Strong & Healthy grant funds books for elementary students

All Penn Manor students in kindergarten through grade 2 recently received free books, thanks to a $3,000 grant from PMEF’s Strong & Healthy Families program. Many thanks to those who supported this effort!

Strong & Healthy grant funds books for elementary students

Penn Manor Education Foundation provides many opportunities to support teachers, students and members of the Penn Manor community.


We offer more than 90 different scholarships to graduating Penn Manor High School seniors, with total awards in excess of $100,000. The application period runs from January until March.  CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Other Opportunities

In addition to scholarships, the Foundation provides Venture Grants to support and enhance classroom instruction at all Penn Manor schools and assists Penn Manor families in need through our Strong & Healthy Families grant program. You can support these and other programs through donations and by volunteering on the PMEF board.  CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

Venture Grant Projects

Venture Grants are awarded twice a year to support innovative classroom programs and activities for which funding is not normally available through school district resources.  Penn Manor Education Foundation makes its best effort to distribute funds across all grade levels and all buildings. Since 2000, PMEF has distributed more than $1.5 million in Venture Grants.

CLICK HERE for a listing of the most recent projects.  CLICK HERE for a recent story about a grant.

Strong & Healthy Families

Strong and Healthy Families is an initiative that provides grants to assist Penn Manor students and families in need.  PMEF Strong Grants help to pay for:

  • Penn Manor Family Fund – household/personal supplies not covered by SNAP benefits.
  • SAT/AP/ACT test fees for students
  • Required tools, uniforms, and supplies for Career & Technology students
  • College application fees
  • Mental health screenings and assistance
  • Athletic safety equipment and supplies

Grants are submitted three times per year. The program is in response to the increasing needs of families in the Penn Manor Community.

To support this program, please click here.


Cardboard Regatta sets sail with PMEF grant

Penn Manor High School Physics students recently set sail in the Millersville University swimming pool in boats made entirely of cardboard and duct tape. The competition was the brainchild of Penn Manor High School physics teacher Barney Peace, who challenged his students to design, build and pilot the boats to compete in the Cardboard Regatta. The event, held in two heats, was made possible with a $2,642 grant from Penn Manor Education Foundation to cover pool rental fees. Read more about the regatta here

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