Educational Opportunities/Grants

The Lower Dauphin Falcon Foundation (LDFF) is pleased to announce the availability of grants for 23/24 and is seeking qualified applications from faculty, staff, students and community members. The mission of LDFF is to enhance educational opportunities through grants, camps and other initiatives, within the LD School District and community. 

Although funding requests are reviewed two times a year, it is suggested that requests be submitted by October 25, 2023 for projects running from November through the end of the school year; February 14, 2024 for summer projects through the start of the 2024-2025 school year.

To have your grant or project idea reviewed, simply complete the appropriate form and email ( or mail to LDFF, 291 E. Main Street, Hummelstown, PA  17036 by the deadline.

If you have a project ($1,500 or more), download a Project Concept Form:
print and complete (send via mail or scan and send via email)

Download a Grant Application Form:
complete or print (send via email or print and mail)

Download an Expense Voucher (once grant program/activity is completed):
complete online or print (send via email)

LDFF solicited grant applications from Lower Dauphin faculty, staff, students and community members during three cycles last school 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 broad range of ideas, applicants, students impacted and locations. Due to the impact of Covid-19, several grantees were unable to complete their projects.

Grants Approved by LDFF during 2022-2023, Benefiting Students of the Lower Dauphin School District

  1. Cooking Club (Londonderry)—$496.12
  2. Falcon PRIDE Feast (MS)—$250
  3. Free Voluntary Reading Library for Foreign Language Learning (HS)—$665.52
  4. Indoor Bocce Court (MS)—$817.53
  5. Youth and Government (HS)—$1,000
  6. One Book, One School (Nye)—$482.30
  7. Outdoor Learning Environment (HS)—$1,234.97
  8. Coffee Cart (SH)—$531.84
  9. Pickleball (EH)—$731.31
  10. Hummelstown Summer Recreation (Hummelstown Borough)—$1,000
  11. Outdoor Education/Recreation (Price Building)—$1,440
  12. Instruments for All (district-wide)—$1,000 approved
  13. Robotics for STEM (MS)—$799.90
  14. Soft Starts (Nye)—$996.79
  15. Guest Artist Orchestra (HS and MS)—$2,000
  16. Secret Stories Phonics Resource (Nye)—$156.5
  17. 2nd Grade STEAM Day—$839.54
  18. Libros para todos (Books for All)—approx. $500

Plus an additional 182 grants during the past 16 years. Thank you for your support! 
You are making a difference!