Why the Lower Dauphin Falcon Foundation was started.

In 2006, a group of concerned residents in the Lower Dauphin School District had the vision and starting the Lower Dauphin Falcon Foundation made sense for several reasons:

  • LD has many worthwhile programs and innovative ideas that cannot be implemented using the limited funds derived from tax dollars.
  • The district continues to grow rapidly. The increasing size of district makes it even more important to find alternate funding sources.
  • Many district residents, graduates and companies have a strong affiliation with the district. The Foundation provides a vehicle for these supporters to help Lower Dauphin maintain its position as one of the finest districts in the state.
  • As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, the Foundation is eligible to apply for and receive funding from private foundations and government sources that might not otherwise be available to the district.

What we do:

Foundation Grants

The foundation again solicited grant applications from Lower Dauphin faculty, staff, students, and community members during two cycles this past year.  Criteria for approval included, among other items, consistency with LDFF’s mission, the number of students impacted, and the innovative aspects of the grant.  Grant applications represented a broader range of ideas, applicants, students impacted, and locations. The foundation is proud to have provided the funding for the following:

Grants Funded by LDFF during 2017-2018 and Benefiting
Students of the Lower Dauphin School District

  1. After-Graduation Party (LDHS) – $500

  2. Fly like a Falcon Reward Program (LDMS) – $200

  3. Flexible Seating (Nye) – $500

  4. Wallop’s Island (LDHS) – $500

  5. Art Show 2018– Art Department – $500

  6. Life Skills Ukuleles (LDHS) – $400

  7. Nanoline Contest (LDHS) – $1,000

  8. Hummelstown Summer Rec Program – $500

  9. Sphero Accessories (MS) – $2,400

  10. Summer Grades 4-8 Science Program (Districtwide) – $3,740

  11.  Falcon Packs (MS) – $500

  12. STEAM Greenhouse (LDHS) – $1,800

  13. Flexible Seating (Conewago) – $500

Plus an additional 119 grants over the past eleven years. Thanks for your support!  You are making a difference!

EITC Grants during the 2017-2018 School Year

Thanks to our donors through the EITC Grants, LDFF received a total of $14,000 of grant funds this year.  Special thanks to the following companies for this year’s support: Giant Foods ($5000), Weis Markets ($1,500), Mid Penn Bank ($3,000), and Rutter’s ($5000).

Funds were provided to the following programs:

  1. Purchase of student IPADS for Elementary – $14,500