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March 10, 2021

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 130 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 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 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


2021 Nonprofit Security Grant Fund Recipients

CountyOrganization NameAmount
ALLEGHENYChabad Lubavitch of the South Hills, Inc.$25,000
ALLEGHENYCongregation Poale Zedeck$150,000
ALLEGHENYTzohar Seminary$56,312
ALLEGHENYSaint Brendan's Episcopal Church$25,000
ALLEGHENYBeth El Congregation of the South Hills/United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism$56,391
ALLEGHENYYeshivath Achei Tmimim of Pittsburgh$75,000
ALLEGHENYEbenezer Baptist Church$120,000
ALLEGHENYThe Neighborhood Academy$18,800
ALLEGHENYCongregation Beth Shalom$24,500
ALLEGHENYTemple Ohav Shalom of Pittsburgh$25,000
ALLEGHENYNational Council of Jewish Women, Pittsburgh Section$45,112
ALLEGHENYShaare Torah Congregation$24,800
ALLEGHENYShepherd Wellness Community$16,805
ALLEGHENYFirst Baptist Church of Penn Hills$25,000
ALLEGHENYTree of Life$150,000
ALLEGHENYThe Aleph Institute$21,219
ALLEGHENYLubavitch Center$75,000
ALLEGHENYAllies for Health & Wellbeing$38,023
ALLEGHENYBnai Emunoh Chabad INC$75,000
ALLEGHENYThe New Riverview (Riverview Apartments, Inc.)$94,000
ALLEGHENYJewish Association on Aging$82,087
ALLEGHENYBeth Hamedrash Hagodol-Beth Jacob Cemetery$17,300
ALLEGHENYIslamic Center of Pittsburgh$50,000
ALLEGHENYThe Friendship Circle of Pittsburgh, Inc.$15,902
ALLEGHENYTemple B'nai Israel$5,200
ALLEGHENYHoly Family Institute$150,000
ALLEGHENYGreater Hope Restoration Ministries$20,000
ALLEGHENYPersad Center$25,000
ALLEGHENYJewish Community Center (JCC) of Greater Pittsburgh$22,869
ARMSTRONGSaint Mary Catholic Church$22,950
BEAVERBeth Samuel Jewish Center$12,000
BERKSReform Congregation Oheb Sholom$9,897
BERKSThe LGBT Center of Greater Reading$11,525
BERKSAbilities in Motion$6,500
BLAIRJuniata United Methodist Church$15,878
BLAIRHollidaysburg Area YMCA d/b/a Blair Regional YMCA$25,000
BRADFORDEndless Mountain Mission Center$14,800
BUCKSPlanned Parenthood Keystone$25,000
BUCKSSt. Andrew's  Evangelical Lutheran Church$13,346
BUCKSSt. Mark A.M.E. Zion$24,995
BUCKSTemple Judea of Bucks County$21,847
BUCKSRedeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church$25,000
BUCKSJewish Center of Eastern Bucks Inc. DBA Chabad Lubavitch of Yardley$12,838
BUCKSMid-States Habonim Camping Association, Inc.$25,000
BUCKSOhev Shalom of Bucks County$24,503
BUCKSAbrams Hebrew Academy$24,975
CHESTERChabad Lubavitch of Chester$24,500
CHESTERKesher Israel Congregation$23,000
CHESTERCongregation Or Shalom$23,456
CUMBERLANDMechanicsburg Presbyterian Church$8,000
CUMBERLANDWest Shore Jewish Community$9,005
CUMBERLANDIslamic center of Pennsylvania$25,000
CUMBERLANDSikh Society of Harrisburg$75,000
DAUPHINIslamic Society of Greater Harrisburg$59,857
DAUPHINKesher Israel Congregation$150,000
DAUPHINIslamic Center Masjid Al-Sabereen$73,645
DAUPHINBeth El Temple$48,750
DAUPHINHarrisburg Christian Performing Arts Center$8,500
DAUPHINLinglestown Life, A United Methodist Church$5,000
DELAWARECongregation Beth El-Ner Tamid$23,565
DELAWAREJack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy$142,765
DELAWARECheder Chabad - Philadelphia$25,000
ERIEIslamic Association of Erie$24,955
ERIEUrban Erie Community Development Corporation$21,125
ERIETemple Anshe Hesed$20,498
FAYETTETyrone Presbyterian Church$19,500
FRANKLINMental Health Association of Franklin County, Inc.$18,967
FRANKLINCapital Camps and Retreat Center$48,872
LACKAWANNAOutreach Center for Community Resources$24,337
LANCASTERCongolese Community of Central Pennsylvania$15,100
LANCASTERTemple Beth El$12,898
LANCASTERIslamic Community Center of Lancaster (ICCL)$24,882
LEHIGHBradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center$16,500
LEHIGHTemple Beth El Allentown, Pennsylvania Inc$48,910
LEHIGHCongregation Sons of Israel$25,000
LEHIGHChestnut Hill Church UCC$25,000
LUZERNECongregation Bais Tzvi Yosef$50,000
LUZERNEFaith United Church of Christ$24,333
LUZERNEJewish Community Alliance of Northeastern Pennsylvania$25,000
MERCERHelping Hands Ministries, Inc.$15,000
MONROECamp Dora Golding$75,000
MONROECongregation B'nai Harim$15,000
MONROEGolden Slipper Camp$77,433
MONTGOMERYCongregation Or Ami$15,530
MONTGOMERYThe Welcome Project PA$25,000
MONTGOMERYCentro Cultural Latinos Unidos, Inc$10,000
MONTGOMERYOr Hadash, A Reconstructionist Congregation$71,935
MONTGOMERYYWCA Tri-County Area$12,995
MONTGOMERYNorristown Islamic Society$24,982
MONTGOMERYGan Israel Chabad, Inc$25,000
MONTGOMERYGratz College$24,436
MONTGOMERYOrthodox Minyan of Elkins Park aka Young Israel of Elkins Park$46,451
MONTGOMERYCentro de Cultura, Arte, Trabajo, y Educación (CCATE)$7,220
MONTGOMERYKohelet Yeshiva$25,000
MONTGOMERYJewish Relief Agency$22,378
MONTGOMERYLower Merion Synagogue$150,000
MONTGOMERYWestminster Theological Seminary$62,633
MONTGOMERYJewish Reconstructionist Camping Corporation$46,992
MONTGOMERYMontgomery County OIC$30,000
NORTHAMPTONLehigh University Jewish Student Center$10,000
NORTHAMPTONNew Creation UCC$25,000
PHILADELPHIAThe Philadelphia Masjid$25,000
PHILADELPHIAHillel at the University of Pennsylvania$25,000
PHILADELPHIAOverbrook Presbyterian Church$75,000
PHILADELPHIASociety Hill Synagogue$14,000
PHILADELPHIAPhiladelphia Chinatown Development Corporation$75,000
PHILADELPHIABethesda Presbyterian Church$20,000
PHILADELPHIAAl-Aqsa Islamic Society$24,750
PHILADELPHIASt. Valentine's Polish National Catholic Church$20,000
PHILADELPHIAMasjid Taqwa Islamic Center$25,000
PHILADELPHIAHoly Innocents St. Paul's Episcopal Church$5,000
PHILADELPHIAChabad at Temple inc$24,500
PHILADELPHIAUnited Muslim Movement$38,524
PHILADELPHIAWilliam Way LGBT Community Center$24,998
PHILADELPHIAMasjidullah, Inc.$150,000
PHILADELPHIASt. Peters Syriac Orthodox Cathedral$24,969
PHILADELPHIANorth10, Philadelphia$53,185
PHILADELPHIAOIC Career and Academic Development Institute$34,000
PHILADELPHIAThe Clay Studio$100,000
PHILADELPHIANueva Esperanza, Inc.$75,000
PHILADELPHIAThe Common Place$75,000
PHILADELPHIAMuslim Society of Delaware Valley$24,000
PHILADELPHIANew Hope Holy Commandment Temple$20,000
PHILADELPHIACongregation B'nai Israel Ohev Zedek$19,500
PHILADELPHIASummit Presbyterian Church$24,998
WARRENMidwest Campers, Inc. d/b/a Camp Stone$45,000
WAYNENew Jersey Federation of Young Men's Hebrew Association and Young Women's Hebrew Association - Lake Como $75,000
WAYNECZ Wellness Group Inc DBA Camp Zeke$25,000
WESTMORELANDSt. George Orthodox Church$14,200
YORKTemple Beth Israel$25,000