Educational Opportunities/Grants

The mission of the Foundation is to ensure the highest level of educational innovation supporting students, faculty and staff with community involvement in a partnership of lifetime learning. Through the Foundation, Lower Dauphin will have a stable base of funding during challenging economic times and a long-term base of support to meet needs as they change over time. Together, we can ensure that help will be available to our community when it is needed most.

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 increased significantly this year, and represented a broader range of ideas, applicants, students impacted, and locations.

If you have a project, download a concept form: .doc /.pdf

The Lower Dauphin Falcon Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of grants to support staff and student projects and activities that will enhance the education process. The purpose of the foundation shall be to support innovative programs to promote academic excellence and educational quality for students of the Lower Dauphin School District.

Download a grant application:

Lower Dauphin Falcon Foundation Grant Application 17-18

Although funding requests are reviewed three times a year, it is suggested that requests be submitted by November 2, 2017 for projects running from November through January; January 4, 2018 for projects from February through the end of the school year; and April 26, 2018 for projects running over the summer through the start of the 2018-2019 school year.

The foundation is proud to have provided the funding for the following:

Grants Funded by LDFF during 2016-2017 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. Exergaming at East Hanover – $1,000

  4. Flexible Learning Groups (MS) – $460

  5. Art Show 2017– Art Department (Grade 6-12) -$123

  6. LD Women in STEM (LDHS) – $820

  7. Nanoline Contest (LDHS) – $1,000

  8. Hummelstown Summer Rec Program – $500

  9. STEM TSA National Competition (HS) – $2,400

  10. Summer Grades 4-8 Science Program (Districtwide) – $3,200

  11. Summer ESL Program (East Hanover) – $700

  12. Culture Awareness Day (Districtwide) – $500

  13. Falcon Flight Zone Club (MS) – $500

  14. LD Hockey Club Team (HS) – $1,200

  15. Technology Fair (Districtwide) – $152

  16. Mindfulness in the Classroom (Nye) – $934

  17. Little Free Library (Nye) – $881

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