Foundation Approves Over $100,000 in Grant Funding for 2022/2023 Academic Year!

The Wildcat Foundation’s mission is to strengthen the educational, cultural, wellness, and athletic programs of the Mechanicsburg Area School District.

Fundraising events and charitable contributions from individuals, groups, and businesses, provide the resources that allow the Foundation to achieve our mission. The Foundation receives both designated and undesignated support. Designated funds are restricted to the donor’s specific area(s) of interest; undesignated funds are unrestricted and may be used to fund any grant request.

This year’s grant applications were received in January, reviewed by a committee of volunteers, and funding recommendations were presented to and approved by the Foundation Board of Directors and School Board of Directors in April. A full report of funded programs can be viewed here.

The Wildcat Foundation is pleased to provide support to MASD through our annual grant making process. For the 2023/2024 grant cycle we have transitioned from a paper application format to Google Forms.  It is our hope that this change will make it easier to complete and submit a grant application in support of programs and projects that align with our mission to strengthen the educational, cultural, wellness and athletic program of the Mechanicsburg Area School District.

Applications will be reviewed and funding recommendations made by a committee of our volunteer board of directors.  Historically, funds granted range between $100-$6000 per grant. Any person (staff, coach, advisor, etc.), responsible for K-12 education and/or extracurricular activities at MASD may apply for grant funds.

Questions regarding the foundation and our grant making process may be directed to the foundation director via email or phone 717.691.4505.

The Foundation’s focus areas for funding are k-12: