A Partnership Between:



The Foundation for Enhancing Communities and Harrisburg Young Professionals are partnering to provide an opportunity for emerging leaders in the Harrisburg community to become actively engaged with the power of philanthropy!

The Emerging Philanthropists program seeks to engage Harrisburg’s emerging business and community leaders with the great possibilities that lie within philanthropic endeavors in Harrisburg. What does it mean to be philanthropic? How do I understand the needs of our community? What can I do to make an impact? The Emerging Philanthropists program provides resources and educational opportunities for Harrisburg’s developing leaders who wish to be actively engaged in giving back to their community.

The program features group sessions once a month for the calendar year that include discussions with local business and nonprofit leaders, evaluation of community needs, grantmaking 101, site visits to community organizations, fund distribution and much more.

For more details and to contribute to the Emerging Philanthropists Fund, Click Here 

Class of 2018 Session Dates

  1. February 19, 2019
  2. March 5, 2019
  3. March 19, 2019
  4. April 16, 2019
  5. May 21, 2019
  6. June 18, 2019
  7. July 16, 2019
  8. August 20, 2019
  9. September 17, 2019 – Site visits scheduled
  10. October 15, 2019 – Grantee presentation
  11. November 13, 2018 – Graduation!!!

To participate, please fill out the 2019 EPP Application!

All applications must be received by HYP no later than January 15, 2018, and you must be an HYP member.

Contact info@hyp.org with any questions.


Past Grant Recipients:

  • 2014:  Samara
  • 2015:  YWCA Youth Build
  • 2016:  Shalom House
  • 2017:  Downtown Daily Bread
  • 2018:  Brethren Housing Association