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Review Our Application Process
Our aim is to make it as straightforward as possible.
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Meet Jim & Virginia
Our founders who understood how philantropy could lead to hope and opportunity for their fellow man.
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Learn about our Funding Priorities
We support programming that addresses health, education, human service needs, and civic and cultural opportunities.
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Our resources are here to help all grant seekers.
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Our Commitment

The Dresher Foundation aims to provide hope, opportunity, and partnership to organizations working to improve lives in Harford County.

Providing Opportunity, Building Hope, and Strengthening Community

We continue our family's legacy by supporting nonprofits that provide vital health, education, and human service needs, along with civic and cultural opportunities for Harford County residents.

Funding Priorities

Human Services

The Dresher Foundation supports programs that provide basic services that enable individuals and families to improve their quality of life, including food, housing and employment opportunities.

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The Dresher Foundation supports organizations that improve health and well-being including programs that address behavioral health, healthy lifestyles, dental care and special needs populations.

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The Dresher Foundation supports programs that provide enrichment and increased opportunity to children and youth, including a variety of summer camps and community youth programs. 

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Civic & Culture

The Dresher Foundation supports civic and cultural organizations that contribute to a vibrant community with projects such as beautifying public spaces, cultural activities, and enjoyment of the arts.

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Important Upcoming Dates

May 29, 2024

The Board of Trustees will review requested letters of inquiry and proposals.

July 12, 2024

Deadline to submit requested letters of inquiry. Please contact us to discuss your project.

Nonprofit organizations supported since 2017
Years of service
Grants awarded since 2017