Corporate and Foundation Giving

Advancing the Mission

Franklin & Marshall’s relationships with corporations and foundations serve the College’s mission of advancing knowledge and discovery by students and faculty. Corporate and foundation grants are one of the most effective means of supporting education, research and scholarship so that F&M can continue to enhance the academic programming that distinguishes the College at the leading edge of liberal arts education.

For additional information, contact Director of Corporate, Foundation & Community Partnerships Nathan Gismot at or 717-358-6007.

PA Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program

Pennsylvania's Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program offers businesses an opportunity to direct a portion of their state tax dollars to educational improvement organizations such as Franklin & Marshall, which use the funds to support innovative educational programs that directly benefit students in Pennsylvania's public schools.

The two approved educational programs operated by Franklin & Marshall and its higher education and public school partners — Pennsylvania College Advising Corps and Poetry Paths in the Schools — impact the educational experiences of more than 12,000 elementary, middle and high school students annually. The programs' benefits extend to more than 18 schools in 14 districts spread across Adams, Franklin, Huntingdon, Centre and Lancaster counties.

To participate or learn more, visit the EITC Guidelines and Business Application page, call 717-787-7120 or email

F&M Receives $1.4 Million Grant from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

F&M's Reckoning with Lancaster project's social justice and historical reconciliation work is grounded in visible community impact, and the learning outcomes woven into the three-year project are designed to foster trust, connection and collaboration between F&M and the city, merging coursework and residents' lived experiences.