FOUNDATION FOR ENHANCING COMMUNITIES

Board of directors
as of 5/21/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Dr. Carolyn Dumaresq

Community Volunteer

Term: 2018 - 2022


Board co-chair

Mr. Robert Caplan

River Wealth Advisors

Term: 2018 - 2022

Dr. Carolyn Dumaresq, Ed. D.

Community Volunteer

Robert Caplan

River Wealth Advisors

Robert Dolan

Community Volunteer

David Spang

Walker, Connor & Spang, LLC

Richard Spiegelman

Community Volunteer

Gregory Royer

Royer's Flower Shops

L. Renee Lieux

McNees Wallace & Nurick, LLC

David Klopp

Hershey Entertainment & Resorts

David Forney

Community Volunteer

Esmeralda Hetrick

Community Volunteer

Susan Simms Marsh

PA American Water

Dave Kutz

Community Volunteer

David Manbeck, CPA

Boyer and Ritter, LLC

Jennifer Hollman Zaborney

Best Space, LLC

Judy Blust

Community Volunteer

Robert Grubic

Herbert Rowland & Grubic, Inc.

Samir Parikh

Morgan Stanley

Amanda Owens

Capital Blue Cross

Beth Ann Hancock

Deep Water Point

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 05/18/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability