Standard Semi-Annual Robert C. Hoffman Grants Program

Adams County Community Foundation

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Next deadline: Jul 15, 2021

Later deadlines: Jan 15, 2022

Grant amount: Up to US $15,000

Fields of work: Religion & Spirituality Animal Welfare - General Recreation Health & Medicine Human & Social Services Child Welfare Services Education - Higher Education Sports & Athletics Adult Education Writing & Literature Education - Preschool / Early Learning Literacy Community Services Vocational & Trade Education Education - K through 12 Poverty Alleviation & Services Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program, Capital Project

Location of project: Adams County, Pennsylvania

Location of residency: Preferred: Adams County, Pennsylvania Other eligible locations: United States

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About this funder:



The Robert C. Hoffman Charitable Endowment Trust offers grants twice a year to organizations in Adams County that are dedicated to the promotion of social welfare and lessening the burdens of government.

The Robert C. Hoffman Charitable Endowment Trust (The Trust) was a vision of Robert C. Hoffman and was created at the time of his death. The Trust is guided by an Advisory Committee (The Committee) made up of Adams County residents. From the annual earnings of the Trust, the Committee approves grants to non-profit organizations which serve the needs of the residents of Adams County. 

Mission statement

The purpose of the Robert C. Hoffman Charitable Endowment Trust is to act as a public charity for the betterment of the citizens and organizations of Adams County, Pennsylvania and to benefit, promote and support religious organizations and institutions, education and vocational institutions and organizations, organizations dedicated to the prevention of abuse to children and to animals, helping the needy and underprivileged, “publically supported” domestic charities, medical organizations, literary organizations, youth sports, and other similar organizations devoted to the promotion of social welfare and lessening the burdens of government.

Areas of Interest include:

  • Religious entities for religious purposes
  • Fire Departments
  • Education and vocational education, public, private and parochial schools
  • Prevention of abuse to children
  • Prevention of abuse to animals
  • Helping the needy and underprivileged
  • Medical causes
  • Literary causes
  • Youth sports
  • Capital campaigns
  • Other causes which promote social welfare and lessen the burden of government

Additional Guidelines can be found here

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


  • Nonprofit organizations or those organizations with tax exempt status who provide services to Adams County residents are eligible to request funding during any grant cycle.
  • Even nonprofit organizations located outside of Adams County may apply provided they provide programs or services to Adams County residents.
    • Non-Adams County nonprofit organizations must be prepared to submit proof that they assist Adams County residents.
  • Applicants may submit no more than four (4) requests per fiscal year (8/1 to 7/31).


  • The Robert C. Hoffman Charitable Endowment Trust will not provide grants to:
    • Organizations outside Adams County, unless it can be clearly demonstrated that Adams County residents will benefit from the funds requested
    • Retire debt
    • Fund raising events, endowment drives
    • Individuals


This page was last reviewed August 31, 2020 and last updated April 10, 2020