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Update! The 2015 Giving Spree was an amazing success.  $251,161 was returned to non profit organizations serving Adams County residents. Watch for information about the 2016 Giving Spree.

Nov 20, 2015 For Immediate Release - STAND FOR ADAMS COUNTY. . . PASS A BUDGET NOW, Gettysburg, PA. On Monday, November 23, the PA budget impasse enters its 146th day. What that means to Adams County non-profits and school districts, indeed, non-profit organizations and school districts across PA is that since July 1, no state funding has been provided to support the operations and services they provide. In many instances the State is also holding Federal money that is typically passed through the State to non-profit organizations. Read the full Press Release

Oct 8, 2015 Adams County Community Foundation announces its Grant-making support to the Robert C. Hoffman Charitable Endowment Trust. Our professional staff will be guiding the Advisory Committee of the Trust in their 2016 Grant Rounds. Grant applications are due January 15, 2016 and July 15, 2016. Organizations wishing to apply for a grant from the Hoffman Trust may access the Grant Proposal Packet for the Hoffman Trust on this website in RECEIVE. There will be a Grant Writing Workshop will be held at Adams Eclectic Corporative building, 1338 Biglerville Road Gettysburg PA, 17325 on December 10th 3:00pm to 4:30pm. This workshop is sponsored by the Robert C. Hoffman Charitable Endowment Trust.  

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Please visit the new Adams County Dollars for Scholars website! A user-friendly way to help students in the community access more local and nation-wide scholarships.


The Adams County Arts Council established this Agency Endowment Fund in 2008 to support its mission of cultivating an arts-rich community. To ensure the organization's future growth in service to its community, Arts Council Advisory Board member Lisa Pack secured a donation from an anonymous donor which provided the corpus of the fund. To give to this fund or to find out more about the many different funds available, click here.

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Who We Have Helped

Adams County Comminuty Foundation provided over $840,300.00 to qualified non-profit orgaizations from 2008 to 2013. Watch for the 2016 ANNOUNCEMENT of a Call for Grant Proposals.

Grant Application
Grant Timeline Worksheet
Grant Budget Worksheet

Serving the Robert C. Hoffman Charitable Endowment Trust in 2016, qualified non-profits may download the Hoffman Proposal Packet for the 2016 Grant Round due January 15, 2016.

RCH 2016 Proposal Packet
Grant Timeline Worksheet
Grant Budget Worksheet

We are especially grateful to all of our donors.

Grant Recipient 2015:

Organizational Name Project name Grant
Adams County Arts Council Marketing for classes $5,000.00
Adams County Children's Advocacy Center Technological Upgrade $2,262.00
Adams County Historical Society Microfilm Reader $6,000.00
Adams County Library System Audiovisual Equipment $4,600.00
Adams County SPCA Building Expansion $15,000.00
Barlow Volunteer Fire Co. Hazardous Gas Detectors $3,000.00
Barlow Volunteer Fire Co. Portable Water Pumps $2,500.00
Buchanan Valley Fire Dept Person Protective Equipment $7,500.00
Conewago Valley Intermediate School Summer Reading Program $6,816.00
East Berlin Community Library Building Renovation $10,000.00
Gettysburg Chamber Orchestra Concert $2,000.00
Gettysburg Children's Choir Operating Budget and Scholarships $1,300.00
Gettysburg Community Concert Association Concert $1,000.00
Interfaith Center for Peace and Justice Heritage Festival $1,000.00
Main Street Street Lamp $4,000.00
Project Gettysburg/Leon Inc Salsa on the Square $1,000.00
Shining Stars Therapeutic Riding Program Indoor Riding Arena Flooring $5,000.00
Survivors, Inc. Trauma Specialist Project $3,240.00
The Learning Lamp, Inc. Preschool Program $5,000.00
United Hook & Ladder Co. #33 Air System for rescue $5,000.00
United Way of Adams County Technological Upgrade $4,000.00
Upper Adams School District Artist-in-Residency $1,500.00
Upper Adams School District Homework Help $5,000.00
YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County Child Program Kitchen $7,100.00