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Become a Grant Candidate

The first step in receiving funding from us is to apply for our consideration of your project. Applying to become a grant candidate does not mean that we will fund your project, nor does it mean that you will be invited to apply for funding.

You must speak with Joe Geiger, First Nonprofit Foundation, President and CEO at 717-648-6218 before you submit anything in writing to assure you have a project that will receive consideration.

If you do meet our criteria and we select your organization, you will be notified and invited to apply for a grant at a later date.


Before applying to become a grant candidate, please be sure that your project fits our funding criteria. To determine if your project is a good fit with us, please review the links below:

What We Do

Who We Help

Grant Guidelines