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March 11, 2020

PCCD Announces $5 Million in Nonprofit Security Grant Fund Program Awards

Harrisburg, PA. — The Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) announced today just over $5 million in state Nonprofit Security Grant Fund Program funding for security enhancement projects for 113 churches, synagogues, and other nonprofit organizations serving diverse communities throughout the Commonwealth. 

Established by Act 83 of 2019, the Nonprofit Security Grant Fund Program directs PCCD to administer grants to nonprofit organizations who principally serve individuals, groups or institutions that are included within a bias motivation category for single bias hate crime incidents as identified by the FBI's 2017 Hate Crime Statistics publication.  Applicants were eligible to apply for grant awards ranging from $5,000 to $150,000 for security enhancements designed to protect the safety and security of their membership, including:

  • Safety and security planning
  • Purchase of safety and security equipment
  • Purchase of security-related technology, which may include, but is not limited to:
    • Metal detectors
    • Protective lighting
    • Surveillance equipment
    • Special emergency communications equipment
    • Electronic locksets
    • Deadbolts
    • Trauma kits
    • Theft control devices
  • Safety and security training
  • Threat awareness and response training
  • Upgrades to existing structures that enhance safety and security
  • Vulnerability and threat assessments
  • Specialty-trained canines
  • Any other safety or security-related project that enhances safety or security of the non-profit organization

 A full listing of the grant recipients can be found attached to this release.  More information about the Nonprofit Security Grant Fund Program and the application process can be found on PCCD's website.

PCCD's mission is to enhance the quality, coordination and planning within the criminal and juvenile justice systems, to facilitate the delivery of services to victims of crime, and to increase the safety of our communities.

CONTACT: Kirsten Kenyon, 717-265-8505


Nonprofit Security Grant Fund Program Awards (2020)

County Organization Name Amount
AlleghenyBeth El Congregation/United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism$90,000
AlleghenyPlanned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.$35,080
AlleghenyHillel Academy of Pittsburgh$45,158
AlleghenyCenter that CARES$24,000
AlleghenyThe Aleph Institute Inc$23,385
AlleghenyLocally Grown$20,000
AlleghenyGemilas Chesed Synagogue$20,800
AlleghenyTemple Ohav Shalom of Pittsburgh$40,916
AlleghenyYeshivath Achei Tminim of Pittsburgh$119,341
AlleghenyLubavitch Center$25,000
AlleghenyRodef Shalom Congregation$24,589
AlleghenyAdat Shalom B'nai Israel Beth Jacob$97,481
AlleghenyMt. Lebanon United Presbyterian Church$71,636
AlleghenyChabad of Carnegie Mellon University, Inc.$25,000
AlleghenyPittsburgh Kollel Beth Yitzhok$25,000
AlleghenyCommunity Day School$74,584
AlleghenyCarnegie Library of Homestead$71,593
AlleghenyAllies for Health & Wellbeing (formerly Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force)$54,053
AlleghenyFirst Methodist Church of PGH$17,500
AlleghenyTemple Emanuel of South Hills$74,800
AlleghenyThe Union Project$25,000
AlleghenyThe Rector, Wardens and Vestrymen of Calvary Protestant Episcopal Church$25,000
AlleghenyGenerations House of Worship Inc.$22,700
AlleghenyCongregation Dor Hadash$15,100
BerksEvangelical Lutheran Church in America$23,648
BerksReform Congregation Oheb Sholom$25,000
BucksUnited Christian Church$24,016
BucksKehilat Hanahar, The Little Shul By the River$24,760
BucksKol Emet, Yardley Reconstructionist Synagogue$24,480
BucksCongregation Tiferes Bnai Israel$12,000
BucksThe River of Life Church of the Assemblies of God$25,000
BucksOur Lady of Guadalupe Parish$24,912
BucksSt. Philip's Church$18,000
ButlerCongregation B'nai Abraham$20,853
CambriaFirst Cambria AME Zion Church$15,649
CentreHillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life at the Pennsylvania State University$115,852
ChesterValley Forge Educational Services$150,000
CumberlandUnitarian Universalists of the Cumberland Valley$23,295
DauphinKesher Israel Congregation$150,000
DauphinJewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg$24,500
DauphinEpiphany Evangelical Lutheran Church$24,996
DauphinRabbi David L. Silver Yeshiva Academy of Harrisburg$25,000
DauphinTemple Ohev Sholom$24,929
DelawareTemple Sholom in Broomall$50,000
DelawareCongregation Beth Israel of Media$69,000
DelawareCongregation Beth El Ner Tamid$29,407
DelawareJewish Student Enrichment Center, Inc.$24,500
ErieMulti-Cultural Health Evaluation Delivery Systems, Inc.$23,316
LackawannaScranton Hebrew Day School$24,990
LancasterChabad of Lancaster$25,000
LehighJewish Day School of the Lehigh Valley$23,720
LehighSaint Elizabeth Catholic Church$20,029
LehighChabad at Lehigh, Inc.$25,000
LehighMuslim Association of Lehigh Valley$74,469
LuzerneCongregation Bais Tzvi Yosef Inc$25,000
LuzerneCongregation Ohav Zedek$22,545
LuzerneBais Menachem Youth Development Program$51,737
LuzerneAgudas Israel Congregation$24,976
MifflinShelter Service Inc$7,200
MonroeMost Holy Trinity Parish$74,482
MonroeWest End Pantry Inc.$24,994
MontgomeryCongregation Beth Hamedrosh$24,504
MontgomeryJewish Family and Children's Service of Greater Philadelphia$25,000
MontgomeryRaymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School$150,000
MontgomeryReform Congregation Keneseth Israel$75,000
MontgomeryCongregation Beth Am Israel$50,000
MontgomeryBethel Community Church of Pottstown$15,000
MontgomeryCongregation Adath Jeshurun$25,000
MontgomeryBeth David Reform Congregation$75,000
MontgomeryCongregation Or Ami$22,000
MontgomeryChabad Israeli Center, Inc.$25,000
MontgomeryBeth Sholom Congregation$56,019
MontgomeryKhair Inc.$90,952
MontgomeryBrotherhood Temple Brith Achim$24,840
MontgomeryKaiserman Jewish Community Center$25,000
MontgomeryMesivta High School of Greater Philadelphia$75,000
MontgomeryCheltenham Presbyterian Church$24,700
NorthamptonSacred Heart Church & School$19,200
NorthamptonCongregation Brith Sholom$23,988
NorthumberlandCongregation Beth El$25,000
PhiladelphiaChabad Jewish Center for Students of the Arts$25,000
PhiladelphiaCongregation Beth Emanuel$23,360
PhiladelphiaTrue Vine Church Community of the Christian and Missionary Alliance$7,500
PhiladelphiaGermantown Jewish Centre$49,810
PhiladelphiaCamp Ramah in the Poconos$95,000
PhiladelphiaThe Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation Inc$49,500
PhiladelphiaFederation Housing, Inc.$27,890
PhiladelphiaShaare Shamayim Beth Judah$13,850
PhiladelphiaFriends of Historic B'Nai Abraham$73,150
PhiladelphiaRodeph Shalom Congregation$81,667
PhiladelphiaMahdieh Inc.$25,000
PhiladelphiaTemple Beth Zion Beth Israel$25,000
PhiladelphiaMetropolitan Baptist Church$25,000
PhiladelphiaThe Chevra$50,000
PhiladelphiaCongregation Beth Solomon, Inc.$25,000
PhiladelphiaCongregation Ahavas Torah Rhawnhurst Torah Center$25,000
PhiladelphiaBeiteinu Charitable Foundation$20,000
PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia FIGHT$25,000
PhiladelphiaCongregation Beth Harambam$89,740
PhiladelphiaCommunity Orthodox Minyan$11,610
PhiladelphiaDrizin-Weiss Post 125 Jewish War Veterans$116,485
PhiladelphiaThe Muslim Society of Delaware Valley$23,000
PikeMesivta Eitz Chaim$75,000
WarrenMidwest Campers, Inc.$60,000
WayneCamp Morasha Inc.$143,000
WayneCamp Hachshara-Moshava of NY, Inc.$50,000
WestmorelandLiving Word Congregational Church$25,000
WestmorelandAdelphoi Education Inc.$24,510
YorkJewish Community Center of York Pennsylvania$150,000
YorkHindu American Religious Institute$20,850
TOTAL: $5,007,000