Educational Opportunities/Grants

The Lower Dauphin Falcon Foundation (LDFF) is pleased to provide grants to faculty, students and the community for projects and activities that will benefit LD students and enhance the education process. The mission of LDFF is to ensure the highest level of educational innovation supporting students, faculty and staff with community involvement in a partnership of lifetime learning. Through LDFF, 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. 

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.

Download a Grant Application Form.

Download an Expense Voucher (once grant program/activity is completed).

LDFF solicited grant applications from Lower Dauphin faculty, staff, students and community members during two 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.

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

  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)—$500

Plus an additional 173 grants during the past 15 years. Thank you for your support! 
YOU are making a difference!