Adams County Community Foundation

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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.

BEN FRANKLIN FUND

The great patriot and Revolutionary War statesman, Ben Franklin, left a testamentary trust which was to accumulate principal and interest for a period of 200 years, and them be distributed to two designated beneficiaries, namely, the City of Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. To give to this fund or to find out more about the many different funds available, click here.

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Scholarships

For up to date information, please visit the Adams County Dollars for Scholars website!

The Dollars for Scholars Fund was established by the ACCF Board of Directors in 2009 to build scholarships for Adams County youth who want to go on to post-secondary schooling.  All youth attending schools in Adams County may participate in and benefit from this fund.  This fund will build the future of Adams County and its youth by making higher education a possibility and successful careers an attainable goal for any young person with a dream.

“To penetrate and dissipate these clouds of darkness, the general mind must be strengthened by education.”

Thomas Jefferson

In addition to the scholarships offered through Adams County Dollars for Scholars, Adams County Community Foundation administers scholarships that are non-Dollars for Scholars scholarships. To access more information or to apply for a non-Dollars for Scholars scholarship please click here.

To access more information or to apply for a Dollars for Scholars scholarship please visit www.adamscountydfs.org

REASONS TO APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP FROM ACCF. . .

Dollars for Scholars Advantages

As a Scholarship America affiliate, Adams County Community Foundation is able to offer:

  • Matching Gifts through participating Colleges and Universities
  • Security from loss of other financial aid.
  • One standard Dollars for Scholars application for multiple scholarships
  • Potential future matching opportunities.

REASONS TO START A SCHOLARSHIP AT ACCF. . .

Dollars for Scholars Advantages

As a Scholarship America affiliate, Adams County Community Foundation is able to offer:

  • Matching Gifts through participating Colleges and Universities
  • Security from loss of other financial aid.
  • One standard Dollars for Scholars application
  • Potential future matching opportunities.

Scholarships (both endowed and pass-through) in all Adams County High Schools

  • Bermudian Springs High School
  • Biglerville High School
  • Conewago Valley School District
  • Delone Catholic High School
  • Fairfield Area High School
  • Gettysburg Area High School
  • Littlestown Area High School

County-wide Scholarships

Expertise in

  • Organizing and setting up scholarships
  • Creating and managing fund and official documents
  • Promoting scholarships to students
  • Creating a clear and complete application process
  • Awarding scholarships
  • Following-up after scholarships are awarded

Considerations for Starting a Scholarship

Anyone can start a scholarship:

  • Individuals or Families
  • Businesses
  • Service Organizations

Your charitable gift can become:

  • A named, endowed fund
  • A passed-through gift

Recipients can be defined:

  • For a particular school district
  • For a particular area of study
  • For a particular post-secondary institution
  • For meritorious performance
  • For financial need

If you or your organization would like more information on how you can help an Adams County student reach for their dream, contact Barbara Ernico at ACCF, 717-337-0060.