Family Foundation Helps Health Care, Ed Efforts

grantsPrivate Funder: Robert and Angela Ortenzio Family Foundation; Opportunity: 2016 Grants; Funding Focus: Education and faith-based efforts; Geographic Focus: National, but giving focused on Pennsylvania; Eligibility: Nonprofits and Catholic educational institutions; Funding: Varies, the foundation distributed about $1 million in grants last year; Deadline: Rolling (letters of intent).

Summary: Support goes to Roman Catholic educational institutions and programs that improve communities through stronger health care and education. The Ortenzio Family Foundation’s priorities include: Catholic agencies & churches, elementary school education, higher education, healthcare, scholarships/financial aid and secondary school/education. Secondary schools have won grants in the past. The Bishop McDevitt High School, Harrisburg, PA, won a $25,000 grant for general support.

Info: www.ortenzio.com/philanthropy.asp; 4718 Old Gettysburg Rd., Ste. 405, Mechanicsburg, PA, 17055-4380, Robert A. Ortenzio, treasurer, 717/972-1305.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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