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Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency Awards $1.1 Million in Nonprofit Security Grant Funds


Harrisburg, PA – The Shapiro-Davis Administration announced today just over $1.1 million in funding to support a wide range of public safety security enhancement projects for 32 nonprofits and religious institutions who have been targeted, or are susceptible to being targeted, by hate crimes.

"No matter what you look like, who you love or how you worship, every Pennsylvanian deserves to live in real freedom – freedom from violence, harassment and discrimination," said Lt. Gov. Austin Davis, chair of the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD). "Unfortunately, hate crimes are on the rise nationally, threatening the freedoms we cherish so deeply. Governor Shapiro and I are committed to keeping our communities safe, and that means ensuring our churches, mosques, synagogues, schools and nonprofit facilities are safe. These state grants are vital investments in protecting these important community spaces."

Administered by PCCD, the Nonprofit Security Grant Fund Program supports 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, such as race/ethnicity/ancestry, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender and gender identity.

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.  Funding can be used for safety and security planning, safety and security equipment and technology, training, building upgrades, vulnerability and threat assessments and other physical security enhancements.

PCCD has issued four previous Nonprofit Security Grant Fund Program solicitations over the past three years. To date, 488 entities have been recommended for awards totaling approximately $16 million. Grant recipients have used funding to support a wide range of physical security needs, including equipment purchases and security upgrades. A full listing of the 32 recipients approved in this most recent round of grants is included below.

Gov. Shapiro's proposed budget would invest $5 million in the Nonprofit Security Grant Fund Program for FY 2023-24.

More information about PCCD's Nonprofit Security Grant Fund Program and the application process can be found on PCCD's website. Questions regarding the Program should be forwarded to


Spring 2023 Nonprofit Security Grant Fund Recipients


Organization NameCountyRequested State Funding
Afro American Music InstituteALLEGHENY$       75,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater PittsburghALLEGHENY$        7,708
Congregation Dor HadashALLEGHENY$       12,000
Jewish Federation of Greater PittsburghALLEGHENY$     150,000
SisTers PGHALLEGHENY$       25,000
The Open Door, INCALLEGHENY$       40,000
Islamic Society of Central Pennsylvania (ISCP)CENTRE$       17,700
St. Christopher's Episcopal ChurchCHESTER$     150,000
Bosler Memorial LibraryCUMBERLAND$       23,810
Bethel AME ChurchDAUPHIN$       24,800
Masjid Al-Madinah Al-Munawwarah IncorporatedDELAWARE$       25,000
The Anshe Chesed Reform Congregation of ErieERIE$       25,000
Camp ChaverimFRANKLIN$       31,000
ISKCONJUNIATA$       40,000
Congregation Degel IsraelLANCASTER$       25,000
Ebenezer Baptist ChurchLANCASTER$       24,760
Ephrata Public LibraryLANCASTER$       19,870
Islamic Education Center of PennsylvaniaLEHIGH$       75,000
Revival IhyaLEHIGH$       24,000
AIDS Resource Alliance, Inc.LYCOMING$       20,180
Academy of the New ChurchMONTGOMERY$       24,750
Dock Mennonite AcademyMONTGOMERY$       25,000
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran ChurchMONTGOMERY$       21,352
Faith Fellowship Baptist ChurchPHILADELPHIA$        5,000
Hillel at Temple UniversityPHILADELPHIA$       25,000
Holy Redeemer Chinese Catholic Church and SchoolPHILADELPHIA$       25,000
Nationalities Service CenterPHILADELPHIA$       25,000
St. Peter the Apostle ChurchPHILADELPHIA$       22,905
The First Presbyterian Church in GermantownPHILADELPHIA$       22,500
Congregation Beth IsraelWAYNE$       20,000
Stewartstown Presbyterian ChurchYORK$       18,220


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