The Kids Trust Fund Grant

The Foundation for Enhancing Communities

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Grant amount: Approximately US $2,500

Anticipated deadline: Feb 1, 2021 1:00pm PST

Applicant type: Indigenous Group Nonprofit Government Entity

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Counties in Pennsylvania: Cumberland County, Dauphin County, Franklin County, Lancaster County, Lebanon County Show all

Location of residency: Counties in Pennsylvania: Cumberland County, Dauphin County, Franklin County, Lancaster County, Lebanon County Show all

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About this funder:



The mission of The Kids Trust Fund is to help young children of abuse grow up in a happy, safe, and exciting environment. The Kids Trust Fund was created in 2005 by and in memory of Gary L. Houck, Jr. At the age of 29, Gary became a victim of suicide. Gary’s wish was to create a fund that would provide support and services to young children who are living with physical or emotional abuse, or neglect. The Kids Trust Fund is a fund of The Foundation for Enhancing Communities.

Funding Priorities

The Kids Trust Fund invites established nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations to submit proposals to support child-focused programs and services that are within the confines of existing programs and services that your agency currently provides.

Eligible activities may include:

  • Therapeutic recreational, fun activities for children of abuse;
  • Early intervention services;
  • Support groups for individuals or families;
  • Mental, emotional, or behavioral health services.

We are interested in supporting innovative activities that directly benefit children of abuse and their families. Proposals should:

  • Be innovative and not duplicate existing programs and services
  • Empower children of abuse
  • Be collaborative in nature
  • Have the potential to become long-term solutions to existing abuse issues involving youth
  • Demonstrate measurable and achievable outcomes

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Programs must meet the following minimum requirements:
    • Serve children aged 0-18 years old and/or their families
    • Operate within the counties of Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, Perry, York and Lancaster.
    • Enhance or expand the services already provided by your organization (if your organization is proposing a new program, you must provide a plan for sustaining the program after the grant term)


  • We do not fund:
    • Advertising
    • Capital campaigns
    • Direct lobbying to influence legislation or funding appropriations
    • Grants to individuals or for-profit organizations
    • Individuals
    • National and statewide umbrella organizations that cannot demonstrate a local presence
    • New staff positions without a substantial plan for sustainability
    • Religious organizations for religious purposes
    • Retroactive projects