Private 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.